Red Ribbon GNU/Linux

New Website and Online Repository available

I was having problems with the previous website because it was almost always offline.

I was looking for an alternative hosting to store the repository and then I also decided to migrate the blog to this new website.

For use the online repository, you need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:


Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh

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  1. Hello when i try to update I receive a missing public key error for the files after check.

    • Hi,

      Thank you very much for the warning. 🙂

      I have fixed it and reuploaded the script. Please download and run it again.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.


  2. This seems to be broken now:

    sed: -e expression #1, char 62: unknown option to `s’
    sed: -e expression #1, char 61: unknown option to `s’
    Reading package lists… Done
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package debian-keyring is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘debian-keyring’ has no installation candidate

    • Hi,

      Thank you very much for the report.

      I have fixed it. Please download the script again and run it.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.


      • Tried this also yesterday, didn’t work. Just thought to give feedback. Still get the same errors as AnonAnon.

      • There seem to be multiple problems with the script.

        1) first key adding works, second fails, it’s the one for your multimedia and download directory on your server. Browsing to the first gpg key works, the second doesn’t exist
        2) after “sudo apt-get update” it’s impossible to add as repository: always “hash sum mismatch”. There exist workarounds but none helps in your case. Browsing the URL works, though. Spent the whole Saturday trying to fix your script, giving up
        3) due to the problem from 2) the URL never is used in /apt/list/sources.list Thus, it’s impossible to search the repo for packages
        4) last night I tried to find a way to download the packages via the aforementioned URL. Couldn’t find a solution

        Please fix!

        Also, your server doesn’t seem very reliable. I can offer you a way shorter URL and also want to provide a mirror for the repo. It’ll be free for you, just drop me a line! 🙂

        All the best

  3. Good day R04drunner,

    could you please fix the bug with the hash sum mismatch?

    It’s not possible for us to keep the distribution up to date. There are several updates from the official Jessie repositories which break the modifications you provided with this distribution.

    Furthermore, I think it’s time to get update the ISO on Sourceforge: the ISO we always download from there is from 2014…

    Due to a bug in the partitioning tool on the ISO it’s also not possible to create separate /home and / partitions. Even YDL from 2009 can do that. o.O Maybe the tool needs an update too.

    Happy New Year!


  4. Hello,

    Before anything else, I wanted to thanks you.

    With your distribution easily working on otherOS++, I managed to create a small , cheap ps3 cluster which helped me in my Phd thesis.

    Since I have some spare time now, I wanted to try building a more recent kernel version for ps3 CFW.

    After weeks of research over the net, I didn’t find any trace of the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s or Gitbrew’s patches.

    So I was wandering if you could share it with the community.


    • @Tcherenk0v: firstly, respect that you could build a PS3 cluster! Would you mind sharing with me how you did it? Please send all that you can to cipha[at]cipha[dot]net. Thank you in advance! Plan to build one with 3-6 consoles…

      Secondly, I think we are unable to find these patches online anymore, at least in Marcan’s & Graf’s case. What’s still available is the gitbrew stuff in a “Megaupload” file:

      Thirdly, getting to run a kernel newer on a PS3 as 3.15 is impossible unfortunately, see here:, section “Abstract”.
      We should stick with 3.12 provided by “Red Ribbon”. I tried hard already with the same wish as yours, don’t think it is worth it currently.


      • Hi,

        Thank you for your help 🙂

        The latest kernels can’t run because Petitboot can’t be able to boot them.

        Fortunately, Geoff Levand has solved this issue and now we can use the new kernels.


    • Hi,

      Sorry for the late.

      You can download them from this site. The patches are inside the “ps3linux” folder.


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