On 2018-06-12 14:06, Stephen Partington wrote: > Generally speaking I do not use a CD/DVD to install an OS. I haven't
> for quite some time. I use a combination of Rufus and etcher to
> write installation media to [a] USB drive.
Wait, what? Why would you need any utilities at all to do that? Also,
there are no ebuilds for "rufus" or "etcher" in a recently-synced
All you need to do is "dd if=distroname-1.2.3.iso of=/dev/sdN bs=32k",
making sure that sdN refers to the USB disk you wish to overwrite with
the distro installation image. BIOSes are smart enough to invoke El
Torito when they boot from a USB disk and see an ISO or UDF image on it.
At least IME. (If YMMV, tell us details.)