It never worked right from mass for me either. I think that it assumes MC residence if it can't find the hdd strings in its config, and putting all of it on MC is out of the question, considering both its size and the folder structure. (I still refuse to have subfolders on MC...)
It is, but I know how you feel. I felt the same way until I upgraded to my new HDD, getting another 100GB of free space. I wanted to use +MYPS2 space for AVIs as well (with SMS of course), so I ordered myPS2 to make an 8GB partition. I'm not sure if that worked right though, as LaunchELF only shows it to be 4GB in size. (Can we even handle larger APA partitions...?!?, considering that max abs value of a 32bit int is 4G-1...)
I really don't want to have to make the +MYPS2 partition if that's what requires to get it working properly.
Anyway, for me hard disk partition mounting in myPS2 gets mucked up if it can't mount the first two partitions as expected, meaning that it needs +myPS2 as pfs0:, and bootup partition specified in the config as pfs1:.
That might be a good idea, as the demand for those partitions can probably be changed into an option instead, like it should be. And of course, that weird dependency on unix-style LFs definitely has to go. Not even the original author sticks consistently to that style...!
Maybe it's time to compile my own version of myPS2 to do the testing.
That's because I somehow missed that info...:(
The only thing I noticed you didn't mention before was the:
- Create an lmhosts file with appropriate settings for your network and upload it
But I don't see why it would be needed when I used numeric IP in the samba.xml file... But OK, I'll try it and report results later.
Nope. I added a proper "lmhosts" file (the "hosts" file from my PC, renamed) in the root of mc0:, but that made no difference whatever. All I get when attempting to open the Samba share in myPS2 is a couple of flickers of the hub leds, nothing else. I suppose I could try with a shared folder instead of a shared drive, but that's crazy really, as it means I have to abandon my current sharing policy just to please a PS2 program. I don't share individual folders, but only full drives. My LAN is secure, so I have no reason to fiddle with separate folder share settings. And I have plenty reason to avoid it, as just the one drive that I wanted to share in this experiment contains 35435 folders. Individual folder share settings simply aren't practical for such amounts.
Me neither. That's almost as bad as having deep folder trees on MC. Not quite as bad, since a simple file is at least not hiding any space that could be lost without the users knowledge, but still pretty bad as it can't be handled by the original MC tool (the built-in PS2 browser I mean).
I don't like the idea of keeping files in the root of a memory card.
For me the Samba lib still doesn't work with myPS2, the program it was designed for, so adding it to LaunchELF now would be pointless. I still invite any info on how to make it work, so please, if any of you have it working specify what you did, and how it differs from what I've done, so I can try the same.
Best regards: dlanor