[Tutorial] Install OtherOS++ CFW 3.55, Petitboot and Red Ribbon Linux - PS3 (noob friendly)





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Published on Aug 3, 2012

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Installing OtherOS++ CFW by glevand and Red Ribbon Linux (RC5) on the PS3. Your HDD will be formated and you loose all data! You need a USB keyboard, a mouse and a PS3 on 3.55 Official Firmware. Recorded on PS3 Slim 160GB CECH-2504a.

You can get all OtherOS++ tools and firmwares here:
Mirror: http://www.ps3devwiki.com/files/Other...
2nd mirror: http://pastie.org/4454669

Red Ribbon Linux download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/redri...
Red Ribbon Linux Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/redri...

Step 1 - Install OtherOS++ CFW and HDD partitioning
1. Put CFW355-OTHEROS++.pup on your USB stick (X:/PS3/Update/) and rename it do "UPDAT.PUP"
2. Install CFW355-OTHEROS++.PUP
3. Turn off PS3
4. Start PS3 in Recovery Mode (press power button till ps3 shuts down, then again until it beeps)
5. Choose "Restore PS3 system" (Your HDD will be formated and you loose all data!)

Step 2 0:20 - Install and setup Petitboot + create HDD region
Put following files on the root of your USB Stick and put it in your PS3:
dtbImage.ps3.bin (NAND owners should use dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal, rename it to dtbImage.ps3.bin)
Every tool has to beep! If not, try the other USB slot.
1. Install "setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg" and run it
2. Turn off PS3 (with controller) and turn on again
3. Install "install_otheros.pkg" and run it (takes a few seconds...).
4. Install "boot_otheros.pkg" and run it
5. Install "reboot.pkg" and run it
6. You are now in Petitboot (01:06). Set Video Mode if needed
7. Exit to Shell
8. Type "cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/sda1/"
9. Type "./create_hdd_region.sh"
10. Ctrl+Alt+Del to get back to the XMB or restart the PS3

Step 3 01:45 - Install Linux to the PS3 HDD
Copy all Red Ribbon Files to the root of your USB Stick, or burn it on CD, and put it in your PS3.
1. Start "reboot" from XMB to get into petitboot
2. Chose the first one
3. Install Red Ribbon (~20min), choose username and password and reboot via Linux
4. Run "Reboot" if you get to the XMB
5. Chose Red Ribbon Linux-otheros (change video mode if needed)
6. Installation completed!

If you still have problems with the installation visit a ps3 scene site or ask on IRC for live help:
efnet.org #ps3linux
irc.ps3sanctuary.com:6667 #ps3hax

More info on OtherOS++, different Linux distros and tutorials:

Thanks to all developers!!!

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