The tools i would be usuing are the ones mike m posted and compiled for 3.55. I know grafs original was for 3.41, so not sure if mikeM's was supposed to be for both.
As for my PS3 i have a 120gb slim 3.55 kmeaw. i'm actually not sure what the model is, i see people saying " cech" something, but i never bothered checking as i never had any problems. How do i check that though? is it on the back of the console? or do i have to use a program.
ohhh just found it on the box. it's a CECH- 2101A
Ok, you convinced me to give it a go :P Got my fat32 external hooked up to my pc and transfering all the files on it over to pc. Will take about 2 hours. Then i'll reformat the HD (just in case) and hook it back up to the ps3 and see if back up utility works then and doesn't get stuck again. Then try the vflash resize.
So whats the problem everyone is having with the vflash resizing? the booting back to gameOS with panic1? what happens when you used the compiled pkg's from mikeM? do you still need grafs tooks like ps3stor ( something) or just run his packages and good to go?
Also xpreatorianx, after doing some more google searching i came across this. Have you tried it?
April 10, 2011 at 8:39 am
It’s easy to adapt them for 3.55.
I uploaded my VFLASH resizer app for GameOS. I need someone who wants to test it. Make sure you make backup of your HDD first :-) Because after resizing, GameOS will reformat HDD. Contact me for instructions :-) Thanks
Here are diffs for 3.55 which were provided by a PS3 Linux fan which got it working on 3.55. Thanks a lot man :-)
#1778085 - Pastie
Additionally, to make install_otheros_bootloader_loader work on 3.55, you have to change this line in install_otheros_bootloader_loader/source/main.c
#define LOG2_PAGE_SIZE_OFFSET (0x000a5dd0ull + 0x1b0ull)
to this line
#define LOG2_PAGE_SIZE_OFFSET (0x000a7dd0ull + 0x1b0ull)
ok, so i ran all the tools (delete vflash,create etc) but it didn't reformat?!?!
i ran panic1 and petitboot loads fine. I'm confused lol.
The tools I posted in the blog were built for 3.55.
It's weird that it didn't ask you to format. Maybe you used them in the wrong order?
Tools are here if anyone needs them: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
They also have graf's documentation on the order to use them.
I followed the directions in the how to that came with your files. I'm on kmeaw 3.55, when i would run a package it would say plug controller into usb and hit ps button to reset. But it never said anything about formatting. Weird.
When I used the tools, it only formatted after resize_vflash. All the other times, I pressed the PS button, and it didn't need to format.
I even left it for a couple of hours to see what would happen but came back and still nothing!! I had to flip the switch at the back and re-start it, which I did about 5 or 6 times!! Now my HDD is corrupt so I need to buy a new one!!