Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter mircohoooo       Start date Jan 17, 2020 at 12:03 PM       13,312       94            
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 ( 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? (
## 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
nano /etc/portage/make.conf
  • Gentoo source mirrors
  • VirtualManger KVM you need to run libvirtd with root before you can use
    systemctl start libvirtd
    systemctl enable libvirtd
  • VR User. Register the PSVR in SteamVR (after install SteamVR) command with user rights
## What works / what doesn't?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)



Senior Member
can someone help me to get mortal kombat 11 pc to work on psxitarch? i got it to boot up with proton but it just freezes at the loading screen.

do i have to install drivers to make this work? is it even possible for ps4 to run high end pc games.. any help would be appreciated thank you.

how do i get this to connect to the internet?


Senior Member
I am a little bit confused.

Do I have to load Gentoo first before I do this ---> Linux USB for this payload you need a USB Stick for Boot into Rescue / Shell - load the initramfs.cpio.gz & bzimage (kernel) from the FAT32 USB / HDD Partition???


Thank you. The linux loader with the baikal support does it. Finally, my 7116b is starting into linux. Just written the img with rufus and start the linuxloader with the baikal support. Something special is left:

When i just start the loader, my screen (Panasonic-TV) turns black and i cant see anything. But the PS4-light turns blue and purple and the USB-Stick is still working. When I start the Loader and wait for the screen to turn black, i pull out the HDMI Connector immediately and wait about 30s. Then I reconnect it to the TV and voila, i get the linux-screen.

When i switch my TV to HDMI-Mode 1, I see a few lines after starting the linux-loader, but the the screen turns black without any change. So HDMI-Mode 2 with pulling out the HDMI-Connector and reconnect after some seconds works for me.

It seems, that something maybe could be changed in the code, which recognize the video-signal at the start, so that i could leave the HDMI-connector in. Maybe is that the problem of someone else too, that linux is starting, but there is nothing to see.

This workaround maybe works for someone else too ? Please try.
Recent Articles
Hunt: Showdown Brings Bounty Hunters to PlayStation 4 Next Week
Next week join the rugged bounty hunters of Hunt: Showdown as they rid the world from the savage, nightmarish monsters roaming the Louisiana swamps! :eek: Hunt's competitive, match-based gameplay...
Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge PS4 Updates and Reveal Trailer
Following the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Operation Blood Orchid PS4 Trailer and Operation White Noise updates this weekend Ubisoft outlined the new Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge...
Mortal Kombat 11 DeepFake Celebrity Skin Demos by BabyZone
Game modder BabyZone recently shared some Mortal Kombat 11 DeepFake skin demos featuring popular celebrities including Keanu Reeves, Bruce Lee, Bruce Campbell, The Rock, Vandamme and Jackie Chan...
PlayStation 5 Price Affected by Costly PS5 Parts According to Reports
Business and Market news site reports that Sony is struggling on the PlayStation 5 Price due to costly parts (DRAM / NAND shortages) with current PS5 manufacturing costs around $450...