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That happened to me the first time I used the disc. Maybe the ISO is messed up? Try the experienced method here : http://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/?p=othero...TSTRAP;hb=HEAD
Originally Posted by Charlooch
I'm gonna try it here in about an hour. I gotta completely redo all the steps besides reinstalling the CFW because of the way this bash script is setup. I believe it uses a different naming scheme and I wanna make sure I don't screw anything up.
When he writes "umount" does he mean "unmount" cause umount does nothing.
n/m lol my mistake. so far it seems to be working i'll update shortly
Last edited by Charlooch; 05-08-2011 at 04:38 PM.
Well... it was working great up until i started getting "permissions denied" when in shell. Are we supposed to have the debian disc in while we do this? i know with the automagicinstall no disc was needed. I also see in the experienced users one there is also a ubuntu natty install maybe that would work better.
can we just use good ol george24 ubuntu distro he made? would it work the same and we'd be able to install it on petitiboot or will it not recognize the different vflash partitions?
no idea. I'm doing the install now i'll report back soon.
EDIT: I almost got it installed and than for some reason I decided to install the web server stuff. So than it froze. Than I tried it again and it froze while installing the kernal. So I'll try it again tomorrow. It may be a bit to hot in my room tonight to do it. So I'll start fresh tomorrow.
Last edited by xPreatorianx; 05-08-2011 at 09:13 PM.
Sorry for the doublepost again. Here's a video of how to install from gitbrew.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loXRISqGUls]YouTube - Installing Debian through petitboot on a Slim Ps3 Part 1[/ame]
Here's a guide on how to install petitboot and do the vflash tools. Of course from gitbrew.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upu6X3m8rV0"]YouTube - Installing Ps3 Otheros and Petitboot.[/ame]
So in all honesty I don't even need to write a tutorial. This dude is doing it all.
Here's their channel for any added video's. :
Last edited by xPreatorianx; 05-09-2011 at 03:31 PM.
You know whats weird xPreatorianx? i followed the youtube vids to a T. But even after formatting, going back to official 3.55 firmware then to 3.55 other OS++ it has my old partitions still there from my other attempts at installing debian. I don't know why or how, but anyway i'm trying the automagic install I'm stuck right now at 75% on starting language. Let's hope this time for not 10 hours again.
well, i pulled out my USB keyboard during the base install and made it past 75%! yay! will see what happens from here....
Format the HDD with your computer. If you have a SATA docking station you don't need a SATA to USB connector. If not just grab a SATA connector and plug it in the old fashion way. If it doesn't reformat your drive that way than that's really weird. When I do the same thing it completely formats everything. I screwed up my drive about a week ago and it basically YLOD on me. So the only way to fix it was to format my PS3 HDD using my PC. I have to do the same thing again to start the process over here in a few. But try formatting the drive on a PC with either windows or linux. If that doesn't work and it still shows the old install than that is extremely weird!
Originally Posted by Charlooch
lol I hear ya. Also he did say at the end of the video's that 256 NAND is not supported at all. They are working on that but they need a 256 NAND PS3, he also said a full CFW that doesn't require all these extra steps will come after 256 NAND support. They wanna make sure that it won't cause any problems before they do release a full CFW.
lol I hope that makes sense. I'm doing about 10 things at once :P.
well the pc i have now has a SATA HD. And if i remember correctly last time i opened it up it had abunch of extra sata wires in there. I would take the HD out of the ps3 and plug it into there? lol lets hope it doesn't get to that point cause so far eveyrthing is running smoothly. Only thing i'm worried about is having to leave 2.5 gb of free space in one partition , then i have the boot PReP 100 mb, primary at 35 gb and swap at 5 GB.
Also so far everything is working smoothly, plus once i get into debian itself(if ever) i can probably fix those formats through there.