Video: PS3A Linux Box v1 PS3 Install Script for OtherOS++ CFW
This weekend French PlayStation 3 developer dudu.clx has shared a PS3A Linux Box v1 PS3 Install Script for OtherOS++ CFW users and some videos documenting the process below.
To quote, roughly translated: To make installing Linux on PS3 simpler and faster, I decided to create the PS3A linux-box . Run the script, and off you go!
The linux installer for PS3 OtherOS++ consists of a series of scripts that will run from petitboot once otheros + + partitions created correctly (success create_hdd_region.sh). It will be regularly updated to correct, improve some support and offer still more versions of Linux.
Requirements for PS3a Linux-box (roughly translated): Have a PS3 with a CFW OtherOS++ Having set the hard disk Restart the PS3 petitboot.
Downloads: portal.gitbrew.org/wikibrew/PS3:OtherOS%2B%2B [ - 3.41 with SS Patches. 1/2 hdd to OtherOS++ or Register to view links] Login [ - 3.55 with SS Patches. 1/2 hdd to OtherOS++ or Register to view links] Login [ - 22GB to OtherOS++, no SS patches or Register to view links] Login [ - 1/8th of the drive will be for GameOS, SS patches or Register to view links] Login [ - QA Flag CFW with SS patches, Can be used to downgrade your ps3 from 3.55 to lower firmware. or Register to view links] Login
Usage: Boot into PS3′s Petitboot Go to the shell and type: [ or Register to view code] Login
Changelog for v1: Installer available in three languages, English, French, Spanish. Basic Installation debian and ubuntu. Install the choice of pre-compiled kernel or compile it yourself. Choice of 4 modes of starts for Debian and Ubuntu (normal, full_HD, normal + wifi + wifi full_HD). Choice of light configuration, or custom for Debian and Ubuntu (and many office applications). Choice of evolution of Debian MintPPC. Choice between versions for ubuntu jaunty, maverick, maverick, maverick and maverick. Choosing to migrate to Ubuntu or Kubuntu Xubuntu (when choosing his office). Configuring the wifi for FAT (ubuntu and debian). Installing Fedora Core 12 with Cell SDK pre -install (text mode only).
Coming soon: Fixed script and successful installation of Gentoo. Added post-install Debian for Red Ribbon. Added installation of Mandriva, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, OSX Leopard. Added a script configuration of Fedora Core 12. Choice of installing the IBM Cell SDK for debian and ubuntu. Added support available from the script. Design and Theme PS3A Adding a Linux Box for Debian / Ubuntu. Integration into petitboot.
And instructions! Just enter a choice from a list, the rest just happens! To illustrate how it works, I’ve made two videos: Installing ubuntu hardy in 13 minutes, via telnet:
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I applaud the effort that goes into something like this, but I think linux on the ps3 sucked from sony and still sucks, just not as much.
I guess some people just want to be able to say they did it... but indeed, most who use Linux will do it on a PC not from a PS3.
I totally understand the desire to do it for the sake of it, but it really looks as though a full linux install with decent performance is simply not possible on the ps3's ever aging hardware.
Nice work, I must say this a nice option for linux techies.