m not a dev but i think its because xbox is hack3d? just like wii... you can just run linux by installing the homebrew channel and its easy as hell. btw you can run linux on ps3, but in the slim you cant because sony tryed to cut some money in development of this version to make more affordable, sony dont want the ps3 to be hacked and since the otheros would be hack-able i think they put the hypervisor on top of it, but in the slim they tryed to cut off some money. Thats why.
Is there anyway with the new slim line PS3 to get Linux on the system? I want to know because the reason I bought the PS3 was because I thought we could install Linux on it and I want to use the Blu-Ray drive to rip my movies to my computer.
Is it possible at all to take the HDD out and partition it and install YellowDog by chance?
Are can you use an external HDD and boot from that at all? Or is the functionality for an OS to be loaded not possible?
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From My Knowledge , when Sony removed the Other OS option, they removed the Other OS hyper-visor drivers. Meaning the Hard drive itself would not make any difference but its more in the Mainboard. Thats my conclusion though, i could be wrong.
Just wait and see. Rumor has it that OtherOS was only left out because they didn't want to spend the testing effort for the HV running on the new Slim HW because of tight budgets. If the slim sells well and they start shoveling money again we might see OtherOS return to the Slim as well.
I too have a Slim and would love to have the option of running Linux. Obviously, this isn't happening right now.
I'm wondering what would happen if you were to install a lower version of the firmware onto a Slim; one that predates the Slim so that there may not be a model check that would be disabling the Other OS option in the first place.
There may be issues with this though, since the "official" statement says the reason for no Other OS on the slim is because they didn't want to put effort into writing the hypervisor drivers for the hardware... So maybe that firmware on a Slim is just a brick waiting to happen.
Does the Infectus downgrade method still work? Or even if there are no current downgrade methods, what do you think would happen if you tried it?