Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Apr 6, 2016 at 10:54 PM       9,517       3            
Not far behind the PS4 Linux Install Guide comes another handy tutorial from fx0day (Twitter) covering how to run Ubuntu on PlayStation 4.

Check out the guide with a PS4 Running Linux Ubuntu demonstration video below! :cool:

To quote: We need:
  • 1 PS4 FW 1.76
  • 1 USB Hdd or a USB Key big enough to install Ubuntu
First you need to install Ubuntu on your USB Hdd:
  • Download the ISO
  • Copy the iso to Usb with a tool like unetbootin (Win/Mac/Linux) (You can burn on a DVD also)
  • Boot on this USB or DVD
  • Launch Install on your USB HDD or USB key (you can make small partition in Fat32 for Bzimage and initramfs) and the rest in Ext4
I've used the ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso and made the install on my USB Hdd (with a PC of course) , nothing more to say here just configure your keyboard layout , password ...)

So now you should have Ubuntu installed on your USB Hdd ...

Now go to the PS4-Playground and load Linux (you must have of course a USB key with bZimage & initramfs.cpio.gz in the PS4)

Now you should see better-initramfs shell ...

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Plug the USB Hdd where you have your ubuntu install (At this point you can remove the USB key with bZimage & initramfs.cpio.gz everything is in RAM)

Type fdisk -l to see the name of your USB Hdd ( /dev/sdXX)

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As you can see my ubuntu partition is in /dev/sdc1

Now just type (if your bootable partition is sdc1)
Code:
mount /dev/sdc1 newroot/
exec switch_root /newroot/ /newroot/sbin/init
Sometimes exec switch_root don't start at the first time , just type the command again .. Wait a few seconds and you should see Ubuntu running ;)

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Keep in mind that there's no network working yet :(

PS4 Running Linux Ubuntu
How to Run Ubuntu on a PS4 with 1 USB Stick
 

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chrisbwg

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Im having some issues setting my ubuntu up after re install... Im having trouble for some reason integrating the base to the dev kit

cheers
 
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