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Graf Chokolo Installs Gentoo Linux on PS3 Internal HDD


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184w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has posted that he has successfully installed Gentoo Linux on the PS3 internal hard disk drive.

To quote from his update: Great news, guys I was very busy in the last days and I managed to install Gentoo on the internal HDD of PS3 Slim

I created a new VFLASH region of size 40GB and installing my Linux kernel there right now And GameOS doesn't touch this region when I boot it So you can reformat your HDD (but not VFLASH) and Linux will be still there I resized VFLASH from 256MB to about 40GB

Next steps:

• Compiling petitboot for PS3
• Installing petitboot on VFLASH
• 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

BTW, check out my new ps3stor-utils and Linux device driver ps3stormgr. It allows you to create/delete storage regions on PS3 Linux I used it to create a new VFLASH region for Linux.

Here are my Linux partitions on VFLASH:

brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 112 Mar 25 19:19 /dev/ps3vflashh
brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 113 Mar 25 19:19 /dev/ps3vflashh1
brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 114 Mar 25 19:21 /dev/ps3vflashh2
brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 115 Mar 25 19:23 /dev/ps3vflashh3

OtherOS++ will be back and even better than my 3.41 version

HV rules !!!

Also be sure to check out: PS3 Linux kernel patches for storage devices; GCC 4.3.5 patches [Register or Login to view links].



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Luisp1nt0's Avatar
#21 - Luisp1nt0 - 183w ago
Exactly, this is nothing to do with games it's about getting back Linux...

daveribz's Avatar
#20 - daveribz - 183w ago
Quote Originally Posted by B4rtj4h View Post
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 - 183w ago
Only one word: awesome.

I think i'll install it very soon!

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#18 - B4rtj4h - 183w 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 - 183w ago
THX body, so finally just the last step and it will be ST.

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