64bit Raspberry Pi OS build with USB-C Ethernet enabled

As a follow up to the 32bit version I built, using the script I described in my post about building custom SD card images, I have created a 64bit version based on the Raspberry Pi OS beta.

You can download the 64bit version from here. This is a full Raspberry Pi OS image, not a “lite” version as only full versions are available in beta.

This is a manual build (following these instructions) because at the moment the script won’t work with the 64bit version because DockerPi doesn’t support USB devices when emulating 64bit CPUs. USB is needed to attach the emulated Network Adapter. There are a set of patches for QUEMU pending that should enable this.

As soon as the patches become generally available I’ll update the project on github.

6 thoughts on “64bit Raspberry Pi OS build with USB-C Ethernet enabled”

  1. This makes it possible for the ipad air 4 to communicate with the pi4, if I understand correctly.

    This way we work around the faulty exfat support of ipad os, and the pi can handle the external drives?
    The ipad won’t mess up the files with it’s broken exfat drive handling, because it sees only the ip adress of the pi, not the filesystem on the drive?

    1. Yes, but you would need to write something to serve the files from the Pi to iPad. I have no idea what network file system support a iPad has.

  2. Hi Ben been following these guides with aim to use my rpi4 on the go.
    I have updated the OS and installed vncserver. I can connect with vncserver using IP address and I can see it on my iPad.
    But when I try to connect to vncserver via I receive a error on my iPad vnc client stating The port on which the computer is listening for a connection could not be contacted.
    Where am I going wrong as I want to be able to use the raspberry without being connected to a network and only via Ethernet (usb c) on my iPad.

      1. Ben you are a genius, thank you, tried the ip and it worked. I did find a little issue that if the HDMI lead wasn’t plugged into the PI and tv, VNC did show up cannot show desktop, after some research (Google) I found I had to change the resolution, since then it has worked.

        Now to find some things to do with my RPI4, my original idea was so I could add rooms directly to another SD card used in my Retroflag GPI, as the file system is not accessible via windows only via the network (which can transfer slow at times) Thank you again.
        Passed some time in self isolation.

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