I may try this but am unsure if it'll offer any advantage over YDL?
Does anyone know if wifi will work with Ubuntu? I note from their website that Blu-Ray playback should be supported.
I downloaded the alternate version and this DID NOT fix the freezing at 15% bug. What you need to do is set it to Manually partition the hard drive (then juts go with the default values: 10.something for root / formatted as EXt2 or Ext3 and the other as swap - then it gets past 15% and installs.The LIVE install also froze at 15% which I've read is a common issue and will require me to download an alternative version. I don't understand why they provide a version which does not work correctly in the first place.
I installed Ubuntu on my PS3 today and would say it the best distro for the PS3 that i have used thusfar. I installed version 7.04 which has the gnome interface although there are others with KDE if you prefer that sort of thing. What i liked about it is:
1)Installation is dead simple from the live CD (apart from some annoying bugs). Its a graphical install and is suited to new users. there is a known bug which causes a system hang during install but this can be solved by killing unneeded processes to free up memory. This site has loads of info on it http://psubuntu.com/
2) everything works out of the box well most stuff. region 2 dvds work yay! Still to try bluray though but it looks like they have support for it. Samba is pre-installed so connecting to windows shares is a breeze
3)installing new applications is MUCH better as the package management in Ubuntu is fantastic. no need to emerge, remerge , rpm or anything like that. Ubuntu regularly send out updates as well (similar to windows update) to apply bug fixes and security patches.
4) its feel more stable and less Klunky than the other ps3 distros i have tried.
give it a try