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Old 01-23-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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gentoo on ps3

Got stuck installing Linux on PS3.
Followed the instructions at:

linked from here:

Question is, on Gentoo linux distribution when following
the installation instructions, I am unable to get
access to the Memory Stick Sandisk, and Compact flash.

There was a stage where you can access the Memory Stick via
sdc1, but after installing and rebooting, that /dev/sdc1 does
not exist. So I assume this must be added afterwards.
How would you go about adding it?

From my knowledge...
sdc1 is the Memory Stick
sdd1 is the Sandisk
sde1 is the compact flash

I also noticed that the /etc/make.conf has USE of -X -kde -gnome -qt -gtk, which means during emerge it doesn't and didn't
compile graphical windowing stuff.

So how do you get access to sdc (or sdc1 the first partition)
when inserting the memory stick.

Also, if I plug in a memory stick into a PSP and then enabled
the USB connection on the PSP while connecting it via USB
to the PS3, how do I mount it so that you can read the
memory stick?

If not from the PSP, then at least from the memory stick slot
inside the PS3. Maybe someone can post what needs to
be edited (perhaps /etc/fstab ?) so that on booting into
gentoo, you can instert your Memory Stick via PSP or in the
slot and get access to the files. What mount commands
do you use? Is it that it is not supported by default using
the quick stage 4 tarball from above?

Lastly, if you were to compile xfce4 from scratch via
emerge xfce4, it stops at a package saying USE X must be
enabled. Do you need to reboot after editing /etc/make.conf
so that you can do a "emerge xfce4"? Or do you just
continue again? I believe you need to use the command
"emerge --usenew xfce4" when you change the /etc/make.conf to
allow the "USE X gtx" to take effect.

So can someone enlighten on what stage to go next to manually
add the memory stick slot and the xfce4? Does editing
/etc/make.conf to remove the hyphen before X and gtx all that
is necessary to run "emerge --usenew xfce4?"

Also read some stuff on gentoo site stating that some of
the G binaries "emerge -G xfce4" for example, require
the portage binary of a certain version. Do you need to
do that stuff (upgrade) if you are just emerging from the sources and compiling rather than use the downloaded binaries?
Please someone visit:

try it out and state how to proceed after there...

Last edited by edepot; 01-23-2007 at 01:27 AM. Reason: links
Old 01-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
Vitalie Ciubotaru
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Did you read the sticky note before starting this thread? Your questio, though interesting, is not related to LFS! I think it must be moved to Hardware section or to Disributions, moderators will decide.


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