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    Fedora core 6 Linux on PS3
    ######################### #

    Get the PS3 Linux Addon CD from here
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...le/geoff/cell/

    Get the Fedora Core 6 DVD from offical a mirrors

    Follow these instructions but use the FC6 DVD where the intructions reference FC5 DVD.
    And use the Addon CD from the site specified above
    http://ps3.qj.net/PS3-Linux-The-void...g/49/aid/73144

    Notes:
    - Install the minimun FC6 (about 5 minutes)
    - Leave the FC6 DVD on the drive during all this tutorial

    Network and ssh server
    ######################

    mount the /mnt/dcrom with the FC6 DVD in the driver after the installation is finished, and install dhclient
    and ssh server. This way you can loggin from another computer and copy paste the rest of the tutorial, on the comand line.

    # mount /mnt/cdrom
    # cd /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS
    # rpm -Uvh dhclient*
    # cd /
    # dhclient
    # yum install openssh-server

    Important
    #########

    Kernel used is the kernel in the PS3 Linux Addon CD. So be carefull and do not replace the kernel with the FC6 kernel.

    Display resolution:
    ###################

    ps3videomode - use this cmd line tool to adjust your video mode.

    and then change /etc/kboot.conf with the video mode you want to persist:

    edit line:
    linux='/boot/vmlinux-2.6.16 initrd=/boot/initrd.img video=ps3fb:mode:3'

    Install graphical mode and KDE Desktop enviroment
    ######################### ########################

    This will take some time but should do it, say yes to all questions:
    # yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
    # yum install pirut k3b mikmod
    # yum groupinstall "Server Configuration Tools"
    # yum groupinstall "Sound and Video"
    # yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
    # yum groupinstall "Legacy Software Support"
    # yum groupinstall "Development Libraries"
    # yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
    # yum groupinstall "Windows File Server"
    # yum groupinstall "System Tools"
    # yum groupinstall "X Window System"
    # yum install switchdesk lslk logwatch dump lftp bind-utils sendmail nss_ldap device-mapper-multipath ypbind yp-tools
    # yum install parted.ppc64 rdist.ppc man-pages.noarch talk.ppc pam_ccreds.ppc nc.ppc traceroute.ppc unix2dos.ppc setarch.ppc pam_passwdqc.ppc words.noarch cpuspeed.ppc netdump.ppc crontabs.noarch fbset.ppc acl.ppc dosfstools.ppc usbutils.ppc redhat-lsb.ppc rsync.ppc mgetty.ppc time.ppc man.ppc pam_passwdqc.ppc64 pam_smb.ppc wget.ppc
    # yum install diskdumputils.ppc ftp.ppc pinfo.ppc ksh.ppc jwhois.ppc psacct.ppc ipsec-tools.ppc dhcpv6_client.ppc lsof.ppc readahead.ppc pcmciautils.ppc sudo.ppc yum-updatesd.noarch pam_smb.ppc64 cyrus-sasl-plain.ppc sysreport.noarch pam_pkcs11.ppc64 rdate.ppc finger.ppc anacron.ppc nano.ppc pam_ccreds.ppc64 parted.ppc attr.ppc tcsh.ppc specspo.noarch stunnel.ppc mlocate.ppc tcpdump.ppc dos2unix.ppc rsh.ppc irda-utils.ppc numactl.ppc tree.ppc
    # yum install pam_pkcs11.ppc tmpwatch.ppc gnupg.ppc vconfig.ppc iptstate.ppc pax.ppc mtr.ppc nss_db.ppc rp-pppoe.ppc krb5-workstation.ppc pam_krb5.ppc64 mdadm.ppc quota.ppc pam_krb5.ppc symlinks.ppc smartmontools.ppc tcp_wrappers.ppc64 mtools.ppc setuptool.ppc telnet.ppc rng-utils.ppc irqbalance.ppc
    # yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity"

    Add your user to the system
    ######################### ##

    replace loginname with your username

    # adduser loginname -g users
    # echo 'loginname ALL=(ALL) ALL' >> /etc/sudoers
    # passwd loginname


    Graphical Mode on startup:
    ######################### #
    change the device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to:
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "fbdev"

    Option "ShadowFB" "false"
    # Option "UseFBDev" "true"
    EndSection

    change /etc/inittab file to mode 5

    edit line:
    id:5:initdefault:

    Testing Graphic Mode
    ####################

    Reboot the PS3 and validate that you can login with your user ID.

    Persist Network settings
    ########################

    Login as a normal user. Goto System->Administration->Network
    Add a new device and setup the network to dhcp.
    Select activate. (this will persist your network settings)

    Languages
    #########
    Goto the Add/Remove Software to add support for more languages

    Getting all the extras missing in FC base
    ######################### ################

    as root on the command line type
    # rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/*
    # rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
    # rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY


    Final Notes
    ###########

    There is probably some stuff missing. Send me comments on gtalk or PS3.
    I have the PS3 running fine with FC6 no issues for now.
    I use KDE but GNOME should also be working fine.


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    Not to be a pain but for completeness can you include a link to the fc5 install?
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    ok will do.

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    I am having problems installing the GUI, i had no problems installing the OS but i am having problems with installing the GUI.

    I am not familar with commands within linux, it wont let me install any gui and keeps trying to connect to the internet.

    Would you be able to update your tutorial for the PS3? some of the instructions are not exact, the installation is ok, but the GUI which you describe is incorrect. I am running Fedora 6 on min installation as noted by the instructions up above.
    Console: PS3
    Firmware: 1.60
    Model: UK
    Running: Fedora Core 6 (Linux)

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    are you aware that you DO NEED the internet connection for this installation?

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    oh, sorry i wasnt aware, but my internet connection is active any way on my PS3. It just fails to connect to a mirror web site when attempting to install any of the GUI environments.
    Console: PS3
    Firmware: 1.60
    Model: UK
    Running: Fedora Core 6 (Linux)

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    it need an internet connection using wired connection since linux doesn't have any wireless drivers working for ps3.

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    Yeah i have a wired internet connection, its even picked up the IP address i set it in the router so there is no real reason why it should have problems with the internet.

    After installing Yellow Dog (which i recommend for first time users to linux), i have now went back to FC6. Firstly, i am not sure if the problem is due to the fact i am using a UK PS3, i thought they would all be the same but i guess they are all slightly different in firmware and regions.

    Things i have used in this installation:
    - UK PS3
    - FC6-PPC
    - Hash Calculator (to check for corrupted image)
    - DVD Burner (Burn at the slowest speed possible)
    - Linux Addon CD (for boot files)

    So i started FC6 following your guide with full install on FC5, i would like to add one or two things to the tutorials above. When selecting the full install option, it takes about 5min before a progess bar shows, firstly, it will show a message that it will take 2 hours to install, then shortly after it will show a warning, then as mentioned before, after 5 mins it will show progress. I have also noticed that several files seem to fail during during installation, i am not sure if this is normal, the files seem to fail due to not finding them, i have checked checksum so the image is pure.

    The min installation installs very quickly with about 170 something files being installed without any errors, i am currently on 41% 827 files copied and around 37% i had a few errors.

    I will let you know how it goes when i finished.
    Console: PS3
    Firmware: 1.60
    Model: UK
    Running: Fedora Core 6 (Linux)

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    several files failing?

    this never happened to me... maybe I was lucky? maybe you skipped a step?
    hmmm i will try this again when I have time this weekend.

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    GUI failed again to install, this was with a fresh copy of Fedora 6. It refuses to connect or find the mirror. The connection is sound, it works with Yellow Dog perfectly.
    Console: PS3
    Firmware: 1.60
    Model: UK
    Running: Fedora Core 6 (Linux)

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