[FYI] debian-installer for SONY PS3
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Takeshi Yaegashi, who is my friend, succeeded to install Debian
on SONY PlayStation 3 (PS3). PS3 is PPC64 architecture and
some Linux distributions and NetBSD are already ported for PS3.
His wiki describes how you can install Debian on PS3 by using his
SVN diff against current d-i trunk (still under development,
he is carefully changing d-i to keep small):
Although I haven't PS3, it's very interesting that d-i merges
his PS3 PPC specific patch for post-Etch.
I talked with him for a while and he pointed some TODO.
1. We need newer kernel or patched kernel to support PS3 architecture.
2. We have to ITP ps3pf-utils package to use video on X and some
3. We have to use new kboot.udeb instead of other PPC installer.
kboot is Linux based boot loader and can be installed from
SONY official kit. It finds a boot configuration from the
partition has specific label and loads the file. So we don't
have to install something to install boot sector. kboot.udeb
just locates the configuration file kboot.conf to /etc directory.
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