New Linux working on PS3 Video

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Jan 7, 2011
  1. Snailface
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    Marcan just uploaded this vid showing PS3 running Linux -- much better quality than before. He also gives an update on Failoverflow's plans.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Sweet! Take that sony!
     
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    Whoa, whoa, whoa.... "the drive on the slim is actually formatted using a standard DOS partition table and Linux file system." Does this mean that we can have FAT32 formatted internal HDs on a PS3? What's the cluster size?!?!?!
     
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    That's the way they have it right now, with it booting linux only.

    When they make it able to dualboot they'll have to deal with the partition table issues and such.
     
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    Marcan goes onto say, "there is no custom PS3 stuff going on." Is this to be interpreted as:

    1. There is no unique internal hdd format for the PS3. ...or
    2. There IS a unique internal hdd format for the PS3, however for the purposes of this experiment I'm using a Linux friendly format to run my own homebrew and furthermore prove that the PS3 can and will accept a non-PS3 format as well as its own.

    I personally have removed my PS3's internal hdd and connected it to both a Mac and a PC via a SATA to USB adapter and an external power supply. Neither OS can read it and therefore both want to format it (I clicked No.) I have not tried connecting it to a Linux machine as I do not have access to one.

    I know that PS3 homebrew is still in it's nascent stages, but has anyone actually stated/discovered the internal hdd format of the PS3? I've searched a bit myself and have found nothing.
     
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    It's number 2 (though the PS3's GameOS will want to use it's own format, which is a hurdle they will have to overcome with dualbooting).
     
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    Ergo, I refer to my original post. Linux, to the best of my knowledge, can read FAT32 at best; although there are are other Linux formats, this is the defacto (DOS-friendly) standard. Is it possible to make a PS3 read anything but Sony's PS3 format on an internal hdd... .... or is it just simply too soon to tell?
     
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    May get some a few more PS3 and use it's power.
     
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    Huh, my bad. Sorry.

    And I think this is news worthy. Not everything in the PS3 scene is, but I felt this was. I don't own a PS3 myself, but I thought this was a fairly big development. Won't bother next time then.
     
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    Ignore the bitchers, mag staff get on them as well for that.
     
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    Is it a race??? Can't people just post in both forums If they like?
    I dont see why this thread got locked also.
    Ps3 related stuff should have its own place!!!
     
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    Noob reports to ask a bunch of questions ! [​IMG]

    So with Linux running will we be able to run Linux apps that are made for PC on PS3 ? Or some modifications are needed ? Since OS its all the same, but I am not sure is there any problem because hardware is different...
    Any possibility we could run Linux games made for PC such as Magicka on PS3 ? Cell CPU should be enough to run it, and if not is there any way to "unlock" RSX ?

    If nothing of that is possible, what exactly Linux enables to standard users..? [​IMG]
     
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    The PS3 is PPC (like old macs), not x86. Things will pretty much have to be made for it (or open-source things in a portable language will need to be compiled for it).
     
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    Ok.
    So for example Dolphine Wii emulator that works on Linux, could be compiled to works on PPC right ? How hard is to achieve that ( port from x86 to PPC )...?
    And would PS3 be able to run the Wii games that way ? [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know, ask them.
     
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    Well, AFAIK the problem with Linux on PS3 was that it couldn't use hardware graphics. My brother tried to run xmoto on his PS3 and it was unplayable. Same thing with playing movies, they were fine when run on original size, but if upscaled to fullscreen it turned unwatchable (either glitches or slowdown). That was the problem with legal installation of the Linux on PS3 as other os. The good news is that I read somwhere about running illegal homebrew with devices such as jailbreake usb, which actually used hardware graphics. It seems that it is also possible for Linux to do that. But as I said earlier, I'm not an expert.
     
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    illegal homebrew?
    i think you misunderstand this completely.
     

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