120w ago - This weekend French PlayStation 3 developer dudu.clx has shared a PS3A Linux Box v1 PS3 Install Script for OtherOS++ CFW users and some videos documenting the process below.
To quote, roughly translated: To make installing Linux on PS3 simpler and faster, I decided to create the PS3A linux-box . Run the script, and off you go!
The linux installer for PS3 OtherOS++ consists of a series of scripts that will run from petitboot once otheros + + partitions created correctly (success create_hdd_region.sh). It will be regularly updated to correct, improve some support and offer still more versions of Linux.
Requirements for PS3a Linux-box (roughly translated):
127w ago - This weekend Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm have released Rebug CFW 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 for PS3, Rebug CFW 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 for OtherOS++ Custom Firmware users and a 3.66 Version Spoofer 2.0 for the PS3 entertainment system.
Details from the official site: IMPORTANT UPDATE - FOR REBUG 3.55.2 USERS ONLY
REBUG UPDATE PACKAGE 0.2
Two bugs have been brought to our attention were some users are experiencing either a system crash when exiting any apps or games in NORMAL MODE and/or the updated Rebug Selector will not allow the mode to be changed. Both of these bugs were not experienced in testing so we apologies for any inconvenience.
We have found and fixed the problems and have provided for you a small update that any users of REBUG 3.55.2 should install.
First thing you will notice is the new Rebug Selector 1.6 is using the old 1.2 UI layout. It appears so far that the new menu was what was causing issue for some...
128w ago - Shortly after the PS3 QA Flag Method was revealed comes the QA Flagging Tools in PKG format alongisde a CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL.PUP which is confirmed working via QA Auto Flag with Flash, Run, and Reflash to PS3 CFW (Kmeaw, Waninkoko, etc) support coming soon.
134w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker Cyberskunk has released a Rebug PS3 CFW Boot OtherOS++ and OtherOS Prep Tool for Linux fans alongside a Rebug 3.41.2 & 3.55.1 Custom Firmware (which allows PSN access using this guide via SP-INT) and details on how to add OtherOS++ support.
From their page: Boot OtherOS++ does what it says. One click easy. OtherOS Prep Tool is used to prepare your system vflash and install petitboot ready to install Linux. IT DOES NOT INSTALL LINUX. For tutorials and videos on how to install Linux head over to gitbrew.org.
OtherOS Prep Tool is based off of graf_chokolo’s and glevand’s source and is a one or two step solution to getting petitboot up and running and on your way to installing Linux on to USB or PS3 Hard Disk. At the moment it only supports 3.55 but we will add support for lower firmware soon.
16MB NOR PS3 (Model CECHH or Higher)
3.55 OtherOS++ enabled firmware installed
(If you want to use REBUG 3.55.1 grab PS3MFW Builder 0.2 Portable from here with the tasks pre-selected to add OtherOS++ support)
140w ago - Update: CourtHouseNews.com now reports that a federal judge has dismissed (PDF) the remaining claim by class who said Sony reneged on its promise to let PlayStation 3 video game consoles function as computers.
Similar to their previous request, Sony has now filed a motion to dismiss the PS3 Other OS Class Action Lawsuit.
To quote from Groklaw (linked above): There's news from the class action litigation, In re Sony PS3 'Other OS' Litigation, where the plaintiffs are suing Sony Computer Entertainment America for removing OtherOS from PlayStation 3s.
SCEA has filed another motion to dismiss the class action case, once again saying that the plaintiffs' newly filed First Amended Complaint is insufficient to state a claim. The original complaint's claims, except for one, were dismissed, with the judge giving the plaintiffs a chance to refile. Now that they have, SCEA says this refiled complaint should...