[Answered] OtherOS on Slim?
I just recently started to tinker around with the hdd decryption etc and was going for a tweaked img for en-/decryption (moving all needed sectors to the beginning, leaving out zeroed secors etc) and then one thing poped up my mind
has anyone tried to make an hdd image with NDT's tool or what ever (I just know it under the knightsolidus method) with the other-os installed and decrypted etc and then encrypt it on a slim and use it in one? so all in all you'll get a Slim with otheros installed.
I read somewhere on the news that the slim has no otheros since they removed the hypervisor to save on production costs so that might open up possibilities and/or at least give slim owners the possibility to run *nix.
to sum up again what I mean:
1. get decrypted hdd-image from fat ps3 with otheros to start per default
2. encrypt the hdd-image on a slim
3. run the slim with it, see if otheros get's startet n' stuff
maybe someone with access to fat and slim could try that, I'm going to try and get an minimalistic hdd-image ready with otheros if someone want to try. I got 3.01 though since I didn't had 3.00 by hand when I was upgrading my hdd on the ps3 just recently.
Downgrading wont work after 2.10. It is assumed that there is either a version flag or a revocation field inside syscon (or another writeable area) which prevent from downgrading.
My personal theory is that there is a revocation area inside syscon (most likely some certificate) which is updated everytime you update and will prevent an old coreos from running unless it is not added in the revocation certificate (which should be the case of debug core os and ones used for servicing purposes, though I expect all the ones from retail updates to be added)