• Updates follow at read more link. If you didn’t know already, OtherOS is back on the PS3. A developer using the name Geoffrey Levand, has released a dual booting Custom Firmware, what this will let us do, is boot between GameOS and OtherOS, below is a quote from the source:

    Features:

    Into HV integrated OtherOS bootloader loader (compatible with OtherOS bootloader on 3.15)
    OtherOS bootloader is booted directly from HV, no GameOS is involved.
    Process of booting OtherOS bootloader loader is very similar to 3.15 method
    Booting Linux from HDD/USB/BD/Network
    Linux with GameOS rights
    Full access to all HV SS services (Dispatcher Manager) from GameOS or Linux
    Full access to all System Manager services
    Ability to create/modify/remove repository nodes in LPAR 1 (e.g. with ps3dm-utils or ps3hvc-utils).
    This ability gives you much power over the whole system because many layers of PS3 use repository nodes to exchange information.
    Enabled QA mode in Update Manager
    Downgrading without USB dongle or Service Mode
    Ability to deactivate/activate HDD/VFLASH encryption (e.g. with ps3stor-utils)
    Support for ps3-utils. You can flash new OtherOS bootloader from Linux e.g.

    Notes:

    Tested 3.41 and 3.55 on PS3 Slim with Gentoo and Debian Squeeze but should work on PS3 Fat without problems
    Bug reports are welcome, send it please to [email protected]

    Work in progress:

    Creating OtherOS partitions directly on HDD (not VFLASH)
    Permanently disabling HDD/VFLASH encryption
    Mapping of HTAB with R/W permission
    SYSCON access from LPAR 2
    FreeBSD support

    Installing OtherOS bootloader

    Tested ONLY on PS3 models with VFLASH
    During deleting of VFLASH regions GameOS will ask you to reinstall firmware, don’t do it, just press PS3 button and continue
    I use petitboot as OtherOS bootloader. You could use a different one.
    The following order of steps is important
    Delete VFLASH region 6
    Delete VFLASH region 5
    Create VFLASH region 5
    Create VFLASH region 6
    Install OtherOS bootloader on VFLASH with “Install OtherOS”

    Booting OtherOS bootloader

    Run “Boot OtherOS”
    Reboot GameOS with “Reboot”

    Creating a VFLASH partition for Linux
    Notes:

    Works ONLY on PS3 models with VFLASH
    Warning: All your HDD data will be lost, so make a backup
    I’m currently working on a solution for PS3 models with NAND flash
    Resize VFLASH (creates a 40GB free space on VFLASH, if you need more then feel free to recompile it)
    Reboot GameOS
    Create VFLASH region 7

    Installing Linux with petitboot

    Installing Gentoo GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux System

    Partitioning with fdisk

    Notes:

    I used petitboot to install Debian and Gentoo on VFLASH
    I used fdisk to partition ps3vflashh
    Make sure you create a swap partition
    Creating a ready to use Linux distribution images is a work in progress

    Booting Linux with petitboot
    Notes:

    USB driver in petitboot has problems on PS3 Slim. The problem lies in Linux USB driver.
    Currently i’m trying to fix this problem in Linux kernel
    I temporarily use my boot_linux.sh script to boot a Linux installed on VFLASH from petitboot

    DOWNLOAD:

    Firmwares:

    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.30 (md5 9142d8c1707a3257b21c29d6f266c6c6) - Added 05/10/11
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.41 (md5 9b439b04c4c0b841ae50c3af18bb584d)
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.50 (md5 74b4291615ceb394e0d64078d775a93d)
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.55 (md5 fac423010dc8e20030f28145a42627fb)

    Firmware Mirrors: (If the above links are overloaded)

    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.30 (md5 9142d8c1707a3257b21c29d6f266c6c6)
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.41 (md5 9b439b04c4c0b841ae50c3af18bb584d)
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.50 (md5 74b4291615ceb394e0d64078d775a93d)
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.55 (md5 fac423010dc8e20030f28145a42627fb)

    Tools:

    create_vflash5.pkg (md5 d76700a04cd58b29970d752b73dc6a0d)
    create_vflash6.pkg (md5 4ccea493c87299c3fe75ec3b093091f8)
    create_vflash7.pkg (md5 78e432917ed972c415b3a0a703f4acaf)
    delete_vflash5.pkg (md5 83f32c6fdf9d532c2a8203bce3852e86)
    delete_vflash6.pkg (md5 573b587f04d21d40837688c39c8587bd)
    delete_vflash7.pkg (md5 8366318a4fafbd769bc9df0b6e528ea1)
    resize_vflash.pkg (md5 9a5cb0bcd819788749d2926111df6870)
    install_otheros.pkg (md5 9e5e79fa0450e34071223c40c34a8e8a)
    boot_gameos.pkg (md5 7377d1c89f4f67957cafe18a2e58d006)
    boot_otheros.pkg (md5 bf425926d3d55ab59828d5b6c2a2c333)
    reboot.pkg (md5 450fba966321445ec50360b21b9fa99b)
    dtbImage.ps3.bin (md5 8df950e8033ca5f58149ab009b998ce4) - Updated 05/09/11
    initimg.sh (md5 1897ce58cd06690f4ae2c9c23c558bce) - Added 05/07/11

    All tools beep twice if they succeed !!!

    SOURCE GITBREW.ORG

    EDIT:
    Quote from PS3MFW

    We are proud of the scene, and we want to congratulate all the devs who made this possible, Graf Chokolo of course (don’t forget to donate to him if you didn’t already, he needs it to fight his legal battle with $ony) and the newcomer “Geoffrey Levand” (probably a fake name) who worked closely with Graf and continued his work after Graf was forced to stop (because Sony thinks it owns you and your console) as well as a thank you to our friends at gitbrew.org for helping and providing a safe haven for these talented developers to work.

    Update 1:

    Video tutorial:

    UPDATE 2:

    A bunch of new updates have been released since we last posted, bringing the latest version to 3.30:

    To quote:

    Added CFW 3.30 Added video tutorials - gititbit.ch/tube
    ps3vflash: enabled raw access to VFLASH region 0 - dbtImage.ps3.bin

    Download:
    Firmwares:
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.30 - Added 05/10/11

    Tools:

    dtbImage.ps3.bin - Updated 05/09/11
    initimg.sh - Added 05/07/11

    New video tutorials can be found here.

    UPDATE 3:

    Petitboot Dual Boot working on 256 MB NAND
    http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/05/petitboot-dual-boot-working-on-256-mb-nand/

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    Discuss in Forums (301)


  • 301 Comments

    1. BobbyBlunt
      05-04-2011
      12:28 AM
      1

      There is already a tutorial for you to do this in the tutorial section. All they did was take the liberty of making the required pup for you.

      Edit: I apologize. I didn't read thorough enough. It is a much easier way of installing Linux then the method I have seen in the tutorial section.

    2. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      03:44 AM
      2

      messed up my gconf2 yesterday so i have to fix that first before I will try this. (vork out of memory with a 240kb file ...)

      I have a feeling where the original inormation is comming from, I hope he is very carefull and stops with using the word "guys" because it points to someone...

      and maybe the dev can add to his work in progess: find a way to enable the RSX again like before FW 2.10. That would make my year

    3. adicbadee
      05-04-2011
      06:29 AM
      3

      woooaoaaahhh ,, i found this n e one no if its real , i dnt dare try it lol ,, looks promising ,,, and congrats on the dual boot fw btw

      my bad for posting on here but i not sure how to start a new thread lol :/

      *Edit*
      Link removed due it being fake and avoiding bricking of consoles

    4. jordanmoore
      05-04-2011
      06:39 AM
      4

      This is 99% Graf's work and I see no acknowledgements of this. All this guy has really done is put Graf's hard work into a CFW and bragged about being "better" than graf and geo on graf's blog.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by adicbadee
      woooaoaaahhh ,, i found this n e one no if its real , i dnt dare try it lol ,, looks promising ,,, and congrats on the dual boot fw btw

      my bad for posting on here but i not sure how to start a new thread lol :/
      Don't try it; if this was real they would have shown it with an un-cracked 3.60 game.
      Also that post states all about being online with the PSN? When was this released because we all know how the PSN has been down for ages now.

    5. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      06:45 AM
      5

      Originally Posted by jordanmoore
      This is 99% Graf's work and I see no acknowledgements of this. All this guy has really done is put Graf's hard work into a CFW and bragged about being "better" than graf and geo on graf's blog.

      The PS3MFW guys did, i added a quote from their article to the first post.

    6. 2die4
      05-04-2011
      06:48 AM
      6

      has anyone tried this ??????????????????

    7. ogbrandon
      05-04-2011
      06:58 AM
      7

      will it be possible to create a dual boot cfw, which lets us choose between cfw and ofw?

    8. DKO-
      05-04-2011
      07:02 AM
      8

      Awesome work, Cheers

    9. advocatusdiaboli
      05-04-2011
      07:06 AM
      9

      Is this a dual boot

      • GameOS XMB
      • GameOS Linux
      or a dual boot
      • GameOS XMB
      • OtherOS
      The last approach is just silly, in my opinion. In case answer is 1, What will it take to make a multiboot?
      • GameOS XMB
      • GameOS Linux
      • GameOS MacOS X Tiger
      • GameOS AmigaOS
      • GameOS WinNT 4.0 PPC

    10. advocatusdiaboli
      05-04-2011
      07:09 AM
      10

      Originally Posted by jordanmoore
      This is 99% Graf's work and I see no acknowledgements of this. All this guy has really done is put Graf's hard work into a CFW and bragged about being "better" than graf and geo on graf's blog.
      Better means different things for different people, for the mainstream, it�s good that people make enduser friendly stuff so that graf or whoever can spend their time on the low level stuff, and do not have to play with making stuff user friendly.

    11. Celticninja
      05-04-2011
      07:09 AM
      11

      is this the same guy that worked for Sony and said that Sony was committed to supporting Linux on Phat models and wouldn't be disabled in a future update? if so then I thnk this shows atleast how committed he is...

    12. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      07:47 AM
      12

      Originally Posted by 2die4
      has anyone tried this ??????????????????
      yes, I have installed it 5 minutes ago.



      EDIT: note: I didn't see the original post changed with instructions added. So the info below is obsolete. I'll start with a fresh install..... messed up my gconf2 anyway

      I was hoping an a petitboot bootscreen at startup to choose between Linux and GameOS but it kicks me right to GameOS after reboot.
      lvl2 v9 crashes now, I will look into it. It is CFW 3.55.

      Only difference I see is a PSN icon I have never seen before. Maybe it deleted my PSN account info and I have to fill in my old info again.
      I don't think it is a sign PSN will be back up soon

      Edit: I had to re-install lvl2-v9 and BoototherOS. after that lvl2-v9 only showed the option to install debian so I think it killed my internal install by changing the partition table. Booting from rescue usb stick now to check what happenend...

      edit2: my 43 Gb partition is still there. Let's see what the kboot.conf has to say. maybe I just have to add the line pointing to the internal install...
      Yes, my internal is back when I start lvl2-v9. Editing the boot.conf did it.

    13. jivex5k
      05-04-2011
      07:51 AM
      13

      Originally Posted by adicbadee
      woooaoaaahhh ,, i found this http://ps3latest.webatu.com/ps3-jail...oad-locations/ n e one no if its real , i dnt dare try it lol ,, looks promising ,,, and congrats on the dual boot fw btw

      my bad for posting on here but i not sure how to start a new thread lol :/
      FAKE!
      Please realize that ANY CFW requiring survey completion to download is FAKE!
      Any CFW that requires you to download a program to download it is FAKE!

      Anyways-
      Nice work on this Dual-Boot CFW. I'm glad to see graf's work is continued through his hardships.

    14. arnes_king
      05-04-2011
      08:02 AM
      14

      I think that i will try this out too, but i don't really know what i need to do to instal this properly ....

    15. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      08:03 AM
      15

      Originally Posted by arnes_king
      I think that i will try this out too, but i don't really know what i need to do to instal this properly ....

      Go to the source, it tells you exactly what to do.

    16. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      08:39 AM
      16

      i redownload it 2 times and put it in directory ps3/update/PS3UPDAT.PUP (renamed) to PS3UPDATE.PUP AND MY PS3 DONT FIND ANY UPDATE ON USB .WHAT I DO WRONG???

    17. advocatusdiaboli
      05-04-2011
      08:40 AM
      17

      This is correct: MASS:/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP

      Originally Posted by jivex5k
      Please realize that ANY CFW requiring survey completion to download is FAKE!
      Any CFW that requires you to download a program to download it is FAKE!
      I’d rather say anyone trying to download CFW that has to complete a survey, is not downloading from the source.

    18. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      08:47 AM
      18

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      i redownload it 2 times and put it in directory ps3/update/PS3UPDAT.PUP (renamed) to PS3UPDATE.PUP AND MY PS3 DONT FIND ANY UPDATE ON USB .WHAT I DO WRONG???
      PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP

      (note the caps and the e you used and doesn't belong there)

    19. hackster
      05-04-2011
      08:53 AM
      19

      Originally Posted by ogbrandon
      will it be possible to create a dual boot cfw, which lets us choose between cfw and ofw?
      Get yourself a paper route and save enough to buy a 2nd PS3.

    20. gmitesh90
      05-04-2011
      08:54 AM
      20

      crysis 2 is 3.56 not 3.6, end of story

    21. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      09:00 AM
      21

      PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP THE PS3 CAN SEE THE DIRECTORY BUT NO THE UPDATE I REDOWNLOAD IT 2 TIMES170 MB (178,921,236 bytes)IS SAY I DONT NOW WHAT TO DO THANKS FOR FAST REPLY

    22. CFWUSER
      05-04-2011
      09:05 AM
      22

      i am in cfw 3.55 rebug but when i want to install cfw3.55-otheros++ this message appeared(no aplicable was found)
      do i need to install OFW 3.55 first?

    23. Mystt
      05-04-2011
      09:06 AM
      23

      This is very nice, thank you.

    24. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      09:16 AM
      24

      I HAVE ALSO REBUG AND IS DONT SEE THE UPDATE
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      OK I WILL INSTALL FIRST THE OFW 355 AND LATER TRY AGAIN

    25. fatfred
      05-04-2011
      09:50 AM
      25

      What�s about "I�m currently working on a solution for PS3 models with NAND flash"?
      Has someone installed it on a nand-Model?
      I don�t won�t to brick another console ;-)

      FatFred

    26. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      09:50 AM
      26

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP THE PS3 CAN SEE THE DIRECTORY BUT NO THE UPDATE I REDOWNLOAD IT 2 TIMES170 MB (178,921,236 bytes)IS SAY I DONT NOW WHAT TO DO THANKS FOR FAST REPLY
      Originally Posted by petros111280
      I HAVE ALSO REBUG AND IS DONT SEE THE UPDATE
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      OK I WILL INSTALL FIRST THE OFW 355 AND LATER TRY AGAIN
      1.) You need to rename the files "PS3UPDAT.PUP"
      2.) Lay of the caps lock, it looks like you are shouting at us and it is very rude.

    27. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      09:55 AM
      27

      Always go to official firmware before updating to a custom! how many times do people have to say this??

      anyway rebug users expect some goodies in the near future

    28. tech3475
      05-04-2011
      10:25 AM
      28

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      anyway rebug users expect some goodies in the near future
      Is it OOS related? My phat is still on vanilla as I'm still waiting to see how OOS implementations mature (which is why this release is exciting for me).

    29. Jerk McD0uchebag
      05-04-2011
      10:27 AM
      29

      --->> VIDEO EN YOUTUBE <<---

      YouTube - PSGroove.com - PS3 Gentoo Linux Via Graf_Chokolo Internal

    30. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      10:29 AM
      30

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      1.) You need to rename the files "PS3UPDAT.PUP"
      2.) Lay of the caps lock, it looks like you are shouting at us and it is very rude.
      I DOWNLOAD THE OFW 355 READY RENAMED IS DONT SEE EVEN THAT NOW .
      AND I DONT SHOOTING AT YOU I JUST NEED SOME HELP..(DO YOU TRY IT PERSONALY FROM REBUG 3.55.1??? I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK OPEN I WRITE WITH BIG LETTERS THANKS

    31. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      10:31 AM
      31

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK OPEN I WRITE WITH BIG LETTERS THANKS
      Unless you have sight problems, please refrain from using caps, if you need to make things bigger, use Ctrl and your mouse wheel, as for help, i gave you the answer.

    32. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      10:32 AM
      32

      are you testing Gregs patience? or are you being really dumb?

    33. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      10:34 AM
      33

      thank you very much for your advice do you now maybe how to sort out my update problem????????????????????

    34. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      10:36 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      thank you very much for your advice do you now maybe how to sort out my update problem????????????????????
      If you can update with Official Firmware, do exactly the same with the CFW, you should have it and don't forget it has to be done via recovery.

    35. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      10:36 AM
      35

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      I DOWNLOAD THE OFW 355 READY RENAMED IS DONT SEE EVEN THAT NOW .
      AND I DONT SHOOTING AT YOU I JUST NEED SOME HELP..(DO YOU TRY IT PERSONALY FROM REBUG 3.55.1??? I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK OPEN I WRITE WITH BIG LETTERS THANKS
      The sequence should be..

      CFW back to OFW, then up to whichever CFW you choose.

      The file structure on your USB stick or drive should be exactly as below..

      PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP

      As to the Caps, whether using CapsLock or just typing holding Shift key, stop it please as it makes it hard to read your post if nothing else

    36. hoosier_d
      05-04-2011
      10:36 AM
      36

      This site and its need to post facepalm emoticons to try and humiliate someone or endless correcting of someones using of the caps. Grow the F up already.

      I swear sometimes some of you couldnt possibly be over the age of 13.

    37. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      10:39 AM
      37

      Originally Posted by hoosier_d
      This site and its need to post facepalm emoticons to try and humiliate someone or endless correcting of someones using of the caps. Grow the F up already.

      When you decided to use "F" in your post, your post and opinion became moot, you see you made yourself look childish and immature by resorting to swearing, which the letter "F" in the context in which you use it symbolizes.

      Perhaps you should "Grow Up", thank you

    38. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      10:40 AM
      38

      Originally Posted by hoosier_d
      This site and its need to post facepalm emoticons to try and humiliate someone or endless correcting of someones using of the caps. Grow the F up already.

      I swear sometimes some of you couldnt possibly be over the age of 13.
      Read my bit about Caps, it does make it harder to read as we learn to read without them and our brains automatically fill in the middle part of a word when in lower case, but when in Caps our brain takes longer as it has to spend more time reading the full word.

      Has sweeet FA to do with humiliating someone as far as I am concerened.

    39. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      10:42 AM
      39

      ok is work throu recorvery mode

    40. metalheavy
      05-04-2011
      10:42 AM
      40

      Pockets69, good to hear some new stuff is coming our way (Rebug) user's. Hopefully this implemented into it. I like Rebug and really dont wanna shift to anything else at this point in time.

    41. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      10:42 AM
      41

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      ok is work throu recorvery mode

      Awesome

    42. MC_Dogan
      05-04-2011
      10:46 AM
      42

      i want 3.60 as other os or a folder where you can put your (to boot) ofw or cfw in that you can switch between online or unlimited games

    43. hoosier_d
      05-04-2011
      10:47 AM
      43

      I have no trouble deciphering the cryptic writing of the mystic capital letters. In the end it just looks like power hungry kids who like to boss people around is all. As for the letter F I apologise, but in all fairness to me.........Im surprised any of you could see it anyway since it was capitalized.

    44. GregoryRasputin
      05-04-2011
      10:48 AM
      44

      Originally Posted by hoosier_d
      I have no trouble deciphering the cryptic writing of the mystic capital letters. In the end it just looks like power hungry kids who like to boss people around is all. As for the letter F I apologise, but in all fairness to me.........Im surprised any of you could see it anyway since it was capitalized.

      Just because you are an extremely old man that is going through a mid life crisis, no need to take it out on us kids

    45. Qraze1
      05-04-2011
      10:49 AM
      45

      i have a few questions......

      #1 i would like to know if i can for sure downgrade to 3.41 using this new daul boot, i'm on 3.55?

      #2 if i install this, will it format my hdd, i got a OG phat 60 gig with a 250 hdd in it now, i want to create the linux partition on the original 60 gig hdd, switch it out to get all my goodies on the 250 gig.
      i know the partition will format the hdd, but after its all done, can i switch out the 60 and put the 250 gig back in there without it having the partition and reformat happen to that hdd?

      #3 if yes to 1 and 2, if i downgrade the 60 gig partitioned hdd from 3.55 to 3.41 and its the one to get reformated (again), if i switch the 60gig to the 250 gig after the downgrade, will that 250gig hdd get reformated too?

      i know alot of my homebrew won't work after the downgrade after switching to the 250gig, but i got alot of bought psn games and content on that 250 gig, if they get erased, i can't get them back unless i update to ofw.

      this is why i want to do the otheros install on the 60 gig hdd, to leave my bigger one alone. if anyone can answer these for me, i will be greatful and give you some props or marijuana.

      i hope you understand what i'm trying to do and ask here. the lesser hdd used for the install process, the other untouched (in terms of formating, i don't have a ext hdd at the moment to backup and restore data or this would not be an issue at all).

      thanks.

    46. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      10:57 AM
      46

      ok i am in oficial ofw throu recorvery mode now with ofw i steel can use multiman and buckups that is right???? i dont was exept it.

    47. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      10:59 AM
      47

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      ok i am in oficial ofw throu recorvery mode now with ofw i steel can use multiman and buckups that is right???? i dont was exept it.
      No, no multi man or backups in OFW

    48. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      11:06 AM
      48

      Originally Posted by hoosier_d
      This site and its need to post facepalm emoticons to try and humiliate someone or endless correcting of someones using of the caps. Grow the F up already.

      I swear sometimes some of you couldnt possibly be over the age of 13.
      just try another usb device. It looks like you have problems with it if you did everything correct.

    49. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      11:07 AM
      49

      no is work multiman and buck ups i dont see the update throu storage function
      i download the ofw 355 from sony and steel have the install pkg that time my ps3 can see the 3.60 to update.

    50. Gorillaape23
      05-04-2011
      11:08 AM
      50

      does any one know if this lets you use the graphic chip in linux

    51. Qraze1
      05-04-2011
      11:14 AM
      51

      i don't understand why using homebrew from cfw 3.55 wouldn't work when switching back to ofw3.55 unless it needs the lv2 patcher app ran before running.

      all the cfw3.55 homebrew is signed, ofw3.55 see's it as officailly signed by sony. i wouldn't bet on every single thing working, but i don't see no reasons why they wouldn't work either.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by Gorillaape23
      does any one know if this lets you use the graphic chip in linux
      i think we need a rsx driver written if we don't already have one to be able to use it completely.

    52. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      11:17 AM
      52

      Originally Posted by Qraze1
      i don't understand why using homebrew from cfw 3.55 wouldn't work when switching back to ofw3.55 unless it needs the lv2 patcher app ran before running.

      all the cfw3.55 homebrew is signed, ofw3.55 see's it as officailly signed by sony. i wouldn't bet on every single thing working, but i don't see no reasons why they wouldn't work either.
      As far as I know most of the homebrew apps do, but MuiltiMan and back ups don't as OFW does not allow for that regardless of being signed or not?

    53. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      11:49 AM
      53

      i unistall the ofw but it was i i boot 1 game with multiman.for me it was strange

    54. Da ToxicFox
      05-04-2011
      12:12 PM
      54

      Am I the only one who finds this guys name fishy? Its reminds me of both Geo hotz and Graf. there is no way that Geo Hotz or Graf could be behind this of course... Just some food for thought...

    55. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      12:25 PM
      55

      ok i steel have problems my ps3 is cechh04 i ha ve petibot on my usb in file PS3/otheros /otheros.bld i Delete VFLASH region 6
      Delete VFLASH region 5
      Create VFLASH region 5
      Create VFLASH region 6

      try to install other os is get black screen for 2 sec and nothink then i run boot other os and the same 2-3 second black screen and nothink ,,, i have from the past 10 partition and installed linux before 3.21
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      please answear me som1 are i will start to use capslock again

    56. progaor06
      05-04-2011
      12:28 PM
      56

      wtf is this useless ****
      then why hell is this site still here no sense in haveing bunch ogame that r never gonna be playable on wesbite these bums r paying for server that has no devlopent in scene cuz bunch dicks have egos like math that dont want to release keys or way to play newer games last i known milk 5 bucks galllons its either feed my family or be entertained im not paying for both so ill pirate hell out stuff no some osama bin ladens yes that u math want to risk get dragged in river by usa americans your acting like pakistan terrorist i have the keys but wont release them this why people like u need to hunted down by navy seals ****ing black idiot

    57. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      12:31 PM
      57

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      ok i steel have problems my ps3 is cechh04 i ha ve petibot on my usb in file PS3/otheros /otheros.bld i Delete VFLASH region 6
      Delete VFLASH region 5
      Create VFLASH region 5
      Create VFLASH region 6

      try to install other os is get black screen for 2 sec and nothink then i run boot other os and the same 2-3 second black screen and nothink ,,, i have from the past 10 partition and installed linux before 3.21
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      please answear me som1 are i will start to use capslock again
      LOl at capslock (don't mess with Greg...)

      I have done it also by the guide, as soon as I start boot otheros it goes back to the GameOS.

      Edit: formatted the drive with all old partitions removed (totally clean) and now I am able to get petitboot running and quiting (slim users remove usb keyboard after you hit Enter for Boot Gameos or any other thing, otherwise it hangs) but when I want to install the 40Gb partition it fails.... I will look into it further

      I have installed Debian on my internal before so I know a little what is going on but this I don't understand. I will look into it as soon as I have time (and that will not be before the weekend)

      Note that this way to install Linux is new for us all so it will be difficult to find answers to questions.

    58. BobbyBlunt
      05-04-2011
      12:39 PM
      58

      For everyone who is downloading this pup, I think it is unneeded if you know how to use MFW builder. All the tools needed are in pkg format. If you have a patched HV in your MFW then everything should work fine.

    59. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      12:41 PM
      59

      ok i go gym for now and will try again after

    60. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      12:41 PM
      60

      Originally Posted by progaor06
      wtf is this useless ****
      then why hell is this site still here no sense in haveing bunch ogame that r never gonna be playable on wesbite these bums r paying for server that has no devlopent in scene cuz bunch dicks have egos like math that dont want to release keys or way to play newer games last i known milk 5 bucks galllons its either feed my family or be entertained im not paying for both so ill pirate hell out stuff no some osama bin ladens yes that u math want to risk get dragged in river by usa americans your acting like pakistan terrorist i have the keys but wont release them this why people like u need to hunted down by navy seals ****ing black idiot
      So I take it you need to play your 'copies' on PSN and you are also a rascist then?.. What is the world coming to when we are not all the same as you are?

      Such a shame everyone else is sooooo far below you on the evolutionary scale

      Oh btw, if you need to play online so much, write a new CFW yourself.

    61. petros111280
      05-04-2011
      12:44 PM
      61

      Playing online without a mic is like having weed but nothing to smoke it with.
      i dont smoke i drink it in tea are make it with honey is better and you dont need to smoke

    62. metalheavy
      05-04-2011
      12:45 PM
      62

      Originally Posted by progaor06
      wtf is this useless ****
      then why hell is this site still here no sense in haveing bunch ogame that r never gonna be playable on wesbite these bums r paying for server that has no devlopent in scene cuz bunch dicks have egos like math that dont want to release keys or way to play newer games last i known milk 5 bucks galllons its either feed my family or be entertained im not paying for both so ill pirate hell out stuff no some osama bin ladens yes that u math want to risk get dragged in river by usa americans your acting like pakistan terrorist i have the keys but wont release them this why people like u need to hunted down by navy seals ****ing black idiot
      You sir are a classic ass clown. Head over to StormFront. They have a front row seat waiting for your racist ass. Google it moron. See ya later!

    63. Wolfie708
      05-04-2011
      12:47 PM
      63

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      Playing online without a mic is like having weed but nothing to smoke it with.
      i dont smoke i drink it in tea are make it with honey is better and you dont need to smoke
      I like it in yummy little cakes *Floats around room a bit before banging gently into the window*

    64. SuperDre
      05-04-2011
      02:12 PM
      64

      Originally Posted by tech3475
      Is it OOS related? My phat is still on vanilla as I'm still waiting to see how OOS implementations mature (which is why this release is exciting for me).
      Me too, but I'm wondering if it will/is possible to use your current OtherOS partition directly.. I'm gonna wait for a moment as I still have a Phat 80GB version and wonder what the 'nand' comment is about (have no idea if I have a nandversion or not).. After waiting for more than a year I can wait a few days more.. LOL...

      Also the remark about first CFW then installing homebrew and then reverting back to OFW, wouldn't it be possible to create homebrew which can install signed homebrew from USB/DVD? That's the only mistake they didn't make and learned from the PSP by not showing signed content which is located on an external device.. LOL..
      I wonder if homebrew that's signed and runs on OFW 3.55 would still run if updated to OFW 3.60 anyone already tried that (by accident?)..

      Also would you need to update first to OFW3.55 before running the CFW or can you just directly update from OFW3.15 to CFW3.55?

    65. Drexal
      05-04-2011
      02:14 PM
      65

      Originally Posted by MC_Dogan
      i want 3.60 as other os or a folder where you can put your (to boot) ofw or cfw in that you can switch between online or unlimited games

      Daddy,... Make time go faster!!!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Qraze1
      i have a few questions......

      #1 i would like to know if i can for sure downgrade to 3.41 using this new daul boot, i'm on 3.55?

      #2 if i install this, will it format my hdd, i got a OG phat 60 gig with a 250 hdd in it now, i want to create the linux partition on the original 60 gig hdd, switch it out to get all my goodies on the 250 gig.
      i know the partition will format the hdd, but after its all done, can i switch out the 60 and put the 250 gig back in there without it having the partition and reformat happen to that hdd?

      #3 if yes to 1 and 2, if i downgrade the 60 gig partitioned hdd from 3.55 to 3.41 and its the one to get reformated (again), if i switch the 60gig to the 250 gig after the downgrade, will that 250gig hdd get reformated too?

      i know alot of my homebrew won't work after the downgrade after switching to the 250gig, but i got alot of bought psn games and content on that 250 gig, if they get erased, i can't get them back unless i update to ofw.

      this is why i want to do the otheros install on the 60 gig hdd, to leave my bigger one alone. if anyone can answer these for me, i will be greatful and give you some props or marijuana.

      i hope you understand what i'm trying to do and ask here. the lesser hdd used for the install process, the other untouched (in terms of formating, i don't have a ext hdd at the moment to backup and restore data or this would not be an issue at all).

      thanks.
      When you put the 250 back in its going to say that that HDD doesn't belong to that PS3 and want to format it. I'm pretty sure though if you change the HDD ID in xRegistry.sys file you can put it back in. I'm not 100% sure on that so do some research about editing the XRegistry.sys file in that way before you try it.

    66. lightyear
      05-04-2011
      02:28 PM
      66

      is this working on slim?

    67. sportsstar89
      05-04-2011
      02:34 PM
      67

      Do all phats have vflash and if not what models do?

    68. Da ToxicFox
      05-04-2011
      02:39 PM
      68

      A few things I want to know before installing are:

      How fast is Linux using this method?

      What are the brick %?

      Is this CFW even any good?

      How would I go about backing up my data so I don't lose anything?

      I personally enjoy using Rebug but would like to use my PS3 as a comp since my comp is now fried chicken.

    69. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      02:42 PM
      69

      preety fast! this cfw is as good as kmeaw, use the backup utility on the ps3.
      if you don't want to lose rebug, wait a few days you might have a surprise.

    70. Gfunk117
      05-04-2011
      03:05 PM
      70

      This is great! Thank you! My ultimate goal is to make my PS3 into a TV front-end for streaming from my Linux VDR Server. I really pray and hope that the RSX Graphics becomes 100% usable someday in the near future.

      What was your experience running XBMC on Debian/Ubuntu 10.04 with this dual-boot cfw?

      There are some nice releases of XBMC that support Linux TV apps such as MythTV, VDR and Tvheadend.

      The future of running Linux on the PS3 is looking good! :D

    71. Schnippshly
      05-04-2011
      03:27 PM
      71

      Originally Posted by sportsstar89
      Do all phats have vflash and if not what models do?
      I'm also wondering which PS3s have vflash and which ones don't. I assume that any PS3 with 256 MB NAND doesn't have vflash?

    72. scristopher
      05-04-2011
      03:31 PM
      72

      Originally Posted by Schnippshly
      I'm also wandering which PS3s have vflash and which ones don't. I assume that any PS3 with 256 MB NAND doesn't have vflash?
      yep - no vflash on 256 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

      PS3 Slim:
      CECH-20..A = 16MB
      CECH-20..B = 16MB
      CECH-21..A = 16MB
      CECH-21..B = 16MB
      CECH-250.A = 16MB
      CECH-250.B = 16MB
      CECH-250.A = 16MB
      CECH-250.B = 16MB
      CECH-251.A = 16MB
      CECH-251.B = 16MB

      (Quick C&P)

    73. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      03:55 PM
      73

      I am unable to resize the partition / create vflash region 7.

      everything goes ok but after create vflash region 7 I get the normal warning I have to push the PS button or start/select at the same time. I hit PS again and it goes back to XMB, no format screen for harddisk....


      EDIT: I think something is wrong with Create Region7 program. When I run it it doesn't go to the format screen afterwards. So I changed it to the one provided with graf_chokolo his tools and now it does format.

      It looks more and more like the way we were installing it before on the internal drive.

    74. Schnippshly
      05-04-2011
      04:07 PM
      74

      Well, dang, I guess I'm one of those people with a NAND and not a vflash, then. I guess I'm not too worried until Linux on the PS3 can utilize the RSX chip, anyway, but I still appreciate this release.

    75. rubixcube7
      05-04-2011
      04:08 PM
      75

      Originally Posted by scristopher
      yep - no vflash on 256 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

      PS3 Slim:
      CECH-20..A = 16MB
      CECH-20..B = 16MB
      CECH-21..A = 16MB
      CECH-21..B = 16MB
      CECH-250.A = 16MB
      CECH-250.B = 16MB
      CECH-250.A = 16MB
      CECH-250.B = 16MB
      CECH-251.A = 16MB
      CECH-251.B = 16MB

      (Quick C&P)
      so the only ones that dont currently work are these?
      CECHA = 256MB
      CECHB = 256MB
      CECHC = 256MB
      CECHE = 256MB
      CECHG = 256MB

    76. kimdalanxa
      05-04-2011
      04:48 PM
      76

      Wtf no video presentating this masterwork? i would make a cool 1 but im 2 busy in the "iphone hackin world"! ;-)

    77. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      04:53 PM
      77

      there is a video somewhere on this thread! check psgroove i think its their video...

    78. advocatusdiaboli
      05-04-2011
      04:57 PM
      78

      Mine are CECHC and CECHE :-(

    79. OoZic
      05-04-2011
      05:09 PM
      79

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      there is a video somewhere on this thread! check psgroove i think its their video...
      I think it starts with the installation of linux, and not about the creating of the vflash partitions.

      Now all I want to say is the guide really s*cks !!

      It only gives some info about the creating and deleting but afterwards I am left in the dark. First the "create Vflash Region 7" doesn't work and when I replace it with graf his version it does work. Now I am able to start petitboot again but because there is no debian installed it is not there in Petitboot.

      I will test what happens if I install lvl2-v9 again. maybe that will help something. But I think I will switch to my own old guide because this is a road to nowhere for me....
      also no info about how to boot with graf his kernel so the ps3vflash partitions can be recognized. Just totally incomplete....
      And the links to Gentoo and Debian and Fdisk are a joke? I can find them myself. Why doesn't he give info about what to do next after the creation of the partitions?
      I will boot from my rescue usb stick to configure the partition and to see if I can install from there with the info from the links...
      Edit: and I remember I have burned a cd-image with graf kernel. I have to put that one in ofcourse.... I hve to sleep first, I start to forget things. Not good

    80. LuckySnake
      05-04-2011
      05:12 PM
      80

      Loving the progress. I need NAND support though. Awaiting patiently......

    81. elcido6
      05-04-2011
      05:44 PM
      81

      Does this mean we can run a Linux compatible PS1 emulator on the PS3?

    82. scristopher
      05-04-2011
      06:31 PM
      82

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      I am unable to resize the partition / create vflash region 7.

      everything goes ok but after create vflash region 7 I get the normal warning I have to push the PS button or start/select at the same time. I hit PS again and it goes back to XMB, no format screen for harddisk....


      EDIT: I think something is wrong with Create Region7 program. When I run it it doesn't go to the format screen afterwards. So I changed it to the one provided with graf_chokolo his tools and now it does format.

      It looks more and more like the way we were installing it before on the internal drive.
      same thing for me havnt been able to try grafs tools out yet tho

    83. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      07:03 PM
      83

      Originally Posted by elcido6
      Does this mean we can run a Linux compatible PS1 emulator on the PS3?
      highly unlikely! although the processing power of the ps3 is huge, with no hardware accelerated graphics is going to be hard, well i could be wrong though, i guess we should be trying instead of discussing it XD
      but now i ask why the ps1 emu? the ps3 play ps1 games just fine

    84. Amendment01
      05-04-2011
      07:05 PM
      84

      The... Holy... Grail!!!

      I have been waiting for this moment for a long... long... longggg time!
      Thank you all for who made this possible!
      Graf_chokolo..Geoffrey Levand..
      and everyone who supported the cause!!

      Been at 3.55 for a while, so i guess a few months aint that long,
      Thank you!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Also Thanks+ to everyone one in this comment section.. lol
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      After reading all of the posts, i understand that you must revert to OFW from CFW.....So please allow me to be noob for a sec..

      I have never went Custom yet, i am on 3.55 OFW, So I........
      just throw this at my ps3?

      And what is VFLASH? Do I have it? ofw 3.55 original 40gig...

      "Tested ONLY on PS3 models with VFLASH"
      from http://gitbrew.org/otheros/

    85. MysterySword
      05-04-2011
      07:54 PM
      85

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      highly unlikely! although the processing power of the ps3 is huge, with no hardware accelerated graphics is going to be hard, well i could be wrong though, i guess we should be trying instead of discussing it XD
      but now i ask why the ps1 emu? the ps3 play ps1 games just fine
      Does this dualbooted OtherOS have full-hardware support? If so, I assume it only needs a driver for the gfx card.

      As for a PS1 emulator on Linux, it'd have some advantages over the PS3's PS1 emulation (good model/video upscaling, ability to use cheats on games, etc...).

    86. LuckySnake
      05-04-2011
      09:00 PM
      86

      Originally Posted by Amendment01

      And what is VFLASH? Do I have it? ofw 3.55 original 40gig...
      Check the back of your console and compare the model number to the post above by schristopher

    87. scristopher
      05-04-2011
      09:09 PM
      87

      Originally Posted by LuckySnake
      Check the back of your console and compare the model number to the post above by schristopher
      done already i C&P'd teh post w/ the compatible models earlier
      CECHH01

      --was that supposed to be a joke?
      wouldnt that be ironic tho? lol
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      well this is what i have done so far
      formatted the driv 3x using the format utility
      retrying install 2x
      fail at create vflash 7 (possibly install otheros i hear no 2 beeps before going back to xmb) vflash process never tells me i have to format.
      3rd time reinstalled cfw
      tried again
      fail(same reason as above)

      not sure what the problem is maybe i have to compile it myself?
      wait
      i guess im a tard lol

    88. LuckySnake
      05-04-2011
      09:43 PM
      88

      No, he was asking if his ps3 has vflash and he never mentioned the model so the only way to be sure is for him to check the back.

    89. scristopher
      05-04-2011
      09:50 PM
      89

      Originally Posted by LuckySnake
      No, he was asking if his ps3 has vflash and he never mentioned the model so the only way to be sure is for him to check the back.
      O Damn lol , didnt realize i dunno i got annoyed and started drinking
      Damn that was dumb
      lol prolly why i hardly drink lol

    90. Amendment01
      05-04-2011
      09:54 PM
      90

      Originally Posted by LuckySnake
      Check the back of your console and compare the model number to the post above by schristopher
      Thank for that...somehow missed that!

      Originally Posted by scristopher
      done already i C&P'd teh post w/ the compatible models earlier
      CECHH01
      Yep thats what my model number is...thanks! So if im reading your post correctly only 256mb dont have VFLASH?
      and CECHH has 16mb... so im good?

      B.T.W. found this reminiscent letter
      http://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/cbe-oss-dev/2010-February/007202.html

    91. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      10:06 PM
      91

      so geof levand worked for sony? really interesting... the more that joins us the better

    92. scristopher
      05-04-2011
      10:30 PM
      92

      ughh im an idiot

    93. Amendment01
      05-04-2011
      10:32 PM
      93

      @Pockets
      ya i know right.. although it is more probable that it is an alias...
      A very clever one at that!

    94. Pockets69
      05-04-2011
      10:36 PM
      94

      Originally Posted by Amendment01
      @Pockets
      ya i know right.. although it is more probable that it is an alias...
      A very clever one at that!
      Yeah you might be right man, it might be an alias...

    95. Amendment01
      05-04-2011
      10:42 PM
      95

      Ya, but for the sake of anonymity... We should refrain from speculating who the alias actually belongs to..

    96. denero1
      05-04-2011
      11:03 PM
      96

      true no specultion

    97. tjgrantham
      05-05-2011
      01:29 AM
      97

      My question is "Does this version of linux allow you to use emulators like ps1,
      N64, or any others like Dolphin?" I saw in an earlier post that the graphics is restricted, but on an other site I read that this version of linux unlocks it. Sorry for the noob question, just new to Linux and the hardware inside of the Ps3. If no, is it because this Linux doesn't have the drivers for the graphics card? Thank you for any info

    98. SuperDre
      05-05-2011
      02:41 AM
      98

      Originally Posted by tjgrantham
      My question is "Does this version of linux allow you to use emulators like ps1,
      N64, or any others like Dolphin?" I saw in an earlier post that the graphics is restricted, but on an other site I read that this version of linux unlocks it. Sorry for the noob question, just new to Linux and the hardware inside of the Ps3. If no, is it because this Linux doesn't have the drivers for the graphics card? Thank you for any info
      Even if it does have full RSX-acces, it doesn't do you any good until someone writes a driver for it.. Since the RSX is based on an Nvidia GPU there is already an opensource driver for that, will take some time to modify it, but I think people were already trying to do that, adding RSX support to that specified driver..

      Still, the emulators will run under Linux, but they aren't optimized for the PS3 (standard it will run everything on the PPU instead of also using the SPU's), and people are already converting those emulators to run under GameOS.. Since you have to use a CFW for Linux, you might as well use the GameOS version opposed to the linux version..

    99. DaSnOoTeRKiNG
      05-05-2011
      02:57 AM
      99

      Ok so I'm not new to this and I too am having the issue inwhich I cant find the update. Im on help and before you ask I already renamed the the pup and created the proper folders PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP but get "No applicable update available" . I should also note I had the paths set on root of my d1 with OFW and on the root of my flash drive with this CFW and neither were recognized. So now I'm wondering if the fact that i already have Ubuntu installed on my hdd and have actually used some of the function in the HV debugging pkg. has something to do with it lol anyway maybe its for the best whatever ill keep looking at it .

      S/N: I have a 320 GB slim and it seems to match what scristopher has listed and looking at gitbrews instructions it says something about unloading the usb driver ? anyone got a clue?.................and last but not least is it only when creating the vflash7 region that it wipes your HDD?
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      highly unlikely! although the processing power of the ps3 is huge, with no hardware accelerated graphics is going to be hard, well i could be wrong though, i guess we should be trying instead of discussing it XD
      but now i ask why the ps1 emu? the ps3 play ps1 games just fine
      I have a slim = not backwards compatible but again not really interested in PS1. PS2 is what id like to see as well as N64

    100. tjgrantham
      05-05-2011
      03:14 AM
      100

      Originally Posted by SuperDre
      Even if it does have full RSX-acces, it doesn't do you any good until someone writes a driver for it.. Since the RSX is based on an Nvidia GPU there is already an opensource driver for that, will take some time to modify it, but I think people were already trying to do that, adding RSX support to that specified driver..

      Still, the emulators will run under Linux, but they aren't optimized for the PS3 (standard it will run everything on the PPU instead of also using the SPU's), and people are already converting those emulators to run under GameOS.. Since you have to use a CFW for Linux, you might as well use the GameOS version opposed to the linux version..
      Ok, that's what I was wondering, because if it was possible to run them I would be able to play N64 games and stuff like that. No emulators have been released for them yet for ps3 GameOS, but I know it will come in time. What about emulating a Windows OS on ps3 through Linux, even worth it? From what I gather people have already put Windows 98 on ps3 with DosBoot and it ran slow, just didn't know if running it through Linux would make it work because of it being emulated?

      Thank you for info

      I'm gonna check google to see if any emulators have been made to run using the PPU for Linux

    101. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      05:05 AM
      101

      Originally Posted by tjgrantham
      Ok, that's what I was wondering, because if it was possible to run them I would be able to play N64 games and stuff like that. No emulators have been released for them yet for ps3 GameOS, but I know it will come in time. What about emulating a Windows OS on ps3 through Linux, even worth it? From what I gather people have already put Windows 98 on ps3 with DosBoot and it ran slow, just didn't know if running it through Linux would make it work because of it being emulated?

      Thank you for info

      I'm gonna check google to see if any emulators have been made to run using the PPU for Linux
      Here you go: all info about the RSX in combination with hacked nouveau driver which worked before FW 2.10:

      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=11844

      However, the first parameter to the lv1_gpu_memory_allocate call sets a limit to the video RAM zone which can be DMA’d from/to. Setting this value to zero equals to ‘no limit’. This is probably due to a missing check in the Hypervisor, as the DMA objects size is specified as using a limit , equal to the size minus 1. Thus a size of zero is actually interpreted as a limit of 2^32-1 bytes (~4GB) by the GPU.
      At first glance this would appear to be a security hole. But in actuality it is a feature Sony knows about and has used in official code: size = 0 is the default value in the Linux frame buffer driver, and were this issue properly resolved (0 = no RAM, no access) the official driver would be unable to work. ”


      Unfortunately this was patched by Sony after a couple of weeks.

      “The 2.10 firmware released on 2007-12-18 does appear to have changed this call so that 0 is now rejected.”
      Now if someone knows how to stop rejecting 0 we can go on on the same road as before FW 2.10?
      I have looked into graf his bible but am not that smart (just maybe blind?) I can find out if something is in it about this. I remember graf said his bible was 90% complete and I think the RSX makes part of the missing 10%. They have fixed the missing HV check so "all" we have to do is remove their fix?
      Bad thing: their is a big hole between 2.0 and 3.55 and Sony has made a lot of changes to their FW's the last 3 years.

      So maybe the dev that worked close with graf (hai Sony ) can add this to the "work in progress" also ?

    102. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      07:20 AM
      102

      Ok, I have finally succeeded in creating the partition again.

      Problem was the guide misses a thing. If we create Vflash region 7 we have to delete it first.

      So before resizing first delete Vflash region 7 !!!

      if you don't see ps3vflashh at debian disk detection but only ps3vflasha with 43,2 Gb you have to quit and run Create Region 7 again (first time= format, second time not). This time ps3vflashh will be there if everything is allright The drive is already partitioned and formatted with the first time and it won't do it again. It just creates ps3vflashh.

      Hope this helps some people

    103. Pockets69
      05-05-2011
      08:51 AM
      103

      Originally Posted by DaSnOoTeRKiNG
      I have a slim = not backwards compatible but again not really interested in PS1. PS2 is what id like to see as well as N64
      Everyone don't forget every ps3 is ps1 compatible, what changes is the ps2 compatibility, anyway i found strange that no one worked on a N64 emu...

    104. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      09:07 AM
      104

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      Everyone don't forget every ps3 is ps1 compatible, what changes is the ps2 compatibility, anyway i found strange that no one worked on a N64 emu...
      Something makes me think they don't want to insert original PS1 disks at their PS3 drive
      It a little misunderstanding emulators don't need (by law) original software. There are times I forget that also, especially when it is that old it isn't for sale anymore, but I do own al system roms

    105. Pockets69
      05-05-2011
      09:23 AM
      105

      ahah indeed

      just a quick question, has anyone come across errors while trying DLC or PSN games/demos that you already had in your machine after installing this?? :P
      namely this one 80010601 XD
      anyone please post here...

    106. BobbyBlunt
      05-05-2011
      09:41 AM
      106

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      ahah indeed

      just a quick question, has anyone come across errors while trying DLC or PSN games/demos that you already had in your machine after installing this?? :P
      namely this one 80010601 XD
      anyone please post here...
      I had this problem after first installing kmeaw. I had to format my hard drive. Also if I tried to restore a backup I would get the same error. It screwed me on a few game saves.

      And after reading through all the comments, has anyone tried this with Ubuntu?

    107. Mistawes
      05-05-2011
      09:41 AM
      107

      I think Cyberskunk mentioned he had that problem, even when he applied the same patches to Rebug 3.55. When he reverted to his previous FW they started working again.

      Link

    108. Pockets69
      05-05-2011
      09:54 AM
      108

      i know that is why i am asking XD
      i am thinking this might be because it somehow formats your hdd, but you don't loose your stuff, i don't know... still having a look at it -.-'

    109. CFWUSER
      05-05-2011
      10:03 AM
      109

      where can i download CREATE VFLASH REGION 7 graf_chokolo's version

    110. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      10:05 AM
      110

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      I had this problem after first installing kmeaw. I had to format my hard drive. Also if I tried to restore a backup I would get the same error. It screwed me on a few game saves.

      And after reading through all the comments, has anyone tried this with Ubuntu?
      Installing Debian now. Had problems with ext4 (installation hangs) so I am now installing on ext3. Only created a 15 Gb partition so there will be space left for Ubuntu/Gentoo/Aros. First debian has to run.

      I will try PSN games and DLC as soon as I put my backup back

    111. Da ToxicFox
      05-05-2011
      10:24 AM
      111

      I'm having problems with the install otheros tool. I delete 6 and 5 then install 5 then 6 and they beep three times each. When I go to install otheros tool it just reboots with no beeps and nothing seems to change. I have a newer Slim so it should work. Anyone know anything that will help?

    112. scristopher
      05-05-2011
      10:35 AM
      112

      Originally Posted by Da ToxicFox
      I'm having problems with the install otheros tool. I delete 6 and 5 then install 5 then 6 and they beep three times each. When I go to install otheros tool it just reboots with no beeps and nothing seems to change. I have a newer Slim so it should work. Anyone know anything that will help?
      Same for me I was wondering if it was failing at install_otheros or delete_vflash7 cus it never asks me to format after delete/create vflash 7
      -------------------edit-------------------
      I heard that if you restart after running resize_vflash it will ask you to format
      I have not had a chance to test this but I will when i get out of work

    113. DaSnOoTeRKiNG
      05-05-2011
      11:51 AM
      113

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      Everyone don't forget every ps3 is ps1 compatible, what changes is the ps2 compatibility, anyway i found strange that no one worked on a N64 emu...
      really i honestly didnt know that meh .

    114. Tokobo
      05-05-2011
      12:01 PM
      114

      Just curious, anyone knows if you can install ubuntu (natty-alternate-powerpc+ps3_ubuntu_11.04) on this?

    115. Da ToxicFox
      05-05-2011
      12:20 PM
      115

      Originally Posted by scristopher
      Same for me I was wondering if it was failing at install_otheros or delete_vflash7 cus it never asks me to format after delete/create vflash 7
      -------------------edit-------------------
      I heard that if you restart after running resize_vflash it will ask you to format
      I have not had a chance to test this but I will when i get out of work
      I already got mine to ask for a format I just can't figure out how to get the option to install otheros. I've tried to install the "install OtherOS" more then once now and it doesn't seem to work. I'm going to try and fiddle with a few things. Hope I can get it to work as I'm tired of using a comp that isn't mine.

      Edit: Got it to work by using some tools on the Linux tut in the tut section. Now all I got to do is figure out how to install Linux which shouldn't be too hard.

    116. gregory2590
      05-05-2011
      12:36 PM
      116

      Call me dumb but,

      1. What does OtherOS do besides linux?

      2. Is gameOS the regular "OS"?

      3. Is there even a FAQ about this stuff anywhere?!

      I'm so lost lol

    117. advocatusdiaboli
      05-05-2011
      12:49 PM
      117

      I believe both Linux and XMB run in Game OS for now?

    118. SuperDre
      05-05-2011
      03:19 PM
      118

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      Something makes me think they don't want to insert original PS1 disks at their PS3 drive
      It a little misunderstanding emulators don't need (by law) original software. There are times I forget that also, especially when it is that old it isn't for sale anymore, but I do own al system roms
      I don't understand your post completely, running games you don't own through an emulator is illegal, so people who don't own original SNES roms but are running a SNES emulator with downloaded games are using them illegally..

    119. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      03:41 PM
      119

      Originally Posted by CFWUSER
      where can i download CREATE VFLASH REGION 7 graf_chokolo's version
      This one is ok too. I have used both.

      Did you read my previous post about using "Remove Vflash Region 7" first before you use "Resize Vflash Region 7" (not in the guide).

      all regions are deleted before creating. only not for Region 7 in the guide. It worked for me this way. Without using "Remove Vflash Region 7" I never got the format screen

    120. scristopher
      05-05-2011
      03:50 PM
      120

      Originally Posted by Da ToxicFox
      I already got mine to ask for a format I just can't figure out how to get the option to install otheros. I've tried to install the "install OtherOS" more then once now and it doesn't seem to work. I'm going to try and fiddle with a few things. Hope I can get it to work as I'm tired of using a comp that isn't mine.

      Edit: Got it to work by using some tools on the Linux tut in the tut section. Now all I got to do is figure out how to install Linux which shouldn't be too hard.
      Eh where did you find these tools and which tools are you referring to?
      what I am going to try is I built my own cfw w/ mfw selected all patches suggested by http://pastie.org/private/nmuldfpwuu7dqiijfa7ag
      restore system from recovery (just in case i screwed my vflash) install my cfw try ps3tools again and if fail use udp_printf_client to get debug
      Ill post back results later!

    121. OoZic
      05-05-2011
      03:51 PM
      121

      Originally Posted by SuperDre
      I don't understand your post completely, running games you don't own through an emulator is illegal, so people who don't own original SNES roms but are running a SNES emulator with downloaded games are using them illegally..
      Question was why people want a PS1 emulator while their PS3 can run PS1 games.
      Simple answer is most of them don't own even one PS1 game? Not occusing anyone, that is why my answer was they don't want to insert a PS1 disk at their PS3 drive. I always try to write in a political correct way

      running an emulator without owning the system rom is even illegal.
      (now that is why I own about 150 consoles and home computers from the past I still run all emulators on the PS3 legal )
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Da ToxicFox
      I already got mine to ask for a format I just can't figure out how to get the option to install otheros. I've tried to install the "install OtherOS" more then once now and it doesn't seem to work. I'm going to try and fiddle with a few things. Hope I can get it to work as I'm tired of using a comp that isn't mine.

      Edit: Got it to work by using some tools on the Linux tut in the tut section. Now all I got to do is figure out how to install Linux which shouldn't be too hard.

      use my guide I translated from German to english (and added some usefull info myself) http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=22329
      (credits to original german writer)

      Do everything starting from this part:
      ***before starting petitboot to install debian insert the burned Debian PS3 ISO disk (debian_ps3_netinst.iso) first to let it be recognized by petitboot*** (so everything after it).
      My old guide uses ps3vflashg, this one uses ps3vflashh, keep that in mind. Ps3vflashh is saver, ps3vflashg was a protected partition and not right to use.

      And for everybody: you need an install on an external device otherwise you are not able to install graf his kernel to the debian install at internal !!!!!So first create an install on external !!!
      Otherwise starting debian with standard kernel can't recognize the ps3vflash regions and can't boot !!

      Note: for some reason I never get the install finish successfully at internal with graphical environment. I always install base and afterwards Gnome from terminal (add "single" to bootoptions Petitboot to get telinit 1 (SU/root) terminal)

    122. mindping
      05-05-2011
      05:46 PM
      122

      ha ha - probably is a fake name..

    123. Amendment01
      05-05-2011
      06:30 PM
      123

      Originally Posted by mindping
      ha ha - probably is a fake name..
      Please dont speculate.... I would rather see an update before this guy/gal gets hit with a lawsuit!!

    124. josvadolla
      05-06-2011
      03:03 AM
      124

      I have a problem. I have sucessfully rezised ps3vflash 7. And I have partitioned it with fdisk.It shows up as 42.9 GB in petitboot, and there I can even mount it and use the disk.

      But When I try to install any linux distro, and I get to disk partitions. Then the ps3vflashh does not show up as a drive. Only the GameOS disk does...

      Anyone knows what I'm doing wrong here?

    125. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      03:13 AM
      125

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      I have a problem. I have sucessfully rezised ps3vflash 7. And I have partitioned it with fdisk.It shows up as 42.9 GB in petitboot, and there I can even mount it and use the disk.

      But When I try to install any linux distro, and I get to disk partitions. Then the ps3vflashh does not show up as a drive. Only the GameOS disk does...

      Anyone knows what I'm doing wrong here?
      You have to use the Debian PS3 ISO disk (debian_ps3_netinst.iso). This contains graf his kernel so ps3vflash is recognized and Debian can be installed.
      You can't just put Ubuntu 10.10 install disk for PS3 (for example) in your drive at petitboot because that one contains standard kernel making Ubuntu doesn't see the ps3vflash.
      so once again: Only graf his kernel is able to recognize ps3vflash, original kernels are able to recognize partitions on external usb devices but not ps3vflash.

      How did you use fdisk to partition? and how does your petitboot show the disk size because petitboot only shows the info from kboot.conf and fdisk needs to run from within linux?

      From within an working install with graf kernel it is possible to install another base system on a new ps3vflashh partition with chroot and add graf his kernel to it. I will try that later today with Gentoo first
      You need to have more partitions for this. I made 3 14Gb partitions so I can install Aros also

    126. CrystalWolf
      05-06-2011
      04:05 AM
      126

      Originally Posted by adicbadee
      woooaoaaahhh ,, i found this n e one no if its real , i dnt dare try it lol ,, looks promising ,,, and congrats on the dual boot fw btw

      my bad for posting on here but i not sure how to start a new thread lol :/

      *Edit*
      Link removed due it being fake and avoiding bricking of consoles
      I have removed the link due to it being fake please don't post fake links to any site you get claiming they have 3.60 CFW and by unknown developers they are automatically deemed fake especially the ones that require you to do surveys stay far away from those. They are people who are just trying to make money from posting fake information. Those files will end up bricking your console

    127. josvadolla
      05-06-2011
      04:11 AM
      127

      Thank you OoZic I'm on it. I used fdisk to make 4 partitions.

      1. 100MB Bootable Fat
      2. 2000MB Linux Swap
      3. 20GB Linux
      4. 20GB Linux

      (the fat partition I guess it's not needed, but it was something Graf recomended for later...)

      Then I formated the two linux partitions with ext3.

      I'm burning the debian_ps3_netinst.iso now..

      In the partition process it asked me to make a powerpc boot partition, so I used the 100MB first parition. the 2. still for swap and the third I formated to ext4. The forth I guess I will try to put Gentoo

    128. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      05:07 AM
      128

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      Thank you OoZic I'm on it. I used fdisk to make 4 partitions.

      1. 100MB Bootable Fat
      2. 2000MB Linux Swap
      3. 20GB Linux
      4. 20GB Linux

      (the fat partition I guess it's not needed, but it was something Graf recomended for later...)

      Then I formated the two linux partitions with ext3.

      I'm burning the debian_ps3_netinst.iso now..

      In the partition process it asked me to make a powerpc boot partition, so I used the 100MB first parition. the 2. still for swap and the third I formated to ext4. The forth I guess I will try to put Gentoo
      Correct, I have it the same way, only with 3 partitions. Didn't add a mount point to the 2 partitions not in use. Have to look into that later when I am going to install Gentoo. My TV is in use atm by a non linux lover so have to wait for 2 or 3 hours I am to social I think by not kicking everybody out, if only Sony was that way....

    129. josvadolla
      05-06-2011
      05:16 AM
      129

      Installation got stuck on Select and install software at 33%

      Could it be I should install it on ext3 intstead of ext4?

      I will try anyway

    130. advocatusdiaboli
      05-06-2011
      05:21 AM
      130

      I would love to see this implemented with booting off of an actual device let’s say /dev/sda or whatever the first USB MASS storage device is named.

    131. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      05:52 AM
      131

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      Installation got stuck on Select and install software at 33%

      Could it be I should install it on ext3 intstead of ext4?

      I will try anyway
      For me ext4 maybe gives problems, not sure about it. I use ext3 now. Like i said before: i always have trouble with the net-install and that is why I only install the base system and not the graphical environment. I add that later with apt-get install xserver and same for gnome. (first install graf kernel and boot in single mode).

      Not sure what is causing the problem, first I thought it would be a debian ftp mirror problem but it hangs often at install and not download. Second I thought it would be a problem with the partition as ps3vflashg (I used in previous internal installs) was protected in a way, but I have the same problems on ps3vflashh.

    132. josvadolla
      05-06-2011
      07:13 AM
      132

      It seems to work with ext3. 71%. But I'm installing the GUI as well. Hope to succeed.

    133. xxxRoccoSiffredixxx
      05-06-2011
      08:50 AM
      133

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      So I take it you need to play your 'copies' on PSN and you are also a rascist then?.. What is the world coming to when we are not all the same as you are?

      Such a shame everyone else is sooooo far below you on the evolutionary scale

      Oh btw, if you need to play online so much, write a new CFW yourself.
      just buy a new ps3 for online , so easy

    134. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      09:05 AM
      134

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      It seems to work with ext3. 71%. But I'm installing the GUI as well. Hope to succeed.
      If the base system is installed you can always repair the graphical environment later. With base installed you can always get in single mode.
      Only problem is you have to use the adduser command because if the install doesn't finish no users are added by installer.

      Skipped the Gentoo install. Instaling Ubuntu 10.10 base system from live-cd now.
      I use this as a guide http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=343113. Needs some changes but I am getting somewhere
      I have just installed base system. Let's see what is next

    135. scristopher
      05-06-2011
      10:00 AM
      135

      well i finally got petitboot installed to vflash now have another problem- when i try to boot the install from ubuntu 10.10 alternate it locks up at booting install....
      cant seem to get past that
      someone said i have to unload usb but I have a fat (w/ 16mb nor)

    136. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      11:18 AM
      136

      Originally Posted by scristopher
      well i finally got petitboot installed to vflash now have another problem- when i try to boot the install from ubuntu 10.10 alternate it locks up at booting install....
      cant seem to get past that
      someone said i have to unload usb but I have a fat (w/ 16mb nor)
      You do know the Ubuntu cd DOESN'T CONTAIN THE PS3VFLASH DRIVERS?

      And I put it in bold because I have said it several times but nobody reads previous posts. Just read the whole thread and you will know you need the debian disk with integrated ps3vflash drivers.

      -----------------------------------------------------------------

      Somebody knows how it works with mount points for dual boot on internal? I have installed Debian and using Debian I installed the Ubuntu base system on a new partition and I am able to boot in Ubuntu Single mode. So far so good. But when I want to add the kubuntu desktop I get problems with my Debian install, gconf problems again (chmod 777 /tmp fixed it).
      Debian is mounted to /, how can I mount Ubuntu so it won't affect my Debian install?

    137. scristopher
      05-06-2011
      11:38 AM
      137

      I was going to try the cryptr image when i get home -- forgot to mention that in my post
      on a side note Im an idiot
      i couldnt get the process to work at all because i had the usb drive plugged into the wrong port :facepalm: checked in multiman against the udp_printf_client and
      my usb drive when plugged into left usb port was /dev/0006 when it right port it was correct and i was able to create/resize/install petitboot
      lol duh

    138. santaro
      05-06-2011
      12:33 PM
      138

      i really wanted to do this but now im stuck with thsi paperweight ofw 3.60 cant wait to get cfw 3.60 so i can do stuff like this which would be awesome

    139. josvadolla
      05-06-2011
      12:49 PM
      139

      Now I'm playing with YellowDogLinux 6.2. It's installed on external thow, but it for sure runs alot better then when I used bootos3.0 with petitboot.

      Installation with GUI

    140. scristopher
      05-06-2011
      01:19 PM
      140

      Interesting did you also install yellowdog on internal as well? im wondering how yellowdog would work on vflash w/ graf's kernel

    141. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      03:30 PM
      141

      I succeeded in installing the Ubuntu base system. If it starts I am welcomed with "welcome to ubuntu 10.10", still terminal but it runs. But it has no internet connection yet so apt-get won't work.

      No time to look into it further today. Maybe tomorow....

      (edit: deleted comment about YDL, was not a question to me)

    142. scristopher
      05-06-2011
      03:34 PM
      142

      I apologise i was talking about this post here

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      Now I'm playing with YellowDogLinux 6.2. It's installed on external thow, but it for sure runs alot better then when I used bootos3.0 with petitboot.

      Installation with GUI

    143. BobbyBlunt
      05-06-2011
      04:26 PM
      143

      You got YDL running? That would be awesome so I could get zerogame back. I guess I found my weekend project. Let me see if I can get Ubuntu running from internal

    144. CrystalWolf
      05-06-2011
      04:33 PM
      144

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      You got YDL running? That would be awesome so I could get zerogame back. I guess I found my weekend project. Let me see if I can get Ubuntu running from internal
      Good Luck with that. Please post back here with the results. Cheers (Y)

    145. esj
      05-06-2011
      07:51 PM
      145

      Does this method work on Phat PS3's with NAND flash?
      The models that were bricked with waninkoko's cfw?

    146. Pockets69
      05-06-2011
      07:57 PM
      146

      don't think so, those don't use vflash, i think only the newer ones, thank god i am getting a slim soon...

    147. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      10:06 PM
      147

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      You got YDL running? That would be awesome so I could get zerogame back. I guess I found my weekend project. Let me see if I can get Ubuntu running from internal
      I succeeded in installing Ubuntu 10.10 at internal. The login sound is comming through my speakers as I type Desktop is here

      I get an update screen..... Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwwhal.....ok why not?

      I'll update and keep you all informed.

      Don't ask me how I installed it. Installed base system with chroot and with all kind of troubles I finally succeeded in installing the ubuntu-desktop with chroot also. (No, I won't write a manual this time ).

      something says me I had to sleep for a couple of hours already..... ah, it's the clock


      (bad picture, I know. It is dark in my house right now (05:34 AM))

    148. BobbyBlunt
      05-06-2011
      10:21 PM
      148

      Works on later 40 gigs and 80 gig units as well as slims. Any backwards compatible unit and the launch 40 gig have 256 nand flash. No need for vflash so you cant extend it and partition it since it is not on a hard drive. I still think the pup is unnecessary as anyone that can use MFW builder has already probably made this pup. I've used my own mfw for a while now

      Well I begin my attempts. I already have debian and all the necessities on my external so time to make a backup and do this. I really want Ubuntu but for now I will go with Debian or Gentoo. I hope this all carries on. I don't even see a need in a 3.60 cfw because as soon as PSN goes online there will be a new firmware. It just sucks because as of now we are stuck on 3.55. In a few months keeping Linux will only be for the diehards like it was when 3.21 took it away.

    149. OoZic
      05-06-2011
      11:41 PM
      149

      Originally Posted by ubuntu
      you are using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal - released in April 2011 and supported until October 2012
      Had a crash during update (again a crash installing? yes, again). Single mode again, startx to go to xserver and a real sober desktop. I could start an update manager and update succeeded. And 11.04 is welcomming me.

      now I am going to see my bed and dream about a possible RSX driver

    150. Tokobo
      05-06-2011
      11:45 PM
      150

      @OoZinc: Please do post a manual, I'll try doing it once I backup my PS3 =)

      Btw guys, just curious, do the fw 3.41, 3.50 and 3.55 posted above work with any region ps3 (mine is asian)? I have no idea of the different region md5 checksums so just wondering, before I do anything drastic.

    151. Pockets69
      05-06-2011
      11:51 PM
      151

      yes they do work...
      and don't expect a guide from oziic he is been doing this for two days almost! to tired to work on it... and his install is still not complete.

    152. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      12:12 AM
      152

      Thanks =)

      Well, I'll be trying it out on my own end in the meantime, best of luck to me =D

      One more question, I see 3 different firmware versions, does it matter which I install? (something on the lines of why 3 firmware if not the latest?)

      EDIT: In regards to the graphics driver these bits of info looks interesting:

      • http://mesa3d.org/ (some mesa drivers for Cell)
      • Originally Posted by meatballs77
        Hello,

        Ive been looking into linux distros for ps3 and found the following:

        Sony Zego BCU-100 server contains cell and RSX

        Ok, the RSX in Zego seems to have slightly lower memory but it appears that the Zego is basically a PS3 in server case.

        Yellow Dog linux's latest distro, according to their website, FULLY supports the Zego RSX:

        Sony ZEGO BCU-100

        1. Notes: The Cell and RSX (GPU) are fully supported.

        http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...are/sony.shtml

        Now, if the Zego is the same architecture as PS3 then possibly the driver will now work with GH's unlocked PS3. If not, then could this not at least be a starting point for hashing a driver together?

        If im miles off here, apologies for wasting everyones time!

        Meatballs
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSX_%27...Synthesizer%27 (since it says based on the GeForce 7800 series, maybe a linux driver for that card might or might not work here with some modifications?)

    153. Pockets69
      05-07-2011
      01:33 AM
      153

      might work with some modifications... that never happened... as for the firmware versions, use the one correspondent to your firmware if you have a 3.55 use a 3.55 if you have a 3.41 go for the 3.41... **** i just want my ps3 slim...

    154. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      02:00 AM
      154

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      might work with some modifications... that never happened... as for the firmware versions, use the one correspondent to your firmware if you have a 3.55 use a 3.55 if you have a 3.41 go for the 3.41... **** i just want my ps3 slim...
      Well, I have a Phat PS3 on 3.15, which do you propose I should go for?

      I sure hope this might lead to a RSX driver with 3D capabilities soon =D

    155. Pockets69
      05-07-2011
      02:20 AM
      155

      i wouldn't say soon but i say its coming... not in month not in two probably not in six... but it will come...
      as for your firmware... just install official 3.41 or 3.55 which one you prefer, and overwrite it using thses firmwares on the main page... just make sure you don't have any dlc or something, cause it becomes unplayable...

    156. sewershark
      05-07-2011
      04:57 AM
      156

      i just red somewhere that cecha models don't have vflash so otheros++ dual boot wont work on my console

      all of those models WILL NOT WORK so don't bother installing this new firmware if you have one of the following
      CECHA
      CECHB
      CECHC
      CECHE
      CECHG

      any body there with my same problem ?
      asking author of "Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW" a release that would support also our consoles . thanks

    157. Mistawes
      05-07-2011
      05:08 AM
      157

      ^^ It's a problem that some of the people working on Linux are trying to fix. That's what I'm waiting on too since I don't wanna lose my DLC on my NOR machine..

    158. OoZic
      05-07-2011
      05:41 AM
      158

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      yes they do work...
      and don't expect a guide from oziic he is been doing this for two days almost! to tired to work on it... and his install is still not complete.
      Reason for no guide is that I ran in a lot of problems. First the instalation problems (no install finished correctly), which I don't know if everybody has or will get them.
      Second, several packages need to be installed by the softwarecenter. Like the AR command whick is part of aptitude-desktop. Don't remember them all. Third: i switched from several guides and help-pages, I had 15 explorer tabs open to find all info I needed. Most of them repair info. and it's also a process I don't want to repeat to write what I did. Another OS is waiting.
      But both Debian and Ubuntu work on internal !! Don't know if I will make it multiboot from startup. Using Reboot from the GameOS works fine for first.

      Just use your logic. You need a working install with graf kernel, from there with chroot and mount taking ownership of the partition you want to install Ubuntu. Install base system bootstrapped, copy some things from your working install (like graf his kernel) and install ubuntu-desktop. Nautilus can be a big friend in the process. The Ubuntu 10.10 PS3 cd can be handy to. I used it somewhere with the install, don't know but it was with the base install and I pointed somewhere to the cdrom (make mountpoint first) with file:// in stead of http://ubuntu.whatever. The rest of the install was a net install.

      Now I have to find out if I can use graf his deb files on a non-standard kernel with Amiga File System added. (Aros !!) Too bad in the weekend family is always running around and wasting my time with other things like shopping

      Tocobo: I don't think Yellowdog will alow us to make use of the 3,2 Ghz dedicated ram. The Hypervisor blocks it by not accepting 0 for full ram access anymore. and Hypervisor is kernel level. So unless Yellowdog uses an own hacked kernel, like graf also does, they can't change the Hypervisor behavior.

    159. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      08:26 AM
      159

      Hi guys,

      I got to the step of running the Install_OtherOS pkg file but nothing happens, I tried putting otheros.bld (it's kboot) on the PS3/OtherOS folder but it doesn't work.

      I'm running a Phat PS3 CECHK06, unless kboot doesn't work?

      Can someone help?

      @Oozic: I'm no programmer, just wondering if those stuff I posted above could be used as a base to develop the RSX driver, instead of writing one from scratch.

    160. wookieboy76
      05-07-2011
      08:28 AM
      160

      i have a CHECHC03, i take it this will not work on mine?

    161. manster
      05-07-2011
      08:31 AM
      161

      Update 05/07/11


      Official IRC channel for OtherOS++ - irc.gitbrew.org (ssl) #otheros

      Petitboot is now able to boot Linux from the CUI menu - updated dtbImage.ps3.bin

      Updated how-to page with instructions for auto install and experienced user install - http://gititbit.ch/howto

      Automagic script to setup a full linux install - initimg.sh

      Updated source code at git.gitbrew.org

      dtbImage.ps3.bin (md5 6a343fea133dd01bbcada71f9a8b4946) - Updated 05/07/11

      initimg.sh (md5 1897ce58cd06690f4ae2c9c23c558bce) - Added 05/07/11
      Source -> http://gitbrew.org/otheros/

    162. OoZic
      05-07-2011
      08:44 AM
      162

      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      Hi guys,

      I got to the step of running the Install_OtherOS pkg file but nothing happens, I tried putting otheros.bld (it's kboot) on the PS3/OtherOS folder but it doesn't work.

      I'm running a Phat PS3 CECHK06, unless kboot doesn't work?

      Can someone help?

      @Oozic: I'm no programmer, just wondering if those stuff I posted above could be used as a base to develop the RSX driver, instead of writing one from scratch.
      I'm no programmer or dev also, just a linux enthousiastic and I know a little electronics.
      but I have looked into it also, and found the info (http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=11844) about the HyperVisor accepting the zero-value before FW 2.10 and Sony has blocked that. And I think that is the most important thing to do. First make the HyperVisor accept the zero-value again so the GPU 256 mb will be available together with the 700 mhz normal ram.

      Now you know why Sony is a little mad at graf_chokolo for Reverse Engineering the HyperVisor. They really want to protect the RSX part and don't want us to use it in stead of GameOS.

      Did you start Reboot after Install_OtherOS? Reboot will get you to Petitboot.

    163. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      09:06 AM
      163

      Another question, if I did a step wrong do I restart the whole process?

    164. OoZic
      05-07-2011
      09:09 AM
      164

      Originally Posted by manster
      Update 05/07/11


      Source -> http://gitbrew.org/otheros/
      Story of my life: do hard work to find out later someone can make my life easier
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      Another question, if I did a step wrong do I restart the whole process?
      Depends, is the 43 Gb partition created and did you do the format ?
      Need to know what step went wrong.

      Without reading the new docu my advice would be to install Debian to an external device like USB stick (8 Gb minimum) first. You need it for installing graf his kernel to internal later.

      But i have not looked into the new information. maybe there is an easier way now to install at internal.

    165. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      09:29 AM
      165

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      Story of my life: do hard work to find out later someone can make my life easier
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************


      Depends, is the 43 Gb partition created and did you do the format ?
      Need to know what step went wrong.

      Without reading the new docu my advice would be to install Debian to an external device like USB stick (8 Gb minimum) first. You need it for installing graf his kernel to internal later.

      But i have not looked into the new information. maybe there is an easier way now to install at internal.
      The format doesn't occur after the resize nor create vflash 7, I tried repeating by deleting vflash 7, then resize and create and nothing happens.

      Btw, do I follow this? But there are discrepancies between the one posted here and below.

      OtherOS utils HOWTO by graf_chokolo ([email protected])
      glevand ([email protected])
      -----------------------------------------------------------------

      Installing OtherOS
      -------------------

      Warning !!! The order of steps 2 and 3 is very important !!!

      1. Run udp_printf_client on your PC to see UDP broadcast debug messages sent by OtherOS utils (optional)
      2. Delete VFLASH region 6 with delete_vflash6
      3. Delete VFLASH region 5 with delete_vflash5
      4. Create VFLASH region 5 with create_vflash5
      5. Create VFLASH region 6 with create_vflash6
      6. Resize VFLASH storage device with resize_vflash.
      All data on HDD will be lost after this step, so make a backup !!!
      7. Reboot GameOS
      8. Create VFLASH region 7 with create_vflash7
      9. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin on USB device, plug it in and store
      petitboot on VFLASH region 5 with install_otheros

    166. OoZic
      05-07-2011
      09:34 AM
      166

      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      The format doesn't occur after the resize nor create vflash 7, I tried repeating by deleting vflash 7, then resize and create and nothing happens.

      Btw, do I follow this? But there are discrepancies between the one posted here and below.

      OtherOS utils HOWTO by graf_chokolo ([email protected])
      glevand ([email protected])
      -----------------------------------------------------------------

      Installing OtherOS
      -------------------

      Warning !!! The order of steps 2 and 3 is very important !!!

      1. Run udp_printf_client on your PC to see UDP broadcast debug messages sent by OtherOS utils (optional)
      2. Delete VFLASH region 6 with delete_vflash6
      3. Delete VFLASH region 5 with delete_vflash5
      4. Create VFLASH region 5 with create_vflash5
      5. Create VFLASH region 6 with create_vflash6
      6. Resize VFLASH storage device with resize_vflash.
      All data on HDD will be lost after this step, so make a backup !!!
      7. Reboot GameOS
      8. Create VFLASH region 7 with create_vflash7
      9. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin on USB device, plug it in and store
      petitboot on VFLASH region 5 with install_otheros
      after step 5 I did Delete Region 7 and continued the other steps. That was the only way to get it format. But maybe it depends on what kind and brand harddisk you have.

    167. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      09:52 AM
      167

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      after step 5 I did Delete Region 7 and continued the other steps. That was the only way to get it format. But maybe it depends on what kind and brand harddisk you have.
      So do I start over from Step 2?

      I have the exact same model hdd in my ps3 except it's a 120GB model.

    168. advocatusdiaboli
      05-07-2011
      09:57 AM
      168

      Is it possible to make this CFW boot the OtherOS partition from 3.15?

    169. Urbanteam
      05-07-2011
      01:31 PM
      169

      I have petitboot menu, and now how i can install ubuntu?

      Code:
      The option are:
      Netboot: tftp:// root=dev/nfs ip=any nfsroot=:
      Boot GameOs
      Set Video Mode
      Exit to shell
      __________________________________________
      ESC=exit, Enter=accept, e=edit, o=open

    170. OoZic
      05-07-2011
      01:52 PM
      170

      Originally Posted by Urbanteam
      I have petitboot menu, and now how i can install ubuntu?

      Code:
      The option are:
      Netboot: tftp:// root=dev/nfs ip=any nfsroot=:
      Boot GameOs
      Set Video Mode
      Exit to shell
      __________________________________________
      ESC=exit, Enter=accept, e=edit, o=open
      First install Debian with the Debian boot CD (the +- 30 mb iso). This has graf kernel and drivers so ps3vflash can be recognized. Make more partitions (2x 21 Gb) and install debian. Once Debian is running you can install ubiuntu from there to the new partition with chroot. Sounds easy but it will take you some (..) time and I think an external install is also a must to be able to install graf his kernel to the internal Debian install
      Maybe only using an external device to install Ubuntu to one 43Gb partition is also possible. I think it can but it is not the way I did it.

      Debian boot cd has to be inserted before petitboot starts. This makes Petitboot recognize the cd and you get the options install/expert/rescue.

    171. Urbanteam
      05-07-2011
      02:19 PM
      171

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      First install Debian with the Debian boot CD (the +- 30 mb iso). This has graf kernel and drivers so ps3vflash can be recognized. Make more partitions (2x 21 Gb) and install debian. Once Debian is running you can install ubiuntu from there to the new partition with chroot. Sounds easy but it will take you some (..) time and I think an external install is also a must to be able to install graf his kernel to the internal Debian install
      Maybe only using an external device to install Ubuntu to one 43Gb partition is also possible. I think it can but it is not the way I did it.

      Debian boot cd has to be inserted before petitboot starts. This makes Petitboot recognize the cd and you get the options install/expert/rescue.
      thanks a lot, i'm gonna try now.

    172. josvadolla
      05-07-2011
      03:08 PM
      172

      I'm trying to install debian using debootstrap with this guide : http://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/?p=othero...TSTRAP;hb=HEAD

      Everything works well until compiling the kernel. About an hour in the "make" process it gives me the error make: *** vmlinux.o Killed error 137

    173. flusive
      05-07-2011
      05:14 PM
      173

      josvadolla, activate swap
      it needs much ram during linking

    174. josvadolla
      05-07-2011
      05:54 PM
      174

      Thank you flusive. Swap did the trick

    175. sewershark
      05-07-2011
      07:28 PM
      175

      i just discovered that my ps3 was incompatible after flashing it with cfw dual boot,it worked a few times afer flashing , now i can get in recovery mode but hdd wont get recognized neither fw update is working ,but it wont boot normally not matter what i do or try,any help would be more than appreciated

      model ps3 60gb

    176. Tokobo
      05-07-2011
      08:57 PM
      176

      @Sewershark: I think you're using the one with 256NAND which is not supported.

      EDIT: It works, followed the set of instructions I posted above just that you have to delete vflash7 before you resize.

      Also, other things I did differently was to perform a full format first before doing the steps, use petitboot and my ethernet cable is now plugged in during the install.

      Ok do I need a USB keyboard or something? I see the install screen but the controllers doesn't work.

      Also, I see a selection and so I select install?

    177. sewershark
      05-08-2011
      02:16 AM
      177

      Tokobo, i get only black screen if i boot normally , if i keep power button pressed i will enter setup menu,but i am unable to do any operation from there ,(format rebuild , update)

      i always get "an error occurred during the format operation 8002f271"

      ps3 hdd is in working order (fully tested on a pc)

      i am afraid this firmware among being incompatible with a ps3 nand256 it will brick it as it did with mine

      any HELP ??

    178. XxNeWBoRNxX
      05-08-2011
      03:17 AM
      178

      dam,missing my 3.55cfw,i cant do nothing at the moment,got two 3.60s and no 3.55 to run linux!!! aaahhhhh

    179. Tokobo
      05-08-2011
      04:25 AM
      179

      Hey guys, this is slightly off topic, but I noticed after I installed the CFW and partitioned the 40GB for the Linux, I keep getting the "registering of trophies could not be completed. The game will exit now." Any ideas how to fix this?

    180. tech3475
      05-08-2011
      04:26 AM
      180

      Originally Posted by sewershark
      Tokobo, i get only black screen if i boot normally , if i keep power button pressed i will enter setup menu,but i am unable to do any operation from there ,(format rebuild , update)

      i always get "an error occurred during the format operation 8002f271"

      ps3 hdd is in working order (fully tested on a pc)

      i am afraid this firmware among being incompatible with a ps3 nand256 it will brick it as it did with mine

      any HELP ??
      Have you tried wiping it on the PC? You may want to do a dd or sector by sector full backup first just in case.

      Wasn't there also a fix for waninkokos firmware or does service mode from a dongle override certain parts of the firmware? Maybe that could work here.

    181. sewershark
      05-08-2011
      04:34 AM
      181

      Tokobo,Hi,i want to know if you are having my same issue,try installing resident evil 5 on the internal hdd and tell me what happens to you

    182. Tokobo
      05-08-2011
      04:38 AM
      182

      I don't own RE5 unfortunately.

      Anyone has a fix for the trophies thing yet?

    183. OoZic
      05-08-2011
      04:43 AM
      183

      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      I don't own RE5 unfortunately.

      Anyone has a fix for the trophies thing yet?
      did you make a backup of your /home (GameOS) directory?

      If so, put it back, go in service mode and use "rebuild data system" (or something named like that)

    184. Tokobo
      05-08-2011
      04:45 AM
      184

      And if I didn't? D:

      Do I boot back into service mode and rebuild?

      EDIT: How do I boot into service mode now? I keep seeing petitboot.

    185. sewershark
      05-08-2011
      05:06 AM
      185

      Originally Posted by tech3475
      Have you tried wiping it on the PC? You may want to do a dd or sector by sector full backup first just in case.

      Wasn't there also a fix for waninkokos firmware or does service mode from a dongle override certain parts of the firmware? Maybe that could work here.
      waninkokos firmware update requires a nand dumper and flasher ,i don't think i have the skills

      at last i was able to make service mode work, i am formatting the internal drive from it (estimated time 3:30 hours ) will try to reflash after that with ofw 3.55 of course if it will ever complete the format procedure that at the moment is at 6%
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      And if I didn't? D:

      Do I boot back into service mode and rebuild?

      EDIT: How do I boot into service mode now? I keep seeing petitboot.


      were you unable to get in service mode even by trying this ?

      http://ps3.dashhacks.com/2010/12/04/...3-card-reader/

      do everything as it says except downgrading.

      the few hours that i kept dual cfw on my system resident evil 5 was unable to install ,other games worked ,did you checked if you had the same issue ?

      my advice wait and see what happens to my ps3 before bricking yours

    186. Tokobo
      05-08-2011
      05:20 AM
      186

      I'm using a later 80GB model without backwards compatibility and no card reader =(

      EDIT: I got to recovery mode and rebuild the database but still unable to register trophies, any solutions? (Yes I didn't backup my trophies from home).

      I have no care about what happens to my trophies, just fixing this issue (which includes wiping all of them out) so I can play my games would be nice =)

    187. supercs92
      05-08-2011
      06:23 AM
      187

      Is it need to jailbreak first?

    188. NCDog
      05-08-2011
      06:27 AM
      188

      Originally Posted by supercs92
      Is it need to jailbreak first?
      yes of course you need a ps3 with fw. 3.40, 3.50 or 3.55

    189. c4pt
      05-08-2011
      11:01 PM
      189

      nice work simply mind blowing

    190. OoZic
      05-09-2011
      08:09 AM
      190

      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      I'm using a later 80GB model without backwards compatibility and no card reader =(

      EDIT: I got to recovery mode and rebuild the database but still unable to register trophies, any solutions? (Yes I didn't backup my trophies from home).

      I have no care about what happens to my trophies, just fixing this issue (which includes wiping all of them out) so I can play my games would be nice =)
      How did you get into recovery menu again?

      I am looking into your trophy problem and have put my backup back but every time I try to get into recovery menu I get the petitboot screen.
      Edit: never mind. I am in recovery now. Don't know how I did it but I am there

    191. Tokobo
      05-09-2011
      11:04 AM
      191

      The petitboot page shows a way, don't really know how to explain it.

      Btw, as both OoZic and me have found a bug/issue. We are unable to start games due to a registration of trophies error thing.

      Does anyone else have this issue?

    192. Pockets69
      05-09-2011
      02:18 PM
      192

      that issue is normal, it is the same as the not being able to launch DLC and all that stuff, can you, play a game or register a trophy if you create another account on your ps3?

      i think this is due to some kind of formatting...

    193. BobbyBlunt
      05-09-2011
      02:46 PM
      193

      Ok well my question is how do I format my HDD back to normal. I will have to use a PC won't I? I want to go back to my own MFW and just run Debian from my external (for now) because of these issues.

    194. wookieboy76
      05-09-2011
      02:52 PM
      194

      i cant use this cfw cause i have a cechc03 model
      is it worth it guys, or does it have its problems?

    195. BobbyBlunt
      05-09-2011
      02:58 PM
      195

      read all the posts on this page and it will tell you that there is an issue.

    196. Pirate
      05-09-2011
      08:11 PM
      196

      First post updated with install video/tutorial.

    197. josvadolla
      05-10-2011
      01:41 PM
      197

      Does anyone know how to get sound working on debian?

    198. OoZic
      05-10-2011
      01:50 PM
      198

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      Ok well my question is how do I format my HDD back to normal. I will have to use a PC won't I? I want to go back to my own MFW and just run Debian from my external (for now) because of these issues.
      Go on Linux on external device to disk manager and format the right partition?
      My disk is a 500Gb drive and if i format the 465Gb partition on it (can't remember if it is ps3vflasha, b or c) everything is gone and it is a clean disk.
      Needs installing of the (C)FW again though. I use my USB install as a rescue disk for this kind of things. To much work (..) to get the harddisk out of the PS3.
      But maybe better wait to see if the problem can be fixed in an easy way.

      I want to try to see what happens if I replace the OtherOS++ xregistry file to the original backup I have.
      Like I said before, with this CFW I got a black and red PSN icon and all PSN settings were lost (never happened before) so if I put my original registry back it should work again. It is an xregistry from my own MFW build I used with my internal Linux before.
      Format time to go: 7 hours and some minutes .....

      I will compare later what kind of differences there are on both to see what part of the xregistry tells the PS3 it needs to sync the trophies. If the replacing works of course
      Maybe it is a region problem like I was thinking before. This might explain the problems with the DLC's also. I always use a pup for western europe and I don't know what kind of pup is used for this OtherOS++ build.

    199. BobbyBlunt
      05-10-2011
      07:45 PM
      199

      @Oozic I forgot to ask did you have these problems when you did this without this pup. It was my understanding you were able to install to internal with your own MFW. If you didn't notice problems with that method then that would probably be the best method for now. Yes dual booting Linux is a great victory for the scene, but it sucks that game playability is almost destroyed.

      Got my HDD back to normal. SATA cable and Gparted. I really would like to toy around with this but I also like playing games. If a solution to the problems comes around I will give it another shot.

      Well the kids leave this weekend so I might spend 2 days in my nerd cave :D
      Debian installed just fine and ran pretty good. Ubuntu would be my next attempt. Also to add I never lost PSN settings. I just had an issue with games with trophies. I really want Ubuntu so I am also looking into any theories I have about the issues at hand. On a side note. Maybe the flags are just screwy. Has anyone tried bootgameos.pkg then rebooted? I can't as of right since I would have to do all my partitioning again and I can't do it at this time.

    200. josvadolla
      05-11-2011
      04:38 AM
      200

      I ran intro the same problem with regestrating trophies when my 3 year old son were going to play my backup of Lego Harry Potter. What worked with that game were to start it in direct boot through Multiman 2.0. It might fix the problem with a few other games as well

      OoZic: Nice dreambox in that picture of Ubuntu

      Anyway I used this guide to install debian using DEBOOTSTRAP: http://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/?p=othero...TSTRAP;hb=HEAD

      It works as a charm, only problem is that I have no sound...

      I have also tried installing Ubuntu using the same guide, but it hangs on boot.
      I prefer Ubuntu before Debian, so if anyone know what might fix the Ubuntu debootstrap install any help is appreceated

    201. OoZic
      05-11-2011
      04:58 AM
      201

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      @Oozic I forgot to ask did you have these problems when you did this without this pup. It was my understanding you were able to install to internal with your own MFW. If you didn't notice problems with that method then that would probably be the best method for now. Yes dual booting Linux is a great victory for the scene, but it sucks that game playability is almost destroyed.

      Got my HDD back to normal. SATA cable and Gparted. I really would like to toy around with this but I also like playing games. If a solution to the problems comes around I will give it another shot.

      Well the kids leave this weekend so I might spend 2 days in my nerd cave :D
      Debian installed just fine and ran pretty good. Ubuntu would be my next attempt. Also to add I never lost PSN settings. I just had an issue with games with trophies. I really want Ubuntu so I am also looking into any theories I have about the issues at hand. On a side note. Maybe the flags are just screwy. Has anyone tried bootgameos.pkg then rebooted? I can't as of right since I would have to do all my partitioning again and I can't do it at this time.
      I didn't have problems with my own MFW, everything was running just like before. Also DLC's worked normally.

      I am putting my backup back now. I will make my OtherOS++ GameOS settings almost the same way as it was before on my own MFW and will save the xregistry from it. I will compare it and add my old user settings for PSN etc. to it and see if there are any region changes and change them back also. I hope it will work this way.

      There are no trophies on my clean system so I don't understand the PS3 wants to sync them at all. So there must be another reason, like location of the Trophy servers it wants to sync and only PSN can tell the PS3 this info.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      I ran intro the same problem with regestrating trophies when my 3 year old son were going to play my backup of Lego Harry Potter. What worked with that game were to start it in direct boot through Multiman 2.0. It might fix the problem with a few other games as well

      OoZic: Nice dreambox in that picture of Ubuntu

      Anyway I used this guide to install debian using DEBOOTSTRAP: http://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/?p=othero...TSTRAP;hb=HEAD

      It works as a charm, only problem is that I have no sound...

      I have also tried installing Ubuntu using the same guide, but it hangs on boot.
      I prefer Ubuntu before Debian, so if anyone know what might fix the Ubuntu debootstrap install any help is appreceated
      I love my Dreambox DM800 (it runs on Linux !! But you knew that )
      Ow, and Sony: Dreammedia doesn't care if I hack the hell out of my Dreambox. They love the Dreambox as much as their customers do and are happy with everything that makes the Dreambox better. Only using their bootloader on cloned boxes is the thing they don't like.
      To bad it's max is 1080i and not 1080P like the PS3 is. For sat tv 1080p isn't possible but for playing movies I miss it.

      If you start Petitboot and push the "e" you can change the startup settings for the installed distro. Add "single" at the end of the last line and start Ubuntu. Are you able to get into "single user terminal" (telinit 1 = only text) and see the welcome text from ubuntu? (not welcome screen!)
      From within this terminal you can install xserver, gnome or xlde and change root password, add users etc. with "telinit 5" command you can see if you can get into normal graphic mode then. If you get into telint 5 text terminal use the "startx" command.
      If you can't get in the "single user terminal": did you install (or copy from other install) graf his kernel to it? Only graf his kernel can recognize the ps3vflash. Standard kernel doesn't recognize the partitions making it not finding the installed distro. Kboot.conf needs also be created with the new uuid info.

    202. josvadolla
      05-11-2011
      05:56 AM
      202

      I tried to install Ubuntu one more time. I have graf's kernel installed, it starts to boot but after 2 secounds it gives me this error:

      init: plymouth-splash main process (607) terminated with status 2
      init: plymouth main process (379) killed by SEGV signal

    203. OoZic
      05-11-2011
      06:14 AM
      203

      Originally Posted by josvadolla
      I tried to install Ubuntu one more time. I have graf's kernel installed, it starts to boot but after 2 secounds it gives me this error:

      init: plymouth-splash main process (607) terminated with status 2
      init: plymouth main process (379) killed by SEGV signal
      I had my install finished before the OtherOS++ guy wrote how to do it so I have no idea how to do it like he does. Havne't looked into it also because I am to busy with debugging the Trophy sync problem. So I only can help you with some basic info.

      I have an external device (8 Gb) with Debian and I used that a lot to install Ubuntu on internal. This way I could check if all needed files where there and I could change kboot and some other things like taking ownership of the Ubuntu partition. So I used that for taking control with chroot command.

    204. BobbyBlunt
      05-11-2011
      10:19 AM
      204

      Ok well in your first guide I noticed that Vflash 6 was never created nor deleted. Do you think that might be the cause of certain issues with this pup. Either way thanks for the work you have put into this, but I am sticking to your guide for now while I play around.

    205. OoZic
      05-11-2011
      07:56 PM
      205

      Ok, did a round of flashing (otheros++ -> OFW -> MFW -> otheros++) and I am back at OtherOS
      Still trophy sync error but I will play my games on my other PS3 until they have a fix.

      My old translated guide created the partition on ps3vflashg. And as I learned later, this is a kind of protected partition so maybe it is better to not use ps3vflashg.

      Maybe create the partition again with the help of the new guide. Once it is there just follow my old guide after the formatting stage. With the old guide only vflash 5 and 7 are used, with the new guide 5,6 and 7 are used and that is why it goes to ps3vflashh now

    206. Pirate
      05-11-2011
      11:11 PM
      206

      First post updated with latest version

    207. esj
      05-11-2011
      11:31 PM
      207

      Does this new version work on original phat ps3's that use nand flash?

    208. petros111280
      05-12-2011
      02:03 AM
      208

      ok i buy new hhd 12.5 ml with 1000g , and take a buck up of the old 500g
      is took me 30 h for the buck up the old ...i replace the old with new to restore my system is take 2 days and on 99percent is show an error
      i try it second time and is dont finish yet......do i need to resize the hhd first and later restore the buck updo any ane know about the restore the buck up error???restare a 500g buckup is take 2 and half day??

    209. advocatusdiaboli
      05-12-2011
      03:09 AM
      209

      The new drives with sleep feature does not work.

    210. ramikkk
      05-12-2011
      06:31 AM
      210

      who the **** cares about other os give us cfw 3.60 it will be great

    211. GregoryRasputin
      05-12-2011
      06:43 AM
      211

      Originally Posted by ramikkk
      who the **** cares about other os give us cfw 3.60 it will be great

      Obviously the people on this thread are, you know the ones with brains, the ones that don't moan about a pointless, redundant CFW.

      If you want a 3.60 CFW, make it yourself, other wise, put up and shut up...

    212. jivex5k
      05-12-2011
      08:13 AM
      212

      Is anyone else having trouble with the links? Gitbrew seems to be down.

    213. OoZic
      05-12-2011
      08:16 AM
      213

      Originally Posted by ramikkk
      who the **** cares about other os give us cfw 3.60 it will be great
      The most important thing we care about in the Linux part of PS3Hax is what we still don't have: the RSX driver. What you want is pointless, we have a full working jailbroken PS3 and the few games that need 3.60 can wait..... and wait.... and wait

      Edit: This latest pup is only 166 Mb and not 170 Mb? And it is still for 3.55 because of the versionnumer 3.30? I also wonder if they fixed the trophy sync error?

      Edit: I think it is 3.30 CFW because my PS3 can't recognize the file
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by jivex5k
      Is anyone else having trouble with the links? Gitbrew seems to be down.
      Pup downloaded in 6 minutes at my slow connection

    214. Boyz
      05-12-2011
      08:44 AM
      214

      Hello Guys,
      what about the graphic driver, does it working now???
      Without graphic driver are every linux useless!

      regards
      Boyz

    215. OoZic
      05-12-2011
      09:18 AM
      215

      Originally Posted by Boyz
      Hello Guys,
      what about the graphic driver, does it working now???
      Without graphic driver are every linux useless!

      regards
      Boyz
      we have 2d graphics (slow because the cell has to handle the graphics, not the GPU) and we can mount the ps3 video ram to the swap. Depending on what you do with it it is workable. Heavy graphics is no option atm, but they are working on it. Could take some months I think, unless they find out what was changed in FW 2.10 to disable RSX support sooner.

    216. BobbyBlunt
      05-12-2011
      09:48 AM
      216

      Originally Posted by ramikkk
      who the **** cares about other os give us cfw 3.60 it will be great
      You sir have no understanding as to why the machine was hacked to begin with. Sony took away otheros and the hackers wanted it back. If you want PSN when it comes back either go legit or buy a second PS3. There are very few games that require 3.60 (some of which are modded to work on 3.55) and no new feature with 3.60 to justify a new MFW. Besides why would you want a 3.60 MFW when a new OFW is coming as soon as PSN goes back online?

    217. itai84
      05-12-2011
      01:10 PM
      217

      Originally Posted by ramikkk
      who the **** cares about other os give us cfw 3.60 it will be great
      Plenty of people give a **** about linux on PS3, Sony takes it away from us, talented devs give it back. Thats exactly the type of advances I like in the scene. Love it!

      The only reason you'd need 3.60 cfw is to play the newest games... damn, go update your PS3 if it's so important or buy another machine and pay for the new games. Most of us do that anyway.

    218. topdrog
      05-12-2011
      01:36 PM
      218

      ok, noob here so please go easy on me. Can you run a pc game on this, say commandoes 2 and use to mouse/keyboard to along with it using linux or ubuntu on the ps3? Any help appreciated

    219. OoZic
      05-12-2011
      01:54 PM
      219

      We miss the RSX driver (=Realistic Syntheziser= Nvidia GPU) for playing good quality games. The PS3 has also a limited memory.

      we can use browsers like Firefox and that kind of things. They work ok if you don't open to much tabs. Emulators will also run, haven't tested it tough. Word-processing and Gimp work also

    220. Qraze1
      05-12-2011
      02:59 PM
      220

      i thought rsx is unlocked with this, just no custom driver made for ooS to utilise it, correct?

      mad props to Graf and Levand and all others involved for their mad genius skills.

      seems a few problems are going on here (@HAX) with install, and i need a new ext hdd(1T) so i can't backup anything just yet.

      i am intrigued by the possibly of downgrading to 3.41, but that can wait until all this is all hammered out in new versions and such and such dong.

    221. BobbyBlunt
      05-12-2011
      03:05 PM
      221

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      We miss the RSX driver (=Realistic Syntheziser= Nvidia GPU) for playing good quality games. The PS3 has also a limited memory.

      we can use browsers like Firefox and that kind of things. They work ok if you don't open to much tabs. Emulators will also run, haven't tested it tough. Word-processing and Gimp work also
      I was able to get SNES9X FCEU and the Genesis and MAME working ok before (otheros 3.15). These all should still work. You may also notice a small performance boost thanks to Graf's kernel.

    222. roumanos1
      05-12-2011
      03:11 PM
      222

      Can i use xbmc while using Linux on PS3?

    223. Schnippshly
      05-12-2011
      03:58 PM
      223

      Us 256 NAND people still can't use it, huh?

    224. BobbyBlunt
      05-12-2011
      04:25 PM
      224

      Originally Posted by roumanos1
      Can i use xbmc while using Linux on PS3?
      If you can manage to get it compiled. Madshaun1984, one of our moderators, was able to get XBMC running under Ubuntu on 3.15 but was having issues compiling it using Ubuntu 10.10 on later firmwares.

    225. OoZic
      05-12-2011
      05:42 PM
      225

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      I was able to get SNES9X FCEU and the Genesis and MAME working ok before (otheros 3.15). These all should still work. You may also notice a small performance boost thanks to Graf's kernel.
      I will try Mame this weekend. One of the few emulators I still miss on the GameOS
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Qraze1
      i thought rsx is unlocked with this, just no custom driver made for ooS to utilise it, correct?
      We have access to the 256 Mb graphic DDR3 ram but we can only use it for swap atm.

      graf his kernel uses "PS3 RSX MMIO Driver" I think. All I could find about it was this:
      http://git-hacks.com/linux-ps3/linux...56f5dc9bb4f61a

    226. petros111280
      05-12-2011
      07:37 PM
      226

      petros111280
      05-11-2011
      11:03 PM
      208

      ok i buy new hhd 12.5 ml with 1000g , and take a buck up of the old 500g
      is took me 30 h for the buck up the old ...i replace the old with new to restore my system is take 2 days and on 99percent is show an error
      i try it second time and is dont finish yet......do i need to resize the hhd first and later restore the buck updo any ane know about the restore the buck up error???restare a 500g buckup is take 2 and half day??

      Read more: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/05/ps3-du...#ixzz1MBjhhTtq







      ok thank to vry 1 ho hlp me to find a solution

    227. OoZic
      05-12-2011
      09:02 PM
      227

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      petros111280
      05-11-2011
      11:03 PM
      208

      ok i buy new hhd 12.5 ml with 1000g , and take a buck up of the old 500g
      is took me 30 h for the buck up the old ...i replace the old with new to restore my system is take 2 days and on 99percent is show an error
      i try it second time and is dont finish yet......do i need to resize the hhd first and later restore the buck updo any ane know about the restore the buck up error???restare a 500g buckup is take 2 and half day??

      Read more: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/05/ps3-du...#ixzz1MBjhhTtq

      ok thank to vry 1 ho hlp me to find a solution
      Wrong thread, Link is also linking to wrong and this same thread....

      I think advocatusdiaboli has answered your question already in the thread you started. Something with latest large 2.5 drives not compatible with sleep-times or something. And his rep is large enough to take his answers serious.

      also you want (and only can) to format your drive with GameOS because you also need it for backup games. And this is Linux we are talking about. It is also not a partition problem but a hardware problem.

      Use google to check what kind of larger drives as internal drive are suitable for the PS3 and try to change it where you bought it.

    228. ramikkk
      05-12-2011
      09:22 PM
      228

      Warning

      DO NOT insult other members or staff



    229. Lethalarmor
      05-12-2011
      09:33 PM
      229

      What an interesting story you have there! Mommy must be so proud of her little guy, though I'm pretty sure mommy told you not to sneak on the internet. You do realize that you should be 13 to be online, don't worry only 4 more years and you can join all the big mature adults! Best to get off, wouldn't want you to get a spanking.

    230. NeedmoarDesu
      05-12-2011
      09:58 PM
      230

      When will PS3s without Vflash be supported? IE CECHG01

    231. Schnippshly
      05-12-2011
      10:20 PM
      231

      Originally Posted by ramikkk
      i have my pc to do other stuff like programing and all the other ****
      Does he really expect us to believe he is smart enough to program

    232. ramikkk
      05-12-2011
      10:51 PM
      232

      Warning

      DO NOT insult other members



    233. lernatix
      05-13-2011
      12:28 AM
      233

      Someones butthurt because they wasted 6Gigs downloading Portal2 aren't they?
      Now GTFO the thread.

    234. Rigos
      05-13-2011
      01:11 AM
      234

      Hi,
      I'm new to the PS3 world, the reason that I joined this website is because I'm thinking to either jailbreak my ps3 or not. Is it worth it??? to jailbreak it and then to install Linux or not?

      I heard that I can be banned from Sony, and I wouldn't be able to play online, so what are the bad side of it?

    235. advocatusdiaboli
      05-13-2011
      01:39 AM
      235

      Originally Posted by Rigos
      I heard that I can be banned from Sony, and I wouldn't be able to play online, so what are the bad side of it?
      Do you believe PSN will ever be ressurected again?

    236. OoZic
      05-13-2011
      03:32 AM
      236

      Originally Posted by Rigos
      Hi,
      I'm new to the PS3 world, the reason that I joined this website is because I'm thinking to either jailbreak my ps3 or not. Is it worth it??? to jailbreak it and then to install Linux or not?

      I heard that I can be banned from Sony, and I wouldn't be able to play online, so what are the bad side of it?
      Welcome to PS3Hax

      You might post your first post to this section : http://www.ps3hax.net/forumdisplay.php?f=144

      You are now hijacking a thread, not a real problem but I like to keep this thread a little clean so if I need some info about Linux I don't have to read posts about other topics.

      First question if you want to jailbreak: What kind of FirmWare are you on? If you have 3.56 and higher you can't jailbreak: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=21308
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      Do you believe PSN will ever be ressurected again?
      I think it will. I did read somewhere game manufacturers claiming their damage they have because PSN is down. This costs Sony big money every day

    237. Pockets69
      05-13-2011
      06:12 AM
      237

      And we don't care about your stupid PSN fanboy! and right now we are winning! XP

    238. petros111280
      05-13-2011
      07:11 AM
      238

      Originally Posted by petros111280 View Post

      petros111280
      05-11-2011
      11:03 PM
      208

      ok i buy new hhd 12.5 ml with 1000g , and take a buck up of the old 500g
      is took me 30 h for the buck up the old ...i replace the old with new to restore my system is take 2 days and on 99percent is show an error
      i try it second time and is dont finish yet......do i need to resize the hhd first and later restore the buck updo any ane know about the restore the buck up error???restare a 500g buckup is take 2 and half day??



      ok thank to vry 1 ho hlp me to find a solution

      Wrong thread, Link is also linking to wrong and this same thread....

      I think advocatusdiaboli has answered your question already in the thread you started. Something with latest large 2.5 drives not compatible with sleep-times or something. And his rep is large enough to take his answers serious.

      also you want (and only can) to format your drive with GameOS because you also need it for backup games. And this is Linux we are talking about. It is also not a partition problem but a hardware problem.

      Use google to check what kind of larger drives as internal drive are suitable for the PS3 and try to change it where you bought it.




      i folow that guid innd is work perfect

      http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/how...minutes-74826/

      my problem is very long time to restore the buckup 3 days the first time is show me error on 99 percent the second time on 95 percent is jump the electricity and i have to start from begin ????do i need first to make a40g partition and later restore the buck up ???? and is any faster way to restore the buck up??? i steel keep the old hhd to make it new buck up if need but is take 3 days to buck up 3 days to restore if every think go right

    239. OoZic
      05-13-2011
      08:41 AM
      239

      Originally Posted by petros111280

      i folow that guid innd is work perfect

      http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/how...minutes-74826/

      my problem is very long time to restore the buckup 3 days the first time is show me error on 99 percent the second time on 95 percent is jump the electricity and i have to start from begin ????do i need first to make a40g partition and later restore the buck up ???? and is any faster way to restore the buck up??? i steel keep the old hhd to make it new buck up if need but is take 3 days to buck up 3 days to restore if every think go right
      Ok, let me get this right and pleas use normal english as english is not my native language(buck up = backup? Don't make it difficult please?):

      You have a 1Tb drive build in. Does it work OK if you format it in GameOS and put a part of your backup back? Or try to backup a game?
      What do you use to put your backup back? How did you make a backup?
      You want to create a 40Gb Linux partition as I understand?
      Did you succeed in this and did you have to re-format the drive losing 43Gb from the GameOS partition?
      And to this newly formatted partition (+- 800 Gb) you want to put your backup back?
      Main point is: do you use FTP to put your backup back or do you use the Sony util from GameOS for backup making/restoring? Or are you trying to do it in another way?

      Ow, and if your backups have lots of small files (small kb files etc) it will make putting your backup back take a very long time. Remove all backups from games you own (=all?) from the backup and re-backup them later.

    240. BobbyBlunt
      05-13-2011
      09:58 AM
      240

      Don't feel bad Oozic. English is my native langiage and I had a hard time reading that. It makes me think that English is not his native language.

    241. petros111280
      05-13-2011
      05:17 PM
      241

      sorry for my english i dont know good grammar.
      i have a internal hhd 1tb is work great i can instal multiman and play a game with out proble .
      i want to restore my backup (i use sonys util. to make it and restore it)
      i want to creat 40 gb for linux partition are are future for official firmwear future(dual boot) i dont now when to creat it befor format the disc and restore the buckup are u will make the backup and the system ask you to format the disc and maybe i will loose the partition of linux????? ok by the end i belive the buck up will get restored maximux i will have to pute the old hdd buck and take a new one ok all that take 3 days each . i use external usb for the buckups
      t..thank for respond

    242. OoZic
      05-13-2011
      05:57 PM
      242

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      sorry for my english i dont know good grammar.
      i have a internal hhd 1tb is work great i can instal multiman and play a game with out proble .
      i want to restore my backup (i use sonys util. to make it and restore it)
      i want to creat 40 gb for linux partition are are future for official firmwear future(dual boot) i dont now when to creat it befor format the disc and restore the buckup are u will make the backup and the system ask you to format the disc and maybe i will loose the partition of linux????? ok by the end i belive the buck up will get restored maximux i will have to pute the old hdd buck and take a new one ok all that take 3 days each . i use external usb for the buckups
      t..thank for respond
      I don't know if you also have access to a PC or laptop but my advice would be to backup using FTP. Big point is you can make a backup of everything, also your trophies. and you have better control.

      If you still have your old 500Gb harddisk just put it back to the PS3 and install OpenFTP 2.2 (or simular) to it. Use a FTP program (WinSCP is a free windows one) and copy your dev_hddo (and the xregistry file in dev_flash2) to a ntfs partition (your internal HD contains files > 4GB making ntfs a must) Maybe use the external device you used to store the Sony backup for this? You have to start all over again but it won't take 3 days I think.

      If you want a Linux partition you have to create it before you put your backup back. The PS3 formats the drive after creating the partition so your backup will be erased again.

      And also delete all games you own from the PS3 first before you make a backup. this saves a lot of space and time

      I have installed OFW 3.55 3 times this week and the Linux partition is still here and working. It won't touch the partition table. But maybe Sony will change that in the future, can't tell.

    243. petros111280
      05-13-2011
      07:54 PM
      243

      very big thanks you told me every think i want.
      my ps3 is on 74 percent now just is finish are show an error i will..

      format and resize the hhd and try one other way you tell me for the buckup
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      i will usew fftp for buck up the old hhd give me some more info around that i never done it but if is faster??i will try

    244. Pockets69
      05-13-2011
      08:08 PM
      244

      its not faster...

    245. petros111280
      05-13-2011
      08:10 PM
      245

      i can not delite the games from the old hhd the most of the i buy from psn store , now i can not redownload them with out the 3.60 and psn (i dont want to loose the games where i buy

    246. OoZic
      05-13-2011
      08:44 PM
      246

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      i can not delite the games from the old hhd the most of the i buy from psn store , now i can not redownload them with out the 3.60 and psn (i dont want to loose the games where i buy
      With games I wanted to say backups of disks you own. Don't delete the PSN games

      FTP is a standard protocol and used on every serious platform I know. You can find info about it in your own language I think making it better to understand. All web-site builders use it to upload their files to their website for example. Actually it is simple: OpenFTP 2.2 is a server program changing your PS3 to an FTP server. Your windows PC is the client. You set up a connection between both and you have access to the internal harddisk if you run OpenFTP.

      Never delete something from the dev_flash directories!! Your PS3 will brick. Only use FTP for backup (download) if you don't know what you are doing and only access the dev_hdd0 directory !!! Your PSN games are also there so you back tehm up also. Do note: We get PSN sync errors with this current OtherOS++ installation, I don't know if it also affects PSN games.

      With FTP I get 11,2 Mb/s (larger files) with my old speedtouch adsl modem/router. I think it is the same speed as the util by approach. point is I don't know how the util works, never used it. Maybe the util is having problems with the non-standard size drive you use and that is why you get errors.

      Only other reason for getting errors might be the temperature. It is a larger size making the cooling different from standard PS3 situation (air stream). If the PS3 is on for 3 days I don't know what happens to the temperature. If the drive gets to hot the filesystem can get damaged giving the PS3 problems. Drive can also die if it gets to hot for a long time. And 3 days only writing for a drive doesn't make it happy I can tell you.
      With FTP you can interrupt the copy proccess and do the rest later, don't know if the util can do that also.

    247. petros111280
      05-13-2011
      08:58 PM
      247

      the buckup will go well is will take other 2 days maybe just is finish i will reformat the disc with 40 g and restore it again the last year i chainghe the hhd 320 to 500 it whas make the same broblem i think is normal for a bugy ps3..i will resize the hhd next time i do it. i wish the chocolate teame will complite the 3boot vertion soon

    248. OoZic
      05-13-2011
      09:09 PM
      248

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      the buckup will go well is will take other 2 days maybe just is finish i will reformat the disc with 40 g and restore it again the last year i chainghe the hhd 320 to 500 it whas make the same broblem i think is normal for a bugy ps3..i will resize the hhd next time i do it. i wish the chocolate teame will complite the 3boot vertion soon
      There is no chocolate team Only the developer graf_chokolo (with a K) and he is not doing anything with the PS3 now because the judge ordered so.

      A russian guy picked up his work and continues his project

      Don't want to sound like a teacher but Sony logs all our conversations on the PS3 hack sites, don't give them and the judge a reason to think graf_chokolo is still trying to use, and develop for, Linux on the PS3. He doesn't till the judge understands we have the right to run an alternative OS on our own devices.

      You can't interrupt the backup proccess? Just install the tools to make the partition and create it and after that putting your backup back? You are wasting time otherwise.

    249. petros111280
      05-14-2011
      03:41 AM
      249

      ok i know i loos tim with out interapt the buckup restore but i dont have the time i go now for work and will come buck 2 in the night if is dont be finished i will maybe interapt it ..
      ok and somthink for the sonys logs i have soure info is behind f all that the Geoffrey Levand not even any russian hacker .the Geoffrey Levand work on that progect since 25 octber 1917

    250. OoZic
      05-14-2011
      04:03 AM
      250

      Originally Posted by petros111280
      ok i know i loos tim with out interapt the buckup restore but i dont have the time i go now for work and will come buck 2 in the night if is dont be finished i will maybe interapt it ..
      ok and somthink for the sonys logs i have soure info is behind f all that the Geoffrey Levand not even any russian hacker .the Geoffrey Levand work on that progect since 25 octber 1917
      Geoffrey Levand is a Linux dev from Sony. This Russian guy only uses his name as a nickname. Just to mess with Sont a little

    251. PanScan
      05-14-2011
      08:45 AM
      251

      My display do not support 1080p, is there a solution to this problem?

    252. Drexal
      05-14-2011
      04:00 PM
      252

      Here is an respose to the unanswered "256 nand?" posts, I'm feeling your pain and...

      A little bird told me 256 nand otheros++ cfw is on the horizon,.. so if your like me and have non-vflash, your wait will soon be over. A linux hdd region has been successfully created directly on the hdd on both 256 nand & vflash machines. I'm not a dev in any way shape or form, i just know for a fact that its been done, and glevand is working on a user friendly solution for everyone.

      PS Please don't bug him about when we're going to be there, or hes likely to pull this car right over.

    253. OoZic
      05-14-2011
      04:35 PM
      253

      Originally Posted by PanScan
      My display do not support 1080p, is there a solution to this problem?
      Sure, I have written a little guide about it:
      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=21822

    254. kkeith
      05-15-2011
      01:50 AM
      254

      Didnt work for me, went through all the steps, double checked everything on the video before i pressed a button, everything seemed to go well until the last 3 steps of installing petitboot, when i pressed boot otheros i didnt get the beeps like on the video and after i pressed reboot i just got sent back to the xmb.

      edit: btw my ps3 is a CECHL

    255. Tokobo
      05-17-2011
      07:39 AM
      255

      Any luck with the restoring of trophy function to play games yet?

      Also, anyone knows whether the HV is still patched after restoring to another CFW?

    256. Pockets69
      05-17-2011
      10:32 AM
      256

      tokobo something is comming that *might* solve the trophy/dlc problems, just sit tight.

    257. emnaki
      05-17-2011
      01:29 PM
      257

      I currently am on 3.55 so this dual boot is an option for me. But there is one thing I would like to get clear on. Is it possible to use this dual boot method to run GameOS with the latest OFW that can play on PSN? I would really like to get linux running but for me PSN is more important. If not possible now, will there be plans to make this possible in the future?

    258. OoZic
      05-17-2011
      01:53 PM
      258

      Originally Posted by emnaki
      I currently am on 3.55 so this dual boot is an option for me. But there is one thing I would like to get clear on. Is it possible to use this dual boot method to run GameOS with the latest OFW that can play on PSN? I would really like to get linux running but for me PSN is more important. If not possible now, will there be plans to make this possible in the future?
      Dual boot needs CFW to install

      Maybe in the future if the PS3 is completely hacked (lvl0 keys) an OFW in combo with OtherOS++ or combo OFW/CFW is possible but not for now.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      tokobo something is comming that *might* solve the trophy/dlc problems, just sit tight.
      You are making me curious Pocket

    259. Tokobo
      05-18-2011
      07:28 AM
      259

      Ditto that. I'm rather curious too.

    260. ssman807
      05-18-2011
      12:02 PM
      260

      Please tell me how you are fdisking the ps3vlashh area to produce the needed hdd space to install linux?

    261. OoZic
      05-18-2011
      05:35 PM
      261

      Originally Posted by ssman807
      Please tell me how you are fdisking the ps3vlashh area to produce the needed hdd space to install linux?
      Did you already create the ps3vflashh partition with the format option?

      I think you can use Fdisk from within petitboot?

      I have used the old method, I used lvl2-v9, this lets met start the Debian net CD and from there I can use the partition-manager to partition and format the new partitions on ps3vflashh. But that is because I installed it before geoffrey wrote his guide how to install OtherOS++.

    262. advocatusdiaboli
      05-24-2011
      07:19 AM
      262
    263. Pirate
      05-24-2011
      01:36 PM
      263

      UPDATE 3:

      Petitboot Dual Boot working on 256 MB NAND
      Read more: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/05/petitb...#ixzz1NIR7Ezk1

    264. g7009
      05-25-2011
      04:36 AM
      264

      I have searched a lot of forums looking for an answer for this but they all just tell you what the thing is supposed to do. I have tried the geoffrey levand petitboot method using debian on 3.41 and 3.55 and to date i have yet to see any evidence of the QA mode that is supposed to enabled in update manager or the dongleless downgrade factory service. Perhaps it is something i am doing wrong or have missed something but as there are no tuts for enabling these options could someone please put me out of my misery and explain what i am doing wrong
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I have installed the otheros petitboot debian method using vflash etc and i have got it up and running on both 3.41 and 3.55 successfully. But my frustration is that no matter where i look there is a quote that using geoffrey levands method of linux dual os enables QA mode in update manager and a factory service dongless downgrade mode. I have not seen any evidence of either on both firmware installs i have done where is these options or where am i going wrong!!!!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      sorry for double post folks just utterly frustrate!!!

    265. OoZic
      05-25-2011
      06:01 AM
      265

      Originally Posted by g7009
      I have searched a lot of forums looking for an answer for this but they all just tell you what the thing is supposed to do. I have tried the geoffrey levand petitboot method using debian on 3.41 and 3.55 and to date i have yet to see any evidence of the QA mode that is supposed to enabled in update manager or the dongleless downgrade factory service. Perhaps it is something i am doing wrong or have missed something but as there are no tuts for enabling these options could someone please put me out of my misery and explain what i am doing wrong
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I have installed the otheros petitboot debian method using vflash etc and i have got it up and running on both 3.41 and 3.55 successfully. But my frustration is that no matter where i look there is a quote that using geoffrey levands method of linux dual os enables QA mode in update manager and a factory service dongless downgrade mode. I have not seen any evidence of either on both firmware installs i have done where is these options or where am i going wrong!!!!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      sorry for double post folks just utterly frustrate!!!
      Do you have the latest graf/geoffrey kernel installed and the utilities? The utilities give you the power to mess with flags, make vflashb available etc.

      For ps3db do this:
      mount -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/ps3db /mnt (as root !!)
      (be very careful with this !!! it is your PS3 flash with the CFW, messing/deleting files from here can change your PS3 in a brick.....)

    266. Tokobo
      06-07-2011
      09:52 AM
      266

      Have you folks seen this?

      http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:OtherOS++

      It's the update to the glevand site.

      Though no graphic drivers yet.

      Any one knows which versions of Linux are supported and whether the trophy problem is fixed?

    267. OoZic
      06-07-2011
      12:35 PM
      267

      Originally Posted by Tokobo
      Have you folks seen this?

      http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:OtherOS++

      It's the update to the glevand site.

      Though no graphic drivers yet.

      Any one knows which versions of Linux are supported and whether the trophy problem is fixed?
      We know what is causing the error

      Originally Posted by Pereb27 psx-scene
      Right now I'm running tests with PS3MFW builder to see which one of the patches in LV1 Hypervisor patches section causes the problem.
      Maybe disabling just this one will get everything working fine until it's fixed.

      I will update if/when i find something

      EDIT : Found it. The patch that causes this problem is "Allow access to all SS services (needed for ps3dm-utils)".
      Disabling this patch in PS3MFW Builder while creating your firmware will make trophies work again.
      I'm a bit new to this so I don't know how ps3dm-utils works or how useful it is, but since it's apparently needed for accessing the BD drive among other things, it might be a problem for some people. But at least you can make a working OtherOS++ enabled firmware with working trophies by disabling that patch, until a fix comes .

    268. zalpahunder
      08-11-2011
      01:46 PM
      268

      Got linux installed finally... Now the fun part. Xorg.conf giving me a hard time once again

    269. najmib6
      09-03-2011
      09:37 AM
      269

      i'm really sorry to have this question, but i'm curious enough for this,

      after i install the linux, will i able to install a program? like blender, or anything else, i just want to use the ps3 as rendering engine, since i saw the previous users (before jailbroken) able to use it as a render engine

      i'm really sorry if i'm asking in a wrong place

    270. SuperDre
      09-03-2011
      09:45 AM
      270

      Originally Posted by najmib6
      i'm really sorry to have this question, but i'm curious enough for this,

      after i install the linux, will i able to install a program? like blender, or anything else, i just want to use the ps3 as rendering engine, since i saw the previous users (before jailbroken) able to use it as a render engine

      i'm really sorry if i'm asking in a wrong place
      Yes, you'll be able to use the PS3 like any other Linux capable computer..

    271. najmib6
      09-03-2011
      10:12 AM
      271

      Originally Posted by SuperDre
      Yes, you'll be able to use the PS3 like any other Linux capable computer..
      good news, thanks for that fast response
      it should be a FAQ here, before newbies like me asking the same haha

    272. najmib6
      09-06-2011
      02:34 AM
      272

      i have another question here..
      1. can i install it without using telnet?
      2. can instal it using flashdisk?

    273. dantevergil
      10-07-2011
      02:55 PM
      273

      First of all hi there you guys and ladies..!
      last 24 hrs i was trying to install and run that **** (linux) on my slim PS3 16mb(nor) originally KMEAW 3.55 CFW nailed on it and i faced with so many stupid problems which is caused by me or my console or those people introducing themselfs as a Hacker...and im now here to explore to find out what the exact problem was or problems were...so let then this story begin from its beginning...

      06 october 2011 around 1030lt somehow i finally made a decision to install one of the linux distros
      out there on my ps3 which is not a necessity but an interest because i dont need it...
      then started to search on the net how this could be done correctly and found which is firstly installing
      CFW355-OTHEROS++-22GB on my slim ps3 then restoring ps3 system and got 111GB/149GB and then installing
      setup_flash_for_otheros and restarting the console..and installing install_otheros.pkg with usb dtbImage.ps3.bin
      ( which is exactly dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal for 16mb nor) including in it and then installing boot_otheros and
      then installing reboot and restarting and getting the petitboot screen...everything is ok till here..
      but then exit to shell and trying to run create_hdd_region.sh first with this command

      root[MENTION=11421]ps3[/MENTION]-linux:$ cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/sda1 enter
      root[MENTION=11421]ps3[/MENTION]-linux:$/tmp/petitboot/mnt/sda1/chmod a+x create_hdd_region.sh enter to make it executable..
      create_hdd_region.sh read-only system file
      root[MENTION=11421]ps3[/MENTION]-linux:$chmod 755 create_hdd_region.sh enter and again the same ****in read-only error
      root[MENTION=11421]ps3[/MENTION]-lin..._hdd_region.sh enter and finally work ok thank GOD and reboot from the command
      for rebooting the system..now im in xmb menu and run reboot.pkg again and now petitbot again..

      ok now im using parted command..as below ;
      1. parted /dev/ps3dd
      2. mklabel gpt
      3. mkpart primary 0 2GB
      4. print
      5. mkpart primary 2GB and asking end? 22GB and enter and print again then i see 2 parts
      first one starting from 17.5kb to 2GB and second one 2GB to 22GB as we wanted..ok but
      those read only file system errors everywhere especially rebooting escaping from petitboot..

      ok now i choose ubuntu-10.04-alternate-powerpc+ps3.iso downloaded from here :
      http://mirrors.med.harvard.edu/ubunt...owerpc+ps3.iso

      burned it to cd-r with 4x speed successfully then put it while on xmb menu and press reboot.pkg to start petitboot..petitboot started and which saw the disc and ubuntu and i choose install ubuntu 10.04 bla bla bla..
      and system going down... and started to load ubuntu..ok very good..

      but when i came to partioning phase that ****ing ubuntu couldnt see our /dev/ps3dd part..that **** only see /dev/ps3da or smthing like that i couldnt remember, which is the whole part of the HDD including GameOS...and i continue to installing with this shape(it took 3.5 hours) because im very angry i know that this is wrong because when we reboot the machine it will ask ps3 hdd corrupted and must be formatted..
      NOOOOO not now and started petitboot again and load ubuntu and login screen come...and now im on gnome desktop..everything is working but a little bit slow..internet is working..even i login my facebook account
      to taste of ps3 ubuntu atmosphere before formatting everything :-)

      then i formatted hdd and refresh everything again and now choose Freebsd distro and found it from here:
      http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/09/gitbre...driver-support

      but while i choose to start installing on petitboot screen it doesnt work in every resolution options and always read-only filesystem errors every where again......and i think this is because the fault of those HACKERS... not me or my ps3 console they couldnt access ps3 hdd even we can login on petitboot as a root...? or is there a command to remove read-only file sytem error which is releated to mounting issues i suppose..

      NOW PLS SOMEONE a real hacker maybe COULD HELP ME....?

    274. OoZic
      10-08-2011
      02:22 AM
      274

      Originally Posted by dantevergil

      -------- post cut----------------

      NOW PLS SOMEONE a real hacker maybe COULD HELP ME....?
      I think it is a kernel problem with the Ubuntu distro? Downloads from harvard won't hold a hacked kernel I think and if graf_chokolo his kernel isn't installed ps3dd region can't be recognized. Try Red Ribbon RC5:
      http://sourceforge.net/userapps/medi...itle=Main_Page
      It has everything implanted for Linux on the PS3 (including graf his kernel), works almost "out of the box". It is also a live CD, no installation required to test if it works. Once it works you can install Red Ribbon from within the running live CD. It works also almost the same to Ubuntu (apt-get etc.), only it is a lot lighter

      The harvard image is for PS3's with original FW 3.15 firmware I suppose. This was the last firmware that could legally (according to $ony) run Linux.

      Updated info about freebsd can be found here:
      http://gitbrew.org/~glevand/ps3/freebsd/
      For help with FreeBSD you can always get help via their IRC channel

      My advice is to stay away from freebsd until you are more experienced with Linux on the PS3. Red Ribbon is the best way to get Linux working for inexperienced (= combination PS3 hardware and Linux) users

      I'm no real hacker btw, only someone who runs Linux on a hacked PS3 for a longer time

    275. dantevergil
      10-10-2011
      04:03 AM
      275

      OoZic thanks for your help..
      maybe the problem about recognization of /dev/ps3dd part is related to
      Kernel file of harvard ubuntu distro but the read-only file system errors not which is exactly the origin of the trouble i reckon..

      the link you given to me about the freebsd is the same link where i downloaded the live cd before...
      and thanks for the freebsd info because i dont know linux

      and Can I install that RedRibbon RC5 without petitboot loader which isnt working properly on my console you know those read-only file system errors and i also turned back to my 3.55 KMEAW CFW,
      installed my games and apps again

      i mean could i use asbestOS 1.5 or bootOS2.1 and lv2patcherv9 combination to install RedRibbon RC5 ? i dont want to get back CFW355-OTHEROS++-22GB which will destroy all the HDD again and takes time ...

      If your answer YES then i ll try it one more time otwerwise i have to say Good Bye Linux because i dont need you.!

    276. OoZic
      10-10-2011
      08:40 AM
      276

      Originally Posted by dantevergil
      OoZic thanks for your help..
      maybe the problem about recognization of /dev/ps3dd part is related to
      Kernel file of harvard ubuntu distro but the read-only file system errors not which is exactly the origin of the trouble i reckon..

      the link you given to me about the freebsd is the same link where i downloaded the live cd before...
      and thanks for the freebsd info because i dont know linux

      and Can I install that RedRibbon RC5 without petitboot loader which isnt working properly on my console you know those read-only file system errors and i also turned back to my 3.55 KMEAW CFW,
      installed my games and apps again

      i mean could i use asbestOS 1.5 or bootOS2.1 and lv2patcherv9 combination to install RedRibbon RC5 ? i dont want to get back CFW355-OTHEROS++-22GB which will destroy all the HDD again and takes time ...

      If your answer YES then i ll try it one more time otwerwise i have to say Good Bye Linux because i dont need you.!
      You get write errors because of your point 5. You took a 22Gb size while you had to take the max size from point 4 (print)

      I have made a post before about this:

      1. parted /dev/ps3dd
      2. mklabel gpt
      3. mkpart primary 0 2GB
      4. print
      5. mkpart primary 2GB 23.6GB
      6. quit

      note the red size, I used the 22GB CFW giving this size. If you didn't check the size in the print information at point 4. It's the max available size for ps3dd
      http://www.ps3hax.net/showpost.php?p...3&postcount=23

      You could have left the already created ps3dd region while waiting for some help

    277. dantevergil
      10-11-2011
      05:11 AM
      277

      i couldnt remember perfectly but i suppose during the partioning operation the answer to END question was not going anymore than 22GB..i tried it by myself...even its wrong it doesnt change anything..because the rest part left just as an unallocated space i mean it has nothing to do with size of /dev/ps3dd but how the partioning SyStem TaBle(i couldnt figure out what kind of a partion system this is.?) is itself. i also tried to format and succeded those 2 parts with mkfs... command the first one as linux-swap and the other as ext2 but nothing changed during the ubuntu installation which is blind to our /dev/ps3dd primary parts or we hide it without knowing

      i wonder while booting from the ubuntu cd if we put F8 to enter the Boot Menu then F6 for other options and try to apply some boot parameters..By selecting this option, a line of "boot text" should appear across the bottom of the screen and at the end of the line quiet splash-- can be seen at the end of the line..? pls bro can you delete quiet splash-- and try if it doesnt work then pls try to add acpi=off after deleting quiet splash-- again..maybe it can work i really dont know im NOT a hacker just trying to use my brain

      PLS Bro..Can you do that for me(i dont want to delete all my hdd again) and other PS3 users wanted to see Linux on their blackbox perfectly working..!

      In summary why those StupiD hackers couldnt manage to run this partioning operation during the ps3 system restore section ??? is it so difficult for you to get this **** work then why they called themselfs as Hacker?

    278. OoZic
      10-12-2011
      02:13 AM
      278

      I gave you the reason why you got the write errors. Can't help you further with this. GPT doesn't work the same way as MBR.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
      For ps3dd I always talk about a region and not a partition because the region has to be partitioned again.Ps3dd is more a kind of harddisk and you tell it the wrong size...

      Throw away (or store it somewhere) the downloaded Harvard Ubuntu disk. It won't help you in any way because it doesn't have the patched kernel. Without patched kernel Ubuntu can't see the ps3dd region. Red Ribbon will do the job once you have followed the steps correctly...

      If you want to mess with boot options you have to use the petitboot options using the Shell or the edit command line option. Not the options from the CD. Again, the Harvard CD is made for original PS3's on old FW, not for hacked PS3's on 3.55.

      Hackers do the job to get the things done for themselves and share their findings. Have some respect for their hard work, don't call them stupid because you can't copy their work while others can. It won't help you to get help, more the opposite

      I'm not going to mess with the acpi options because the HyperVisor doesn't support it.

    279. dantevergil
      10-12-2011
      05:04 AM
      279

      i still dont think so the reason of read-only file system errors is related to wrong size but mounting issues..because those errors begins with create_hdd_region.sh script..i have so many difficulties to run that command because of that read-only errors..but somehow i finally manage run it without problem and restarted then see /dev/ps3dd region.

      anyway...Now im gonna try it one more time..i downloaded the Red_Ribbon_RC5.iso from the place you given me and checked md5 and no problem...

      but if this s hi t not gonna work then i really get pissed off because all my games and apps and coldboots vs..vs.. will be deleted again for nothing....!

      so the linux operation has already begun...!i ll share the results here as soon as it finishes.

      Info about my console => CECH-2503A 160GB PAL maybe the problem my console type?

    280. OoZic
      10-12-2011
      05:36 AM
      280

      [MENTION=194284]dantevergil[/MENTION]

      Model shouldn't be the problem, I am running it on a 2004A with 120Gb (replaced with 500Gb)

      Let me know if it goes wrong somewhere now it sounds you are on the right path. Always willing to help within my possibilities

    281. dantevergil
      10-12-2011
      08:34 AM
      281

      hmm...unfortunately Im writing this post on /PS3/RedRibbonRC5 right now

      you were right about 23.6GB..but Im also rigth about it can change nothing because RR5 could see either that way and this way no matter what size it has...
      The true problem is KERNEL file as you said before...

      I firstly try to change the resolution from kboot.conf but again that f uckin g permission error again prevented me to save the file..and I supposed we login as a root to the system but it seems not..so what do I do?opened the terminal and enter sudo su to make me root...hah haaa and use nano command for editing kboot.conf and it worked..
      after resolution i tested some mp3 and wma files and working nice..after that tested mp4 and wmv and flv video files and working good..and tested net connection and working good..but i havent tested wifi and bluetooth yet.

      After all it is good to have a RedRibbon but i prefer Ubuntu..could we change the kernel files ??? just joking

      Im afraid i still continue giving you headache for sometime.. now what program add-ons should i download via synaptic package panager..for example i can play dolphin emu on my Ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhall x64 so can i download it here and play and or how can i install that ps3rsx.tar.gz or do i need install that gpu driver? vs..vs...?

      Do you think should we put here a new perfect tutorial shows from the beginning to the end for those people having trouble installing linux ?

    282. OoZic
      10-12-2011
      09:29 AM
      282

      Originally Posted by dantevergil
      hmm...unfortunately Im writing this post on /PS3/RedRibbonRC5 right now

      you were right about 23.6GB..but Im also rigth about it can change nothing because RR5 could see either that way and this way no matter what size it has...
      The true problem is KERNEL file as you said before...

      I firstly try to change the resolution from kboot.conf but again that f uckin g permission error again prevented me to save the file..and I supposed we login as a root to the system but it seems not..so what do I do?opened the terminal and enter sudo su to make me root...hah haaa and use nano command for editing kboot.conf and it worked..
      after resolution i tested some mp3 and wma files and working nice..after that tested mp4 and wmv and flv video files and working good..and tested net connection and working good..but i havent tested wifi and bluetooth yet.

      After all it is good to have a RedRibbon but i prefer Ubuntu..could we change the kernel files ??? just joking

      Im afraid i still continue giving you headache for sometime.. now what program add-ons should i download via synaptic package panager..for example i can play dolphin emu on my Ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhall x64 so can i download it here and play and or how can i install that ps3rsx.tar.gz or do i need install that gpu driver? vs..vs...?

      Do you think should we put here a new perfect tutorial shows from the beginning to the end for those people having trouble installing linux ?
      Great it works now for you

      You can make a multiboot system if you want. Instead of 1 22Gb partition make 2 11Gb partitions. I have had a system with 3 different distro's (including Ubuntu 10.04 updated to 11.04) when we had the old install way with the 44 GB ps3flashh partition. After installing the distro you need to take ownership (chown command) of that partition from within a working install (Red Ribbon) and copy Graf his patched kernel to it
      Red Ribbon is Debian/Ubuntu compatible. Every program that runs on Ubuntu runs also on Red ribbon. Are you able to use apt-get for the program you want if it isn't in the Ubuntu Software Center?

      I think we need rsx support for Dolphin. Haven't tested it yet, only Aros (Amiga Research Operating System). Only FreeBSD has partially rsx support but haven't been on FreeBSD yet. No energy to invest in this due to personal reasons. The day before yesterday I played my first PS3 game in 7 weeks...

      No need for a new tutorial. I think gitbrew's guides are enough, they only need to explain the part you have had problems with a little better. It is the point I also went wrong because i didn't look at the Print output but assumed it was 22Gb also first time.
      Gitbrew is down due to server movement btw...

      Enjoy your PS3 Linux and let us know if you get Dolphin running and how fast it is

    283. dantevergil
      10-12-2011
      04:19 PM
      283

      Now I have an interesting problem now when i change to resolution VESA Modes 11: wxga (1280 x 768) which is the best choice for my hd ready screen(1366x768) and fits fully then SOUNDS not coming while playing musics or videos..? even i formatted ps3 and install RRC5 again to figure out the source of this problem that is changing the resolution to vesa 11:wxga mode..?because when i turned back to any resolution sounds coming as normaly again..? what the hell ..?

      secondly can you give me the ubuntu iso link working like RedRibbon?you know mine is not working contains wrong kernel file..and i dont know linux i have been using ubuntu 11.04 x64 on my laptop with windows7 for two weeks..i dont know linux commands and thats why we re having difficulties installing linux and those tutorials written for people knowing linux not suitable for us

      thirdly my old cfw is KMEAW 3.55 so now what is this 22GB OtherOS cfw? is it KMEAW or waninkoko or what?

      fourthly im looking forward to see your answers as soon as possible

    284. OoZic
      10-13-2011
      06:11 AM
      284

      Originally Posted by dantevergil
      Now I have an interesting problem now when i change to resolution VESA Modes 11: wxga (1280 x 768) which is the best choice for my hd ready screen(1366x768) and fits fully then SOUNDS not coming while playing musics or videos..? even i formatted ps3 and install RRC5 again to figure out the source of this problem that is changing the resolution to vesa 11:wxga mode..?because when i turned back to any resolution sounds coming as normaly again..? what the hell ..?
      Did you try my little guide about screen resolutions and do you use HDMI?
      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=21822

      secondly can you give me the ubuntu iso link working like RedRibbon?you know mine is not working contains wrong kernel file..and i dont know linux i have been using ubuntu 11.04 x64 on my laptop with windows7 for two weeks..i dont know linux commands and thats why we re having difficulties installing linux and those tutorials written for people knowing linux not suitable for us
      On gitbrew there must be a guide how to install Ubuntu, sadly they are still down due to the server movement...

      thirdly my old cfw is KMEAW 3.55 so now what is this 22GB OtherOS cfw? is it KMEAW or waninkoko or what?
      I think you mean the Rebug OtherOS++ CFW? Rebug has a lot of interesting (debug) options like QA flagging, registering trophy's etc., if you want to mess with nice debug gameos functions this is the one you want (I'm running it also) http://rebug.me/ (for linux you have to download the Rebug with OtherOS++ support)

      fourthly im looking forward to see your answers as soon as possible
      Sorry, was busy with other things this morning

    285. dantevergil
      10-13-2011
      07:18 AM
      285

      yes i used that scale : VESA Modes:
      11: wxga (1280 x 768) which is the best suitable resolution for my screen and ps3 connected to tv's HDMI Port 1 but no sound coming with this resolution..and i can use all the other options except 12: sxga (1280 x 1024) and 13: wuxga (1920 x 1200) but not properly fit to the screen i mean there are spaces left corners..isnt there a solution for this?

      secondly i can access http://portal.gitbrew.org/wikibrew/PS3:Linux via googles framebuffer technic and see ubuntu section but it goes so long and needs soooooooo many commands

      How can I install ps3rsx.tar.gz via lxterminal screen with using make command Can you write here all the commands for us because there is no where showing this on the net..

      I firstly have done sudo apt-get update and upgrade and downloaded just around 30 mb and some repositories not working there is nothing so much for PPC i think.. for instance how can we install flashplayer plugin for PPC ?then I downloaded VLC Player working but this time picture's not coming and sounds come even all plugins and codecs installed..

      now i want to download gnome desktop via synaptic but its around 480mb and not sure if its working fast and properly with this kernel..

      and at last i like your picture in your changing screen resolutions on Debian GDM3 post with two console like me i feel sure SONY loves it so much..

    286. OoZic
      10-13-2011
      07:55 AM
      286

      Originally Posted by dantevergil
      yes i used that scale : VESA Modes:
      11: wxga (1280 x 768) which is the best suitable resolution for my screen and ps3 connected to tv's HDMI Port 1 but no sound coming with this resolution..and i can use all the other options except 12: sxga (1280 x 1024) and 13: wuxga (1920 x 1200) but not properly fit to the screen i mean there are spaces left corners..isnt there a solution for this?

      secondly i can access http://portal.gitbrew.org/wikibrew/PS3:Linux via googles framebuffer technic and see ubuntu section but it goes so long and needs soooooooo many commands

      How can I install ps3rsx.tar.gz via lxterminal screen with using make command Can you write here all the commands for us because there is no where showing this on the net..

      I firstly have done sudo apt-get update and upgrade and downloaded just around 30 mb and some repositories not working there is nothing so much for PPC i think.. for instance how can we install flashplayer plugin for PPC ?then I downloaded VLC Player working but this time picture's not coming and sounds come even all plugins and codecs installed..

      now i want to download gnome desktop via synaptic but its around 480mb and not sure if its working fast and properly with this kernel..

      and at last i like your picture in your changing screen resolutions on Debian GDM3 post with two console like me i feel sure SONY loves it so much..
      In stead of kboot.org there is also an option to add the screenmode at the petitboot options. something like video=ps3fb:mode:X (where X is a number like 5). Must be placed after the disk UUID.

      I found this to install Ubuntu (run from petitboot shell)

      # git clone git://github.com/nikitis/PS3-Ubuntu-Installer

      # sh PS3-Ubuntu-Installer/ubuntu-installer.sh

      (don't know if git://github is online..., if you need docs or tools, http://www.gitbrew.org/~glevand/ps3/ is online )

      red Ribbon is made to be very small, that's why LX is used. I think you mess up Red Ribbon if you install Gnome as I remember

      Isn't ps3rsx.tar.gz only the rsx documentation? Maybe I mix it up with another file, doesn't matter because you are unable to use RSX with Red Ribbon. Only the linux swap is mounted to the RSX ram automatically (fast swap ). Only FreeBSD has some RSX support but haven't looked into this. It isn't a full functional driver for what I know.

      $ony loves me so much they placed me on their list because I cloned a git with keys and tools for the PS3. Found my name in their lawyers files (in the Geohot ages)

    287. dantevergil
      10-13-2011
      04:09 PM
      287

      hmm. i ve already tried it before from petitboot screen as you written but it doesnt work...im bored with this resolution settings and now i using 133: 1080pf (1920 x 1080) but there are still spaces left from corners..

      anyway i downloaded gnome desktop and installed it then after rebooting my gui login screen didnt come but CLI come..?but somehow i finally managed to get my lovely gnome login screen and i chose gnome desktop then loaded and running perfectly.. this made me happy because it is almost similar to my ubuntu gnome desktop.. but either lxde or gnome linux running slower than my laptop and also plays 720p videos slowly it indicates we couldnt manage to run any psx or dolphin emu with good speed even if we could install them unless we have a nice rsx driver

      and thank you for ubuntu-installer.sh script i ve already checked and downloaded it before which is a automated installing system via terminal screen and needs good net connection i suppose off course you know it much more than me

      and how can install adobe flash player and shockwave player on our PowerPC??

      and finally this linux installing and running on ps3 event we always persisting comes to me unnecessary.. because it is running slowly and a PowerPC version and there are no drivers we can use written for ps3 last 5 maybe 7 seven years..pls do not misunderstand me but we couldnt run any program we want to run In my opinion hackers have to work for CFW not for linux..10 months passed but there is still no cfw after 3.55 and $oNY is getting far for beyond with 3.72

      have a nice day..

    288. OoZic
      10-13-2011
      05:49 PM
      288

      ppc flash player: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODkyNw (haven't tested it, think it is still beta )

      Shockwave? As far as i know not available for Linux at all?

      Don't know what is fast or slow for you. I mostly used it (when I had a lot more time) for AROS and some testing and to my findings it is pretty fast. Not really with 3d graphics because of no rsx so the ppc has to calculate everything, I get 11 fps with a 3d screenblanker (1920x1080P)

      Within time the FreeBSD RSX driver, if complete, will be ported to the other distro's I think. Even with Gitbrew down Glevand and the other devs like Snowy are hard at work to open up the PS3 OS even more
      Note: with a working RSX we can't use the RSX ram for swap anymore....

      You can always test FreeBSD ofcourse.

      For the resolution problem: check if your TV has an option like Dot by Dot, Native Mode, Just Scan, Cropping, or any other possible function to scale up/down the screen. My Sharp uses Dot by Dot...

      Different devs (it's a nicer word, hacker sounds so psn-fanboy-like) have different interests, not every dev needs a higher firmware. For the Linux devs it is important to know how the Hypervisor works. With higher firmwares and changed security the Hypervisor works different as far as I know. A lot of work needs to be re-done.
      There are CFW devs working on the new keys, sadly enough Sony understands the word Random now and they had one last hiding place left... But it isn't something the Linux devs are after, they are after the way the PS3 works in generally...

    289. dantevergil
      10-14-2011
      01:13 PM
      289

      i couldnt manage to install that Lightspark for PPC even which is based on debian but i will try it later or find something new when i have a time..if it works then i ll share it in a detailed post here ..

      Im 100% feel sure trying to install and run a psx or dolphin emu on Linux PPC right now is a waste of time unless we have a nice RSX or GPU driver and good Kernel file working harmonicaly just like a well matched couple..!

      In the mean time our lovely devs must work only on fw issues which is exactly what we need ,
      this is because running linux on PS3 is useless but a feeling of interest maybe curiosity drives us to make it happen just like me..

      Moreover in todays digital world we have to interest in technology whether we want or not and vs..vs..
      so it means most of the people have got their own pc's or notebooks or a similar thing which have much more capability
      to run Linux in a more efficient way than our PS3..

      and Would you like to give me your msn address or anyother then i ll add you as a favourite ..! there is no need to worry cause most of the time im offline...

    290. Robert562
      11-10-2011
      04:12 AM
      290

      There is already a tutorial for you to do this in the tutorial section. All they did was take the liberty of making the required pup for you.

    291. Kazuya101
      11-14-2011
      10:25 PM
      291

      I dont know if this is the right place to submit.
      I am stuck on Kboot since forever now.
      I downloaded the live cd file for ps3. I have tried several ways to try and get
      it to boot off it, but to no avail.
      I tried on 3 diff firmwares (kmeaw, otheros , rogero)
      I know thats not the issue. But i want to put out all the details.
      My knowledge of Ps3 and Linux may not that be alot, my main reason is
      that i need my ps3 as a multimedia format to play all the video and audio formats
      without having them to be converted.
      Any help will be greatly appreciated
      Thankyou in advance

    292. TizzyT
      11-15-2011
      12:24 AM
      292

      Originally Posted by Kazuya101
      I dont know if this is the right place to submit.
      I am stuck on Kboot since forever now.
      I downloaded the live cd file for ps3. I have tried several ways to try and get
      it to boot off it, but to no avail.
      I tried on 3 diff firmwares (kmeaw, otheros , rogero)
      I know thats not the issue. But i want to put out all the details.
      My knowledge of Ps3 and Linux may not that be alot, my main reason is
      that i need my ps3 as a multimedia format to play all the video and audio formats
      without having them to be converted.
      Any help will be greatly appreciated
      Thankyou in advance
      Why not just use multiman with showtime built in or showtime standalone. Showtime can play a large majority of formats.

    293. OoZic
      11-15-2011
      03:35 AM
      293

      Originally Posted by Kazuya101
      I dont know if this is the right place to submit.
      I am stuck on Kboot since forever now.
      I downloaded the live cd file for ps3. I have tried several ways to try and get
      it to boot off it, but to no avail.
      I tried on 3 diff firmwares (kmeaw, otheros , rogero)
      I know thats not the issue. But i want to put out all the details.
      My knowledge of Ps3 and Linux may not that be alot, my main reason is
      that i need my ps3 as a multimedia format to play all the video and audio formats
      without having them to be converted.
      Any help will be greatly appreciated
      Thankyou in advance
      Kboot? You are on FW 3.15 or something?

      we use petitboot for a long time now......

    294. tha3soa4Eew
      11-15-2011
      04:45 AM
      294

      I have a feeling where the original inormation is comming from, I hope he is very carefull and stops with using the word "guys" because it points to someone...

      and maybe the dev can add to his work in progess: find a way to enable the RSX again like before FW 2.10. That would make my year


    295. Kazuya101
      11-17-2011
      10:14 AM
      295

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      Kboot? You are on FW 3.15 or something?

      we use petitboot for a long time now......
      Im on 3.55 rogero...
      so petitboot would enable me to run the live cd version ?

      And in terms of using showtime plugin, i have MKV and m4v format files
      which some how the psp recognizes and plays without any issues on its main xmb

      Thankyou though for the quick replies

    296. OoZic
      11-20-2011
      05:48 AM
      296

      Originally Posted by Kazuya101
      Im on 3.55 rogero...
      so petitboot would enable me to run the live cd version ?

      And in terms of using showtime plugin, i have MKV and m4v format files
      which some how the psp recognizes and plays without any issues on its main xmb

      Thankyou though for the quick replies
      Sorry, site was off line for me in Europe here for over 24 hours without proxy, forgot about your post...

      best is to install Rebug OtherOS++ and be sure to go into recovery after it and choose Restore PS3 System. This way the 22Gb partition for OtherOS++ gets created.

      Even better, follow the gitbrew guide but change their CFW with the Rebug one:
      http://wiki.gitbrew.org/wikibrew/PS3..._PS3_models.29

      Once petitboot is running you can use the Live CD, do note the Live CD is slow. You can also run the Live CD from an USB device...
      with the Live CD you can install it to the created partition

    297. Kazuya101
      11-21-2011
      11:55 PM
      297

      Hey thanks for the reply
      really appreciate it. Even though this thread is history.
      Ive used the rebug cfw other os++ one with the gitbrew tutorial

      And as a Noob always does i ran into 2 issues while getting the whole thing going:

      I installed all the applications for flashing dumping
      and even got to the petitboot.
      I cant read the screen clearly now(running through hdmi on 720p TV)
      But i still kept on following the instructions on gitbrew tutorial section
      until i hit the road block of the login username and password

      From what i recall it was ps3 and ps3 for both username and password
      but it keeps on rejecting it. And thats where ive hit the brick wall.

      Once again thank you for leading me to this step
      i know im just a few steps away from getting to the goal

    298. snandlal
      11-25-2011
      10:45 PM
      298

      If I did a full format would it delete my otherOS vflash partition and merge it to the main ps3 partition? I update to 3.73 but my 40+ otherOS partition is still taking up the ps3 space.

      Or am i stuck out on the 40+ gigs?

    299. OoZic
      11-26-2011
      01:18 PM
      299

      Originally Posted by snandlal
      If I did a full format would it delete my otherOS vflash partition and merge it to the main ps3 partition? I update to 3.73 but my 40+ otherOS partition is still taking up the ps3 space.

      Or am i stuck out on the 40+ gigs?
      You can't execute removal tools with OFW 3.73.... only option is to take the drive out of the PS3 and format it on a PC/laptop as far as I know...

    300. snandlal
      11-26-2011
      04:03 PM
      300

      Figured. Thanks for the help. I really don't wanna take the ps3 apart so i guess im screwed for now.

    301. kakashi07
      11-27-2011
      12:36 PM
      301

      Links are dead. Please update them.