I am going to install Gentoo Linux, and I see three options on their website:
- Minimal Installation CD, 2019-05-26, 286 MiB
- Hybrid ISO (LiveDVD), 2016-07-04, 2 GiB
- Stage 3, 2019-05-26, 260 MiB
From their website:
The Gentoo minimal installation CD is a bootable image which contains a self-sustained Gentoo environment. It allows the user to boot Linux from the CD or other installation media. During the boot process the hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers are loaded. The image is maintained by Gentoo developers and allows anyone to install Gentoo if an active Internet connection is available.
A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual. ...
I would opt for the hybrid ISO, but it is too old.
What is the difference between the minimal installation CD and "Stage 3", considering they have roughly the same size?