I started out installing Gentoo in a VM so that I can watch a movie or something while the packages are getting compiled. But my goal is to use it as my primary distro instead of my current Arch. The idea is to write whatever content present in the single rootfs present in the VM onto a partition in the physical disk. My VM had a VDI disk. I had to convert that to a raw img disk.
I wanted to try out Gentoo to kill some time while being stuck at home during the covid-19 lockdown. But, at the same time I did not want to spend my entire weekend looking at compilation messages in a tty console without even being able to watch a movie or listen to a song in the side. Credit: XKCD comics So, I decided to start the installation in a VM. SSH into the Gentoo netinstall ISO booted up and started setting it up as per the Gentoo AMD64 handbook.