Difference between revisions of "Pinebook Pro Software Release"

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There is a script that prepares a Gentoo arm64 stage 3 tarball for the Pinebook Pro. The script takes care of device specifics like an optimized make.conf, an overlay that provides kernel and firmware amongst others, and other miscellaneous fixes.
There is a script that prepares a Gentoo arm64 stage 3 tarball for the Pinebook Pro. Unfortunately, this script is not currently functional, and requires extensive troubleshooting to make work. New instructions are currently being created and will be available here.
 


'''Installation'''
'''Installation'''


* The usual tarball setup as per [https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 Gentoo Handbook] is left to the user.
Currently, following the instructions on the Pinebook pro gentoo github page will *not* result in a functional system. Therefore it is neccesary to follow the instructions given here. Please bear in mind that the Pinebook pro's six arm cores and 4gb of ram are extremely enemic. For example, emerging the package net-libs/webkit-gtk in order to build the minimalist web-browser "surf", a process which takes _ on an intel core i5-8250U with 8gb of ram, required eight hours of compile time.
* Forum thread with instructions at https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8765
Basic installation alone can take 24 hours of compillation, dozens of reboots, and hours of troubleshooting.


== Kali Linux ==
== Kali Linux ==