Yesterday, I imported support for the Sony Playstation 3 into our 64-bit PowerPC port, expanding our game console support into the current generation. There are still a few rough edges due to missing hardware support, but the machine boots and runs FreeBSD stably. These rough edges should be smoothed out in time for the 9.0 release. Thanks to Peter Grehan for donating the hardware that made this port possible.
- Sony Playstation 3 Fat, firmware version< 3.21
- Netbooting only
- 480i/480p only
The PS3 must be netbooted. First, acquire and install a copy of Petitboot.
Next, set up a second machine with DHCP, NFS, and TFTP. Setup DHCP to netboot loader.ps3 over TFTP, with the root path pointing to an NFS directory.