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OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader 0.1.2 r1 for PS3 Linux Available

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311w ago - This weekend Sashz has updated the previously-released OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 with a new revision, dated 20090417.

Also updated to v0.2 is the Example Sixaxis Bluetooth Server Using PF_BLUETOOTH Sockets by PS2Dev Jim Paris.

Download: OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader v0.1.2 (20090417) / pdaXrom-NG Bootable CD for PS3 (20090417)

Build 20090417 Changelog
• Sixaxis bluetooth joystick as mouse (for keyboard/mouse less systems)
• On screen keyboard

• Leafpad
• Terminal

• Image viewer

• Firefox 3.0.8
• Pidgin 2.5.5
• Transmission
• XChat

• AbiWord
• Gnumeric
• ePDFViewer

• Audacious
• Mplayer

• Download bootloader 'pdaXrom-ng-otheros.bld', rename it to 'otheros.bld'.
• On your USB stick or CD create the directory /PS3/otheros/ and copy 'otheros.bld' file to it.
• Insert CD or a plug USB stick into PS3 and go to System->System Settings->Install Other OS. PS3 should find and install bootloader.
• Go to System->System Settings->Set Default OS->OtherOS to boot up with pdaXrom-ng bootloader.

OtherOS pdaXrom-NG Bootloader 0.1.2 r1 for PS3 Linux Available

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#17 - PS4 News - 290w ago
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Not to the HDD, but you can install the OtherOS via CDR if a USB stick isn't an option.

Otherwise, you'll just have to remove either the mouse or keyboard long enough to install the OtherOS... which shouldn't take long at all.

Latest version and discussion here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/forums/playstation-3-news/otheros-pdaxrom-ng-linux-via-playstation-3-live-cd-20091201-arrives-109258.html

#16 - PSPhunt - 290w ago
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is there any way to transfer this onto HDD. i would like to know because i only have 2 usb ports on my ps3 and the usb keybord and mouse take up to so there is no room for the USB Stick

#15 - DenLee - 291w ago
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Is there any solution for this problem?

I install the bootloader and extract the iso file to external HDD or just burn it on DVD RW. The blue boot screen after the system startup is accessible and there is an icon of the controller and flash disc or DVD. But when I press the X button on either of the two, the system freezes. The symptoms are as following:

The screen does not change. DualShock cannot be connected again if disconnected (no luck with a keyboard, too).
If I use the DVD, it seems to start reading it just before dying. If I use external HDD, it gets disconnected (even the via-USB power supply).

The PS3 can only be turned off after holding the I/O button for about 5 seconds until the second beep. If I don't do this, the green LED would be flashing, but the system wouldn't shut down.

The eject button works fine in this state.
The PS3 is 40GB Japanese version.

Can anyone help, please?
I have tried downloading the bootloader and iso again from another source (all from this forum) with no improvement.

Thank you!

#14 - kengreen - 298w ago
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Another source for the current pdaxrom-ng bootloader and source code is the following site:


#13 - xaxaxe - 301w ago
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To change the video-mode in the pdaxrom-ng otheros

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#12 - zin0099 - 301w ago
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when i get to the pdaxrom otheros bootloader is the a way to set the videomode for it? i need 480P cus my moniter i'm useing only excepts 480p

i mean manually cus i have to set everything manually!

#11 - petegall - 303w ago
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seems worth checking out, ill grab this i think.

#10 - jabberosx - 303w ago
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dude.. its downloading just fine. You need to click on the ZIP file. not the ISO.
Here is the direct link.


#9 - pajacyk - 304w ago
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Sry for that i didnt notice it. i just want help

#8 - PS4 News - 304w ago
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The reason the original link isn't working at the moment is because their entire site/Web server is down... probably just temporary though.

We do mirror all releases in our Downloads section: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/downloads.php

The pdaXrom releases are under PS3 Linux/OtherOS here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/downloads.php?do=cat&id=9

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