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OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 for PS3 Linux Available

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282w ago - A few weeks back, Sashz released OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.1 for PS3 Linux.

Just before the weekend, he updated his Linux-based OS Selector front-end for the PS3 to version 0.1.2 complete with source code.

Also included is an [Register or Login to view links] by the well-known PS2Dev Jim Paris.

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Installation
• Download bootloader 'pdaXrom-ng-otheros.bld', rename it to 'otheros.bld'.
•On your USB stick or CD create the directory /PS3/otheros/ and copy 'otheros.bld' file to it.
•Insert CD or a plug USB stick into PS3 and go to System->System Settings->Install Other OS. PS3 should find and install bootloader.
•Go to...
 

Emulation Explosion on Sony's PS3 Console via Linux!

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285w ago - To quote, courtesy of Slashdot (linked above) today: The PlayStation 3 has recently seen an explosion of releases of emulators and games for the [Register or Login to view links] distro on Sony's PS3 console.

Once you have installed Yellow Dog Linux you then have the ability to try out numerous applications and emulators including MAME, SNES, Amiga, Dos, Commodore and Atari emulators (that's the tip of the iceberg) and such games as Quake 2, Duke Nukem 3D, Hexen 2 and Alephone.

Some direct-download links are below, and be sure to check ps3bodega61's [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] for lots more!

Here are direct downloads links to some of them for those interested:

DosBox: http://pleasantfiction.ipower.com/ps3linux/ps3bodega61/ppc/dosbox-0.72-1.rf.ppc.rpm

Quake 2: http://pleasantfiction.ipower.com/ps3linux/ps3bodega61/ppc/quake2-r0.16.1-3.ydl6.bdg.ppc.rpm

68k Macintosh Emulator: http://pleasantfiction.ipower.com/ps3linux/ps3bodega61/ppc/BasiliskII-1.0-0.20060501.3.ydl.bdg.ppc.rpm
 

OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.1 for PS3 Linux Available

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285w ago - Back in January, the initial OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1 for PS3 Linux was released.

Many were confused that it was some kind of "iSO Loader" for PS3, but to clarify it is not. What it is, is a Linux-based OS Selector front-end for the PS3.

Today Sashz has made available pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.1 along with the source code, however, an actual changelog is not posted yet.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Installation
•Download bootloader 'pdaXrom-ng-otheros.bld', rename it to 'otheros.bld'.
•On your USB stick or CD create the directory /PS3/otheros/ and copy 'otheros.bld' file to it.
•Insert CD or a plug USB stick into PS3 and go to System->System Settings->Install Other OS. PS3 should find and install bootloader.
•Go to System->System Settings->Set Default OS->OtherOS to boot...
 

OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader for PS3 Linux Released!

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291w ago - A few days ago Sashz released a very nice looking Bootloader for PS3! Easy to use GUI and a lot of improvments, read the following:

This bootloader includes pdaXrom-NG base and PS3 GUI shell created from scratch

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Note: To build ps3boot install libjpg, libpng and freetype.

Supported boot devices are the following:
- Internal harddrive, CD/DVD, cardreader
- External USB sticks, hardrives, CD/DVD

Supported filesystems are:
- vfat (no more problems with long file names on FAT formatted media)
- ext2
- ext3
- iso9660
- udf

USB keyboard and joystick are supported. Screen mode is autodetected by default. To select preferred mode use keyboard or ps3 controller. Your selected video mode will be stored to a bootloader configuration. During startup press and hold...
 

Guide: Apple TV Rips via Ubuntu Linux and a PS3 Blu-ray Drive!

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295w ago - This guide is an addendum to [Register or Login to view links] guide. It explains how to use your PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive to transfer BD movies onto a Mac or a PC for subsequent ripping & Apple TV encoding.

The primary purpose here is to avoid the expense of a computer-based Blu-ray drive for movies rips. Hardware/Software needed:

1. Sony PlayStation 3
2. USB keyboard & mouse for PS3
3. Windows XP/Vista PC or Mac with Parallels (100GB free space)
4. CD-RW or DVD-RW blank disk
5. Gigabit Wired Network
6. [Register or Login to view links] (free PC app)
7. [Register or Login to view links] (commercial PC app, ~$100, 21-day trial available)
8. [Register or Login to view links] (free open source)

Guide:

1. You have to install Ubuntu Linux onto your PS3. Those who are intimidated by this step or Linux in general - don't worry!

Installing other operating system on PS3 is fully supported by Sony, unlike say "patching" Apple TV. Also, installing Ubuntu is a very simple process even if you'd never touched...
 
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