Yes, I occasionally use CodeBreaker v9.2 (2.9MB ELF variant on HDD)
Originally Posted by neiljames
You forgot to mention the boot medium for uLaunchELF. MC or USB ?
I don't have a modchip I use Swapm Magic to boot uLaunch 3.68 at startup similar to the PS1 trigger disc method. The only exception is my Swap Magic DVD is my Trigger disc.
AFAIK SwapMagic can boot programs from both those device types (version dependent)
Why the last copy above ? You already have it on a device that uLaunchELF supports, so just launch it from there, instead of copying. It starts fine that way for me, though it does take a bit longer (with black screen :() than when loading it from HDD, as 2.9 MB is a lot for USB 1.0 to pump, but no big deal for HDD.
I'll explain how I am trying it:
I transfer the CODEBREAKER.ELF to my USB Flash Drive via the PC. Next I boot up uLaunch using the Swap Magic method then copy the CODEBREAKER.ELF from mass:/ to mc0:/BADATA-SYSTEM.
I've never seen this...
I then launch the CODEBREAKER.ELF and it seems to be loading but then my PS2 makes a sound like when you first turn on the PS2 and it recognizes the HDD.I really can't explain the sound but anyways after I boot the CODEBREAKER.ELF it seems to be loading then all of a sudden it shutsdown... my PS2 power led stays green but the PS2 seems to shutdown and the screen goes from black upon booting CODEBREAKER.ELF to blue which is the color of my TV screen before even turning on the PS2.
And for me that works fine.
I have also tried copying the CODEBREAKER.ELF to my HDD and booting it form there but I get the same result.
I assume that you got an file that works for the guy who sent it, so it should be similar or identical to mine, and if it works for us but not for you, then we need to look at what's different.
Hopefully someone has an answer, I would really like to get this to work. I believe that once I can get CODEBREAKER to actually boot that I willbe able to the rest. Thanx in advance to anybody willing to help me with my dilemma :)
I know you described your system to me once before, but so many people do that in PMs to me that I can't always remember the details. So please rehash it again. PS2 model, precise boot method, HDD type (incl extra kit/mod if used) and any additional stuff that may matter. Stating this with your requests will help you get more well-informed replies, and avoid irrelevant replies that don't apply to your setup. Oh, and since you don't have a mod-chip you should also state how you boot HDLoader, if you want to use CB with games on HDD.
For me to use CB with games on HDD, I have to let CB load HDLoader from a real boot CD (a CD-R in my case), as if that CD were the game to be cheated. I'm not sure how that can be done (if at all) without a mod chip.
What you really need to find is another user with the same stuff you have, but who got all of it working...
Best regards: dlanor