OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Linux via PS3 Live CD 20091201 Arrives

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224w ago - Wrapping up the year, some PS3 news we missed from earlier this month: Sashz has updated his Linux based OS Selector front-end dubbed pdaXrom-NG for PS3 to Live CD 20091201.

Unlike the previous release, it uses lxde as the desktop environment and PS3Boot is now included. To boot from CD, burn ISO image or unzip the archive to boot from a memory card.

Download: OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Linux PS3 Live CD 20091201 (Zip) / OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Linux PS3 Live CD 20091201 (iSO)

Update 20091201 features gcc 4.4.2 devtools and a Webkit-based browser (less memory usage).

Note: This will only work on PlayStation 3 entertainment systems that include OtherOS support, not the newer PS3 Slim versions unfortunately.

What's new:
• Midori 0.2.1 (WebKit based webbrowser)
• Ekiga 3.2.6 (SIP audio/video phone)
• Pidgin 2.6.3
• gcc 4.4.2
• kernel 2.6.31.6

Applications:
• Leafpad
• Terminal
• Image viewer
• mtPaint...
 

OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader 0.1.2 r1 for PS3 Linux Available

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261w ago - This weekend Sashz has updated the previously-released OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 with a new revision, dated 20090417.

Also updated to v0.2 is the Example Sixaxis Bluetooth Server Using PF_BLUETOOTH Sockets by PS2Dev Jim Paris.

Download: OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 (20090417) / pdaXrom-NG Bootable CD for PS3 (20090417)

Build 20090417 Changelog
• Sixaxis bluetooth joystick as mouse (for keyboard/mouse less systems)
• On screen keyboard

Applications
Accessories:
• Leafpad
• Terminal

Graphics:
• Image viewer

Internet:
• Firefox 3.0.8
• Pidgin 2.5.5
• Transmission
• XChat

Office:
• AbiWord
• Gnumeric
• ePDFViewer

Multimedia:
• Audacious
• Mplayer

Installation
 

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

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264w 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 Example Sixaxis Bluetooth Server Using PF_BLUETOOTH Sockets by the well-known PS2Dev Jim Paris.

Download: OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 / OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 SRC / pdaXrom-NG Bootable CD for PS3

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...
 

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

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267w 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: OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.1 / OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.1 SRC / pdaXrom-NG Bootable CD for PS3

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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273w 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: pdaXrom-ng-otheros-0.1.bld / ps3boot-0.1.tar.bz2 / ps3boot source svn repository / pdaXrom-ng-ps3.iso

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...
 







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