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CosmicOz edited this page Dec 29, 2019 · 2 revisions

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Keep in mind that you need to use another disk/disto such as CosmicMod, KDE Neon, Kubuntu etc to run the dd commands,zero out the disk and copy over the disk image to a disk that is not in use or mounted. CosmicMod can be installed via dd using the commands below (Warning don't forget to update the relevant path to the CosmicMod disk image if it is not in the home folder and to update the drive letter it will be written to). You have been warned, use this distro at your own liability and volition.

Zero the disk first

fdisk -l

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M


It is recommended that you either remove the disk after zeroing it out or simply restart your computer. This is done to inform the kernel of the changes to the disk.

Then do the command below

gunzip -c /home/mod/CosmicMod-2020.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sda


After copying is complete start up the new install and open gParted, it may prompt you to allow it to fix/update the parameters of the new disk you installed the disk image to.

Initial passwords for root user, mod user and MariaDB is set to


Update your passwords via the commands below


passwd mod

Update password in KWalletManager to match this

Update the MariaDB password via the commands below (replace NEW-PASSWORD with your password.

mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &


UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('NEW-PASSWORD') WHERE User='root';



mysqladmin -u root -p shutdown

service mysql stop

You should be able to adjust most other perimeters via the Gentoo AMD64 Handbook if needed.

contact oz at cosmicmod period net for any questions.

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