• PS3 Hacks, PS3 Linux , 24.05.2011

    The folks over at Gitbrew have tweeted that they have managed to get Petiboot/Dualboot working on 256 mb NAND ps3′s (“phat” PS3s). A guide is expected to release soon, but great news for all you hardcore-Linux fans out there.


    For more information on how to boot GameOS/OtherOS on your Slim/flash-PS3s check out the original thread here. We will keep you updated when the guide is released.

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  • 57 Comments

    1. daveyp187
      05-24-2011
      05:25 AM
      1

      so this means linux and game os right???

    2. advocatusdiaboli
      05-24-2011
      07:25 AM
      2

      Originally Posted by daveyp187
      so this means linux and game os right???
      This is a fix for 256MB NAND machines, here is the thread on how to do it: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=22640

    3. wookieboy76
      05-24-2011
      09:49 AM
      3

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      This is a fix for 256MB NAND machines, here is the thread on how to do it: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=22640
      yeah but that thread is for how to do it for Vflash, not for us 256 mb nand ps3 owners, think guide will be coming soon

    4. OoZic
      05-24-2011
      09:58 AM
      4

      Good to have the older non-flash PS3's on board of multiboot too

      I wonder if those machines will have the same trophy error also...

    5. wookieboy76
      05-24-2011
      10:00 AM
      5

      Originally Posted by daveyp187
      so this means linux and game os right???
      yeah sure does davey

    6. lernatix
      05-24-2011
      10:36 AM
      6

      WOOT! Now if only OoZic would release his AROS build for us phat owners. :P

    7. OoZic
      05-24-2011
      10:55 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by lernatix
      WOOT! Now if only OoZic would release his AROS build for us phat owners. :P
      I posted here on the forum how to install AROS on Linux, it will work on every Linux install (smaller is better of course)
      Today I also posted how to enable BackingStore for AROS

      Only problem is the i386 distro is very well supported (even integrated janusUAE) but the PPC version is a nightly build and is only a very base system with some demo's and Dir Opus 4. Haven't looked into it because I needed to fix the backinStore first and I think I have to compile some things I want.

      PPC AROS is/was only used on some mac's besides the Amiga PPC platform and that is the problem, not many people are in to it and it is very difficult to find any info about the PPC distro while 90% is i386.

      Thing I am interested in is the minigl driver they use. I wonder if this can be used on PPC also to use some very basic 3D on Linux without using the RSX.

    8. Pirate
      05-24-2011
      01:33 PM
      8

      Great news, moved to front page

    9. Testo94
      05-24-2011
      02:46 PM
      9

      That news made my day

    10. sonic34
      05-24-2011
      03:26 PM
      10

      **** yeah this bit of news just made my day as well i can't wait to fire up my ps3 and run linux once they get it up and running for us nand ps3 owners o yeahhhh

    11. LuckySnake
      05-24-2011
      03:33 PM
      11

    12. kwiklikwid
      05-24-2011
      05:47 PM
      12

      Any chance of installing OFW and CFW together, so that we can play games online as well as use homebrew/backup managers?

    13. Amendment01
      05-24-2011
      09:29 PM
      13

      @kwiklikwid..... In due time.... If you havn't noticed, following the scene requires patience...If there is a demand, it will eventually surface....patience.....

      Great news for 256's! Thanx for the contribution, and heads up!

    14. Caddyroo
      05-25-2011
      03:02 AM
      14

      Originally Posted by kwiklikwid
      Any chance of installing OFW and CFW together, so that we can play games online as well as use homebrew/backup managers?
      Yer i was going to ask the same question, this has got to be the ultimate dream! XD

    15. advocatusdiaboli
      05-25-2011
      03:17 AM
      15

      Not yet, AFAIK.

    16. billybobnaz
      05-25-2011
      02:45 PM
      16

      this may be a silly question but how do i find out what NAND my ps3 has? thanks

    17. alternativejohnsmith
      05-25-2011
      02:48 PM
      17

      Thank you so much who ever is doing this

    18. Feregorn
      05-25-2011
      05:56 PM
      18

      Can't wait for a simple guide to walk me through the process...I got a question however: I've got a launch 60GB PS3 (obviously "phat"), so what's all this about the 256mb vflash/ram? Does the PS3 slim has less or more and what difference does it make? Does it make the "phat" ps3's superior to the "slims" or it's a liability?

    19. Tokobo
      05-25-2011
      08:15 PM
      19

      Originally Posted by billybobnaz
      this may be a silly question but how do i find out what NAND my ps3 has? thanks
      Originally Posted by Feregorn
      Can't wait for a simple guide to walk me through the process...I got a question however: I've got a launch 60GB PS3 (obviously "phat"), so what's all this about the 256mb vflash/ram? Does the PS3 slim has less or more and what difference does it make? Does it make the "phat" ps3's superior to the "slims" or it's a liability?
      For the Fat models (the 256 ones are NAND)

      PS3 Fat:
      CECHA = 256MB
      CECHB = 256MB
      CECHC = 256MB
      CECHE = 256MB
      CECHG = 256MB
      CECHH = 16MB
      CECHJ = 16MB
      CECHK = 16MB
      CECHL = 16MB
      CECHM = 16MB
      CECHP = 16MB
      CECHQ = 16MB

      If I'm not wrong, the NAND models are the ones having the PS2 emulation.

      Later Fat models (without the PS2 Emulation) and Slim uses a different type of Flash memory though.

    20. Schnitter
      05-26-2011
      12:48 AM
      20

      Great, will get on this in the weekend.

      Would be great if you could Dual Boot CFW to have a 3.55 and a 3.60+ partition to play online and backup your copies.

    21. brandvegn
      05-28-2011
      10:36 PM
      21

      When will this guide be out? I went to gitbrew(dot)org(slash)otheros and no updates. Cannot seem to connect on IRC to ask for help either. It is an SSL connection, so maybe this is my problem. I get refused when I try irc(dot)gitbrew(dot)org. If anyone could help me troubleshoot, shoot me a PM. Thanks!

    22. advocatusdiaboli
      05-29-2011
      05:42 AM
      22

      With ideas from this thread is it possible to use the OtherOS partition( from 3.15 ) utilizing this new method of launching Linux?

    23. OoZic
      05-29-2011
      07:09 AM
      23

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      With ideas from this thread is it possible to use the OtherOS partition( from 3.15 ) utilizing this new method of launching Linux?
      Graf his tools are only for 3.41 and 3.55 so it won't work.

    24. advocatusdiaboli
      05-29-2011
      07:31 AM
      24

      My question is: Is it possible to boot the Linux partition made by the original OtherOS using the new method?

    25. OoZic
      05-29-2011
      08:02 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      My question is: Is it possible to boot the Linux partition made by the original OtherOS using the new method?
      Short answer: No

      Long answer: https://ps3wiki.lan.st/index.php?tit...ASH&oldid=2656

      Originally Posted by ps3wiki.lan written by graf_chokolo
      The second problem is that the Linux bootloader uncompressed is very large and it won't fit into the default 5th region of VFLASH that is of size 0x400000 bytes.
      A format, killing all other partitions, is always needed with the resizing

      What I like to know: is there any way to boot a kind of "Open Firmware" bootloader. This will open the PS3 to some other interesting OS'es like MorphOS and PPC MacOS (and v4 of the best OS ever ).

    26. lernatix
      05-29-2011
      08:47 AM
      26

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      (and v4 of the best OS ever ).
      If you're talking about the OS I think you're talking about, they had 0% interest in a PS3 port. Kinda sucks seeing as the new X1000 is PPC based.

    27. OoZic
      05-29-2011
      03:07 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by lernatix
      If you're talking about the OS I think you're talking about, they had 0% interest in a PS3 port. Kinda sucks seeing as the new X1000 is PPC based.
      That is understandable. Apple isn't happy with the Hackintosh'es either and if someone ever manages to run GameOS on a PC Sony will kill us all financially for emulating the HyperVisor

      Without Nvidia PPC driver no single OS has any change on a PPC/Nvidia based machine. So even if the owners of AOS4 (a "stupid" Belgium firm I remember) wants it, they run into the Nvidia driver problem.
      Aros/MacOS/WarpOS/MorphOS etc. are all crippled by Nvidia this way. The only OS that has a working Nvidia PPC driver is GameOS.

      Ow, forgot to mention: with the X1000 AOS5 will be available

    28. kibako
      05-31-2011
      05:58 PM
      28

      gitbrew just opened their wiki page @ http://wiki.gitbrew.org/
      At the bottom of the OtherOS++ page it tells you how to go about the install for NAND.

    29. mack19318
      05-31-2011
      07:38 PM
      29

      on git brew it says "initimg.sh does not FULLY support NAND as of 05/29/2011"
      should i wait?
      dont want to screw up my fat model, i have a slim running other os just fine.

    30. lernatix
      05-31-2011
      08:52 PM
      30

      Yeah, it's not inspiring confidence in me either. I want a good install so bad, just not going to risk it until someone else does. :P

    31. arny91
      06-01-2011
      04:09 AM
      31

      Hi guys
      Today i have installed glevand's 355 CFW on a CECHG04 fat ps3 model. I just wanted to say that it installs and works well as of gameos, so it seems that you can install it even on 256mb nand models, but i'm not going trying to install linux on it for now, as the gitbrew wiki says that initimg.sh does not support well nand models. I'll wait for better times to do that.

    32. arny91
      06-04-2011
      09:16 AM
      32

      For everyone interested in installing gnu/linux:
      Check out the wiki: http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:OtherOS++

      06/04/2011 HDD installation for all models

      here's the tutorial

      Code:
      NOTICE: All my tools should beep. If you don't get beep during one of the steps below
              then stop doing anything and contact me. I will help.
      	OtherOS++ support: irc.gitbrew.org (ssl) #otheros
      ALL PS3 MODELS ARE SUPPORTED !!!
       1. Install my latest CFW
       2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
       3. Now your GameOS should use only the half of your HDD
          (Currently working on a better approach)
       4. Run setup_vflash_for_otheros_slim.pkg
          (NAND owners should use setup_vflash_for_otheros_fat.pkg)
       5. Reboot
       6. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg
          (NAND owners should use dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal). Try different USB ports
          if you don't get any beeps.
       7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
       8. Run reboot.pkg
       9. You should be in petitboot now.
          Exit from CUI to shell or switch to another virtual console.
      10. Run script create_hdd_region.sh
      11. Reboot and boot petitboot again
      12. You should see now new HDD device on petitboot, /dev/ps3dd.
          That's your OtherOS HDD region.
          Don't touch any other HDD regions if you don't know what you are doing. Use only ps3dd
          device for your Linux installation. Use parted to partition it and create GPT partition
          table on ps3dd. GPT is supported by both, Linux and FreeBSD.
      Be warned, if you damage your GameOS HDD region, GameOS will reformat HDD and
      remove your Linux HDD region in the process. You have to do the above steps again.
      Don't mess with GameOS HDD region and GameOS won't mess with your OtherOS HDD region.
      For users who installed OtherOS on VFLASH region 7 previously
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      You have to restore your VFLASH before doing the above steps.
      Be warned, this step is NOT for NAND owners.
      1. Boot petitboot
      2. Run script restore_vflash.sh
      3. Reboot. GameOS should reformat your HDD again.
      I haven't tested it yet, but i will soon.

    33. drogbaaaa9
      06-04-2011
      09:44 AM
      33

      join http://****************/ plz

    34. Mistawes
      06-05-2011
      08:42 AM
      34

      OUTDATED, DO NOT USE!!!

      256mb NAND PS3 OtherOS++ tutorial [WIP]


      I'm refining this as time goes on, trying to keep it very simple (cache-22) and have it step by step.

      This method is for CECHA to CECHG models ONLY!!!


      dtbimage.bin.ps3 is from 02-Jul-2011


      Code:
      Starting from a clean 3.55 OFW..
      AFTER BACKING UP YOUR INTERNAL HARD DRIVE AND QUICK FORMAT ON PS3
      Part 1
      1. Install Gitbrew's CFW tinyurl.com/OtherOS-355 (DO NOT USE "Gitbrew SPECIAL")
      2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
      3. Now your GameOS will display 22GB less of your HDD space (your new *nix partition = 22GB)
      4. Run setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg (for all PS3 models)
      5. Reboot
      6. Store this file - "dtbImage.ps3.bin" - on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg 
      (Furthest right port works best, try different USB ports if you don't get any beeps)
      7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
      8. Run reboot.pkg
      9. You should be in petitboot now.
      Part 2
      Select "exit to shell" from Petitboot
         1. cd /
         2. wget tinyurl.com/hdd-region
         3. chmod 755 create_hdd_region.sh
         4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto
      REBOOT PS3 AFTER STEP 4 COMPLETES
         5. parted /dev/ps3dd
         6. mklabel gpt
         7. mkpart primary 0 2GB
         8. print
         9. mkpart primary 2GB (the rest of the hard drive here.) 
        10. quit.
      *At this point, you can go for the simple alternative and insert Red Ribbon 
      (RC4 is latest as of writing this) on DVD or extract the .iso to USB and insert, then select the
       first option from Petitboot main menu to boot Red Ribbon and install from the desktop.*
        11. cd /tmp/
        12. wget tinyurl.com/initimg
        13. chmod a+x initimg.sh
        14. ./initimg.sh auto
      Part 3
      Installing Debian:
      Select the relevant options for language etc. You must install debian onto "ps3dd#2" as an ext3 partition.
      Then select "yes, I want to format" when in partioner (of Debian installer) to format ps3dd#2 and make it bootable ("yes" for boot flag). Partition ps3dd#1 as swap area (should be approx. 2GB). 
      After installing Debian...
          * umount /dev/ps3dd2
          * mount /dev/ps3dd2 /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd2
         15.  cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd2/
         16. wget tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
         17. tar xvjf ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         18. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd2/etc/
         19. wget tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      Reboot, select "debian_hugepages" from Petitboot and see Debian boot!
      FWIW my kboot.conf looks like this, you might need to edit yours depending on 
      kernel and locations:
      debian=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd2
      debian_hugepages=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd2 hugepages=1
      To edit kboot.conf: "cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd2/etc/" followed by "sudo nano kboot.conf"
      If you wanna do this through USB (more awkward) then I've got tips below (haven't done it via USB myself).

      Code:
      Here's a list of everything needed:
      Gitbrew's 3.55 CFW
      setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg
      dtbimage.ps3.bin - db.tt/kDGtAi8
      create_hdd_region.sh - tinyurl.com/hdd-region
      initimg.sh - tinyurl.com/initimg
      ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2 - tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
      kboot.conf - tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      debian.iso - tinyurl.com/deb-ps3-iso
      Example:
      Instead of using "wget", use the following:
      Copy file: "cp /address/to/file/on/usb/file.sh /address/to/destination/"
      USB is normally mounted @ /tmp/petitboot/mnt/SDD1 depending on how many ports are used (although could be slightly different for you e.g. SDE1, SDF1).
      Thanks: Gitbrew/Glevand, Graf Chokolo, Korben & the rest!

    35. wookieboy76
      06-06-2011
      04:35 PM
      35

      embarressing tht i created this thread, and i havent got a clue what im doing, to get this on my fat CECHC03 ps3, im really at al loss, can anyone help me in the right direction plz

    36. OoZic
      06-06-2011
      05:01 PM
      36

      Originally Posted by wookieboy76
      embarressing tht i created this thread, and i havent got a clue what im doing, to get this on my fat CECHC03 ps3, im really at al loss, can anyone help me in the right direction plz
      Came across this on the new dukio site:

      http://www.tantaicbs.com/otheros-sup...s3-models.html

      I think it will help you a lot
      And I think I have to repartition again soon because psvflashh isn't used anymore

    37. Mistawes
      06-08-2011
      08:25 AM
      37

      I've updated my previous post, that's exactly how to do it on a 256mb NAND model. Working 100% for me!

      I'll upload the correct kboot.conf from Dropbox in a few minutes..

    38. OoZic
      06-08-2011
      08:42 AM
      38

      just to let you all know, the latest OrherOS++ (CFW355-OTHEROS++-22GB) has the trophy error fixed, I can run MW2 now with this CFW

    39. wookieboy76
      06-08-2011
      08:52 AM
      39

      Originally Posted by Mistawes
      Saw the wiki last night, so when I sobered up, I thought I'd try it!

      I couldn't find the create_hdd_region.sh he was talking about on the Wiki (or how to run it), but found it hosted elsewhere..

      These steps are crucial, it's how I did it anyway.. This is for after getting Petitboot to run natively (when you can reboot PS3 and it boots straight into Petitboot).

      Code:
      Select "exit to shell" from Petitboot
         1. cd /tmp/
         2. wget tinyurl.com/6eqfypn (I DL'd "create_hdd_region.sh" and shortened the URL to this, feel free to use it)
         3. chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh
         4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto
      REBOOT PS3 AFTER STEP 4 COMPLETES
         5. cd /tmp/
         6. wget gititbit.ch/boot
         7. chmod a+x initimg.sh
         8. ./initimg.sh auto
      After installing Debian...
          * umount /dev/ps3dd1
          * mount /dev/ps3dd1 /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd1 
         1. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/
         2. wget http://7track.org/~glevand/public/ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         3. tar xvjf ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         4. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/etc/
         5. wget kboot.conf (you need to host this yourself until I can do it for you)
      My kboot.conf looks like this:
      debian_vflash=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1
      debian_vflash_hugepages=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1 hugepages=1
      I thought I would see PS3DD in Petitboot as it says on the Wiki, but it was only when I got into Debian installer that I could see it. I then selected the ps3dd region to partition and install Linux onto, then I made a swap area in the 2 GB partition.

      FWIW, this was done on a CECHC model, BC 60GB PAL PS3 (256mb NAND) and worked for me.

      Alternate link for create_hdd_region.sh
      Thanks for your reply fella!, but im still at a loss, i have a 60 gb internal hardrive and a 320 gb ext usb hd, both are full to the brim with games, except 10 gb on my internal ps3 hd, since MM brought split gaming out, b4 tht it was full up, what is the first step i need to do, back it up onto a new hardrive save games n all, along with game data, does ya ps3 have to be totally wiped then u install the cfw from the gitbrew guys, is tht the first step?
      I know this may sound totally noobish, but this is a new breed of thing to me, and i want to make sure im doing everything right, because ive never had a failure happen before because i do my homework first

    40. OoZic
      06-08-2011
      09:11 AM
      40

      Wookyboy76: Best is to make a complete backup using FTP. This way you can also save the /home directory where your trophies are stored. Also backup the xregistry file.

      Once you have the complete backup you can continue install the OtherOS++ CFW. Best is to flash 3.55 OFW first and afterwards the CFW.

    41. sewershark
      06-08-2011
      01:26 PM
      41

      Originally Posted by Mistawes
      Saw the wiki last night, so when I sobered up, I thought I'd try it!

      I couldn't find the create_hdd_region.sh he was talking about on the Wiki (or how to run it), but found it hosted elsewhere..

      These steps are crucial, it's how I did it anyway.. This is for after getting Petitboot to run natively (when you can reboot PS3 and it boots straight into Petitboot).

      Code:
      Select "exit to shell" from Petitboot
         1. cd /tmp/
         2. wget tinyurl.com/createhdd
         3. chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh
         4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto
      REBOOT PS3 AFTER STEP 4 COMPLETES
         5. cd /tmp/
         6. wget tinyurl.com/initimg
         7. chmod a+x initimg.sh
         8. ./initimg.sh auto
      After installing Debian...
          * umount /dev/ps3dd1
          * mount /dev/ps3dd1 /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd1 
         1. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/
         2. wget tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
         3. tar xvjf ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         4. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/etc/
         5. wget tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      Reboot, select "debian_vflash_hugepages" from Petitboot and see Debian boot!
      FWIW my kboot.conf looks like this:
      debian_vflash=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1
      debian_vflash_hugepages=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1 hugepages=1
      I thought I would see PS3DD in Petitboot as it says on the Wiki, but it was only when I got into Debian installer that I could see it. I then selected the ps3dd region to partition and install Linux onto, then I made a swap area in the 2 GB partition.

      FWIW, this was done on a CECHC model, BC 60GB PAL PS3 (256mb NAND) and worked for me.

      Alternate link for create_hdd_region.sh


      i dont' have an internet connection with the ps3 and don't know how to connect playstation to the web from the terminal of petitboot, anyone have a clue on how to install create_hdd_region.sh so i can proceed with the installation ?

    42. Mistawes
      06-08-2011
      01:53 PM
      42

      If you wanna do this through USB (more awkward) then use this example to move files like "create_hdd_region.sh" to where they need to go:

      Code:
      Example: Copy file: "cp /address/to/file/on/usb/file.sh /address/to/destination/"
      Copy folder: "cp -R /address/to/folder/on/usb/ /address/to/destination/folder"
      USB is normally mounted @ /tmp/petitboot/mnt/SDD1 depending on which port it's plugged into.

    43. sewershark
      06-08-2011
      03:40 PM
      43

      worked,you were right it was sdd5 in mnt,are there any steps on how to install a linux distro on this specific nand256 version of petitboot ?if not can someone link a very easy general distro install that will fit ?
      Ps3 got no internet connecion

    44. Pwned-PS3
      06-09-2011
      08:28 AM
      44

      Please somebody help me install Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on 256 Nand using YDL installation DVD. I am a noob so guys please dont cane me.

      @Mistawes thank you for your tut. I have sent you a pm with my specific request. Kindly help....

    45. wookieboy76
      06-09-2011
      09:52 AM
      45

      Thanks you guys for all your help!!... so far!, will need more

      I have bout 16000 files queued for transfer in home directory, is tht right sounds a hell of alot, and i think game folder is even more, is the gamedata,gamesaves etc stored in these folders?

      Also filezilla keeps losing connection, or error timed out at different points transferring files, and i have to start folder transfer again!, is tht because the ps3 is wireless to virgin router but laptop is ethernet to router? its sayin there 18000 queued files when i drag home folder over to new folder on laptop i have created, is tht 18000 in home folder alone or whole hdd0 folder?

      which folders are the only ones i shld ftp over to my pc as a back-up??, and just the ones in hdd0as well??

      I also used tht 3.61 spoof recently where i changed the files in devblind, wld this affect anything putting otherOs/linux on my ps3, i never made a back up of these files either?

      thanks again guys

    46. stussy1
      06-09-2011
      10:09 AM
      46

      you would want to change that 3.61 spoof before doing it i would say should be links some where around here with them i would say to go back to ofw as well before attempting good luck

    47. sewershark
      06-09-2011
      11:22 AM
      47

      procedure is too complicated ,i disintalled everything and i'm back with rebug 3.55 ,besides initimg.sh wont work unless you have an active internet connection with your ps3 from the unix console,author did not state this anywhere in his wiki ,had for that 8hours of work without finalizing anything ,might be my personal opinion but i would say its a bad peace of software extremely complicated too not going to install it again ..

      some positives to mention ? :it did not screw my ps3 . . . till now!!

    48. makaveli101
      06-09-2011
      11:04 PM
      48

      Originally Posted by Mistawes

      256mb NAND PS3 OtherOS++ tute


      This method is for CECHA to CECHG models ONLY!!!


      Code:
      Starting from a clean 3.55 OFW..
      AFTER BACKING UP YOUR INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
      Part 1
      1. Install Gitbrew's latest CFW http://tinyurl.com/355-OOS-22GB
      2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
      3. Now your GameOS will display 22GB less of your HDD space (your new *nix partition = 22GB)
      4. Run setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg (for all PS3 models)
      5. Reboot
      6. Store this file - "dtbImage.ps3.bin" - on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg 
      (Try different USB ports if you don't get any beeps)
      7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
      8. Run reboot.pkg
      9. You should be in petitboot now.
      Part 2
      Select "exit to shell" from Petitboot
         1. cd /tmp/
         2. wget tinyurl.com/createhdd
         3. chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh
         4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto
      REBOOT PS3 AFTER STEP 4 COMPLETES
         5. cd /tmp/
         6. wget tinyurl.com/initimg
         7. chmod a+x initimg.sh
         8. ./initimg.sh auto
      Part 3
      Installing Debian:
      Select the relevant options for language etc. You must install debian onto "ps3dd" as an ext3 partition.
      Then select "yes, I want to format" when in partioner (of Debian installer) to format ps3dd
      and make it bootable ("yes" for boot flag). Partition ps3dc as swap area (should be approx. 2GB). 
      After installing Debian...
          * umount /dev/ps3dd1
          * mount /dev/ps3dd1 /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd1 
         9.  cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/
         10. wget tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
         11. tar xvjf ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         12. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd1/etc/
         13. wget tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      Reboot, select "debian_vflash_hugepages" from Petitboot and see Debian boot!
      FWIW my kboot.conf looks like this:
      debian_vflash=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1
      debian_vflash_hugepages=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd1 hugepages=1
      If you wanna do this through USB (more awkward) then I've got tips below (haven't done it via USB myself).

      Code:
      Here's a list of everything needed:
      dtbimage.ps3.bin - db.tt/kDGtAi8
      create_hdd_region - tinyurl.com/createhdd
      initimg.sh - tinyurl.com/initimg
      ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2 - tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
      kboot.conf - tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      debian.iso - tinyurl.com/deb-ps3-iso
      Example:
      Instead of using "wget", use the following:
      Copy file: "cp /address/to/file/on/usb/file.sh /address/to/destination/"
      USB is normally mounted @ /tmp/petitboot/mnt/SDD1 depending on which port it's plugged into (although could be slightly different for you).
      CREDITS: Gitbrew/Glevand, Graf Chokolo, Korben & the rest!
      this fails for me when installing, i think somethings wrong with the servers??? anyways it freezes during installation

    49. Pwned-PS3
      06-10-2011
      02:07 AM
      49

      Well, Installation Guides for Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian are now up at the Gitbrew site. But I am not sure these cover 256 Nand Phats......

      http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:Linux#Ubuntu

    50. Tuco Warhol
      06-10-2011
      01:49 PM
      50

      Now my problem is with the script i have a Cechh 04 with NorFlash every thing runs five until hit the part to run create_hdd_region, i can run script i have the knowldge but the script gave me error like a user in forum of PS3HAX (ps3stor_region: invalid option --8) in bottom of the script after run ./create_hdd_region.sh auto or sh create_hdd_region.sh or even bash create_hdd_region.sh...gave me the same error, i run the restore_vflash to but no region 7 found....
      I was in 3.55 kmeaw than a installed the first dual boot in vflash, but i format the drive in my pc and installed official 3.55 and than again 3.55 kmeaw, for last i instaled your firmwarefirst the 3.55 oficial in recovery than 3.55OtherOs++ recovery mode two and restore PS3....
      I have done this two times every thing goes ok with beeps in all tools but like i said i need fix the problem with create_hdd_region.sh.
      Another thing i have to go to this site http://7track.org/~glevand/public/ make the download of setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg because the link in wikibrew for setup_flash_for_otheros_fat.pkg was down.

    51. kibako
      06-12-2011
      04:01 AM
      51

      Originally Posted by Tuco Warhol
      Now my problem is with the script i have a Cechh 04 with NorFlash every thing runs five until hit the part to run create_hdd_region, i can run script i have the knowldge but the script gave me error like a user in forum of PS3HAX (ps3stor_region: invalid option --8) in bottom of the script after run ./create_hdd_region.sh auto or sh create_hdd_region.sh or even bash create_hdd_region.sh...gave me the same error, i run the restore_vflash to but no region 7 found....
      I was in 3.55 kmeaw than a installed the first dual boot in vflash, but i format the drive in my pc and installed official 3.55 and than again 3.55 kmeaw, for last i instaled your firmwarefirst the 3.55 oficial in recovery than 3.55OtherOs++ recovery mode two and restore PS3....
      I have done this two times every thing goes ok with beeps in all tools but like i said i need fix the problem with create_hdd_region.sh.
      Another thing i have to go to this site http://7track.org/~glevand/public/ make the download of setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg because the link in wikibrew for setup_flash_for_otheros_fat.pkg was down.
      try this it might be a permissions problem
      (if you have internet)

      1. cd /tmp/
      2. wget tinyurl.com/6hxblov
      3. chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh
      4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto

      (no internet / then copy the file from usb to /tmp/ and do steps 3 and 4)

    52. Tuco Warhol
      06-12-2011
      08:46 AM
      52

      No, i have tryed that too but gave me the same error
      But thanks

    53. rajivecn
      06-23-2011
      03:06 AM
      53

      I have PS3 Slim CECH-2004B with 256MB NOR for CFW 3.55 & Other OS 20 GB
      I have successfully installed Debian Squeez following instruction from http :// wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:Linux All the steps are completed without any issues and up and running. It was working very well without any problem.
      But after a few reboots and updates it happens that the boot screen shows a message stating that;
      "Faild: kexec /ver/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd2/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-geebd85d"
      Any help on this to boot the Linux
      I would like to know how to edit files like FSTAB, Kboot.conf etc. after installation in case the Linux OS didn't boot.
      I mean correcting the entries in those files of ps3dd2 drive
      I have tried with Nano but the file seems to be write protected.
      Any Help on this issues

    54. Mobex
      06-30-2011
      05:39 AM
      54

      Ok I have a ps3 phat 256 cechc03, CFW 3.55/OtherOs and following the gitbrew tutorial, during the end of the debian installation the ps3 is hanging, furthest I've got is 97% == I've tried a few times keeps doing the same thing

      Any ideas??? I'm so close lol!....

    55. cbrown87
      07-02-2011
      12:51 AM
      55

      Originally Posted by Mistawes

      256mb NAND PS3 OtherOS++ tutorial [WIP]


      This method is for CECHA to CECHG models ONLY!!!


      Code:
      Starting from a clean 3.55 OFW..
      AFTER BACKING UP YOUR INTERNAL HARD DRIVE AND QUICK FORMAT ON PS3
      Part 1
      1. Install Gitbrew's latest CFW http://tinyurl.com/355-OOS-22GB
      2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
      3. Now your GameOS will display 22GB less of your HDD space (your new *nix partition = 22GB)
      4. Run setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg (for all PS3 models)
      5. Reboot
      6. Store this file - "dtbImage.ps3.bin" - on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg 
      (Try different USB ports if you don't get any beeps)
      7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
      8. Run reboot.pkg
      9. You should be in petitboot now.
      Part 2
      Select "exit to shell" from Petitboot
         1. cd /tmp/
         2. wget tinyurl.com/createhdd
         3. chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh
         4. ./create_hdd_region.sh auto
      REBOOT PS3 AFTER STEP 4 COMPLETES
         5. parted /dev/ps3dd
         6. mklabel gpt
         7. mkpart primary 0 2GB
         8. print
         9. mkpart primary 2GB (the rest of the hard drive here.) 
        10. quit.
        11. cd /tmp/
        12. wget tinyurl.com/initimg
        13. chmod a+x initimg.sh
        14. ./initimg.sh auto
      Part 3
      Installing Debian:
      Select the relevant options for language etc. You must install debian onto "ps3dd#2" as an ext3 partition.
      Then select "yes, I want to format" when in partioner (of Debian installer) to format ps3dd#2 and make it bootable ("yes" for boot flag). Partition ps3dd#1 as swap area (should be approx. 2GB). 
      After installing Debian...
          * umount /dev/ps3dd2
          * mount /dev/ps3dd2 /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3dd2
         15.  cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd2/
         16. wget tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
         17. tar xvjf ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2
         18. cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/ps3sdd2/etc/
         19. wget tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      Reboot, select "debian_vflash_hugepages" from Petitboot and see Debian boot!
      FWIW my kboot.conf looks like this:
      debian_vflash=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd2
      debian_vflash_hugepages=/boot/vmlinux-2.6.38-g61f4ef1 root=/dev/ps3dd2 hugepages=1
      If you wanna do this through USB (more awkward) then I've got tips below (haven't done it via USB myself).

      Code:
      Here's a list of everything needed:
      Gitbrew's latest CFW
      setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg
      dtbimage.ps3.bin - db.tt/kDGtAi8
      create_hdd_region - tinyurl.com/createhdd
      initimg.sh - tinyurl.com/initimg
      ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2 - tinyurl.com/orig-kernel
      kboot.conf - tinyurl.com/kbootfile
      debian.iso - tinyurl.com/deb-ps3-iso
      Example:
      Instead of using "wget", use the following:
      Copy file: "cp /address/to/file/on/usb/file.sh /address/to/destination/"
      USB is normally mounted @ /tmp/petitboot/mnt/SDD1 depending on how many ports are used (although could be slightly different for you).
      CREDITS: Gitbrew/Glevand, Graf Chokolo, Korben & the rest!
      USB is normally mounted @ /tmp/petitboot/mnt/SDD1 <------ when u say slightly different do i just change the 1 on the end of SDD

    56. Mistawes
      07-02-2011
      05:32 AM
      56

      SDD1, SDE1, SDF1 etc is what I needed to change. Good luck!

    57. Philious
      07-08-2011
      04:40 PM
      57

      fyi for those getting stuck trying to download anything from glevands 7track.org repo its down, i got this url off him earlier today in irc.

      http://lol.notsoldierx.com/~glevand/