Fedora Install

Install Fedora Core 5
1. Abstract

This section shows how to install Fedora Core 5 on a PS3.

To install Fedora Core 5 on a PS3, you have to execute following steps.

* Create a Linux partition on the HDD.
* Install boot loader.
* Set boot flag to ‘Other OS’.

2. Requirements
Hardware

* PS3 which System Software version 1.10 or later is installed
o Controller
o USB keyboard
o USB Memory or MemoryStick or SD or CompactFlash
o Monitor
The following will be used for output from a PS3.
+ HDTV monitor(supporting 480p, 1080i, 720p or 1080p)
+ Connected with the HDMI connector or the AV MULTIOUT connector

Software

* Other OS installer (otheros.self)
o You can get the binary from http://www.playstation.com/ps3-openplatform/
* kboot image compressed by gzip (otheros.bld)
o You can find this in Addon Packages CD.
* Fedora Core 5 PPC install DVD
o You can get Fedora Core 5 PPC install DVD from Fedora Project (http://fedora.redhat.com/)
* Addon Packages CD.

3. Setup procedure.
3.1 Setup your PS3.
1) Connecting power cables.
2) Connecting monitor

* Connected with the HDMI connector or the AV MULTIOUT connector.

3) Making other interface connections.

* Connect the USB cable of the Controller to the USB connector.
* Connect the USB cable of the USB keyboard to the USB connector.

3.2 How to create a Linux partition.
1) Turn on the PS3. After initializing, you can see GameOS menu. You select “Settings -> System Settings”.
2) After selecting “Format Utility” from sub menu, following messages are displayed.

Format Memory Stick
Format SD Memory Card
Format CompackFlash
Format Hard Disk

To allocate a Linux partition on the Hard Disk, select “Format Hard Disk”.
3) After following message is displayed. you select ‘Yes’.

Do you want to format the hard disk?

Yes No
4) After following message is displayed. you select ‘Yes’.

If you format, all data on the hard disk will be deleted.
This data cannot be restored.
Are you sure you want to continue?

Yes No
5) You can see following message.

Select a partition setting for the hard disk.

Use All for the PS3 System
Custom

To allocate a Linux partition on the Hard Disk, select “Custom”.
After selecting “Custom”, following messages are displayed.

Select a partition setting for the hard disk.

Use All for the PS3 System
Allot 10GB to the Other OS
Allot 10GB to the PS3 System

To allocate a Linux partition on the Hard Disk, select one of following items.

Allot 10GB to the Other OS
Allot 10GB to the PS3 System

If your hard disk size is 20GB, you have to select ‘Allot 10GB to the Other OS’.
6) After selecting the item, format process is started.
7) After creating a Linux partition, following messages are displayed.

Format Complete.
Press the X button to restart the system.

After pressing the X button, restart the system software and you can see GameOS menu.
3.3 How to install kboot.
1) Connect a USB memory or memory card to the USB connector of your PC.
2) Open the USB memory or memory card(E drive).
3) Create PS3 folder in E drive and open PS3 folder.
4) Create otheros folder in PS3 folder.
5) Copy following files to otheros folder.

* otheros.self Other OS installer
* otheros.bld kboot(compressed by gzip)

6) Extract USB memory or memory card from your PC and insert it to the USB connector of the PS3
7) Turn on the PS3. After initializing, you select “Settings -> System Settings” by using GameOS menu.
8) After selecting “Install Other OS” from sub menu, the system search Other OS installer from flash memory device. After the system found. Other OS installer, following messages are displayed.

The following installer items were found:

Title /PS3/otheros/otheros.self
Location USB Device

OK

Note: Path name of Other OS installer and Location information may vary according to your environment.

If the system cannot find Other OS installer, following message is displayed.

No applicable installer was found.

If you see above message, please confirm the data on your flash memory device.

After the system found Other OS installer and you select ‘OK’, following messages are displayed.

Press the X button to start the installer.
The screen will temporarily go blank. Please wait until the installer starts.

Press the X button to start the installer.
9) After initializing Other OS installer, you start installing kboot.
10) After finishing Other OS install, you can see the GameOS menu.
3.4 Change the default system to boot

To start kboot, you have to change the default system to boot.
1) Turn on the PS3. After initializing, you select “Settings -> System Settings” by using GameOS menu.
2) After selecting “Default System” from sub menu, following messages are displayed.

PS3
Other OS

Select ‘Other OS’.
3.5 Turn off the PS3.
1) Push the “PS” button in 2 seconds. on your Controller. Following messages are displayed.

Turn off the controller.
Turn off the system.

Select ‘Turn off the system’.
3.6 Restart
1) Push the power button on the PS3.
2) You have already set the default system to ‘Other OS’. So you can see the kboot message.
3.7 How to install Fedora Core 5 on your PS3
1) Insert Fedora Core 5 install DVD to the PS3.
2) After displaying kboot prompt, you start a installer program.

You can select only DVD install.
There is one Hard Disk Drive in the PS3.
After initializing boot loader, one HDD is recognized as follows.

* sda Linux

You select ‘sda’ HDD for install.

DVD install

kboot: install-fc sda

After executing installer, you can see following message.

Please insert Fedore Core install DVD.
Is it OK? (y/n):

After you finish preparing, type ‘y’.

1) Fedora Core minimum install
2) Fedore Core full install”
Select install system?

You select one of them.

Next you can see following message. If you can save the data on HDD, you have to backup them to another device.

Caution!!. All data in /dev/sda are removed.
Is it OK? (y/n):

To start Fedora Core 5 install, type ‘y’.

HDD is initialized as follows.

Partition id Size Type Label
1 Max size – 512MB Linux /
2 512 MB swap SWAP

After Fedora Core 5 install, Fedora Core 5 install DVD is automatically ejected. Next you can see following messages.

Please insert a Addon Packages CD.
Is it OK? (y/n)

You insert a Addon Packages CD, type ‘y’. Then additional packages are installed.

After Addon Packages install, Addon Packages CD is automatically ejected. And you can see following messages.

Install done.
Type reboot to start Linux or type halt to power off

3) To start Linux, type ‘reboot’.

4) You can see Linux messages.

Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)
Kernel 2.6.16 on an ppc64

localhost login:

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