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PS3 - Linux - HDD installation??? (dvd not working)

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Last response: in Open Source Software
February 20, 2010 8:32:27 PM


is it possible to install linux (any distro) directly frm the hdd or a flash without using dvd?
my dvd is damaged and i find it a good idea to play with linux before repairing.

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a b 5 Linux
February 21, 2010 8:56:06 PM

Ya sure can, have a look at this linky

You'll also be able to install inside a virtual machine like virtual box inside your existing operating system, although virtual machines aren't as good as the real thing ( a native install ).

There's other installation methods but they're much more advanced. A USB install is the easiest way to install besides having a cd or dvd.

Don't use WUBI it sucks ;) 

Good luck :) 
February 23, 2010 2:30:25 AM

I think he's asking specifically about installing linux on his Sony Playstation 3 without using the Blu-ray drive. I'm not sure of the answer, but I can't say I remember ever seeing any option to boot off of USB or hdd within the PS3 ui.
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a b 5 Linux
February 23, 2010 8:22:21 AM

You're right :)  I missed the PS3 part.

If you can't boot from USB or a memory card you're probably stuck with the PS3 OS.
a b 5 Linux
February 23, 2010 5:27:35 PM

As the PS3 allows the use of standard 2.5" notebook HDD's then anything is possible if you have a second machine..