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FC5 is only there as an example of how to adapt a Linux distro that already supports PowerPC. There's no requirement to use any specific distro.
Also, maybe this was already posted somewhere but I haven't seen it: the otheros installer is out.
Wow.You you can install alternate operating systems. MAD PROPS to Sony fir this.
The real question is how much did they lock down the drive, and can we attach a usb 2.0 drive?
I'm positive that Blu-Ray is completely locked down, but it may be possible to access ps1 and ps2 discs (real or backup) with th e drive, or, after soeone iwrites a USB driver, with an external usb 2.0 unit.
Now all we need to do is beat SOny to the software ps2/ps1 emulator...
okay. this very interesting. the drive is NOT locked out to normal PC ata you can brn otheros.elf and the bootloader to a CDR or even a blu ray recordable, and INSTALL OFF OF IT. Burning to blu-eay working is really no surpise, as the format is so locked down that this won't enable piracy. All we need is Linux drivers for ps3 hardware and we are golden for homebrew, it looks like. they did it. Sony finally did it.
No cracking needed. just legit development.
The drive is not locked out. That was the biggest problem with the PS2 Linux kit.
Yup, it really is a computer. and a blu ray player. and a console. WORTH EVERY PENNY.
my thoughts exactly
so linux can run on PS3 with some patch to the kernel
but, is the games and other software can run? or every software will need its own patch ?
as long as the software is written in a portable language(C, C++, etc) they will run. some software has x86 assembly language used for optimizations though and won't compile as-is.
But alot of stuff has ppc asm too...