• Many people (the more advanced hackers), already know this but there still is some blurriness on what Linux OS works on 3.55 and what does not.  For those of you who are living under a rock the last few weeks, OtherOS was restored on post 3.15 consoles. OS is basically a program in which will let you turn you PS3 into a computer. It allows you to run some programs that you wouldn’t be able to without OS. Some popular ones are Linux and Ubuntu. Various information, tutorials on installing Linux can be found here.

    And as of right now, it seems like the PS3 firmware 3.55 will run most OS out there. As you can see in the chart below, there are still some OS that have NOT been tested for the 3.55 firmware.

    Chart from Gitbrew:

    If you want Gitbrew to try an OS that is not listed, let them know. Also, if an OS is not listed and you are certain it works, message them and they will add it to the list.

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  • 28 Comments

    1. Pirate
      06-30-2011
      10:38 AM
      1

      Moved, and stickied.

    2. advocatusdiaboli
      06-30-2011
      11:05 AM
      2

      Nice list, but there are errors in the phrases, please :%s/OS/distro/g

      All Linuxes are the same OS, what is listed is different distros of the Linux OS.

    3. OoZic
      06-30-2011
      11:20 AM
      3

      Nice list

      Latest Ubuntu 11 also runs on 3.55

    4. crypt-weed204
      06-30-2011
      11:20 AM
      4

      i have the original 60 gig lunch model with 3.15FW and it runs Gentoo confirmed working.

    5. riskyblam69
      06-30-2011
      12:51 PM
      5

      what are the chances of getting bt3/4 or 5 running with drivers ? and can the ps3's potential be fully exploited and manipulated to speedy brute force attacks ? coz that would rule no sniffing me thinks tho

    6. Pockets69
      06-30-2011
      01:14 PM
      6

      bt would not be worth on this machine, also there is no ppc support for bt.

    7. SuperDre
      06-30-2011
      02:00 PM
      7

      Well, OtherOS is not actually restored, (as in you cannot just update OFW 3.15 to OFW3.55 and then to CFW3.55 with OtherOS++ and still keep/run your original OtherOS partition). You can now run a new kind of OtherOS..
      Any ideas if it will every be possible to update from OFW3.15->3.55 to CFW3.55 and still keep/run your original OtherOS partition?

    8. dekuleon
      06-30-2011
      02:13 PM
      8

      no i'm not a noob but I'm not a linux nerd!

      I really want to use ubuntu on my slim ps3.

      I have 3.55 kmeaw and nothing else.

      What's the best thing to do since I want to continue playing backuped games?

      Is there a ubuntu on ps3 for dummyes guide??



      AND the most important: I have never ever connected my ps3 to the internet!!!
      I don't want to do this since I'm afrayd that sony will update my Recovery Menu to accept only 3.56 and above... guys, don't you care about this too???


      Or I can connect to the internet safely? At least for OtherOS?

      Thanks in advance!!

      ps: ps3hax is now the best ps3 scene site, psx-scene turned to bull****!!!!

    9. robertflaks
      06-30-2011
      02:27 PM
      9

      here you go :
      http://www.pshomebrew.net/wiki/Installing_Ubuntu_on_PS3

    10. cipherx
      06-30-2011
      02:29 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      bt would not be worth on this machine, also there is no ppc support for bt.
      I was thinking it would be worthless due to lack of packet injection, but forgive me if you mean the same thing

    11. dekuleon
      06-30-2011
      02:59 PM
      11

      @robertflaks

      no no this is too old and outdated!


      but thanks for your help anyway!

      i think i'm figuring it out by myself xD

      But if anyone want to help, i will apreciate a lot!

    12. Pockets69
      06-30-2011
      04:26 PM
      12

      Originally Posted by cipherx
      I was thinking it would be worthless due to lack of packet injection, but forgive me if you mean the same thing
      yes also packet injection, but the problem is Bt will not install due to the ps3 architecture and bt not being compatible.

    13. mermer
      06-30-2011
      05:34 PM
      13

      There is a tut I posted in the forums for Arch, works with 3.15 but is untested on the later firmwares: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=16545

    14. tdhz77
      06-30-2011
      06:10 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by dekuleon
      @robertflaks

      no no this is too old and outdated!


      but thanks for your help anyway!

      i think i'm figuring it out by myself xD

      But if anyone want to help, i will apreciate a lot!
      How is it outdated?

      Somebody mentioned Ubuntu 11 works, do you have a link or tutorial on How to?

      I'm so excited to get linux on my ps3, but I still want to play my originals from the HD.

    15. darkfroggy
      06-30-2011
      06:19 PM
      15

      Of all otherOs linux`s<which one is the stable and fastest Os on the ps3?

    16. dekuleon
      06-30-2011
      06:32 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by tdhz77
      How is it outdated?

      Somebody mentioned Ubuntu 11 works, do you have a link or tutorial on How to?

      I'm so excited to get linux on my ps3, but I still want to play my originals from the HD.
      outdated method!

      now we can use OtherOS++
      that tuto uses AsbestOS and other old things, for example, installing another GUI for ubuntu since with that method it will be just text and command lines...

      With OtherOS++ and the curret method we can have it running like on a PC...

    17. zeekill
      07-01-2011
      04:16 AM
      17

      Oh god this article is so terribly incorrect.

      OS is basically a program in which will let you turn you PS3 into a computer. It allows you to run some programs that you wouldn�t be able to without OS. Some popular ones are Linux and Ubuntu.
      Uhm, First thing, operating system is not a program. It in fact is an operating system which is compilation of software and a kernel. Also you can't generally run any programs without an operating system. (PS3 in fact has two operating systems.)
      Second: Linux is not an operating system, its a kernel
      Third(This is the part where I almost started crying): Ubuntu is Linux packaged with bloatware. It is Linux.

    18. OoZic
      07-01-2011
      04:47 AM
      18

      Originally Posted by dekuleon
      outdated method!

      now we can use OtherOS++
      that tuto uses AsbestOS and other old things, for example, installing another GUI for ubuntu since with that method it will be just text and command lines...

      With OtherOS++ and the curret method we can have it running like on a PC...
      here3 you go: http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/PS3:Linux#Ubuntu

    19. Arcidodo
      07-01-2011
      04:51 AM
      19

      just an question can i install windows xp or something with otheros ++? I want to try something i have windows 7 running normal with 512MB ram and windows xp with 165 MB ram. i have build something that i can add 4GB virtual memory and the blocks are set right, I want to test that on my ps3 :P or can someone explain how to install windows on ps3?

    20. OoZic
      07-01-2011
      05:10 AM
      20

      Originally Posted by zeekill
      Oh god this article is so terribly incorrect.


      Uhm, First thing, operating system is not a program. It in fact is an operating system which is compilation of software and a kernel. Also you can't generally run any programs without an operating system. (PS3 in fact has two operating systems.)
      Second: Linux is not an operating system, its a kernel
      Third(This is the part where I almost started crying): Ubuntu is Linux packaged with bloatware. It is Linux.
      Ask Sony lawyers..... they still claim OtherOS is an application

      Almost all distro's are Debian based, Ubuntu is Debian with bloatware to correct your correction
      For normal users Ubuntu is most compatible to Windows, so if they want it, let it be.

      Non Linux PS3's only have one OS and that is GameOS. GameOS is based on FreeBSD.
      -------------------------------------------------

      The claim about FreeBSD running on the PS3 is done via netboot ( remote booting a computer over an IP network without access to a hard disk) as far as I know. Don't know if there is already x-server support for it.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by darkfroggy
      Of all otherOs linux`s<which one is the stable and fastest Os on the ps3?
      Debian is the fastest and most stable, and also not that easy as other distro's
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Arcidodo
      just an question can i install windows xp or something with otheros ++? I want to try something i have windows 7 running normal with 512MB ram and windows xp with 165 MB ram. i have build something that i can add 4GB virtual memory and the blocks are set right, I want to test that on my ps3 :P or can someone explain how to install windows on ps3?
      Windows isn't ppc architecture but intel based. Win95 is max possible now but not on top of Linux. There are guides here on PS3Hax how to run win95. They also explain why XP is to hard to run. This post with all merges is already to long for more explanation

    21. zeekill
      07-01-2011
      09:05 AM
      21

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      Non Linux PS3's only have one OS and that is GameOS. GameOS is based on FreeBSD.
      Infact, default PS3 has two operating systems CellOS and GameOS, both of them are BSD based. CellOS is by no means related with booting linux.

    22. advocatusdiaboli
      07-01-2011
      11:09 AM
      22

      Here are some examples of OSes

      • Windows( though considered a menu system by some people; opposed to a real OS. )
      • Linux( distros such Ubuntu, debian, slackware, gentoo, Red Hat Fedora, SuSe, etc )
      • Unix( distributions such as Darwin, NetBSD, FreeBSD, MacOS X )
      • AmigaOS
      OSes that might run on PPC
      • Linux distros such Ubuntu, debian, slackware, gentoo, Red Hat Fedora, SuSe, etc
      • Unix( distributions such as DarwinPPC, NetBSD PPC, FreeBSD PPC, MacOS X prior to Leopard )
      • AmigaOS

    23. shack100
      07-01-2011
      11:12 AM
      23

      wow i dont know anything about this stuff is there a thread where all this stuff can be explained? like ps3 operating systems and how game os works also im on latest FW on ps3 would i have to downgrade to FW 3.55 before running ubunto?

    24. OoZic
      07-01-2011
      11:43 AM
      24

      Originally Posted by zeekill
      Infact, default PS3 has two operating systems CellOS and GameOS, both of them are BSD based. CellOS is by no means related with booting linux.
      Correct, GameOS runs on top of Cell OS. Still GameOS is the only OS I can change settings etc., I can't change anything about Cell OS.
      some people claim Cell OS may be based on Apple's Darwin (OS X = Darwin + Aqua). Still I say only OS X is the Mac's OS, not Darwin. The only thing I can change in Darwin are some boot-options and processor settings. I see it more as a kind of extra Bios.


      I have Aros running on top of Linux (debian... ), for me it stays only 1 OS I am working on. Big difference is I can change settings for Debian and for Aros

    25. tdhz77
      07-01-2011
      03:43 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by dekuleon
      outdated method!

      now we can use OtherOS++
      that tuto uses AsbestOS and other old things, for example, installing another GUI for ubuntu since with that method it will be just text and command lines...

      With OtherOS++ and the curret method we can have it running like on a PC...

      Thank you for catching me back up. I've been on the xda developers forum getting Andriod on NC.

    26. advocatusdiaboli
      07-01-2011
      06:10 PM
      26

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      The only thing I can change in Darwin are some boot-options and processor settings. I see it more as a kind of extra Bios.
      Darwin can run anything, it�s like running linux without a GUI.

    27. OoZic
      07-02-2011
      05:03 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      Darwin can run anything, it�s like running linux without a GUI.
      I was wrong, I was talking about the darwin bootloader, not Darwin itself.
      (smilies button doesn't work for me, but I want to use the "ashamed" smiley).

      Do you think GameOS is the same thing as Aqua for OsX?

      (remember the good days, kickstart, AmigaDos and Workbench = AmigaOS :P)

    28. manster
      07-05-2011
      02:51 PM
      28

      The Image on the Front page is broken

      Here's a new one (from the wiki):