Linux for 3DS

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Linux for 3DS
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General
Authorkleo, nickdesaulniers, ParzivalWolfram, Wolfvak, xerpi
Last Updated2021/10/19
TypeOperating systems
Version2021
LicenseMixed
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Linux for 3DS is a homebrew project that allows you to run Linux on your 3DS.

Installation

Installing

Note: You should already have boot9strap or fastboot3DS installed (if you followed the guide, boot9strap is your bootloader and Luma is your chainloader).

You will need the following files:

  • zImage, nintendo3ds_ctr.dtb or nintendo3ds_ktr.dtb(N3DS) from linux (Linux kernel source tree), can be built from buildroot.
  • firm_linux_loader.firm from firm_linux_loader (FIRM Linux Loader for the Nintendo 3DS).
  • arm9linuxfw.bin from arm9linuxfw (implement virtio over PXI for ARM11 <-> ARM9 communications on the Nintendo 3DS console).

Copy them to your SD card so it looks something like this:

Root 
 |-linux/ 
 |  |-arm9linuxfw.bin
 |  |-nintendo3ds_ctr.dtb or nintendo3ds_ktr.dtb(N3DS)
 |  |-zImage
 |-luma/
 |  |-payloads/
 |  |  |-firm_linux_loader.firm

Building

Please see the official wiki pages and the tutorial video below.

User guide

You need to boot the firm_linux_loader.firm file, which will in turn load all the generated binaries (zImage, nintendo3ds_ctr.dtb or nintendo3ds_ktr.dtb depending on your model and arm9linuxfw.bin) into memory and boot the kernel.

The default rootfs will ask you a username and password, currently there are no users so you can log in as root with the password toor.

Media

Building Linux for the Nintendo 3DS (Kleo Bercero)

External links