Re: USB media install has wrong partition
John Roman wrote:
> As a Gentoo user,
In 2016 the Gentoo ISOs were BIOS-only.
I now downloaded install-amd64-minimal-20180913T214501Z.iso which looks
much like a Debian ISO, partition-wise.
xorriso -indev install-amd64-minimal-20180913T214501Z.iso \
MBR partition table: N Status Type Start Blocks
MBR partition : 1 0x80 0x00 0 477184
MBR partition : 2 0x00 0xef 160 12912
MBR partition path : 2 /gentoo.efimg
GPT : N Info
GPT disk GUID : 8d5cbf80b3cc5142b9803969f661ef0c
The file /gentoo.efimg in the ISO serves as System Partition
The GPT stuff is invalid, as usual with this layout.
> Sadly, this seems like one
> more nail in the coffin of reasons I need to upgrade my PC.
Can't you talk its firmware into BIOS emulating legacy mode ?
You could even use program fdisk to delete partition entry 2 in the ISO
in order to take away the USB boot lure for EFI. Some firmwares are
said to fall back to BIOS emulation automatically.
Have a nice day :)