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Graf Chokolo Releases Petitboot Tools for Linux on PS3


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182w 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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elser1's Avatar
#16 - elser1 - 182w ago
good stuff.. not that i'd know what to do with it... LOL

tonyqc's Avatar
#15 - tonyqc - 182w ago
nice, so next step remainings are?:

- Creating HV CFW which is capable of booting GameOS or petitboot. petitboot can boot Linux (or other OS) from HDD, FLASH, USB, CDROM or NFS (just like 3.15 did it or me on my PS3 3.41)
- Creating a more user-friendly approach for installing Linux on internal HDD

thanks you Graf

barrybarryk's Avatar
#14 - barrybarryk - 182w ago
Snap I'm dying to get zerogame back on my ps3

br4insick's Avatar
#13 - br4insick - 182w ago
great work graf! you are the man.. please don't join the other side (sony). If you do, be a mole.. haha

SuperSaiyen's Avatar
#12 - SuperSaiyen - 182w ago
Amazing work!

When i can keep my YDL and finally move beyond fw 3.15 will be a banner day for me personally! Linux with RSX support would be the ultimate achievement, but only with continued brilliant and unselfishness work from you and others! thx Graf!

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