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Why do I only get "system is going down now" when trying to hit either "Live" or "Install" on petitboot? (And why is petitboot cmd and not gui?)
First of all I would like to thank to everyone working to get linux back to ps3.
I've been following the effort for some time, and it seems it's starting to be possible and actually not very tricky.
I haven't tried installing anything, so I would like to ask if I'm getting this right.
In order to get linux back we need:
- A custom firmware right? :P I ask this because I'm not sure which one is appropriate. Is there one that you would recommend? (if possible where to get it and instructions on how to install it, or is it just by running system update?)
- If I'm getting this right, a CFW will allow to run .pkg files which those "create_vflash, delete_vflash&$#" seem to be, right?
- So after running the instructions on this thread, and get to the petitboot menu, is it just a matter of insert a CD or USB PEN with a linux (ppc64) distro, and the installer will start?
Is this video any good as a tutorial?
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upu6X3m8rV0&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - ‪Installing Ps3 Otheros and Petitboot.‬‏[/ame]
If one manages to install a linux distro, is there any community for developers, like to discuss on how to take advantage of the processor multi cores?
Which distro would you recommend? Would Yellow Dog Linux be a clever choice, possibly for being compatible with all the hardware, or would ubuntu be a simpler and still compatible choice?
As a final questions, what are consequences of failing in any of the steps?
Sorry for asking all at once, but I get this right I shall make a tutorial. LOL
Great job everyone
I have managed to get Debian install to start up and have gone thought the steps to start the install. The only problem is that when I go ahead and start the partition for my external hard-drive Debian instal freezes at 33% and then nothing happens.
Has anyone else experienced this issue or have managed to get thought the install process?
Here is a photo of my issue:
Good job guys
Any plans for the CECHG and older models ?
Because petitboot has always been a CMD or CLI interface and not a GUI.
Originally Posted by Mirakulix
You won't be able to access vflash on anything other then linux. You will either have to use a liveCD, or other type of distro, or you can use petitboot. Those are the only reasonable ways to access the vflash.
Originally Posted by varinek
Are you talking about the 256 nand models? Glevland is working on a method for those. So I would imagine that rebug will have a solution either by the time glevland releases an update, a little after, or sooner if they find their own way.
Originally Posted by nickxab
Having a look at gitbrew it seems they have already found a solution.. I will check it out a bit more later..
Originally Posted by xPreatorianx
I will update the tool to include NAND/NOR selection etc.. Then try to release the source as well once it is done.. I do have a lot on but I will do it as soon as I can..
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Good to hear about both you guys and glevland. Can't wait for the release. Whoever comes first and adds more features will be the one I update to :P. I understand and I can wait.
Originally Posted by Cyberskunk
Again thanks for the release though. I need to start putting together a guide for both glevlands' and your team's methods. Damn....
Originally Posted by blz2
I am also looking for some instructions or tutorials that would explain this in a simpler way, im a fast learner, just havent found the right source, and yes, i have used the "search" function to find my way trough the preparing a ps3 and installing a linux distro, hope to see it soon, if not ill give it a try, after getting more data on the matter of course. Long live the PS3 Scene!!!
Does anyone know if it can run a Linux compatible PS1 emulator?