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Graf Chokolo Releases Petitboot Tools for Linux on PS3


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174w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has made available the Petitboot Tools for Linux on the PS3 console to allow the dual booting of Gentoo and GameOS.

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To quote: List of tools from Graf_Chokolo:

  • Debug console dumper for PS3 hypervisor
  • Dispatcher Manager utils
  • Linux kernel 2.6 for PS3
  • OpenWRT packages
  • Petitboot for PS3 Linux
  • PS3 hvcall tools
  • Scripts for Hypervisor
  • Storage device utils

New/updated tools:

  • New PS3 SPE MMIO driver
  • PS3Spemmio: Fixed module description
  • PS3 HVC driver
  • PS3HVC: Use hvcall constans from ps3hvc.h

New Additions and fixed for “utils Storage device” used to manage the partitions of the PS3 hard drive:

  • Added commands set_acl and get_acl
  • Added descriptions for set_acl and get_acl commands
  • Fixed ps3stor_mgr_get_region_acl

Usage: ps3stor_region [OPTIONS] DEVICE COMMAND [ARGS]

Options:

  • -H, - help: Show this message and exit
  • -V, - verbose: Increase verbosity
  • -V, - version: Show version information and exit

Commands:

  • create DEVID START COUNT LAID : Creates storage region
  • delete DEVID REGIONID : Deletes storage region
  • set_acl DEVID REGIONID LAID RIGHTS : Sets region access rights
  • get_acl DEVID REGIONID INDEX : Returns region access rights

Example of creating a hard drive partition: ps3stor_region / create dev/ps3stormgr 0x1000 01070000002000001 0x8 3

The “PS3 hvcall tools” mentioned in the list above is used for handling kernel panics–restarts the console after a kernel panic.

Usage for PS3 hvcall: ps3hvc_hvcall [OPTIONS] DEVICE COMMAND [ARGS]

Options for PS3 hvcall:

  • -H, - help: Show this message and exit
  • -V, - verbose: Increase verbosity
  • -V, - version: Show version information and exit

Command for PS3 hvcall: panic ARG1

Example for PS3 hvcall: ps3hvc_hvcall / dev/ps3hvc 1

Below are the tools required for compiling petitboot.

Requirements:

  • gcc
  • binutils
  • patch
  • bzip2
  • flex
  • make
  • gettext
  • pkg-config
  • unzip
  • libz-dev
  • libc headers

Instructions for compiling petitboot:

mkdir petitboot
cd petitboot

git clone git: / / git.dukio.com / openwrt.git
git clone git: / / git.dukio.com / openwrt_packages.git

cd openwrt / packages

ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / libs / jpeg jpeg
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / libs / libpng libpng
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / libs / libtwin libtwin
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / petitboot petitboot
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / zip zip
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / unzip unzip
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / vim vim
ln-sf ../../openwrt_packages/utils/ntfs-3g ntfs-3g
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / coreutils coreutils
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / tar tar
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / gzip gzip
ln-sf ../../openwrt_packages/utils/bzip2 bzip2
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / dosfstools dosfstools
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / less less
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / sed sed
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / sdparm sdparm
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / utils / hdparm hdparm
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / net / wget wget
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / net / dhcpcd dhcpcd
ln-sf .. / .. / openwrt_packages / net / net-tools net-tools

cd ..

make menuconfig
make kernel_menuconfig

make V = 99




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Luisp1nt0's Avatar
#21 - Luisp1nt0 - 173w ago
Exactly, this is nothing to do with games it's about getting back Linux...

daveribz's Avatar
#20 - daveribz - 173w ago
So we almost hacked 3.6 with linux... but with the next update it will be history or is this permanent ?
Lol.. We didn't on 3.60 with Linux. graf_chokolo is enabling us to install a Linux distro with access to all the PS3's hardware/software control, separated from GameOS. This means you can have both installed, just like the old OtherOS option, but with waaaaay more liberty and control!

Brenza's Avatar
#19 - Brenza - 173w ago
Only one word: awesome.

I think i'll install it very soon!

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#18 - B4rtj4h - 173w ago
So we almost hacked 3.6 with linux... but with the next update it will be history or is this permanent ?

dok2033's Avatar
#17 - dok2033 - 173w ago
THX body, so finally just the last step and it will be ST.

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