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Article: Graf_Chokolo Releases GameOS VFlash Resizer for Installing Linux + Small Tut
Article: Graf_Chokolo Releases GameOS VFlash Resizer for Installing Linux + Small Tut –
I didn't read the story but what linux version can be installed on the ps3?
I sort of want to try this, but it's just a touch over my head. D: From the looks of things though, I may be wrong, but it seems like it will accept any generic 2.6.x version of linux. Please feel free to correct this if it is a mistake, I just assume this by looking at the vmlinux file name, and it leads me to believe that he has somehow manipulated the ps3 to act like a small portion of vmware (the linux install part) upon boot. Very nice work though Graf! I cant wait until this becomes a little bit more "grokable" to myself. Perhaps some research is in order...
Yeah this seems to bit a but out of my scope of understanding, but Graf_Chokolo has delivered on his word, the only thing that has me concerned in "formatting" the HD I got a full 500GB, and resizing it will be a big inconvince, but the end result wil be worth it...Yeah Linux (SUSE Linux 9 here I come)
Kudos to graf! The amount of info he has reversed up is just mind-boggling
I will try this the very same day as my USB stick (that has my linux root) dies. Hopefully there is a "for dummies" version of this by then
just out of intrest, what benefit would i get from installing linux on my ps3 compared too having linux on a desktop pc ? I can't think of many things that make it usefull except for aiding in development of ps3 specific things (in which i mean applications for a linux flavor specificially designed to be run on a console) things like media centers, games etc come to mind but as far as that's concerned i can just use my pc with linux and a ps2 gamped to pc convertor attached to it.
The only other things that might be intresting is to see how certain benchmarks run while being ran from a ps3 linux system and compare them to my linux desktop version. But i believe that would only work if there was hardware acceleration availible which i'm not certain is availible for ps3 in kernels or even loadable modules
Anyone have some idea's about the points above ? feel free to share
Well the use it self...hmm let’s say you r the type of user that has not htpc, or any other kind of pc in the division with the ps3. Having linux gives you access to proper browser, and having the entire web at your disposal without the limitations of the ps3 browser. Check out a few docs someone sends you to your mail with open office...whatever
Originally Posted by joyrider
Or you say you have a "monster" desktop for gaming, but want something more silent and with less power hungry to run a dedicated all night traffic, p2p or any other kind, whatever, get a bigger bang for your buck out of the ps3
So, even without being a dev you may have advantages for the use of a linux on a ps3
And I’m not even considering the geek factor of it all!
Now the sad part, benchmarking…well the drivers support is a bit shady, dispite all the hard work graf puts forward, there’s still much to improve!
Let’s say you don’t have a ps3, and you want a small machine capable of viewing movies, some casual gaming, web and office functionality, get a pc, for the same amount of money you can have a solid base configuration that will beat the ps3 in everything except the games (and I’m not even sure anymore, seems ps3 is limited to running latest games at 720p, rather than the 1080p “promised”…)
So, running a media player compiled to run on a linux distru on a ppc, won’t really give fullhd flawless, why? Well no drivers for the RSX (graphics) that have that support. HV also limites the access to the processing cores, the hardware is design to work a certain way, being that way ps3 gameOS.
HV is quite troublesome, graf has dedicated HUGE amounts of time to retro engineer the HV, and we begin to see bigger hardware access, but it’s still limited
My two cents on that – and I might be misinformed on one end or another, but I don’t think so.
Anyway – way to graf, you keep bringing more of the HV to the light, maybe one day we will have the ps3 truly open!