Ubuntu 9.04 PS3 Desktop image doesn't work

Bug #365711 reported by xbmc50 on 2009-04-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu PS3 Port

Bug Description

So apparently Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop version isn't working because of already existing splashscreen bug

But if I tried to bypass this problem by launching livecd session with kboot parameters live nosplash quiet system could get past automated gdm logon, but cursor froze quickly after that. My best guess because of lack of RAM?

Next thing I tried to launch installer from kboot with install nosplash quiet and I got to screen that showed new 9.04 background image, but then again system froze. After that I tought to try with same parameters, but to try to add videomode with sdtv resolution to try to minimize used memory and same thing. Background appeared and it got just a little bit further so that I could see menu "template" of first installer screen without any text (language selection screen menu) and then system freeze.

After these I tried to issue check command from kboot, but it doesn't work. Now I'm trying to figure out if it's actually faulty install media or is the latest and actual release of 9.04 Desktop image completely useless?

I just tried to force power down my ps3 when it didn't seem to proceed with check command and kernel panic error appeared on screen which previously was blank. Error had additional note that was something like not synching or not synched

xbmc50 (xbmc50) on 2009-04-23
description: updated
xbmc50 (xbmc50) wrote :


Alternate install disc (Ubuntu) works flawlessly so at least we have one working image for users.

Arnaud Jeansen (ajeans) wrote :

The desktop installer does not work and this is a known problem. I didn't find any bug open on this, so confirming here.

As you said, alternate install is the only way to install Ubuntu on a PS3 for now.

Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: ubuntu-9.10
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