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    Is It a Good Idea installing Linux on my PS3?

    Because the ps3 is a really good system on paper and I would like to use it as a pc too. And can you change back to the XMB when you want to?

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    create a new partition for it mate

    You can switch between XMB and linux using the boot loader.

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    DVS_Dee;5841961

    You can switch between XMB and linux using the boot loader.



    is it easy to install

    woodall92;5841976

    is it easy to install



    Yeah it's pretty easy, here's the ]guide I used (i did it ages ago so not sure if things have been updated since).

    Which linux distro are you thinking of installing I've got Fedora 8 on mine (just shows how long ago I installed it as I currently have Fedora 11 on my netbook), think I might see if I can put Sabayon 4.2 on it instead.

    looks pretty nice when done, and well worth it

    Banned

    why would you want linux on a ps3 if you already have a pc?

    csiman;5844474

    why would you want linux on a ps3 if you already have a pc?



    My pc's in the spare room and PS3's in the living room! :thumbsup:

    What are the advantages?
    And I didn't get that guide do you need to burn it?

    Banned

    Installing Linux will allow you to run word processors, databases, drawing programs, and "standard" browsers such as Firefox on the PS3, with a standard USB keyboard and mouse.

    and you can install emulators and play roms like snes etc

    casparwhite;5844818

    Installing Linux will allow you to run word processors, databases, … Installing Linux will allow you to run word processors, databases, drawing programs, and "standard" browsers such as Firefox on the PS3, with a standard USB keyboard and mouse.and you can install emulators and play roms like snes etc



    Can you run the ps3 games on the other os or do you have to swap?

    Met-Cast;5844965

    Can you run the ps3 games on the other os or do you have to swap?



    No you cant run PS3 games while in Linux you have to restart the console and boot into XMB.

    Met-Cast;5844794

    What are the advantages?And I didn't get that guide do you need to burn … What are the advantages?And I didn't get that guide do you need to burn it?



    Yeah you need to download which ever] linux distro you want to install and burn it onto a cd/dvd (you also need to download the ps3-addons and burn to cd/dvd too).

    DVS_Dee;5846226

    Yeah you need to download which ever] linux distro you want to install … Yeah you need to download which ever] linux distro you want to install and burn it onto a cd/dvd (you also need to download the ps3-addons and burn to cd/dvd too).



    Why not a usb?

    interesting, something to keep in mind, might do this if I upgrade my hard drive

    Banned

    you only need around 10gb seperate.partition...but obviously if youre gonna put loads of crap on it you may wanna use a bit more

    You'll need a keyboard and mouse aswell though.

    casparwhite;5846977

    you only need around 10gb seperate.partition...but obviously if youre … you only need around 10gb seperate.partition...but obviously if youre gonna put loads of crap on it you may wanna use a bit more



    The ps3 will only allow you to allocate a certain amount to Linux andthe rest to xmb (i think it's 10gb for one or the other, can't remember).
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