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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:18 am    Post subject: kboot problems after install on ps3 Reply with quote

after googling for well over a few hours and not exactly understanding what my problem is i guess i should bring it to someone's attention here to see if someone has ever encountered this problem.

after a fresh gentoo install via kboot on my ps3, after the final reboot to enter the gentoo install my system hangs at the kboot: prompt and will not budge. after trying numerous times of holding down the power button for five seconds it will still not budge.. the green light flickers on and off but the system will not boot back into the playstation 3 operating system. i am not sure if somewhere along the lines i have changed a boot order or mistyped something but this is something i've been tinkering with for about 4 hours and still have no answers on what to do. on previous installs i've been able to do the 5 second power button holding and it immediately booted back into the ps3 os but it won't do it this time. the wiki i followed was: http://ps3wiki.qj.net/index.php/Gentoo_Howto that one. i'm sorry if i posted this in the wrong forum section but as seeing other ps3 related topics i thought this would be the best place.. kboot has no forum support and no documentation on workarounds which is frustrating.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a check through the manual, I'm sure you can download a system software disk and use it if the drive becomes corrupt.
If still no joy, then try putting in another HDD and then putting yours back in. It will wipe everything but it should get it back to normal.

Also, there's other instructions here for the PS3... http://overlays.gentoo.org/proj/cell/wiki/InstallGentooOnPS3
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that you need to hold down the power button for 5 secs as you switch on the main power switch on the back. Not tried it myself, although I am here because I have the same hang on kboot problem!

Not given up fixing it yet.

Tim.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I said does work - just tried it.

Power off the PS3 at the back. Then press and hold the power button on the front while you turn on the power on the back. It will beep a couple of times then start booting, you can let go of the power button at this point.

Mine is back as a games machine now, but i have not given up on kboot yet.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also...

You do need to press ENTER to proceed with the boot into Gentoo after it stops at the kboot: prompt. You did realise that (even though nobody says so in the HOWTOs!)?

Tim.
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