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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Arrow OtherOS++ Updated with Support for 256MB NAND PS3 Models

    Just a brief update for those following, PS3 hacker "Geoffrey Levand" has now made OtherOS++ compatible all PS3 models. From the site:

    OtherOS++ ChangeLog:

    • Updated links + updated all packages with latest from glevand.

    • Edited links and updating readmes + tutorials.

    • HDD installation for all models
    • Vlash install methods are depreciated

    • NAND model support added



    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.41:
    PS3 Dual Boot GameOS/Linux CFW 3.55:



    Petitboot Images


    Scripts + ETC - clones all repos from
    kboot.conf: - kboot.conf to go in your linux /etc/ - hdd - -

    PS3 Kernels

    PS3 Linux Kernel 060411: - PS3 Linux Kernel 06/04/11

    • 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.


    Necessary Steps: Package Setup

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    Experienced User Install

    Debootstrap Install:;hb=HEAD

    Flashing Petitboot from Linux:

    Install ps3-utils
    ps3-flash-util -w

    Partition the PS3 Drive

    1. parted /dev/ps3dd
    2. mklabel gpt
    3. mkpart primary 0 2GB
    4. print
    5. mkpart primary 2GB (the rest of the hard drive here.)
    6. quit

    Install OtherOS on HDD (for all PS3 models)

    All tools are here: or

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    NOTICE: All my tools should beep. If you don't get beep during one of the steps below then stop doing anything and contact me. I will help.


    1. Install my latest CFW or or
    2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
    3. Now your GameOS should use only the half of your HDD (Currently working on a better approach)
    4. Run setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg ( - for all PS3 models)
    5. Reboot
    6. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin ( on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg ( - NAND owners should use dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal -, rename it to dtbImage.ps3.bin). Try different USB ports if you don't get any beeps.
    7. Run boot_otheros.pkg (
    8. Run reboot.pkg (
    9. You should be in petitboot now. Exit from CUI to shell or switch to another virtual console.
    10. Run script (
    11. Reboot and boot petitboot again
    12. You should see now new HDD device on petitboot, /dev/ps3dd. That's your OtherOS HDD region. Don't touch any other HDD regions if you don't know what you are doing. Use only ps3dd device for your Linux installation. Use parted to partition it and create GPT partition table on ps3dd. GPT is supported by both, Linux and FreeBSD.

    Be warned, if you damage your GameOS HDD region, GameOS will reformat HDD and remove your Linux HDD region in the process. You have to do the above steps again. Don't mess with GameOS HDD region and GameOS won't mess with your OtherOS HDD region.

    For users who installed OtherOS on VFLASH region 7 previously

    You have to restore your VFLASH before doing the above steps. Be warned, this step is NOT for NAND owners.

    1. Install my latest petitboot
    2. Boot petitboot
    3. Run script (
    4. Reboot. GameOS should reformat your HDD again.

    Partition the PS3 Drive

    1. parted /dev/ps3dd
    2. mklabel gpt
    3. mkpart primary 0 2GB
    4. print
    5. mkpart primary 2GB (the rest of the hard drive here.)
    6. quit.

  2. #42
    Stuck here: 10. Run script

    How do I do that using a USB??

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Arrow Gitbrew on FrankenSDK

    Here is another update from Gitbrew on FrankenSDK via GaryOPA: *********.net/forum/threads/459-GITBREW?p=4418#post4418

    Recently the developers over at Gitbrew have been working on a number of neat projects around the PS3 Console, and we being in close contact with them, and gotten a preview of something that will make everyone more then happy in PS3 'Scene'!

    We are talking about NPDRM and the v3.60+ problem. -- Previously only those with an official Sony PS3 SDK could do anything, and still in a limited fashion, and recently the developers have been able to use a heavly modified PSL1GHT setup to do the impossible, sign a package for the v3.60+ system!

    What they are calling FrankenSDK, and here is example test output from the project:

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    All they can add for now regarding the subject is they are working diligently towards opening their tools up to everyone incuding those with the mystery science console 3000 and they are now one step closer to working PUP's for v3.60 and beyond! -- Being able to use an open-source project like PSL1GHT means it will open up the playing field to EVERYONE!
    Following up on it, Sony PS3 hacker ooPo tweeted the following hinting a PSP will be required for the exploit:
    I imagine the PS3 trusts a PSP in ways it probably shouldn't.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    request: please could someone upload ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2 all the links seem to be broken. thanks

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    Here is the ps3linux_kernel.tar.bz2 I had from my PC, not sure if it's the same build but worth a try:

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    this worked fine, but when i boot into debian its asking me for a username then password. could you help?

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Try using:

    Username: root
    Password: root

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    Join Date
    Sep 2010

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    Just guessing, but did you already try the username as root and "password" or "passwd" (without quotes) for the password?

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    Dec 2014

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