Oh wait, I think I know your problem. You have YDL 5, right? Log out to the main menu, (but don't exit YDL 5), and then at the login page, login to Admin mode. I had to do that when I wanted to dump blu-ray movies. Admin mode is pretty empty, but you still have command prompt. Try that, it should work.
Right. There is no /cdrom. It should be /dev/cdrom. By the way, I have tried it for the HDDVD (from xbox360), but the TOC format is not the same so I could not dump that. Don't ask why I also want HDDVD...heh heh heh.
I have been able to dump games in yellow dog linux. I log on as root (type root as the username) and then your system password. I go into terminal and run the commands. Dumps no problem. I haven't had any problems so far. I have not tried a movie yet but the games are blueray and dump.
when you login, your username should be "root", not anything else
Unless you know what your doing, and sometimes even still, you shouldn't be logged on as root unless theres a good reason why you need to be. One simple mistake can F things up big time, and more often then not those types of mistakes can't be made from a non root user account due to security restrictions.
Well ok i installed Fedora to my 60gb ps3. Now i can backup my games (Not all the full cd) tp the Hard Drive. I bought a 400GB external Harddrive since i want to put the full game in but i dont know how. I read the command thingy and i putted it in and this is what i typed in.
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/mnt/exthdd/imagename.img
I then realized its not goin to the Exthdd but to the ps3s hdd instead. So now i tried this
FAT32 has 4 gig file size not partition size. And i think someone said cod3 was about 6 or 7 gigs. There is a way to split the file in linux but i dont know what the command is.
ext3 would be the best way to format the drive. I would format ntfs (from windows since most of you out there probably dont use linux much) and try it. I keep reading that the ps3 cant read ntfs. But i dont see how that would effect linux. The PS3 has usb port linux can mount usb drives. you should be able to type mount -t ntf /dev/sda (or sdb) /mnt/mydirectory
First you would need to make the directory. type mkdir /tmp/whateveryouwant
Although YDL may not know what "ntfs" is. I'm sure you could add it. Or use the fedora image, i know it can mount ntfs.
For those of you at the command line and get no permission and such type: sudo su
It may ask for root password. Then you should have full controll of YDL. To make directories delete files etc...
And to the one with the backup problem. your device /dev/cdrom <-- i thought i read it was located at /dev/dvd but i would have to double check my ps3 to be sure.