Install ubuntu on PS3?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jul 30 15:21:22 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 03:28:25PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 22 July 2013 15:17, Chen Liang <slimhigh at> wrote:
> > I have a PS3, and I wanna install ubuntu on it. I have seen a software
> > called PS3Magic that help to install the Ubuntu on PS3. Do you guys have
> > tried this? If it really works, I'll buy one.
> >
> > The software website:
> This site looks as dodgy as all hell. Run, don't walk, away from it.

The JavaScript when you try to leave the page is especially tasteful.

> The PS3 used to support Linux - constrained, limited Linux running
> under a Sony hypervisor that stopped it directly accessing the
> hardware - via a menu option called "Other OS". However, that was
> removed as of version 3.21 of the firmware.

We also removed Ubuntu installation support for PS3 some time ago:

I suspect the kernel has also bitrotted; it would surprise me if it were
possible to run a security-supported version of Ubuntu on PS3 these
days, even if you do still have the old firmware.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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