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    Senior Member fattysc's Avatar
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    How to Setup Free BSD Port on PlayStation 3


    Yesterday, I imported support for the Sony Playstation 3 into our 64-bit PowerPC port, expanding our game console support into the current generation. There are still a few rough edges due to missing hardware support, but the machine boots and runs FreeBSD stably. These rough edges should be smoothed out in time for the 9.0 release. Thanks to Peter Grehan for donating the hardware that made this port possible.

    -Nathan

    Supported hardware:

    - Sony Playstation 3 Fat, firmware version< 3.21
    - Netbooting only
    - 480i/480p only

    Instructions:

    The PS3 must be netbooted. First, acquire and install a copy of Petitboot.

    Next, set up a second machine with DHCP, NFS, and TFTP. Setup DHCP to netboot loader.ps3 over TFTP, with the root path pointing to an NFS directory.

    DHCP Setup:

    host ps3 {
    hardware ethernet XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX;
    filename "/loader.ps3";
    option host-name "ps3";
    next-server 10.0.1.37;
    option root-path "10.0.1.37:/usr/netboot-ps3";
    }

    NFS setup:
    mkdir /usr/netboot-ps3
    cd /usr/src
    make buildworld installworld distribution TARGET=powerpc TARGET_ARCH=powerpc64 DESTDIR=/usr/netboot-ps3

    Then share /usr/netboot-ps3 read/write over NFS with the PS3.

    Connect a monitor set to 480i or 480p to the video output, and boot!

    Source: http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=559737+0+archive/2011/freebsd-current/20110109.freebsd-current

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    This is from several days ago so I won't mainpage it now, but I will move it to the PS3 news or guides section soon. +Rep fattysc!