This is not SteamOS on the PS4, but this is still the real deal. /Talk member D-ecks, who’s provided us with a great tutorial on how to install Linux on your PS4 recently, is now back with a full Linux distrib that lets you run Steam + some other cool features out of the Box. This is it, you can now easily run more than what Fail0verflow showcased a few months ago. Of course, you’ll need a 1.76 PS4 in order to achieve this.
The instructions are fairly simple (full step-by-step description below): download the Linux distrib, install it on a bootable usb Key, and then run it on your PS4 from popular tool PS4 Playground.
D-ecks had announced a while ago that he was working on this distrib, based on the work from OsirisX who was the first to publicly launch Steam (and explain how to do it) on the PS4. After a bit if beta testing he has decided to release the distrib.
We reproduce below the step by step instructions from D-ecks with somee minor modifications for clarity. His thread has more details, including how to make the bootable usb key from Linux and OSX as well.
Pre-configured linux distro, based on Fedora 23 with kernel patches from Fail0verflow team. Uses OsirisX’s works (3d acc., steam).
Use a program that can write dd-images. My choice is rufus.
Use settings as pictured below
Locate PS4Linux_0.1.1.img and press Start
Insert prepared usb stick into your ps4, run PS4 Playground and click the “load linux” button. (Note from wololo: I have slightly modified that step in the hope to make it cleaner. Refer to D-ecks’ thread if you have doubts)
All done. Password for root and ps4 is 1 Also, you can boot this distro on PC as any other live usb (F8 when boot logo appears).
D-ecks contacted me as there seems to be some confusion on how to install games if Wifi and ethernet don’t work. This is basically done by installing them in the USB key from your PC before running Linux on your PS4:
Installing games and programs:
Boot prepared usb stick as any other Linux LiveUSB on your PC
Configure Internet connection
Download and install anything you want (even wine)