PS3 Linux On CFW 3.55 Kmeaw (Video)

Kmeaw will be the first to allow the return of Linux on PS3 and more specifically on firmware 3.55.

His method is totally different from that under development by graf_chokolo (dual boot on the PS3) because Kmeaw actually uses an NFS server that is launched from the distribution with a new version of L2 Patcher (v9) programmed to connect to NFS server.

Here is the procedure (eg with a PC running Ubuntu):

Get the following files:

- Asbestos
- Kmeaw v9 L2 Patcher
- Images / Kernel Modules PS3
- Gentoo Linux PS3 (rootfs)

Installing the DHCP / NFS / TFTP

ubuntu-desktop% sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server tftpd-hpa nfs-kernel-server

Extract rootfs to / mnt / experimental:

% Sudo mkdir-p / mnt / experimental
% Sudo tar-C / mnt / experimental-xvpf / path/to/gentoo-ps3-20101020.tar.bz2

Then copy-2.6.36-01073-RC7 g47a9595-dirty ps3linux.tar.gz in the archive to / mnt / experimental / lib / modules.

Configure the DHCP server. Enter the following settings in the file / etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf:

option domain-name "";
option domain-name-servers,;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
ddns-update-style none;
log-facility local7;
subnet netmask {
filename "kboot.conf";
option routers;

Then configure your network interface (eth0) to obtain a static IP as "".

Copy the vmlinux file in / var / lib / tftpboot.

Add this line in / etc / exports (requires root privileges):

/ Mnt / experimental (rw, async, no_root_squash, no_subtree_check, anonuid = 0, anongid = 0)

Then start the services:

% Sudo service tftpd-hpa restart
% Sudo service dhcp3-server restart
% Sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart

Create a file kboot.conf in / var / lib / tftpboot containing the following information:

linux = 'video = vmlinux ps3fb: mode: 2 root = / dev / nfs rw ip = dhcp nfsroot = / mnt / experimental panic = 5'

Everything should be developed, it you just have to run Linux since lv2patcher v9 and check it boot properly.

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