Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
9Sep/1226

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 6

Red Ribbon Release Candidate 6 is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.5.2 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • The installer now supports the portuguese language.
  • Added a notification alert when the disk space is lower than 100 MB.
  • Kboot-setup now supports a config file.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added Gnome Users-admin as the user administration tool.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 14 release.
  • Added Gnome Time-admin as the date and time administration tool.
  • Added the kernel headers and the build tools.
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21Nov/118

New Online Update available

This update integrates the wireless driver for the slims models developed by gitbrew. It has been designed only for the RC 5 or lower and It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

This driver only supports STA mode (infrastructure) and WPA/WPA2 for now.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet using the wired connection, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-11-21.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-11-21.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

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23Sep/112

New Website and Online Repository available

I was having problems with the website project hosted at Sourceforge for exceeding Its bandwidth threshold and I decided to temporally disable the online repository.

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

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

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-09-23.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-09-23.sh

This update has been designed only for the RC 5 or lower and It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

6Sep/110

Problems with the Online Repository

I'm having problems with the website at SourceForge for exceeding Its bandwidth threshold. I decided to temporally disable the online repository, but you can reinstall it from LiveCD.

I'm looking for an alternative hosting for the online repository.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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1Sep/1110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 5

The Release Candidate 5 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the restart and shutdown problems.
  • Fixed the repositories list needed for distribution.
  • The online updates are available from the official distribution repositories.
  • Fixed the hostname problem.
  • Added GFTP as the FTP manager.
  • Added a keyboard configurator.
  • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
  • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
  • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

Online Update

You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don't need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

This update has been designed only for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-09-01.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-09-01.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

6Jul/112

Red Ribbon Online Repository available

Now you can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository. You don't need to reinstall the distribution again with every new CD published.

This update has been designed only for the RC 4 or lower and it will be included on the next release of the LiveCD. The changes are listed below:

  • Fixed the problem with restart and shutdown.
  • Fixed the repositories list needed for distribution.
  • Online updates are available from the official distribution repositories.
  • Fixed the hostname problem

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-07-05.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-07-05.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

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29Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 4

The Release Candidate 4 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the problem that occurs when the Installer copies the files to the storage device.
  • Fixed issue with bluetooth connectivity.
  • Lshw as the hardware viewer.
  • GParted as the partition manager.
  • Added the french dictionary to the Installer. Thanks samprod67 for your translation. 🙂
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22Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 3

The Release Candidate 3 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • English is now the default language on the LiveCD mode.
  • The installer now allows to select the language to be used in the system once it is installed on a storage device.
  • Added the english and spanish dictionaries to the installer.
  • Added a network manager pre-configured to support wireless networks.
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15Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 2

The Release Candidate 2 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the automatic detection of the reserved spaces in the internal hard disk.
  • Added a check for mounted storage devices.
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13Jun/11Off

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 1

A new distribution was born and it's called Red Ribbon GNU/Linux.

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is a new PPC64 GNU/Linux distribution with support for Cell/BE, designed for Sony PS3.

All the software contained on this distribution is freely available with either GPL or Creative Commons:

  • The operating system is based on Debian GNU/Linux.
  • The kernel includes the Graf_chokolo's modules and Marcan patches, both licensed by GPL.
  • The background image in the input window and the desktop has been designed by Sascha Wenninger and licensed by Creative Commons.
  • The LiveCD and the installer has been developed by R04drunner and licensed by GPL.

All the necessary documentation is available at the project wiki.