RPI 4 and IPFire with ESXi


I hope you understand my bad English, but I want to help the community.

Installing IPFire native on an RPI4 - won’t work, but if you are using EXSi for ARM you can install IPFire aache. I’ve tested IPFire on an RPI3, but it’s too slow for me. With ESXi and IPFire (4Core and 2 GB RAM for the VM) it goes very quickly. I used a RPI4 with 4GB RAM with 8GB would be even better.

Here is a tutorial on how to install ESXi on an RPI (VMWare on a Raspberry Pi (ESXi Install) - Network Chuck).

I hope I can support the community

Many Thanks

If you prefer the safe way, you should not get started with IPFire this way!

Besides this virtual or not… →

I also understand that Flings are experimental and should not be run on production systems.

Seems for me, you miss this important part…

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Additional statement:-

The ESXi-Arm bits will expire 180 days after installation. You will need to reinstall the bits to reset the clock.

you can register ESXi for free.