Anyone Running Yellow Dog Linux on their PS3?

Discussion in 'Games' started by GimmeSlack12, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    I am almost done downloading the Yellow Dog Linux (3.3GB, free) and will go ahead with installing it onto my PS3.

    Just curious if anyone has any experience doing this. Ultimately I'm hoping to get my PS3 as a drive on my wireless network and to enable viewing movies over the network and/or supercede having to convert any movie files into PS3 video format (aka PSP, or iPod formats) to view them.
    I have the 60gb Wireless PS3.

    Cheers,
    Slack12
     
  2. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

    Coded-Dude

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    I have YDL installed, but haven't had much time to "play" with it.
    I am usually gaming or not home.....
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Do you recall how long installation took?
     
  4. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

    Coded-Dude

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    Total time....about an hour to an hour and a half
    If you've already downloaded/copied the bootloader - and have started the install.....
    It shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to actually install all the packages.
     
  5. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Wireless doesn't work with YDL yet as there is no dirver for the wifi card :( kind of makes it less useful for me but I still gotta play around with it some more once I find the time to do so!
     

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