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BootOS Installer v2.01 by Kneaw
Last Release: Feb 25, 2011
Downloads: 14188

BootOS is a linux installer for the PS3.

- This tool installs BootOS, which can be used to boot Linux kernel from lv2patcher v9.
- v2.0 is made by kmeaw and kha0S.
- It allows you to install unmodified Debian Squeeze.
- Full support to installation on External Hard Drive/Pen Drive. No PS3 disk installation for now.
- All needed PS3 specific kernel modules are already pre-compiled and installed.
- PS3 vram is enabled as swap as default
- Thanks to marcan for AsbestOS, Mathieulh and graf_chokolo for default.spp trick, geohot for dev_flash mount code.
- Thanks to jbc for testing and KingDong for the icon :)
- Now it works on PS3 fat.

This tool is used on 3.55 firmwares only for installing linux proposes. Use only if you known what you are doing. Use at your own risk.
Name Version Released Hits DL Link
BootOS Installer v2.01 02/25/11 5582 Download
How to install

1. install BootOS installer
2. partition a USB disk to have at least one partition (FAT-formatted);
3. Download debian.rar (295.14 MB) unpack linux.img and put it into the root dir of usb disk;
4. run BootOS installer;
5. install lv2 patcher v9 or higher
6. run lv2 patcher and select “Linux”;
7. as you see the fb console with penguins, you can unplug the ethernet cable; (NO LONGER NECESSARY IN ASBESTOS 1.2+)
8. login: ps3, password: ps3.

If you don’t see anything, press Ctrl-Alt-F1, then Alt-F7.

BootOS Installer v2.01 (aka AsbestOS Installer v2.01)
- New name (duh!)
- Hosting problem is solved.

AsbestOS Installer v2.0
- Easier to use and easier to install Debian GNU/Linux
- ICON0.PNG – Updated for v2.0
- sfo.xml – Updated for v2.0
- Makefile – Updated for v2.0
- Progress bar and 128M bootmem fix.

AsbestOS Installer v1.5
- You can now boot from network, HDD, or USB

AsbestOS Installer v1.4
- Improved stabilityFaster LV1 scanning

AsbestOS Installer v1.3
- Now auto-detects PS3 model. There is no need for two (fat and slim) pkgs.
- Fixes a problem with incorrectly partitioned USB drives.

AsbestOS Installer v1.2
- Fat PS3 model support
- An ethernet cable is no longer needed (the option is still there though)

AsbestOS Installer v1.0
- Initial version
Name Version Released Hits DL Link
AsbestOS Installer v2.0 02/22/11 1459 Download
AsbestOS Installer v1.5 02/13/11 1422 Download
AsbestOS Installer v1.4 02/11/11 1375 Download
AsbestOS Installer v1.3 02/08/11 1527 Download
AsbestOS Installer (Phat) v1.2 02/08/11 1413 Download
AsbestOS Installer (Slim) v1.2 02/08/11 1385 Download