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Modbo V2 +hddloader problem
Modbo V2 +hddloader problem –
last week my ps2(v9) got a modbo v2 chip, i also bought a network adapter cause i wanted to install the hddloader. after installing the software the readme file told me to restart the ps2 an hold down start button, but the modchip seems to diasable itself when i hold down start.....?!?!?
Could somebody please tell me if there is any possibility to install the hddloader software on a ps2 with a modbo chip in it??
Last edited by geniac; 11-11-2005 at 06:24 PM.
Post the read me file here. If anything you would hold R1 to boot to Dev1 mode but this would be with a "real" MI not some crappy clone.
sorry i could't find any readme file from the modchip!
but the chip is able to boot software from memorycard(if this is what you mean with dev1 mode).
*cough* ummmm this is what you stated? How about you post that readme
Originally Posted by geniac
Are you sure that modbo v2.0 have dev 1 mode ?
get a real matrix infinity and you won't have these problems, you should contact the modbo team for the instruction
DMS HDD Explorer Installer v1.31
NOTE: This will most likely be the final release of HDD Explorer. DMS
Explorer v2 is under development which will replace HDD Explorer.
As a gift to the scene we have decided to make this release of
HDD Explorer available to anybody, regardless of if you are
using a DMS product or not. The ELF file is on the install CD
- Whats new
* Seperated HDD Explorer and loader. Now it is possible to load
any ELF via Devolution 2 mode (HDD Explorer is installed by default).
* Optional configuration file is supported
* Compatible with most recent DMS3 and DMS4 flash releases.
* No longer writes any data to modchip flash which should eliminate
the problems some people have been reporting.
* HDD Explorer is no longer restricted to working on consoles with DMS
modchips installed. Enjoy!
- Installation Directions
* Burn the ISO included in this archive.
* Boot the CD you just burned containing the HDD Explorer installer.
You will then be prompted to install HDD Explorer. Select OK to
* Once installation is complete, boot to HDD explorer by holding
START on controller 1 and pressing reset.
* Once at the HDD Explorer screen, ensure the HDD Explorer
installation CD is in your PS2, and press triangle to install the
applications which are bundled with the installer cd.
- Bundled Applications
* PGEN 1.2 - most recent PGEN build, with HDD support
* DMS HDD Format tool - allows you to manipulate filesystems on
your PS2 HDD.
* DMS HDD Dump tool - allows you to copy the contents of a CD to a
specified filesystem on the HDD. This is what you will use to get
roms onto the HDD for PGEN.
* Naplink - Run homebrew code on your PS2.
* ps2link - Run homebrew code on your PS2.
* ExecFTPS - FTP server for your PS2.
* SNES-Station - SNES emulator.
* PS2 MP3 Player - as the name says.
* PS2Newz Memory Card Killer - brute force format your memory card.
- Advanced Users
With release 1.3 of HDD Explorer the actual HDD Explorer ELF has been
seperated from the loader. This means that you can replace the HDD
Explorer ELF on the HDD with anything you like, and this will be loaded
when you enter Dev.olution 2 mode. The filename of the ELF which is loaded
on startup is "boot.elf", in the partition "__boot". Another way of saying
this is that "hdd:__boot/boot.elf" is loaded on startup. All you need
to do in order to replace HDD Explorer with the application of your choice
is replace this file.
Before loading the boot.elf file, the modchip firmware will attempt to load
an _optional_ configuration file called "boot.cfg" from the same partition
(so filename "hdd:__boot/boot.cfg". If found it will parse its contents and
set some options accordingly. The options are as follows:
DISABLE_DEV9 - Disable the network adapter (ethernet and HDD) before loading
boot.elf. This can be useful if you are loading an ELF which has
no HDD/ethernet support, or which does not work correctly if the
network adapter is enabled when the ELF is first loaded.
REMOVE_HOOKS - Remove all traces of the modchip from memory before loading
boot.elf. This is necessary in order to load certain ELF files
which hook into system internals.
To enable an option, simply include its corresponding keyword (ie: DISABLE_DEV9)
in the boot.cfg file. One keyword per line.
Lastly, some people have had their boot partition corrupted and have been unable
to format/erase this partition in order to fix the problem. Now you can
use the HDD Explorer installer format the boot partition by holding
L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 at the "Press X to install DMS HDD Explorer..." screen.
Originally Posted by psxgameshop
yes i am 100% sure that the modbo v2 can boot software from memorycard.
So, what will be the operating procedure for dev1 for Modbo v2.0 ?
the guy at the shop told me that i've to hold down triangle while starting up the console to boot software from memorycard