Talk:How to install Gentoo on Raspberry Pi 5

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Firmware install

Thanks for making this guide, I'd recommend using this method for installing the firmware: Raspberry_Pi4_64_Bit_Install#Raspberry_Pi_Firmware

I plan on adding the changes I made to this page: Raspberry_Pi_Install_Guide

It would be nice if there were one single wiki page for all of the Pis, maybe with subpages for device specific instructions.

Many of the people who work on these pages are active in #gentoo-arm and #gentoo-wiki on libera.

- Zen desu (talk) 16:54, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

Why manually install firmware?

There already are firmware package for raspberry pi Wi-Fi sys-firmware/raspberrypi-wifi-ucode. In fact, it seems to be from the same source as this guide points to. Is there a reason to install firmware manually instead of using this package?

There is also sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware which is a package for the raspberry pi bootloader.

Having these as packages would mean users would recieve updates automatically for them, mittigating security risks. I will soon have an opportunity to install gentoo on the pi 5, and if i were to make everything work just with the packages i will edit the page accordingly.

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jacob (talkcontribs) 2024-03-04

I'm not sure who wrote this because you didn't sign your message, but it looks like at least firmware version 20240306 is required to boot the Raspberry Pi 5. Unfortunately, that version is not yet in Portage at the time of this writing. I filed bug #930269 to get this addressed. —JGaz (talk) 03:19, 20 April 2024 (UTC)