Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter mircohoooo       Start date Jan 17, 2020 at 12:03 PM       13,815       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
PS4 Jailbreak How To Install Gentoo Linux via seanp2500
PS4 Linux Gentoo DOOM Gameplay (Vulkan)
 

Comments

mircohoooo

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CUH70XX PS4 Pro
  • GPU : works but Blackscreen problem with some Monitors / TVs
CUH12XX & CUH2XXX
  • GPU : works but Blackscreen problem with some Monitors / TVs
you have booted the linux with 4.14 so its all fine .. theproblem is, you see in the instructions. wait for Kernel fixes for this consoles

and all who use a TV as Screen have problem to boot with the new Kernel only PC Monitors works ... i think
 

james40

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but why when i boot gentoo i dont get the penguin on top and the ok's to show that its booting up right i downloaded the bz image from mega upload now im downloading the bz image from gdrive to see if it boots up like in the video something isnt right in the video gentoo boots up way different
 

seanp2500

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@james40 basically read through this thread what i didn't know when i made the video is different people will need to use different payloads depending on their model ps4. Mircoho does explain that in a post in this thread. If gentoo ++ does not work for you try one one of the other payloads under linux
 

azoreseuropa

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I test Rufus for Windows and it works for Usb drive. I go ahead and test Etcher for macOS and it doesn't work. Is there other program to writing images for macOS ? Etcher doesn't works. It failed and say retry and I did and still failed to write the images.
 

james40

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seanp2500 i tried all the payloads on that site only v4.14 booted up but to slow to use all the other ones gave me a black screen and i dont get the penguins and oks to show up when trying to boot just says test success and then boots

any idea what can be wrong i decided to go back to psxitarch but i cant always get the wifi to work or bluetooth i also had a problem when rebooting the ps4 back to its regular os through psxitarch my os crashed and even when i shut the ps4 off

the screen was all messed up i got scared and though i broke my ps4 but finally it booted to the screen that fixes the ps4 drive and it booted
 

azoreseuropa

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Can you help me out ??

I test Rufus for Windows and it works for Usb drive. I go ahead and test Etcher for macOS and it doesn't work.

Is there other program to writing images for macOS ? Etcher doesn't works. It failed and say retry and I did and still failed to write the images.
 

james40

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does any one have any info of how to get this working any better?

is there a way to run mortal kombat 11 on linux on the ps4 through gentoo or psxitarch?
 
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