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by sakaki
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 475
Views: 125414

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

ozbird,

thanks for the heads up, I've removed the profile masks on gettext-0.20.1 (agreed, it seems to build OK now with a more modern toolchain) and on >polkit-0.115-r4 (0.116-r1 seems not to have the same boot issues).

Best, sakaki
by sakaki
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 170
Views: 38165

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Can you tell me how can I mount an external flash drive (or hdd / sdd) onto the guest OS? If I plug the drive into to pi, I can access it with the normal 32bit terminal at /media, as it is mounted there; but in the 64 bit terminal there is a media folder, but with nothing inside. Can I access exter...
by sakaki
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu 20.04 64bit Full Desktop on Raspberry Pi 4 Installation and Demo(VIDEO)
Replies: 10
Views: 28797

Re: Ubuntu 20.04 64bit Full Desktop on Raspberry Pi 4 Installation and Demo(VIDEO)

Everything went on smoothly and 'remmina' is, just like in Manjaro but not in Gentoo for me, working ... Do I sense an embedded Gentoo bug report? ^-^ OT for this thread - apologies - but I've just built (for Gentoo) net-misc/remmina with appropriate USE flags + deps and pushed the packages to the ...
by sakaki
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian 64 bits
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: Raspbian 64 bits

Hello, as there are quite a few (long!) threads about raspbian-nspawn-64 (kindly mentioned by Heater above) on these forums, with various install instructions described as the package evolved, just a quick heads up that the current install instructions may be found here (the package is in the offici...
by sakaki
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 475
Views: 125414

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

With the latest bunch of updates, it looks like some/all packages are limited to MAKEOPTS="-j1 -l1"? ... Update: I interrupted the "genup" process and started it again; it now appears to be using all cores. :) What has probably happened is that something in the (parallel) @world emerge step of your...
by sakaki
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 170
Views: 38165

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Hello, If you would like to run aarch64 Docker images inside raspbian-nspawn-64 , I have posted full instructions for doing so (expanded from my post above ) on the project's open wiki, here . Screenshot: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sakaki-/resources/master/raspberrypi/pi4/nspawn-docker.jpg Be...
by sakaki
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64 bit Raspbian apps
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: 64 bit Raspbian apps

Although I did not go for the full 64 bit desktop experience, only a 64 bit command line shell that I could build 64 bit TUI code in. Sadly I can't find the thread where sakaki explains how to do that. To install a 64-bit Debian Buster environment on your RPi3/4 (running Raspbian), per the fuller i...
by sakaki
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 170
Views: 38165

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Hello, if you are using raspbian-nspawn-64 , and would like to be able to access host system devices (such as /dev/i2c-1) from within the 64-bit container, you may be interested to read the short tutorial I've posted about this, on the project's open wiki ( here ). This article covers the case of al...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10393

Re: USB image writer

Hi bzt, I've just pushed a 1.0.2 ebuild for usbimager; this now uses your versioned release tarball and Makefile install function, so should hopefully be easy to version bump for future releases. Accordingly, users running the current v1.5.4 gentoo-on-rpi-64bit image can upgrade their usbimager to v...
by sakaki
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image
Replies: 55
Views: 32444

Re: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image

Does anybody know how to script commands while inside the raspbian image with systemd-nspawn? Well, per e.g. these notes , you could provide your desired command 'payload' as input to a secondary shell started inside the container. So, for your example: #!/bin/bash <... snip - set up loop mount etc...
by sakaki
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1021
Views: 368188

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hello, just a quick note that the new v1.4.8 release of my bootable raspbian-nspawn-64 image for the RPi4/RPi3 (changelog here ) is now available for installation via PINN (called nspawn64 there) . For those unfamiliar with this system, it is essentially a vanilla 32-bit Raspbian Buster desktop, but...
by sakaki
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 475
Views: 125414

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Hi Gavinmc42,

USBImager is bzt's program (I just packaged it for Gentoo): so any comments on it, please post in this thread.

Best,

sakaki
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 475
Views: 125414

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

The current sys-devel/gdb version is 9.1, and is available on the binhost (but not shipped on the image by default). Try running genup to update your system to v1.5.4 (further notes here ) and once done, emerge gdb - you should then find it is bringing in this binary package, if all is well. hth, sa...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 170
Views: 38165

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Hi blee0518, Why not boot the OpenWRT system natively on your RPi, it comes with its own kernel and bootfs does it not? If you do need to isolate it (*), then yes a container should work to some extent (see e.g. here ), but what is the threat vector you are trying to protect against? As to getting i...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10393

Re: USB image writer

Hi bzt, the point of the quotes was just to note that per the autotools/ports paradigm (which Gentoo's ebuild framework plays nicely with), your Makefile should ideally support: a DESTDIR variable, default unset, which can be used to place the entire install tree in a fake root (but does not otherwi...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10393

Re: USB image writer

You misunderstood. If DESTDIR is unset, then the install path defaults to "/usr". This way "make install" will put the executable under "/usr/bin", and "DESTDIR=/usr/local make install" will put it into "/usr/local/bin", just as it supposed to. Ah, I see where you're going with that now. Well, typi...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI4 architecture OS
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Raspberry PI4 architecture OS

<advert> And since we're listing aarch64 OSes ^-^, there's also gentoo-on-rpi-64bit ; screenshot: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sakaki-/resources/master/raspberrypi/pi4/demo-screenshot-1.5.4-pi4-ds-white-bg-small-v2.jpg This and a number of others are also available for installation via PINN , w...
by sakaki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI4 architecture OS
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Raspberry PI4 architecture OS

Also, you can now install the raspbian-nspawn-64 package from the official Raspbian repo. This runs a 64-bit Debian Buster 'sidekick' O/S in a lightweight container on your RPi (3B, 3B+ or 4B), integrated with your regular 32-bit Raspbian Buster userland, under the official 64-bit kernel alphanumeri...
by sakaki
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10393

Re: USB image writer

Hi bzt, congratulations getting the 1.0.0 release out! A few quick comments: The source tarball (release) format looks perfect; I'll put out a new Gentoo ebuild for your 1.0.0 shortly using it (rather than the current git-based approach). DESTDIR is ideally left unset in the Makefile (see e.g. here ...
by sakaki
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How (and why!) to set up a 64-bit kernel, 32-bit Raspbian host OS, 64-bit nspawn Debian guest OS RPi3 system
Replies: 8
Views: 13735

Re: Tutorial: How (and why!) to set up a 64-bit kernel, 32-bit Raspbian host OS, 64-bit nspawn Debian guest OS RPi3 syst

Is this update for RPi 4 headless bootable or VNC enabled? As noted in my post here , you can now just install the raspbian-nspawn-64 package on a vanilla Raspbian system from the official repo (thanks to ShiftPlusOne!); there's no need for a custom image anymore ^-^ As to running it headless, you ...
by sakaki
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image
Replies: 55
Views: 32444

Re: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image

[email protected]:/home/admin# losetup --show -P -f ./root/openwrt-RaspberryPi3-GO2020-03-01.img ... [email protected]:/home/admin# systemd-nspawn --directory=/mnt/rooterroot/ Spawning container rooterroot on /mnt/rooterroot. Press ^] three times within 1s to kill container. execv(/bin/bash, /bin/sh)...
by sakaki
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10393

Re: USB image writer

Hi bzt, first of all, nice job, and thanks for making this tool available! I wrote a simple Gentoo ebuild for it ( here ); at the moment this only supports the native X build (haven't looked into the dependencies when building with libui yet ><). It seems to work fine on Gentoo under amd64 and arm64...
by sakaki
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1021
Views: 368188

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hello, just a quick note that the new v1.5.4 release of my bootable Gentoo image for the RPi4/RPi3 (announce post, with a detailed list of changes, here ) is now also available for installation via PINN . Here's a screenshot of the image running on a dual-display RPi4 B (click to show a higher resol...
by sakaki
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)
Replies: 11
Views: 13140

Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Update (18 March 2020): a v1.5.4 update release of this 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 / RPi3 is now available.
For more details please see my announce post here.

Best, sakaki
by sakaki
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 475
Views: 125414

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Hello, I've just posted a v1.5.4 update release of my bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 B / RPi3 B & B+ on GitHub ( here , includes full download instructions). As always, you can burn the image (~1,763MiB compressed) to a microSD card (>=16GB), then boot your RPi3 or RPi4 from it directly (...

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