Well ive had absolutely no problems except for trying to figure out how to install it to the ps3's hdd. Once i figure it out i will post what i did and thanks will go to cookie42 as it seems he will be helping me figure some stuff out. Seems me and him are going to get it eventually:p.
Originally Posted by George234
But my ps3 is a cechg01 with a stock 40gb hdd. Hope this can help you in what you need done. It seems that ppl are getting this installed on slims and on phats without any problems so it must be something else that is causing them problems.
Hopefully all the ppl that screamed and whined that all they really want is homebrew n linux will come in here to join on us these linux threads. It seems that most of the ppl in this forum only care about backup managers which is a real shame. The ps3 has so much potential but it looks like only a few of us are really interested in homebrew and linux.
OMG IT WORKS! unplugging the usb devices right before the boot process starts!! You guys are geniuses! :dance: Hopefully smooth sailing from here! Might come into some problems with installing grafs kernels but i'll try to do my own reaserch for that! thanks again george and everyone else!!!!!
60% done i will comfirm if linux successfuolly boots shortly ,, fingas xed guys :P big thnx to rapheal 4 the tipoff,, n george 4 all his hard work,,85% nowww :) hurryup i need to no lol,,,, shunt b long now
Sorry guys, one more thing. Im stuck at the partioning part and not really sure what i should do. I have an external USB HD 500 gb thats already formatted to ext3. I wnat to use that for my linux stuff, as i have another 500GB fat HD for game related stuff.
My options are:
configure encrypted volumes
/dev/ps3da- 117.6gb Unknown
#1 117.6GB freebsd-ufs
/dev/ps3vram-256.9 MB unknown
SCSI (o,0,0) (sda) -500.1 GB WD 5000AV External
#1 500.1GB ext3
Now my question is what should i do? being that i wnat to use the 500 GB external and as much space as possible since it's going to be dedicated to just linux. Thanks for any insight, and also sorry if this has already been explained, i'm just excited to get it going now and just started to post away :)
I would love to do this, but I'd need a massive idiot's guide...
George added it to the front page. Let me know if it runs slow for you. I compiled it with exactly the same settings as my previous kernel with runs very well, except I added the new things. I suspect it's the preliminary rsx driver doing it, so I'll recompile without it and see. Either way let me know.
Originally Posted by Godsilla
yeah, I'm gonna wait until it's so easy a cave man could do it.
Originally Posted by TitaniumL
OK! so i ended up partioning the whole 500 gb external. Everything is working smoothly now :) except everytime you start up linux , well in my case i have to remove my USB that my keyboard and mouse are connected to during the boot process. Kind of annoying, but hey! atleast it's working.
Ok so now what do i do with these deb packages from graf? I have 4 now counting the two new ones george edited his first post with. Do i put them on a usb flash drive/ cd or my external HD? then copy them to my ubuntu desktop? then once there how do i install them using synaptic manager? or using a terminal? Thanks for any help.
HOLY slow start up! This is taking years. I see my mouse pointer and the ubuntu background, but nothing else has loaded up yet lol. I hope grafs packages speed things up a bit, cause the ubuntu 10 img files i had installed previously was blazing fast compared to this lol. My external is just cycling and cycling and still nothing yet. Is it cause i partitioned the whole drive? still nothing as far as programs/files go. i definitely think i did something wrong pertaining to partitioning cause this can't be right.
Install lxde, google it.
For the packages, I reccomend installing the first set, 2nd set has speed problems for some reason. It's just "sudo dpkg -i linux*.deb" to install them.
Then you add them to your kboot.conf.
It's easy, just "sudo gedit kboot.conf" and add a new line that points to the files installed by those packages in "/boot". It should be very easy to figure it out.