- While graf_chokolo
is busy working on returning PS3 OtherOS
to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system and posting updates
of his progress along the way, kmeaw
shared a video of PS3 Linux on PlayStation 3 CFW 3.55 Custom Firmware today alongside AsbestOS Installer v0, v1 (for Fat PS3's), v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, v1.4, v1.5 and LV2 Patcher v9.
Download: AsbestOS Installer v0 for PS3
/ AsbestOS Installer v1 for PS3
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.1 for PS3
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.2 for PS3 (Fat)
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.2 for PS3 (Slim)
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.3 for PS3 (Slim)
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.4 for PS3 (Slim)
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.5 for PS3 (Slim)
/ AsbestOS Installer v1.5 for PS3 (Release)
/ Kmeaw PS3 LV2 Patcher v9
(required) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
/ Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #1) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #2) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #3) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #4) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #5) / Gentoo PS3 rootfs (Marcan)
(Mirror #6) / PS3 Linux Kernel Image and Modules
/ PS3 LV1 Dumper
This tool installs AsbestOS, which can be used to boot Linux kernel from lv2patcher v9. Thanks to marcan for AsbestOS, Mathieulh and graf_chokolo for default.spp trick, geohot for dev_flash mount code. Thanks to jbc for testing and KingDong for the icon
You would need to set up a DHCP, TFTP and NFS servers on your LAN to make it work. Wireless connection is not supported by AsbestOS yet. Have fun.
Here is what kmeaw
had to say about it via IRC:
it is gentoo
does your linux install have access to gameos from within linux and also to all spus?
it doesn't need usb stick
linux has access to all spus
gentoo is running from my laptop's hdd
but if you change your kernel parameters then you can install it on ps3's hdd like marcan did
is this a different approach than graf_chokolo?
i don't change VFLASH
kmeaw:does X launch?
haven't tried yet but I think of a reason why it shouldn't
Xfbdev will definitely work
in this video ps3 boots gentoo from the network via nfs
laptop's harddrive partition is exported using nfs kernel server
is nfs efficient?
yes, i have a home NAS exported via nfs
works faster for me than samba
there are no full support for rsx yet
kmeaw:do you see any reason why xbmc would not run when we have full rsx?
someone has to code a driver for the video
when we have full rsx support in linux drivers, then everything should work
i have released asbestos installer
however, it will need some network services configured (DHCP, TFTP and NFS) to make it work
see marcan42's posts
for more information
note that asbestos requires lv2 patcher v9
it won't work with v8
- debian squeeze with lxde graphical environment, bootable from usb disk on a ps3
latest version is v1.2
it can work without ethernet cable at all
however it still supports ethernet booting for developers that would like to experiment with their own kernel builds
How to Install AsbestOS via Debian
1. install AsbestOS installer v1 or higher
2. partition a USB disk to have at least one partition (FAT-formatted);
3. unpack linux.img (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WLK1VNDR
) and put it into the root dir of usb disk;
4. run AsbestOS installer;
5. install lv2 patcher v9 or higher
6. attach an ethernet cable, connected to a network with a dhcp-server (just for the initial boot, it can be a SOHO router - just anything with DHCP);(NO LONGER NECESSARY IN ASBESTOS 1.2+)
7. run lv2 patcher and select "Linux";
8. as you see the fb console with penguins, you can unplug the ethernet cable;(NO LONGER NECESSARY IN ASBESTOS 1.2+)
9. login: ps3, password: ps3.
If you don't see anything, press Ctrl-Alt-F1, then Alt-F7.
Marcan Guide to Running Gentoo Linux on PS3