These are my notes on installing Gentoo on a Dell XPS 13.
Getting a reasonable LiveCD environment was not a straightforward process.
- The standard Gentoo minimal install medium does not have the necessary wireless drivers.
- The System Rescue CD has a very specific version of NetworkManager (0.9.6.4) which does not work with this particular hardware combination.
- The Arch LiveCD it is, then.
Since we're using a non-Gentoo installation environment, we need to follow some instructions outside the handbook, as shown at the Alternative Installation Guide.
I've decided to go with a simple non-lvm partitioning scheme. I'm not messing with GPT or the likes.
- /boot partition, 256MB
- swap partition, 8GB
- / partition, 32GB
- /home partition, everything else.