How do I boot straight to a Linux Application

Ok my question is simple but I have found it is quite difficult to get a handle because of my environment. Currently I am running linux on a ps4 pro. It works really well. But I have a specific desire. I want to make a version of what I run now that is stripped down. I know how to do that in Windows but learning how in Linux has not been fun. I hear tell that I can do it but well. It’s hard to say if I can on a ps4. I am using to my knowledge:

Catjaro (Manjaro 21.0.7 Ornara)
Kernel “Kernel 5.3.7 Gentoo gc41cdf12d-dirty” to my knowledge this has been edited for the PS4.

I would like to boot a very old application called “linmugen”. This program has limited specs.

I can run the program but many users will not have my know how so I want the system to go straight to linmugen. Ideally with as few files as possible. If it is helpful I have a modded xbox that does just this that works fine.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can provide any files you wish. I would describe my skills as capable but I cannot seem to determine the best path forward after hours of reading. I continue to read. Thanks.

What is Catjaro?

If it is based on Manjaro why the Gentoo kernel?

linmugen doesn’t exist as a package for Arch based distributions - I think you are asking the wrong place.

Closed as off-topic for Manjaro.

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Catjaro is a Manjaro spin for running on PS4 hardware.

If the kernel is indeed a gentoo kernel, it’s not Manjaro any more and thus off-topic but we never got an inxi so I’'ve reopened this question to be able to ask @seantorres

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'''itmania@ITmania-PS4 Linux 5.3.7-gentoo-gc41cdf12d-dirty x86_64 21.0.7 Ornara
~ >>> sudo inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width                                   
[sudo] password for itmania: 
  Kernel: 5.3.7-gentoo-gc41cdf12d-dirty x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 
  parameters: panic=0 clocksource=tsc radeon.dpm=0 console=tty0 
  console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=uart8250,mmio32,0xd0340000 
  video=HDMI-A-1:1920x1080-24@60 consoleblank=0 net.ifnames=0 drm.debug=0 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 tk: GTK 3.24.29 wm: gnome-shell dm: LXDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: N/A Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A 
  BIOS: Sony Interactive Entertainment v: unde date: Wed 08/05/2020 5:2 
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present? 
  RAM: total: 4.87 GiB used: 991.5 MiB (19.9%) 
  RAM Report: unknown-error: Unknown dmidecode error. Unable to generate data. 
  Info: 8-Core model: DG1310SML87IB bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Jaguar 
  family: 16 (22) model-id: 41 (65) stepping: 2 microcode: 7041001 cache: 
  L2: 2 MiB bogomips: 25504 
  Speed: 2092 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2092 2: 2092 3: 2091 
  4: 2092 5: 2092 6: 2092 7: 2091 8: 2092 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm aes aperfmperf apic arat avx bmi1 bpext clflush 
  cmov cmp_legacy constant_tsc cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists 
  extapic extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid fpu fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibs 
  lahf_lm lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr 
  nodeid_msr nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat 
  pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni 
  popcnt proc_feedback pse pse36 rdtscp rep_good sep skinit ssbd sse sse2 
  sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm svm_lock syscall topoext tsc tsc_scale vme 
  vmmcall wdt xsave xsaveopt 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, STIBP: disabled 
  Device-1: AMD Gladius driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:9924 class-ID: 0300 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: amdgpu,modesetting alternate: ati,fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD LIVERPOOL (DRM 3.33.0 5.3.7-gentoo-gc41cdf12d-dirty 
  LLVM 12.0.0) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.0-devel (git-a575bb1369) direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD Liverpool HDMI/DP Audio vendor: nCipher Security 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:9921 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.3.7-gentoo-gc41cdf12d-dirty running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
  Message: No device data found. 
  IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-2: mlan0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Message: No bluetooth data found. 
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
  Message: No RAID data found. 
  Local Storage: total: 11.13 TiB used: 6.56 TiB (58.9%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WD easystore 240GB size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Seagate 
  model: ST8000DM004-2CX188 size: 7.28 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B rotation: 5425 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 9401 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WD Game Drive size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 5002 scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: SONY model: PS-SYSTEM 410R rev: 4100 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: N/A multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none 
  state: running 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 223.51 GiB size: 220.01 GiB (98.43%) 
  used: 43.39 GiB (19.7%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2 
  maj-min: 8:2 label: psxitarch uuid: 54dec853-cccf-4e55-aa06-bcdb6140eb76 
  ID-2: /run/media/itmania/0000-004C raw-size: 54.9 MiB size: 54 MiB (98.46%) 
  used: 11 MiB (20.4%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  label: N/A uuid: 0000-004C 
  ID-3: /run/media/itmania/PS4 raw-size: 7.28 TiB size: 7.28 TiB (100.00%) 
  used: 2.97 TiB (40.8%) fs: fuseblk block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdb2 
  maj-min: 8:18 label: PS4 uuid: 06F1-53A7 
  ID-4: /run/media/itmania/WD_BLACK raw-size: 3.64 TiB 
  size: 3.64 TiB (100.00%) used: 3.55 TiB (97.5%) fs: fuseblk 
  block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33 label: WD_BLACK 
  uuid: EA5B-A14F 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 4 GiB used: 1.43 GiB (35.9%) priority: -2 
  file: /swapfile 
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 128 MiB fs: N/A label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-2:2 info: Sony ports: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 054c:0ba5 
  class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 1-2.2:3 info: ASMedia ASM1074 High-Speed hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 174c:2074 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-2.2.1:4 info: Nintendo Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter 
  type: HID driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 057e:0337 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-2.2.2:12 info: Shenzhen Riitek Wireless Receiver 
  type: Mouse,Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 50mA chip-ID: 1997:2466 class-ID: 0301 
  Hub-4: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-5: 2-2:2 info: Sony ports: 2 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s chip-ID: 054c:0ba6 
  class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-2.1:3 info: ASMedia ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge ASM1053E SATA 
  6Gb/s bridge ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridge ASM1153E SATA 6Gb/s bridge 
  type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 174c:55aa class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-6: 2-2.2:4 info: ASMedia ASM1074 SuperSpeed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 
  speed: 5 Gb/s power: 8mA chip-ID: 174c:3074 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-2.2.3:9 info: Seagate RSS LLC SRD0NF2 [Expansion Desktop Drive] 
  type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 0bc2:3322 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 2-2.2.4:10 info: Western Digital Game Drive type: Mass Storage 
  driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.1 speed: 5 Gb/s power: 896mA 
  chip-ID: 1058:262f class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-7: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-8: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.4 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 241 Uptime: 1d 3h 07m Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1121 lib: 363 Shell: Zsh (sudo) v: 5.8 
  default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.04```

That’s a really old EOL kernel and indeed a gentoo one, so you’ve basically created a monster made out of dead body parts (the Gentoo kernel) and blew life in it using electricity (Manjaro).

Unfortunately, I have to agree with @linux-aarhus and close this thread.

If I were you I would:

  • try making it work on a new Manjaro install with a recent kernel
  • Try to back-port those changes into this monster
  • You’re basically on your own on this one


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