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64-bit OS for RPi 3B+ [solved]

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:50 pm
by tdubz
I want to run some software that requires a 64-bit OS and a 64-bit CPU (I want to install Pocketmine - a Minecraft Pocket Edition Server Software https://www.pocketmine.net/). I have recently upgraded to a RPi 3B+ from my old RPi 2B+ because I have found out that the RPi 3B+ has a 64-bit CPU and saw there was also a 64-bit OS available enabling me to run the programme (So I thought). I downloaded Barani's pi64 https://github.com/bamarni/pi64/ however when I put the SD card in, the Pi froze on the opening screen.

Your help would be much appreciated.

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 pm
by wh7qq
I have heard that there is a 64 bit Ubuntu Mate available,

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 pm
by Heater
I have bamarni/pi64/ running on Pi 3Bs.

bamarni/pi64/ has not been updated to work on the Pi 3B+. Although I believe somebody has forked it and modified it to do so.

You may have more luck trying other 64 bit OS for the Pi. For example Gentoo. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 4&t=188448

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:53 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Actually...there are several models of Pi that have ARMv8A (aka 64-bit capable) CPUs. They are: Pi3B, Pi3B+, Pi3A+, CM3, CM3L, and Pi2Bv1.2.

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:34 pm
by Heater
Edit: This is a response to fruitoftheloom's post but he has deleted that in the time it took me to write it:

Yes but that link does not mention they are using Pi 3B and that pi64 does not work on the Pi 3B+ that our OP uses.

No wonder the internet confuses everyone with incorrect information copied and pasted everywhere !

But see here for a Pi64 fork that "may" work. I have not tried it : https://github.com/bamarni/pi64/issues/75

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:39 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Heater wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Edit: This is a response to fruitoftheloom's post but he has deleted that in the time it took me to write it:

Yes but that link does not mention they are using Pi 3B and that pi64 does not work on the Pi 3B+ that our OP uses.

No wonder the internet confuses everyone with incorrect information copied and pasted everywhere !

But see here for a Pi64 fork that "may" work. I have not tried it : https://github.com/bamarni/pi64/issues/75

I deleted my post because the information on further googling was incorrect, so as one has surmised a 3B+ compatible 64 bit OS is required.

Fedora 29 ??

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architec ... spberry_Pi

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:58 am
by jdonald
You can follow the links in issue #75 to Crazyhead's bamarni fork here: https://github.com/Crazyhead90/pi64/releases and I can confirm that it works on a Pi 3B+. For some context see Crazyhead's thread.

For Minecraft enthusiasts I also recommend the Raspbian+64-bit kernel image, although being a 32-bit userland you would have to build and run Pocketmine inside a 64-bit chroot. See instructions here plus mention of numerous other 64-bit distros in that thread.

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 pm
by tdubz
Is openSUSE Tumbleweed 64-bit? Just wondering

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm
by sakaki
tdubz wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:50 pm
I want to run some software that requires a 64-bit OS and a 64-bit CPU (I want to install Pocketmine - a Minecraft Pocket Edition Server Software https://www.pocketmine.net/). I have recently upgraded to a RPi 3B+ from my old RPi 2B+ because I have found out that the RPi 3B+ has a 64-bit CPU and saw there was also a 64-bit OS available enabling me to run the programme (So I thought). I downloaded Barani's pi64 https://github.com/bamarni/pi64/ however when I put the SD card in, the Pi froze on the opening screen.

Your help would be much appreciated.

I've just got the PocketMine-MP server (3.5.5) running on gentoo-on-rpi3-64bit, in case that is of interest. For instructions, please see this post. Screenshot (on an RPi3B+):

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hth, sakaki

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:13 pm
by tdubz
sakaki wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm
tdubz wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:50 pm
I want to run some software that requires a 64-bit OS and a 64-bit CPU (I want to install Pocketmine - a Minecraft Pocket Edition Server Software https://www.pocketmine.net/). I have recently upgraded to a RPi 3B+ from my old RPi 2B+ because I have found out that the RPi 3B+ has a 64-bit CPU and saw there was also a 64-bit OS available enabling me to run the programme (So I thought). I downloaded Barani's pi64 https://github.com/bamarni/pi64/ however when I put the SD card in, the Pi froze on the opening screen.

Your help would be much appreciated.

I've just got the PocketMine-MP server (3.5.5) running on gentoo-on-rpi3-64bit, in case that is of interest. For instructions, please see this post. Screenshot (on an RPi3B+):

Image

hth, sakaki
Thank you very much, I will try it now!

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+ [solved]

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:11 pm
by tdubz
Thank you. I have now marked this topic as solved.