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OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader for PS3 Linux Released!


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292w ago - A few days ago Sashz released a very nice looking Bootloader for PS3! Easy to use GUI and a lot of improvments, read the following:

This bootloader includes pdaXrom-NG base and PS3 GUI shell created from scratch

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Note: To build ps3boot install libjpg, libpng and freetype.

Supported boot devices are the following:
- Internal harddrive, CD/DVD, cardreader
- External USB sticks, hardrives, CD/DVD

Supported filesystems are:
- vfat (no more problems with long file names on FAT formatted media)
- ext2
- ext3
- iso9660
- udf

USB keyboard and joystick are supported. Screen mode is autodetected by default. To select preferred mode use keyboard or ps3 controller. Your selected video mode will be stored to a bootloader configuration. During startup press and hold right shift on the keyboard to safe video mode.

Keyboard Controller / Functions
- See picture below for layout

Installation
- Download bootloader 'pdaXrom-ng-otheros.bld', rename it to 'otheros.bld'.
- On your USB stick or CD create the directory /PS3/otheros/ and copy 'otheros.bld' file to it.
- Insert CD or a plug USB stick into PS3 and go to System->System Settings->Install Other OS. PS3 should find and install bootloader.
- Go to System->System Settings->Set Default OS->OtherOS to boot up with pdaXrom-ng bootloader.

NJoy this nice release of Sashz !





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#22 - PS3 News - 286w ago
An update is now available here, so use that thread for discussion: [Register or Login to view links]

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#21 - ssneeky10 - 290w ago
so i got around to installing this and like a few other i too have a joypad on the screen although i could use R1 to change tv resoultion other than that i can do anything else.

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#20 - Dorisone - 291w ago
So if I install YDL with original bootloader then install THIS bootloader over the top will YDL still work?

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#19 - pegasus19 - 292w ago
Based on what little info I could find, I believe you are right... assuming you can launch it via disc from within the Bootloader.
This is what I got. As soon as I get to the browser I hit enter on the cd Icon that contains the iso image pdaxrom-ng that I burned, but the ps3 freezes on this screen:



I think I'm doing something wrong, but if somebody has this bootloader working already, please give me a tip or let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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#18 - shummyr - 292w ago
thanks for this bootloader.. its much better and easier than the regular sony 1 to read on the tv.

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