Boot OtherOS++ & OtherOS Prep Tool

Boot OtherOS++ does what it says. One click easy.

OtherOS Prep Tool is used to prepare your system vflash and install petitboot ready to install Linux. IT DOES NOT INSTALL LINUX. For tutorials and videos on how to install Linux head over to gitbrew.org. OtherOS Prep Tool is based off of graf_chokolo’s and glevand’s source and is a one or two step solution to getting petitboot up and running and on your way to installing Linux on to USB or PS3 Hard Disk. At the moment it only supports 3.55 but we will add support for lower firmware soon.

REQUIREMENTS
16MB NOR PS3 (Model CECHH or Higher)
3.55 OtherOS++ enabled firmware installed

(If you want to use REBUG 3.55.1 grab PS3MFW Builder 0.2 Portable
from here with the tasks pre-selected to add OtherOS++ support)

FEATURES

One Step Prep if installing OtherOS to USB Hard Disk

Two Step Prep if installing OtherOS to PS3 Hard Disk

Resize vflash to 6 different sizes

(Original, 11GB, 22,GB, 43GB, 65GB and 83GB)

Create or Delete vflash region 5, 6 and 7 separately

Create or Delete ALL vflash regions at once

dtbImage.ps3.bin included in pkg (no need to have it ready on USB)

Install different dtbImage.ps3.bin from USB

Checks that vflash region 7 create matches vflash size

Detects and displays current vflash size on start up

Auto matches new size to current size on start up

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE BLACK SCREEN IS NORMAL

In most cases when the PS3 auto reboots you will get a black screen telling you to plug in your controller and press the PS button. THIS IS NORMAL. Press the PS button and on the next screen press the PS button again. The PS3 will continue to reboot.

THE EASY WAY:
IF INSTALLING LINUX TO USB HARD DRIVE:
STEP 1: COMPLETE VFLASH AND PETITBOOT INSTALLATION
(PS3 Hard Drive WILL NOT be Formatted)
Run OtherOS Prep Tool
Press START+SELECT.. You’re done!!
(PS3 will beep when it starts and again when it finishes)
(System will auto reboot)

Run Boot OtherOS++ to launch Petitboot

IF INSTALLING LINUX TO PS3 HARD DISK:
STEP 1: RESIZE VFLASH
(WARNING – PS3 Hard Disk WILL BE Formatted)
Run OtherOS Prep Tool
Use UP or DOWN to select a NEW VFLASH SIZE
Press L1+TRIANGLE to resize vflash
(PS3 will beep when it finishes)
Exit OtherOS Prep Tool using the PS button.
(PS3 will auto reboot after exit and ask you to format)

Select YES.

STEP 2: COMPLETE VFLASH AND PETITBOOT INSTALLATION
Run OtherOS Prep Tool
Press START+SELECT.. You’re done!!
(PS3 will beep when it starts and again when it finishes)
(System will auto reboot)

Run Boot OtherOS++ to launch Petitboot

NOTE: RESIZE VFLASH

If resizing vflash back to original size, petitboot will remain on vflash and you will still be able to run OtherOS from USB Hard Disk.

NOTE: COMPLETE VFLASH AND PETITBOOT INSTALLATION
If new size is smaller than current size, vflash region 7 WILL be created and Hard Drive WILL be resized as well.
If  new size is the same as current size, vflash region 7 WILL be created and resizing WILL NOT be run to avoid unnecessary reformatting.
If new size is bigger than current size, install WILL NOT run you will be asked to resize first.

OTHER OPTIONS:
CREATE/DELETE VFLASH REGIONS:

Use LEFT or RIGHT to select which  region to modify.
Choose from 5, 6, 7 and ALL
Press R1+SQUARE to DELETE selected region.
Press L1+CIRCLE to CREATE selected region.
(PS3 will beep when it finishes)

NOTE: CREATE/DELETE VFLASH REGIONS
When you have finished modifying you vflash regions press the PS button to exit. PS3 will auto reboot.
When deleting ALL regions, they are deleted in the following order 7, 6 then 5. If a region does not exist it moves on to the next one.
When creating ALL regions, as a precaution, all regions are deleted first and then created.
If new size and current size do not match or vflash is original size, vflash region 7 WILL NOT be created to avoid mismatched vflash/region 7 size.

INSTALL PETITBOOT TO VFLASH:
Press L1+CROSS to INSTALL Petitboot to vflash region 5
(PS3 will beep when it starts and again when it finishes)

NOTE: INSTALL PETITBOOT TO VFLASH
The  dtbImage.ps3.bin (Petitboot) that is included in this release is the latest one from gitbrew.org as of the 17th of May 2011, committed on the 9th of May 2011. If you want to install a different Petitboot put it on the root of USB.

Enjoy.. Cyberskunk

Codename: REBUG would like to thank:
The undisputed Hypervisor Master graf_chokolo and also glevand and gitbrew.org.

DOWNLOAD AND MD5 CHECKSUM:
boot_otheros++.pkg
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boot_otheros++.geohot.pkg
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Boot OtherOS++
Boot OtherOS++
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otheros_prep_tool_v1.0.geohot.pkg
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Otheros Prep Tool
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