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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: gentoo livecd for ps3 Reply with quote

hi all. now when my old fat ps3 has been resurrected from the yellow light of death and have been modifyed quite hard with watercooling system and extra fans i decided to put gentoo on it but i dont find any links to a livecd.i would be happy if someone could help me with this task.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Sony_Playstation_3
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thanks for the fast reply.i have been on about every page regarding gentoo on ps3 and all the links to a livecd give me server error.i would like a installation cd with a gui and a ps3 kernel to make it more easy to start with.maybe i am wrong?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/348179-Any-Linux-Live-CD-s-for-the-PS3 -- sounds like sony killed adding linux in 2010. If your ps3 predates firmware update 3.21 you may have a chance with http://yellowdog.linuxfreedom.com/download.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i have a custom firmware 3.55 and patched it with some free space to add gentoo on.i have a linux bootloader and a special file for kboot to boot gentoo.i can install debian at the moment but gentoo is the only distro/os i have worked with so i feel quite lost in other distros/os.everything is good to go for me to get gentoo on my ps3 except for the gentoo livecd for ps3 it self.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume that you can boot the foreign cd, mount the hard drive's gentoo partition(s), and then install gentoo. ps3 was easier 5 yrs ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i have got two options to boot.one is is a debian default boot wich i understan is a file in the ps3 boot program (kboot) and that file can be modified to fit gentoo or be replaced to boot the cd or a usb stick.the other option i a promt with busybox but i havent got that far with it.what is foreign cd?.
This is the second option http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbxZEEqJoyg wich i whould like to do it but i stuck with ./create_hdd_region.sh
the first option is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8w6h8SBA1A

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a livecd here http://mirror.ihug.co.nz/gentoo/experimental/ppc64/livecd/ and it worked for me.i can now start the livecd from my ps3
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck. this thread has reminded me how much I can forget in 5 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Time flies...i am keeping this open if i get stuck and posting my results on the way.but first i need to get my reserator XT.the reserator 1 did not do the trick to keep my ps3 cooled (50 degrees in just 2h) :evil:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

today i finally got linux on my ps3 (red ribbon) and its time to start with gentoo.i am going to have some problem with getting the old livecd from 2007 up to date so what should do/start with when it is time to update(i dont want to breake the system nor emerge.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can backup/replace the rootfs on your PS3 easily, then you can experiment safely. Don't be afraid to run emerge for upgrading :)

edit: That said, the very old kernel from an old livecd (maybe it was really from 2007) is not compatible with the modern userland. So if you install from the old livecd (both old kernel and old userland), be sure to upgrade the kernel first. In order to avoid the installation pitfalls (and to help some other person), I prepared a snapshot for a working kernel and userland back in 2010. It is still available here : http://ssvb.name/files/20101016-ps3/ (and you have found it already as you mentioned in in a private message). Not sure if it is useful nowadays though, but you may give it a try if everything else fails.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all

today i got gentoo on my ps3 and now i am trying to get it to boot and need some help.
I have a boot entry and the kernel starts with no panic but it stops.
i get a message :

!! Block device /dev/ps3dd1 is not a vaild root device..
!!The root device is unspecified or not detected.
Pleace specify a device to boot. or "shell" for a shell...


i have looked in /dev and there is no /dev/ps3dd1.i just find sda,sdb but no 1 after.i hope you understand..


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Edit:when i boot the livecd gentoo does not find my linux partition.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Hmm.. Reply with quote

I also was able to got Red-Ribbon to work on the ps3.
Also Ubuntu and Debian-wheezy too.
So under normal circumstances, i would never give Gentoo even a try on my ps3, to me it is an ugly "distribution".
But in this case i tried an outdated DVD, called Megabox 2.1.
Unfortunally, Megabox was based on Gentoo..
I received the same errors as you.
In this case, i think this is because of the then usable structure of the otheros-feature on the ps3.
The 7th spu jailed the ps3 against linux and provided an environment for it.
Now the device-names are no longer valid, the device ps3dd1 also does`nt existst in my /dev folder.
I tried a newer kernel made by Glevand, which worked fine with debian, but was not able to extract it.
I can`t tar -xJf the *.xz file.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

I was able o unpack the glevand-kernel with debian on the ps3.
With his kernel i was able to bring Megabox to work on my ps3/Fw 3.55 glev. .
So this should be the case for a normal gentoo-install too.
The result however was poor, Megabox seemed to be a chubby dist.
Not bad for normal circumstances, terribly slow with the only 2xx Mbytes of Ram on the ps3.
Red Ribbon 7 is now installed on my ps3.

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