The PS3 has an unpartitioned SCSI 'disk', usually /dev/sdb, which contains the
bootloader and information shared with Game OS. The installer currently reports
that it does not contain a valid partition table and offers to initialise it. It
would be good to automatically skip it.
The device in question appears as 'Direct-Access-RBC' in /proc/scsi/scsi -- the
type in /sys/block/sdb/device/type is '14'. That's how the Sony tools check for
it when they want to access it.
Vendor and Model reported in /proc/scsi/scsi are 'SCEI' and 'Flash-5' resp., if
those are a better way to identify it. They appear in
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Here's a hack which works. Someone who actually understands python could surely
do a lot better.
Oops, I meant to drop the EARLY_SWAP_RAM hunk, but it's not as if you were going
to use the patch as-is anyway, so I'll not file an updated patch.
Blacklist as we do with iSeries is better fix, commited.
>>> peddev = parted.PedDevice.get("/dev/sdb")