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Gentoo for raspberry pi 3

Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:54 pm


I would like if anyone has tried gentoo on raspberry pi 3, I googled a little but didn't find any results.
Is there any tutorial that explains how to compile it for rpi3 ?
I'm also interested in knowing how would it perform if the gentoo was compiled without a GUI, (to be used for embedded applications)

Thanks in advance

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Re: Gentoo for raspberry pi 3

Sun May 08, 2016 9:07 am

Yes I have installed Gentoo on a Raspberry Pi 3.

The recipe uses NOOBS and Raspbian for a Dual Boot.
Raspbian is used to do a "normal" install and as a Rescue Disc.
The kernel is raspberry pi foundation.

At present, no 64-bit kernels are available, or 64-bit stage-3. People are working on this, but so far nobody has succeeded. Its also not guaranteed that 64-bit is necessarily automatically "better".

The Instructions are here :

The tutorial gives links to info on Over Clocking, and finishes with a raw but bootable copy of Gentoo. Its quick, but leaves you with hints how to use Git to pull in kernel and source code. I managed to load X Windows, Fluxbox and a Browser. Its much faster that Raspbian.

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