[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on PS3 (again)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Dec 20 12:43:14 GMT 2009

Hi folks,

Well I've decided to get the kids an 80GB PS3 for Christmas.  Now being 
the geeky type I am hoping to install Ubuntu on the PS3 as well.  I've 
been reading some installation guides to prepare myself for the install 
but there is one thing I'm not sure about...

Now I know the PS3 needs to have kboot installed (I'm guessing this is 
the PS3 Linux bootloader?), however I was wondering, after installing 
Linux, does it make kboot the default every time the PS3 is started up?

The reason I ask is I don't want the PS3 to boot into Linux by default, 
I'd rather it boot into the XMB by default and then boot into the 
OtherOS when I choose so (I'm thinking it will mean I don't always have 
to have a keyboard plugged in and the kids won't need to bug me 
everytime they want to use the PS3).

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to still set the PS3 XMB (if I 
understand correctly it's called GameOS?) as the default when the PS3 is 
turned on?



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