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Old 01-08-2010, 11:51 AM   #16
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The PSP uses the MIPS CPU architecture that is different from the X86 CPU architecture used on PCs. I'm not sure if there is a working open source Linux kernel that can be used with the PSP. Linux has been run on the PSP using X86 CPU emulator software but that tends to be quite slow.

Although I do MIPS programming I haven't done anything with Linux on the MIPS. The hardware is different enough from the X86 that it isn't a trivial job to make Linux work on a MIPS CPU. Also, even though the MIPS CPU core is the same on many chips, the rest of the hardware on the CPU chip is not. Each MIPS CPU may require slightly different kernel code to work correctly.
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Searched on Google, appears to be documentation suggesting a Linux installation on a MIPS may work. Didn't look to hard into it though.
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Originally Posted by baronobeefdip View Post
heres an idea what if i can download Unix then install it to my psp (don't know how but i'm sure the guys at can explain) then download the Linux kernel and install it to the Unix os i have install

would you recommend freeBSD Unix or just plain Unix (i would like just plain Unix but is FreeBSD Unix the same)

here is an interesting link
Unix is not free though. And it only supports mainframe or highly specialized architectures.

BSD is a variant of Unix.

Linux is a variant of Unix.

They operate differently. BSD will require using Linux emulation and/or the ports system to install Linux programs.

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:33 PM   #19
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well this could also be a learning experience for me to learn how to install kernel in Unix


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