The following topic was written by Ilian Tzankov
Aside from the great looks and being a truly remarkable machine, I bought a PS3 was the fact that I could install Linux on it. As soon as I found the Terra Soft website I started the YDL 5.0 download and ran to the shop to get my PS3. Abount an hour later my linux booted, and I realized there are few things I had not considered. These are as I see them the main disadvantages of the PS3, when it comes to Linux:
- It runs linux in a hipervisor - this means disk access is very slow, video is confined to framebuffer only and is very slow as well
- The system memory is extremely limited.
The solution I have is using flash storage to improve this. Since flash card access is also quite slow also I use 2 storage devices:
- a 512MB SD card
- a 1GB usb stick
WARNING! This procedure will destroy all data on the SD card and the USB key!
- Open a terminal
- Enter the following commands:
[type in your root password]
/sbin/swapon -p 1 /dev/sdd1
/sbin/swapon -p 1 /dev/sdf1
- You are now running with swap space evenly distributed between the two flash devices.
- Edit the following file:
- Remove the line that contains the word "swap" in it.
- Add these two lines:
/dev/sdd1 swap swap pri=1 0 0
/dev/sdf1 swap swap pri=1 0 0
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