Installing Linux on PS3
Sony PS3 love linux…
These instructions show you how to install LINUX on a Playstation 3 with the latest firmware.
Downloading a #Linux flavor
Download one of these #Linux versions:
|Fedora Core 5 PPC DVD – 3.4GB|
|not working, work in progress [http://en.opensuse.org/PS3]|
|how to [http://whitesanjuro.googlepages.com/]|
Burn the iso-file onto a CD/DVD depending on the size of the distribution
Preparing the PS3
In this step we will format the PlayStation 3 and create two partitions, one for the XMB (the PS3 operating system) and one for Linux. Before formatting the PS3, you MUST backup your games saved data.
- In the XMB go to Settings > System Settings > Format Utility > Format Hard Disk. Choose Yes.
- Choose Custom partition setting and Allot 10GB to the Other OS. Perform a Quick Format.
- Reboot the PS3 by pressing X on your controller.
Preparing to run the LiveCD
- Insert the Linux CD/DVD you burned into your Playstation 3.
- Go to Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS.
- The system will detect a file called otheros.bld on your disk. Hit X to start the installer.
- Go to Settings > System Settings > Default System. Set it to Other OS. Restart your PS3 by clicking X.
- At the kboot: prompt, hit Enter. Linux will boot, slowly, from the CD.
Once the system is up and running from the disc, you may choose to install Linux permanently.
- Double click the install icon on the desktop.
- Select Manual partitioning, and choose the 10.7GB drive.
Back to normal operations under XMB
To boot back to the XMB environment, type boot-game-os at the kboot: prompt.