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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: I want to Replace the PS3 OS with Gentoo and mine crypto Reply with quote

:twisted: I have just got my new 16 port switch setup in the home office and I have a couple of PS3's lying around.

My plan is to get cudaMiner (which runs on Gentoo) which sees the NVIDIA GPU's used in PS3's generating some kilo hashes.

I found a reference to getting Yellow dog on the PS3 but Gentoo is more the cutting edge group for this project.

I've managed Linux servers years ago but never actually tried to load it on to a machine.

Any ideas, I'll advise any newbies to crypto currency mining with old Ps3's the tricks of the trade.

I'm already mining with 3 water cooled windows 7 gaming rigs Hobo Nickels (HBN).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and welcome to Gentoo :),

Unfortunately unless you are sitting on some pretty old consoles you are likely going to struggle to get linux installed as Sony removed the "OtherOS" feature from the PS3 back in 2011 I believe.

If you really want to go try going ahead I did hear of a project called "AsbestOS" which claimed to be able to get some form of linux running on recent PS3 firmware, but long gone are the days of being able to stick a livecd in the slot and just letting it happen.

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