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Old 12-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
The Doge
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Yellow Dog / PS3 writing to external hard drive

I have been attempting to use my PS3 to rip some a blu-ray movie to see if it can be done. To this end I have installed the Yellow Dog linux software. One of the commands that I am to use is the following dd if=/dev/cdrom | split -b 4000m - /location/to/hard-drive/game.iso.

An example that they use of this command is dd if=/dev/cdrom | split -b 4000m - /media/PS3/Stuntman.iso.

My problem is that I am trying to write this to an external hard drive and cannot get the pathing correct. The name of the hard drive volume is SWISNIFE1

I have created a different folders on the external hard drive such as dark and dark.iso (I am working with the Dark Knight Blu-Ray disk) and tried the following paths. I receive the message that the folder cannot be found.
dd if=/dev/cdrom | split -b 4000m - /media/SWISNIFE1/dark.iso.
dd if=/dev/cdrom | split -b 4000m - /media/PS3/SWISNIFE1/dark.iso.

I then tried the following path that worked but wrote the data to the internal hard drive and not the external. The internal hard drive has only 10 GB available and filled up before the entire disk was ripped.
dd if=/dev/cdrom | split -b 4000m - /media/SWISNIFE1

Does anyone know the correct pathing to write the data to the external hard drive?

Old 12-28-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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I have been attempting to use my PS3 to rip some a blu-ray movie to see if it can be done.
When you purchased PS3 and those BluRay disks, you agreed not to do this. Unless you have obtained permission to try, from the copyright holder, then your actions may be against the law in your jurisdiction.

You should also realize that LQ has rules about helping people to break the law.

Note that BluRay disks come pre-damaged by DRM - merely pulling the data is not going to be sufficient.

To find out the location of the external drive with a terminal, you can use the ls command to verify the path.


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