As most of us know, developer marcan was working on a Linux bootloader for firmware 3.41, the only problem he had, was choosing a name, well he has settled on AsbestOS, here is the tweet where he reveals the name and a few after regarding the bootloader.
AsbestOS (yeah, I’m calling it that) now works on the PS3 Slim (still doesn’t quite boot Linux, though)
Next headache: catching *both* CPU threads from lv2.
That wasn’t too bad. Threads caught.
Wasted like an hour debugging a bootwrapper that was working perfectly, except noone documents this stuff. dtbImage.ps3 != zImage.ps3
I bet you’ve never seen a Linux kernel say this: [ 0.000000] PS3 firmware version 3.4.1
http://is.gd/fBv7U It’s alive! Mostly, anyway.
Confirmed that it works (to the same extent) on the Slim too
To follow marcans progress, follow him on Twitter here
The AsbestOS logo in the above pic, is not the official logo, i just added it to make it prettier :p