Hey sorry for your troubles mate, but your so close to installing linux, im sure the below will help.
Taken from Gitbrew.org
Instructions for SLIM PS3's:
# git clone git://github.com/nikitis/PS3-Debian-Installer
# sh PS3-Debian-Installer/debian-installer.sh
And follow instructions.
Partition the PS3 Drive
NOTE: If you plan on installing Debian or Ubuntu using a gitbrew installer. Skip this step. It will handle it for you. Otherwise proceed... The Nikitis script will do all the partitioning for you, It will be the Ext2 option in the Nkitis Script.
The script will then start downloading linux in single packs, 3/4 hundred of them approx. leave the PS3 on and dont interrupt the process,
The process is;
- Downloads the packs.
- Checks the packs.
- Installs the packs.
- Configures the packs.
The only big file to download configure is the kernel and that can take 15/20 minutes to download but it all depends on your internet connection. (but the Nikitis script does this all for you - just follow my guide)
The whole install process from the Nikitis script can take an hour or so - youre see the screen(TV) going mental and showing you what its doing - some process's take longer than others to complete - if it pauses dont panic.
If I were you, I would start from petitboot again (option 3) exit to shell and download the script again.
**Ive updated post #1 with the above info.