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so right now i ended up accidentally wiping my harddrive and all i have is the gentoo 2005.1 disk and for some reason it wont install correctly. So would i ...
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    burn an iso


    so right now i ended up accidentally wiping my harddrive and all i have is the gentoo 2005.1 disk and for some reason it wont install correctly. So would i be able to burn an iso of the newer version from the live cd?

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    Probably not, unless you have a separate CDRW drive. As far as I know most LiveCDs lock the drive while they're running. I could be wrong though.
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    You may have a 'toram' boot option. Sometimes it's called 'nocd', but it should load the system into a ramdisk and allow your burner to be freed up. If you have that option it is possible, but you will either need a lot of RAM or to use some mounted partition to store the .iso.

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    ok so how do i do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    ok so how do i do that?
    Does the Gentoo LiveCD boot up and give you a command prompt? Something like "enter any boot parameters and hit enter"? If so, try entering something like linux toram. In Knoppix the command is "knoppix toram". You might also try just "toram".
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    ok i got that far on my own but how do i acctually save and burn the iso?

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    I might not have got the question correctly. You have a blank hard-disk and a gentoo LIVECD which does not install correclty. Now you have the iso of the newer version and you wish to burn it.

    If this is the case then might I suggest using some other liveCD such as knoppix. Then you can boot into the ram mode as mentioned above and use the following commands to burn the iso. (Assuming that now you have the iso on another CD).
    Code:
    dd /dev/cdrom /<location>/abracadabra.iso
    Insert a blank CD now
    Code:
    cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 abracadabra.iso
    You even have an access to k3b on knoppix.

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