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March 31, 2011 // 12:06 am - Keeping in line with the latest PS3 Linux Dual-Booting work from PlayStation 3 developer Graf Chokolo, today Kmeaw has stated the following to Dukio on his upcoming 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware update, to quote:

"We haven't heard from Kmeaw for quite some time, so I managed to get a hold of him and it seems he might bring us another interesting release that should comes in the form of CFW. No, it's not 3.60 CFW, if you still don't get it.

I was thinking of a CFW that has bootOS integrated so it gets executed when you power on your PS3 (and switches back to GameOS on user's request via menu or ssh). It's not hard to make it. But recently I read graf's announcment that he is going to accomplish the same task. So I don't know, if such CFW from me would get any demand.

Also I got bootos-installer and lv2patcher patches from an anonymous hacker who have added 3.15/3.41 support. I'm going to merge them into my code and release the next version.

If you have any ideas about what would you like to have, please tell me."

Kmeaw 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) to Add Linux Dual Boot

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#21 - sombatttt - April 1, 2011 // 12:00 pm
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I'd like to say: This is the great and wonderful. My Gentoo backup on flash drive is up on kmeaw 3.55 CWFW with bootOS.

Thanks for you all people working for this master piece for any who loves Linux.

#20 - FMAranda - March 31, 2011 // 2:10 pm
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Graf Chokolo and Kmeaw, it seems they are great together.

#19 - gizmol - March 31, 2011 // 11:39 am
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yes there is demand for a dual boot kmeaw CFW... I am still stuck with OFW 3.15 in hopes that there will be a relatively clean way to boot both gameOS and linux.

#18 - condorstrike - March 31, 2011 // 10:51 am
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I'm fine with what we have so far, but I do understand your point.

#17 - KanjiMan - March 31, 2011 // 10:37 am
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How about... Figure out how... to BOOT an unmodded PS3 back-up from a PS3 Linux distro of any sort. NOW THAT WOULD BE COOL!

#16 - smarttech2003 - March 31, 2011 // 10:21 am
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how about some xbox 360 controller driver for the custom firmware, not just on the linux side..

#15 - pauliux963 - March 31, 2011 // 6:29 am
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Quote Originally Posted by leukotic View Post
I was never a user of OtherOS on any of my PS3's, never had the need since my computer does everything I need it to.

However I would like to see a dual-boot CFW that allowed for different firmware installations (if this is possible). Example, boot #1 has the 3.55 CFW, while boot #2 has the latest FW and is PSN capable. I personally think this would have the highest demand, because not all of us have separate PS3's for CFW and PSN (I do, but I still would like to have the extra option for ease of use and perhaps trophy integration between consoles).

Have no idea if this would ever be possible, but it's something that I personally would like to see in a dual-boot. Heck, why not partition off 3 sections, one for OtherOS support, one for CFW and one for PSN. That would be one heck of a CFW package!

Yeah, that is cool idea! But this is like have 2 PS3s?

#14 - lilkuz2005 - March 31, 2011 // 4:14 am
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i wish someone would find a way to downgrade 3.56 back to 3.55 lol

#13 - barrybarryk - March 31, 2011 // 4:03 am
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Dual booting official FW isn't going to happen ever. The firmware would have to be modified and once it's modified it's not official FW anymore. Even the concept is stupid.

Any modified firmware will be detectable across PSN anyway and so would be utterly pointless for PSN access.

#12 - snoekie - March 31, 2011 // 3:59 am
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NTFS? I rather have exFAT.