Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter mircohoooo       Start date Jan 17, 2020 at 12:03 PM       13,736       95            
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
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PS4 Linux Gentoo DOOM Gameplay (Vulkan)
 

Comments

fantil

Member
Contributor
Still the white light on my 7116b (pro), tested with all 5 options in the gentoo bootmenu...
 

james40

Senior Member
Contributor
i couldnt get this to boot so i went back to psxitarch wifi and bluetooth dont work on that either, dark how did you get it to boot i have a phat ps4

any help would be appreciated
 

cowboys4life77

Member
Contributor
When I load with gentoo plus payload it stops at reached target graphical interface. Left it there for awhile and nothing happens further. Any help will be appreciated. thank you
 

mircohoooo

Developer
Member
Contributor
I have added a linux loader for Baikal models (thx to Valeery)

@fantil you have a Baikal Model so use the v4.14+Baikal payload for your model. and pls give me feedback is the new 4.14 Kernel for Baikal SOC and Linux loader is compiled with new Kexec.bin from valeery ...
 

james40

Senior Member
Contributor
will this work with a phat star wars ps4 also does the wifi and bluetooth work not sure if i should try this again the first time i tried i got a black screen
 

james40

Senior Member
Contributor
microhoo i tested v5.3.7 and v5.37++ and all i got was a black screen what distro do you think is better this one or psxitarch

i just tried v4.414 and it loaded but very slow i got to the desktop with the 2 ps4 controllers mouse works but i cant see the top menu im going to try and boot v4.414++ and see what happens

ok so i tried v5.37 and it just gives me a black screen v5.37++ shuts my system down the only one that got some where was v4.414 but its way to slow to even use any idea whats wrong
 

mircohoooo

Developer
Member
Contributor
Overscan problem, you can fix with your Monitor / TV in Picturesettings-

yes, you use maybe a slow USB Stick .. is better to use gentoo with a SSD or HDD

and what is better psxitarch or gentoo.. linux is linux ...
 

james40

Senior Member
Contributor
i also find when i try to load gentoo i dont get the pengui on top and the green ok all the way down the screen like in the video on top im also using a 16gb flash drive and a 4k tv that i have set on 1080p

maybe i didnt install the files right on my usb flash drive just not sure why mine dont boot up like the video i even tried booting hen up like in the video nothing
 
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