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In need of help, confused with how to format!
In need of help, confused with how to format! –
Im new to the site but have been running an internal HD in my PS2 for years with HD-Advance. I heard about SMS and thought brilliant, be able to watch movies straight off the HD, no more converting video files and burning onto disks!
So i found out i need to format part of the 120GB Maxtor HD i got installed into the PS2. I also found out I would need "DMS HDD Format Tool". Now thats where im confused.
Its only released as a .ELF. I was wondering is there a windows based version or .iso because I normally connect the PS2 HD to my computer internaly and transfer games using HDL_Dumb so i was hoping i could either install the utlity onto the HD and boot from there or use a windows based version and format on the computer.
Once I have it formatted, could I not view the contents through windows and just drag and drop items (mp3s + avi's) into there? If not is there no program that will allow me to view the contents like HDL_Dumb allows you to view the PS2 formatted HD (but only allows you to install .iso's so cant be used).
First question, do you have a mod-chip installed, or are you able to load elf files?
No mod-chip however progressed slightly! I've installed LaunchELF onto my HD and also put the HDD Format Tool onto the memory card via ExecFTP + FlashFXP through my router. Used it to format 2048mb on the HD. Now however im unsure how to actually access that partion. I used this guide:
Near the bottom it explains how to mount the HD but i've had no luck. It keeps saying mounting failed. Also when i open pfs, there is no 0 folder there? Shall i just plug the PS2 HD into my computer via IDE cable or have i missed something easy?
Wooo installed the standalone version of ExecFTP and its working! Im moving a video file right now. Just wondering whats the best utility to use for moving large files? Just i want to move a 1GB movie over and im only transporting at 140KB/s!
I don't use execFTP or dms format tool, the ps2net (MISC) function in uLaunchELF works much better and automounts my partitions; the hddmanager (MISC) does all what dms format tool does plus gives more detailed information.
try using ultrafxp on the pc end and exicute ps2net using uLaunchELF and transfer.
edit: alternatively you can use radhost client drag and drop your avi files then enter host:/ (may need to exit and enter a few times for files to show up) and copy & paste the avi file from host:/ to your hard drive partition...
Last edited by flamingo24; 07-17-2006 at 11:33 AM.
Originally Posted by flamingo24
Just tried that method and wow! Much faster. Still not warp speed but definatly a good improvment. Thanks