In order to verify if the installation instructions in the Gentoo Handbook are still valid, and to allow me to quickly seed new Gentoo installations in a virtual environment, I wrote a very ugly (really) script to automatically "stage" a Gentoo Linux installation in a KVM guest. This is not my intention to make this an "unattended" installation script, it is merely one of the many scripts out there to help some poor developer in working a bit more agile.
I decided to document
gensetup as a
first step (cfr my earlier Catching
up post) in my quest to
document how to setup a virtual Gentoo Hardened (with SELinux) virtual
architecture. The gensetup tool is just to provide a (semi)automated
way to install Gentoo according to the instructions in the Gentoo
Handbook. Later, I'll add documentation for the
that I use to upgrade such a base installation to a specific
You want a probably better working installation script, check out Andrew Gaffney's Quickstart for Gentoo. And if you know of other such scripts, I would be glad to hear from them, if not just to keep track of the various similar projects out there.
Edit: The quickstart application does not seem to be maintained anymore. My bad. However, suggestions are made in the comments for more up-to-date systems ;-)