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PS3 Dual Boot GameOS / Linux Custom Firmware (CFW) Arrives

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189w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker Geoffrey Levand (or at least someone using [Register or Login to view links]) has released a PS3 Dual Boot GameOS / Linux Custom Firmware (CFW) which allows the dual-booting of both GameOS and OtherOS.

PS3 Custom Firmware Downloads: (Updated file links HERE!)

  • [Register or Login to view links] (md5 9142d8c1707a3257b21c29d6f266c6c6)
  • [Register or Login to view links] (md5 9b439b04c4c0b841ae50c3af18bb584d)
  • [Register or Login to view links] (md5 74b4291615ceb394e0d64078d775a93d)
  • [Register or Login to view links] (md5 fac423010dc8e20030f28145a42627fb)

PS3 Custom Firmware Download Mirrors:


 

Kmeaw 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) to Add Linux Dual Boot

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194w ago - Keeping in line with the latest PS3 Linux Dual-Booting work from PlayStation 3 developer Graf Chokolo, today Kmeaw has stated the following to Dukio on his upcoming 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware update, to quote:

"We haven't heard from Kmeaw for quite some time, so I managed to get a hold of him and it seems he might bring us another interesting release that should comes in the form of CFW. No, it's not 3.60 CFW, if you still don't get it.

I was thinking of a CFW that has bootOS integrated so it gets executed when you power on your PS3 (and switches back to GameOS on user's request via menu or ssh). It's not hard to make it. But recently I read graf's announcment that he is going to accomplish the same task. So I don't know, if such CFW from me would get any demand.

Also I got bootos-installer and lv2patcher patches from an anonymous hacker who have added 3.15/3.41 support. I'm going to merge them into my code and release the next version.

If you have any ideas about what would you like to have, please tell me."
 

PS3 Linux is Back on Firmware 3.41 by Graf Chokolo

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202w ago - As a follow-up to Kmeaw's PS3 Linux update and his previous work, PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has now brought PS3 Linux back to Firmware 3.41.

To quote from xorloser's blog: And here we go Linux is officially back on PS3 3.41. It’s even better now

It has all GameOS features, it has access to all HDD, VFLASH and FLASH regions. It can communicate with Dispatcher Manager, Update Manager, SYSCON Manager, it can run isolated SPUs, and of course RSX

I uploaded some screenshots of the Debian distribution i installed on my PS3 HDD. The Debian distribution is a just normal PPC64 Linux without any modification, all i changed was my dutifully and beloved Hypervisor

I modified the Hypervisor so far that it boots the Linux bootloader petitiboot from VFLASH and petitboot loads the Linux distribution installed on a HDD region.

And what is better than Linux to boot Linux ?

I practically implemented Dual Boot feature GameOS+OtherOS in the Hypervisor Linux is not the only OS which can be booted like...
 

Video: PS3 Linux on Kmeaw CFW 3.55 Custom Firmware

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202w ago - While graf_chokolo is busy working on returning PS3 OtherOS to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system and posting updates of his progress along the way, kmeaw shared a video of PS3 Linux on PlayStation 3 CFW 3.55 Custom Firmware today alongside AsbestOS Installer v0, v1 (for Fat PS3's), v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, v1.4, v1.5 and LV2 Patcher v9.

Download: AsbestOS Installer v0 for PS3 / AsbestOS Installer v1 for PS3 / AsbestOS Installer v1.1 for PS3 / AsbestOS Installer v1.2 for PS3 (Fat) / AsbestOS Installer v1.2 for PS3 (Slim) / AsbestOS Installer v1.3 for PS3 (Slim) / AsbestOS...
 

Marcan Names PS3 Linux Bootloader on Firmware 3.41 AsbestOS

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220w ago - Nintendo Wii developer Marcan has been sharing updates via [Register or Login to view links] on his progress with a PS3 Linux bootloader, one that is currently working on PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.41 (including on the PS3 Slim) and now named AsbestOS.

Download: AsbestOS ATMega Port with Software USB (Arduino Mega)

Below are some of his recent Tweets for those curious, to quote:

"AsbestOS port to the ATMega with software USB (Arduino Mega, etc...) [Register or Login to view links]

Investigating how RSX access will work. It's definitely possible but it might end up very different from desktop Linux 3D as we know it.

[Register or Login to view links] git repo if you want to follow along. No support or docs yet, it's not done, don't ask, but feel free to peek.

Preliminary porting notes: [Register or Login to view links]. If you have developed or ported a version of the exploit, please let me know your comments

The device I'm using to test is an IGEPv2 (OMAP3,...
 
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