Formating ps3 for ubuntu?

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  1. desi_soulja

    desi_soulja Member

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    Do you have to format your HDD when installing ubuntu onto your ps3?
    because i dont have an external Harddrive to back up everything on my ps3 and i have like 50 Gigs of space on it?
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    yes, you have to format the HDD. So buy an external, redownload all ur stuff or don't get ubuntu
  3. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    if i format what do i loose?
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    You lose your music, videos, pictures, saves, and any downloaded games. But you can back up your saves, music, pictures, and videos to a flash drive.

    Make sure when you format, choose CUSTOM then put 10gb for other os.
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    iight then its all good! i found out how to easily stream music and videos to my ps3 =D
    (WMP11!!)
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    YAY!! I got ubuntu installed and im using it right now to post this!!!!!!!111one!!2!
  7. desi_soulja

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    I wanna install it.. but i dont wanna lose nething

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    .. i dont have a F*kin external HDD and im broke at the moment since i spent it all in buying those $60 dollar games.. (i have 13 games for ps3)

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    Well let me warn you, the ps3 has very little ram, so you can't have a lot of apps open at one time. And I can't find a flash player that works. I tried something called gnash that runs .swf files in firefox, but nothing so far that plays embeded .flv files(youtube).
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    You can use youtube with the PS3's built-in Internet Browser.
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite aware of that, but I'm talking about within ubuntu.

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