Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter mircohoooo       Start date Jan 17, 2020 at 12:03 PM       20,042       113            
After the recent PS4 Gentoo Kernel Sources 5.3.7 with Baikal Chip Patches, here is a guide by me (@mircohoooo) covering how to install Gentoo Linux on PlayStation 4 and turn your PS4 into an emulation station! 🐧

## How to Install Gentoo and Turn Your PS4 into an Emulation Station

## ✏ Intro:


If Your System Firmware is 5.05, you already know that you have the luck to use a Kernel Exploit which gives you the ability to run a Linux Distribution.

The principle is the same as Fedora for firmware 1.76, you need to copy the image file to a USB stick or hard drive. You can use the tools RUFUS (GUI) in Windows, Etcher for MacOSx or DD under Linux.

After installation, you can enlarge the Linux partition with Gparted in Gentoo, for example if you have installed it on an SSD or HDD on the USB 3.0 port.

My Models:
  • CUH-1006A and CUH-7016B
greez mircoho
have fun


Installing PS4 Gentoo Linux on PlayStation 4 Guide by Mircoho.jpg

Small video about Gentoo: (gentoo.mp4)

## Prerequisites
## How under Windows
  • Download Gentoo and Rufus
  • Open Rufus
  • Select the image of Gentoo and your target USB / HDD / SDD Device
  • Then click on Start Once done
  • Plug your prepared USB / HDD or SSD drive into the USB port of your PS4
  • Open this (PS4Gentoo.Github.io) on your PS4 Webbrowser
  • Inject the linux load from USB payload 5.05 and Wait ...
  • Autoboot doesnt work? replug the USB / HDD / SSD Drive and send this command ``` resume-boot ```
  • If you have a freeze or nothing that happens on the screen trying again some Models have random crashes ...
  • RESIZE the linux partition after installation VIDEO simplescreenrecorder-2020-01-17_14.31.15.mp4
  • Others? (PS4Gentoo.Github.io/issues)
## Info
  • Partition:1 FAT32 (initramfs/bzImage)
  • Partition:2 ext4 (ps4gentoo)

  • Username: ps4
  • Password: ps4

  • Username: root
  • Password: ps4 (change the password!!)

  • change portage mirror in /etc/portage/make.conf with root
Code:
nano /etc/portage/make.conf
  • Gentoo source mirrors
  • VirtualManger KVM you need to run libvirtd with root before you can use
    Code:
    systemctl start libvirtd
    or
    Code:
    systemctl enable libvirtd
  • VR User. Register the PSVR in SteamVR (after install SteamVR) command with user rights
    Code:
    /home/ps4/PSVR/SteamVR-OpenHMD/./register.sh
## What works / what doesn't?

CUH10XX & CUH11XX

  • Ethernet : works
  • Wi-Fi : works
  • Bluetooth : works
  • Internal HDD: works
  • Audio : works
  • GPU : works
  • GPU acceleration : works (via mesa), with Vulkan
  • Power button : works
  • BD Drive : works
  • USB : works
  • Power management / Suspend : suspend doesn't work shutdown and reboot : works
CUH12XX & CUH2XXX
  • Ethernet : works
  • Wi-Fi : works
  • Bluetooth : works
  • Internal HDD: works (only Baikal)
  • Audio : works
  • GPU : Works but Blackscreen problem with some Monitors / TVs
  • GPU acceleration : works (via mesa), with Vulkan
  • Power button : works
  • BD Drive : works
  • USB : works for some Model
  • Power management / Suspend : suspend doesn't work, shutdown and reboot : works
CUH70XX PS4 Pro
  • Ethernet : works
  • Wi-Fi : works
  • Bluetooth : works
  • Internal HDD: WIP
  • Audio : works
  • GPU : works but Blackscreen problem with some Monitors / TVs
  • GPU acceleration : works (via mesa), with Vulkan
  • Power button : works
  • USB : WIP
  • BD Drive : works
  • Power management / Suspend : suspend doesn't work, shutdown and reboot : works
## Changelog
  • System updates, u.v.m...
  • Emulationstation configuration for easy use!
## Installed Apps
  • Internet: Brave, Chrome (Browser), Telegram, Discord (Messenger), Filezilla (Ftp-Client)
  • Game & Emulation: Emulationstation (Front End -> Retroarch (AllinOne Emulator), Steam (Steam), Lutris (Play Games on Linux), Chiaki (PS4rViewer), ScumVM, pcsx, pcsx2, pcsx3 (PS1-3 Emulator), Dolphin (Gamecube Emulator)
  • Multimedia & Graphics: Kodi, Vlc, MakeMKV, Gimp, Gwenview, MuPDF, Spectacle, Simplescreenrecorder
  • System: Geany, Gkrellm, Ark, krfb, AntimicroX, Gparted, Spectacle, Ksysguard, Kinfocenter
### Bugs
  • Blackscreen problem for some Screens (Kernel)
  • USB Host Controller doesnt work 100% for PS4 Pro! (Kernel)
### ☎ for more Support Join us
### Gentoo-Sources
### Thanks To ❤❤
  • ❤ Masterzorag & EEEply ❤
  • qwertyoruiopz, flatz, Specter, xVortex, Stooged, OpenOrbis, 5u770n, KiiWii, LightningMods, RetroGamer74, CelesteBlue, AlAzif, c0d3m4st4, EdiTzZ, Zecoxao, Zer0xFF
  • eeply, valentino, rancido, astromatik, fabien, cedasill, shim and Team in telegram group
PS4 Jailbreak How To Install Gentoo Linux via seanp2500
PS4 Linux Gentoo DOOM Gameplay (Vulkan)
Installing Gentoo Linux on PS4 (5.05 Jailbreak)
 

Comments

bas1977

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@xanadu247 Kodi does not run with mine either, what i noticed is that the system sees the 8 processor cores but only uses 1 of those eight.

All the programs that use more than 12 percent of the processor do not start. With me vlc hangs when i put the line of my iptv and kodi does not run and stays at 12-13%.

i have read what has to be done to ad multicore to the kernel but i can't get the make makeconfig order to get into the graphical kernel configurator.

Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge can be of assistance.
 

garcia3888

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Guys, can I install linux on the ps4 hard drive and load them from the hard disk or must I always use the usb from which I wii make the initial installation? I have PS-Phwoar! Host Menu offline with HEN 2.1.3 which has some icons with linux loaders. How do I use these after the initial installation?

I just want to use linux for steam.
 

lotus78

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@garcia3888
you must load your linux where you have installed them -
but you have the possibility to install linux on the internal HD.
But in my case, I have problemes to start linux from internal HDD via LinuxLoader on my internal Exploit Host - for me the Loader via addroid app works best.
So I decided for me, that I still use a external HDD for linux.
 

garcia3888

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Ok, all done. But I want to load gentoo from ps-phwoar offline host menu v1.3 from the linux loader icon. Every time I tried signal lost and... nothing happened on the screen... Anybody help??
 
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