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Old Apr 16, 2003, 02:46 AM
salsaholik salsaholik is offline
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Default running Linux on the PS2?

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I saw a posting on the internet NY listing and I was wondering if this is possible...

Playstation2 PS2 Linux kit - $200

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Date: 2003-04-15, 11:53PM

The Playstation 2 linux kit allows you to turn your playstation into a Linux box WITH network connectivity.

Comes with 40G hard drive
Sony PS2 USB keyboard
Sony PS2 Mouse
PS2 Ethernet adapter (takes a regular network cable)
PS2 VGA adapter so you can connect the Linux box to a computer monitor
PS2 Linux CD/DVD (this is the operating system disk)

This is for serious computer geeks. One advantage of running Linux on the PS2 is that it allows you to develop apps and use the graphics hardware of the PS2.

I thought I was going to do this, but don't really have the time.

This is hardly used. I just connected everything together and installed Linux onto the hard drive that comes with the kit.
One thing you need to buy in addition to the kit is a Memory Card. This acts as the linux kernel that gets booted.
Old Apr 16, 2003, 02:55 AM
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yeah the ps2 linux kits been available for a while now
Old Apr 16, 2003, 10:55 AM
hwjchim hwjchim is offline
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why wouldu wanna run linux on ur ps2?
i mean..isn't ps2 meant to play games?

just a ? i had
Old Apr 16, 2003, 02:01 PM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
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True, but take a look at what our XBOX counterparts are doing with thier systems. Running Linux, DIVX, MP3, APPS, EMULATORS, ECT. It's one of those "Let's just see if we can do it" sort of deals. I am also curious if anyone knows what kind of options hooking up an external HD via, USB or Firewire port on the PS2 will allow me to do? Anyone?
Old Apr 16, 2003, 09:52 PM
Jaice Jaice is offline
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thats been out for a while, but its much different from X-boxes version.

The PS2 version is certified by Sony, and X-boxes version is just homebrewed.
Old Apr 16, 2003, 10:56 PM
toadster123 toadster123 is offline
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yea we need more apps and stuff like xbox..but teh liniux kit or whatever is not pop. enough...

with the xbox they dont even need to buy anything right? they alreayd have hdd adn lan card.....

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