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Like so confused... help
Like so confused... help –
Ok well where to begin...
PS2 - Modchipped - matrix infinity v1.99
Have followed the general guide - which makes no sense really at all, it flips and flops from one thing to another without explaining anything....
goal is - access windows shares containing xvid/divx movie files
i burnt a cd containing boot.elf, sms.elf, system.cnf - etc.. boot into the file browser etc... have copied sms.elf and the other files to my memory card as per instructions...
(obviously got the ftp working etc...)
but from here im totally confused, i dont know how to boot into sms without the cd i intially created..
when i try to do the smb/cifs part - there is no network option for that, dunno if thats because im running it off the cd or what...
when i boot up the ps2 without the cd it goes to system config and browser... i browse the memory card, and can see 3 new things, SMS - blue corrupt box - and system config
i have no idea what to next or where i've gone wrong..
What model PS2 do you have? If it's compatible, you can install FMCB to it.
If you absolutely MUST use a CD to boot it up, make sure you have uLE as your boot file. When you get in, go to file browser, CD and then run SMS.
When you get into SMS, you won't get into the network right off the bat. You'll have to connect the PS2 to the computer somehow. I suggest go to sksapps and get Rad Host Client. You'll be able to input the PS2's ip address and drag n drop the folders you want to access via SMS. The program will automatically connect to the PS2.
If you can't figure out how to configure SMS for network, there is a manual online. Just read through it.
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Many of your problems would be simplified if you installed a homebrew program for Dev1 booting, such as the uLaunchELF program (aka: uLE) that TehJawknee mentioned. This sort of works as a computer desktop for your PS2, though much more primitive and with the GUI focused on use of gamepad for everything rather than the keyboard and mouse you'd use on a computer.
uLE can be booted from a CD or DVD disc, like he said, and then you can use its built-in tools, like its FileBrowser to install other stuff as needed on your MC (or a FAT32 USB stick), so you don't have to use CD for everything later on.
This FileBrowser allows you to navigate directories of all PS2 compatible storage media, and to copy files and folders between them. The methods for doing this are mostly fairly intuitive, though you need to know that you have to press R1 in order to open its main command menu.
The primary install to make is to use the FileBrowser to open "mc0:" and there use the "New Dir" command (from the R1 menu) to create a new folder named "BOOT". Then you navigate to the CD (as "cdfs:") where you select the BOOT.ELF file (may be differently named on your disc) which is the uLE program and use the command "Copy" to memorize this file's path. That will be indicated as a green LED-like symbol on screen. Next you navigate back to "mc0:" an inside the "BOOT" folder where you use the "Paste" command to transfer the file memorized earlier, so that a copy of it gets stored in this folder on the memory card. Here the file name MUST be "BOOT.ELF" and nothing else, so if the original had another name, then the "Paste" command must be activated by pressing the 'Square' button, as that tells uLE to open a renaming dialog box before performing the storage.
With that BOOT.ELF stored the basic Dev1 installation of uLE is complete. You can now configure the mod chip to use Dev1 booting, and henceforth it will launch that copy of uLE every time you start the console with that MC inserted. And from uLE you can easily start any other homebrews either from MC or other media, and can also launch normal game discs. (FileBrowser command "PS2Disc" in the "MISC\" pseudofolder of the device root list). And for cases where you need the Sony menu for configuration purposes there is another FileBrowser command for that. ("MISC\PS2Browser") So no old abilities are lost, though they need to be accessed by different means.
One thing you might find odd with this setup, is that when you inspect the MC in the Sony browser it will indicate a new object which it claims to be corrupt. Don't worry as that is not the case, it is just that Sony calls any folder corrupt that does not have a Sony-style icon definition inside it. uLE does have a command to let you create such icon definitions too (FileBrowser R1 menu command "New Icon"), but such icons are not really needed for functionality. Their effect is only cosmetic, and to satisfy that Sony browser.
Best regards: dlanor