How to Install Linux on Your PS3 – Get a Guide

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David Mobely asked:

One of the coolest things about the PS3 is that you can install an operating system and turn it into a PC…and the best operating system going for this is Linux. But if you’re not familiar with it, installing Linux can be tricky on a PC…let alone on your PS3! There’s a ton of free information out there, but personally I think if you’re going to install Linux on your PS3, get a guide.

Why Pay For A Guide When I Can Just Search Online?

Yeah…that’s what I thought too. There’s forums and blogs galore dealing with this topic. Thing is, if you haven’t worked in Linux before, some of the terms sound like a foreign language (what’s the kernel?) Plus, the time factor…I don’t know about you, but I don’t have three hours to spend wading through blog comments to find out why I can’t “sudo, or “mount /dev/ps3da1 /mnt/root” (see what I mean about a foreign language?)
Plus, not only was my PS3 expensive, but it gets used ALOT in my house. With two kids and a Dad (that’s me) addicted to G.R.A.W. and Infamous? Umm, downtime is NOT an option.

What To Look For In A Guide

To get your PS3 running Linux safely (and with a minimum of frustration), look for a guide that has the following:

1. Instructions for popular distros
If you want to install Yellow Dog Linux on PS3, or Ubuntu make sure your guide tells you how.

2. Emulator instructions
If you want to run Windows on your PS3, you need an emulator. Get a guide that includes this information, or you’ll spend hours hunting online (and a lot of the info is out of date).

3. Tech support
Another reason free online info ***** — no tech support! Look for a guide that offers full support and an easy way to contact them (email, phone etc)

4. Simple and easy to understand
Some guides seem like they’re written for people who don’t need a guide! Look for one that will take you step-by-step, and is easy to follow.

5. Upgrades
In my opinion, any guide author worth their salt will give you free lifetime upgrades. Things move pretty fast in the PS3 and the Linux world, and you don’t want to be left behind.

Once you know exactly what to do and what steps to follow, you can have your PS3 working as a second (or third) PC in under an hour.

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