PS3 Linux Installation

October 30, 2009 in General Discussion

I know this don’t have nothing to do with Call of Duty; however, its kinda kewl. I am in process of installing Linux on my Playstation 3. I will give a tutorial on how to do this if any are interested, plus I will let you know how mine turns out. I did have some hiccups when I formatted PS3 hard drive (AFTER I BACKED UP FILES). When I reloaded files from backup: The first night it was fine. The second night I could no longer play Der Riese or anything from Map packs 1, 2, and 3. So I went to Playstation store to download those Map Packs again, but before I started to install…..I noticed they now worked again….”Got me”…”Don’t know what happened” But PS3 GAMING works just like always (one other glitch was all custom classes had to be renamed, but setups were there) I am just now installing linux to take a break from HQ (Headquarters) on Double XP weekend….That’s right its also double XP and ALL map packs (for World at War) are 50% off until Nov 1, 2009. We’ll see how it goes then get back to HQ.

IMPORTANT!
To get back to the XMB “PS3″ after a Linux install
at “Kboot:” Prompt
Type in “game” without the quotes and hit enter

When you go to the “Mirrors” to download, select “ISO” folder then “yellowdog-6.2-ppc-DVD_20090629.iso ” NOT “yellowdog-6.1-ppc-DVD_20090201_NEW_PS3.iso” because it says PS3 in it. The most current is version 6.2 and it INCLUDES PS3, even though it doesn’t say so. Version 6.2 has added feature to use video ram (which PS3 is loaded with) and supposedly is 50% faster than version 6.1. Another note is: if you don’t want to use Yellow Dog Linux then I’ve heard (but haven’t tried) that you should be able to use any Linux release that is 64 bit PPC (Power PC Processor), but why not use on made specifically for PS3?

PS3 Linux download Mirrors.

R/
BuckeyeTC

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  1. Other variant is possible also

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