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Red Ribbon GNU / Linux LXDE 14.03 for PS3 by R04drunner is Updated

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33w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer r04drunner has announced that a new online update for Red Ribbon GNU / Linux LXDE 14.03 on the PS3 entertainment system is now available with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (red_ribbon_lxde_14.03.iso - 486 MB)

To quote: Hi! I have published Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03.

Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.12.6 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 27 release.
  • Blueman is now the bluetooth manager.
  • Added the SMTube application to play videos from Youtube.

I believe that Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is already a mature distribution and I've decided that the version will be based on the publication date, using the year followed by the month, like other distributions.

Also, I'm working in others Red Ribbon flavors based on others desktops, so I've included the desktop name on the release name.

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#6 - PS3 News - 173w ago
Another update from r04drunner's page: sourceforge.net/userapps/wordpress/r04drunner/2011/07/06/red-ribbon-online-repository-available/
To quote:
Now you can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository. You don’t need to reinstall the distribution again with every new CD published.

This update is only for the RC 4 or lower, It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD. The changes are detailed at the project wiki (sourceforge.net/userapps/mediawiki/r04drunner/index.php?title=Main_Page), on Change Log section.

You need connect the PS3 to internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

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Then, you can execute it: sudo sh online-update-2011-07-05.sh

And wait until finished. If while executing it asks: You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now? You must answer NO.

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#5 - PS3 News - 174w ago
Here is another update to Red Ribbon GNU/Linux Release Candidate 4 for those interested.

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Release Candidate 4

  • Fixed problem when installing the RC3 to copy the files.
  • Fixed issue with bluetooth connectivity.
  • Lshw as display devices.
  • gparted and partition manager.
  • Added French dictionary installer. Thanks samprod67.

Release Candidate 3

  • English language as default LiveCD mode.
  • Language selection for installation in the storage media.
  • Added English dictionary and Spanish to the installer.
  • Manager pre-configured to support wireless networks.

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#4 - SuperSaiyen - 176w ago
This sounds pretty cool!! I'd like to try installing this on an ext HDD using OtherOs, but does that mean it will still run under the PS3 hypervisor restrictions (same as YDL), as opposed to free running asbestOS under GameOS?

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#3 - iskj3098ias - 176w ago
If I understand correctly, this is the new Linux version I've been waiting. Just to be sure, it does not require you to format the PS3 HDD and does not change the XMB partition right?

I was one of the poor saps that after 3.15 couldn't backup my HDD and thus still have the OtherOS 10GB partition. This will install there and leave the rest of the system untouched, if I'm reading this right. Geniousness. As soon as someone can confirm it I'm installing it and already awaiting for the "final" version.

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#2 - shummyr - 176w ago
So far it's looking and working really good

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