The latest version of AsbestOS is now released. It is getting a name change to BootOS and is now at version 2.01. As of right now there is not many notes that go along with this release. It will be updated later with more notes on this release.
* New name
* Hosting problem is solved.
* Delete AsbestOS Installer and install BootOS and run.
* Launch it from lv2 patcher.
Kmeaw’s AsbestOS Installer git has been updated to v2.0. We are still not sure if we will see the full update. It’s possible that Kmeaw is still working on patches and fixes for the repository. You will need to compile it yourself. Just be cautious of bugs because there has been no official news from Kmeaw himself about this new update.
Update: Now includes the compiled version of AsbestOS Installer v2.0 PKG file, as well as all the files needed to get Debian 6.0 “squeeze” to boot (see download link below).
Kmeaw’s custom firmware v3.55 (download below)
AsbestOS installer v1.5 (download below)
LV2 Patcher v9 or higher (download below)
Debian 6.0 “squeeze” PPC 32-bit version (download below)
Over at ps3hax.net, madshaun1984 has released an improved version of the Ubuntu (Linux distro) .IMG file–previously released by developer Kmeaw–for AsbestOS v1.5 or higher.
Hi, I’ve been uploading all day, an improved version of kmeaw’s ubuntu.rar.
This release should work well for your media players and 2d homebrew previously available on OtherOS. (glxgears gets 140+fps with the software rasterizer alone, 20fps with fullscreen, the gallium driver improves on this but needs work).
Kmeaw seems to be working really hard. He has now released version 1.5 of AsbestOS. This latest version will have improved stability by changing the way LV1 is scanned. It is scanned by using known locations which will in turn provide a speed boost. AsbestOS v1.5 installer will not be able to boot from network, hdd, or usb.
kha0S Linux is a modification to AsbestOS by khaOS that features many enhancements and changes not found in the standard AsbestOS, such as decreased I/O to disk, and larger swap file for smoother response.
RELEASE NOTES for v3.0
Changed ext4 mount options from default to noatime (decrease IO to disk).
Created swap file (128M). General PS3 system response feels smoother.
Added support for /home in “external” partition. See INSTALL.TXT for instructions on how to use it.
For those who have been following the release of AsbestOS installer, you should consider updating to v1.3 as this release has fixed a nasty bug that incorrectly partition the USB disk storage. Also, the installer will auto-detect which model PS3 you have (slim or fat model).
Kmeaw has updated ASbestOS to v1.3. The new installer detects whether you have a slim or a fat model, so there is no longer the need for a different installer for either version. He has also fixed problems with incorrectly partitioned USB disks.
Kmeaw has released AsbestOS installer v1.2, which does not require an Ethernet cable for booting but the option is still present for developers who want to use it. Keep in mind that you will need to have installed Kmeaw’s custom firmware v3.55 prior to running the AsbestOS installer.
kmeaw: latest version is v1.2
kmeaw: it can work without ethernet cable at all
kmeaw: however it still supports ethernet booting for developers that would like to experiment with their own kernel builds
Kmeaw has recently informed us that he has updated his AsbestOS installer to V1 with a separate download for FATs. The ability to boot Linux from USB has been added in this latest version. In this case, you will be using a Debian. You will need Kmeaw’s LV2 patcher V9 to boot Linux kernel with. It is also required that you set up a DHCP, TFTP, and NFS servers on your LAN to make it work. Currently, AsbestOS does not support wireless connections. Visit our forum post to download and read more.
Developer Kmeaw–famous for the release of his very own custom firmware v3.55–has been busy working to bring Linux back to the PS3. The video above demonstrate Linux running on his custom firmware (v3.55).
[UPDATE]: It finally happened! Linux returns to the PS3 via AsbestOS and it’s all thanks to developer Kmeaw. You will need to have installed Kmeaw’s custom firmware v3.55 prior to running the AsbestOS installer.
kmeaw: it is gentoo
kmeaw: marcan’s rootfs
stuntcock: does your linux install have access to gameos from within linux and also to all spus?
kmeaw: it doesn’t need usb stick
kmeaw: linux has access to all spus
kmeaw: gentoo is running from my laptop’s hdd
kmeaw: but if you change your kernel parameters then you can install it on ps3′s hdd like marcan did
Lush: is this a different approach than graf_chokolo?
kmeaw: i don’t change VFLASH (more…)