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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: I need a stage4 build for my ps3 Reply with quote

I want to set up superfast my old ps3 and make it a wonderfull gentoobox with it. Is there a build or something. It will be awesome.
Thanks for the link.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coKe,

There are two approaches, both non trival. Both need some skills with Gentoo.

Once upon a time there was a PS3 gentoo install. Its not maintained an is badly out of date.
You could dig this up, install it, then update. The update is the hard bit.
The old ebuilds are still in CVS/git but tracking down the old sources may be a problem.

You can attempt to cross compile a current PS3 stage3 using current tools, sources and ebuilds.
Many build systems are not cross compile friendly and will need to be coaxed.
A few are openly cross compile hostile.

There is no current stage4.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Build a crosscompiling env (already done), find the right arch (already done) and launch with the otherOS thing (to do). Thx a lot.
Thx for the best distro I've ever used. But I think Im going to do a little fork from pure debian towards gentoo so less people loss their minds on the process of installing it.
Some day I'll bring ebuilds :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coKe,

In theory
Code:
emerge-wapper -t <your-tuple>
<your-tuple>-emerge @system
just works but
Quote:
In Theory There Is No Difference Between Theory and Practice, While In Practice There Is
kicks in.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was already compiled as for the Little endian version link of ppc64 says :( I need to do this faster. I'm not in the play time, I've been playing with this distro for 10 years now and there is always something always new tha Im missing and brings me down. The rise when I got it working was unaffordable, but I don't deserve the tag of yours.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coKe,

There are several intermediate stages between pure cross compiling and building on the PS3.
They can be mixed and matched.

You can use a static QEMU-user in your chroot to run the code there on the cross compile host.
Its slow as the static QEMU-user emulates the PPC CPU at the register level.

You can install binary PPC packages into the chroot.

Once you get onto the target there is cross distcc too.

All these approaches have there strengths and weaknesses.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject: ps3 hurdles Reply with quote

coKe,

Another issue your going to have is, all the ps3 things in the kernel are long since broken. I use these patches with mine to get it to boot. https://github.com/CheezeCake/ps3linux-patches The last kernel I had build was 5.3.5, soon I'll see if newer things still work with those patches.

Live disks are also an issue, since nothing's built in kernel works any more you are stuck using (very) old live disks, until it can boot on it's own.

If you plan on building on-device, then don't forget you only have 256mb of ram

Good Luck,
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many many thanks. Im getting to the core of this sooner or later. Im still migrating.

Kind regards, ccokee
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:39 pm    Post subject: Halp! Reply with quote

Im drawning into these old sources. I've already hacked 2 ps3 but when I try to boot otheros+ it get stright directly to cobra. Where do I need to put the files in the USB drive? I've checked that linus has updated a 5.* version of the kernel for the Cell architecture and I already have it, also I have the stage 3 ready to untar. Does anyone what Im missing?
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