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PS3 OFW running like a Linux Live Distro Theory
PS3 OFW running like a Linux Live Distro Theory –
Hello , I think if today is not possible to run dual firmware , why not to run OFW e.g. 4.0 like a Live CD on Linux . It is just to create a homebrew to act like a bootloader or something and loads the OFW to run it on memory not from PS3 disk and viola that way we can run newer games and have CFW 3.55 . If the PS3 virtual memory is not sufficient to run the OFW like a Live distro then we can use a partition or something on removable media . What do you think guys ???
I know it would be severe memory limitations running a homebrew as a bootloader unless the homebrew could clear everything from memory except for itself and the necessary stuff for it to run. Also don't know if something similar to multiman's redirection (and before anyone says anything I know it only works for bluray - just an example) could be used to trick the ps3 into booting from a live cd or external hard drive. More than likely it is absolutely necessary to use a hardware modification to do this but it may be possible in combination with the E3 flasher so that instead of dual booting from 2 hard drives, you'd boot from a hard drive and a live cd
What I'd like to see is dual booting from OtherOS
Thanks for the reply , yes the limitations of memory is what i think first , the OFW needs to be running on memory all time and it consumes a lot of memory , indeed I'd like to see dual firmware too , Regards
I think it's a good idea, perhaps not from memory but disk. Perform some clever memory mapping and reboot into an OFW from CFW. It would be nice, but I don't know if it would be easily possible.
Why not have a firmware with some sort of union system where the firmware chooses which differences to incorporate into the system. For example, code specific to v3.55 and code specific to v3.64 are chosen at boot time by the user and are united with the identical code each share. This may ease the memory limitations pending the differences between firmwares is minimal. Similar things are possible with UnionFS in live Linux distributions though this is different.