Installing Linux on Your Console
With a version of Linux (typically Ubuntu) downloaded and burned to disc, you will now be able to install the open source OS onto your PS3.
By now you have made several changes to your PS3 system and file structure, so simply boot the games console, run petitboot and open the command prompt. The instructions for the two types of PS3 console (the original NAND device and the more recent PS3 Slim) are as follows – this requires Internet access for your PS3.
To install on your NAND PS3, in the command prompt enter the following one by one:
# wget --no-check-certificate http://bit.ly/ubuntu-installer
# tar --strip-components=1 -zxvf ubuntu-installer
# sh ./ubuntu-installer.sh
Meanwhile, owners of the new Slim PS3 who have already gone through the OtherOS++ instructions can install Ubuntu as follows:
# git clone git://github.com/nikitis/PS3-Ubuntu-Installer
# sh PS3-Ubuntu-Installer/ubuntu-installer.sh
Follow any additional steps (confirming that you have partitioned the hard disk drive) that are required of you through to completion and the installer should soon finish, leaving you with a PlayStation 3 equipped with Linux!