Hello and a question about otheros.self
I am planing on installing Fedora on my friends PS3 and I have a couple of questions.
In the Full Install Instructions for Fedora Core 5 it says,
"Move the otheros.self to the otheros folder on the USB storage drive."
Does this mean just the otheros.self file or the otheros.self folder that contains the otheros.self file? That step's wording is a little ambiguous considering the folder and file have the same name.
Also, can you use a CD-R (or DVD-R if necessary) instead of a USB storage drive? I know those two little files seem like a waste of a CD-R. However, CD-Rs only cost a few cents anyway and I would like to make a little Linux PS3 install package that I could store away or loan/give to other friends. That way I can free up my personal Memory Stick for other uses.
As for partitioning the HD I was reading in stickied PS3 Linux FAQ thread where Jonny202003 said,
"ONLY click on allot 10gb for other os."
Cyanide replied saying he would update the instructions but they still read,
"Make two partitions, one for Linux and the other for the PS3 Game OS. If it's a 20GB disk, you can make 2 partitions of 10GB each."
What's the deal here? Should the two partitions be made or just the one? Or is it that, the important part is to make the other os partition first? Since it sounded like Jonny encountered his problem when he made the PS3 os partition before the other os partition. BTW, My friend has the 60gb HD and will most likely allot the 10gb partition to the other os, if that matters at all.
The reason I want to install Linux on my friend's shiny new PS3 is just for the novelty of having a desktop running on a gaming console but my friend would at the least like a fully functioning web browser for surfing the net while on his couch in front of a big TV. So, my final question is once Linux is installed updated, patched, plugged in and all will, for instance, Firefox be able to view most of the various media out there (i.e. PDFs, Flash, Java, Quicktime, Shockwave, WMP, streaming content and all that)?
Sorry for all the questions especially if they're noobish but my only other non-windows experience was when I installed Xubuntu on my old PC just for the hell of it. I don't want my already reticent friend to become even more nervous about me jacking around on his $600+ toy by running into some errors right off the bat.
Well, thanks in advance for your help,