Bootable ULE disk to install Free MCBoot
:wow:I think I read enough this site for 3 days straight now its time to hear my voice before I go crazy :)
Im attempting to install FMCB 1.5 to my 8mb MC
*I tried AR Max EVO method to install the FMCB 1.5 but I only end up in the AR Media Player, the screen freeze when I play the SM3.8.ELF <-- the 4.4MB file, Swap Magic splash screen wont show. (no luck in this method I give up)
*Codebreaker (not a chance)
*Swap Magic 3.8 bootable disk method (done) same result as using ULE bootable disk BSOD after succesful installation of FMCB
renaming the FMCB.ELF to SMBOOT0.ELF into SWAPMAGIC folder USB stick could get better result.
*ULE bootable CD disk 4.16 (I dont know if this method is ok because I dont see any tutorial related in the site)
If you want to make bootable ULE CD disk heres the link
or If you want newly made ULE 4.17 see Attached file
-I loaded Swap Magic 3.8 ELF this time seems to work fine (USB stick)
With the renamed FMCB.ELF inside the SWAPMAGIC folder which is now SWAPMAGIC.ELF (USB stick)
select SMBOOT select SMBOOT0 but nothing happen (reset console)
Ill rename FMCB.ELF to SMBOOT0.ELF later (done) I think this method works better than renaming it to SWAPMAGIC.ELF
I think this method is not needed when your using ULE system so I dont wanna go further.
-I loaded directly the FMCB.ELF and wow it works (USB stick) this is my last hope atm
I REFORMAT my MC with the FMCB functionality to make sure everything is fresh.
Doing Normal install to my MC... Free McBoot Installed sucessfully ! YAY!
Pressed triangle to turnoff PS2
I remove the ULE bootable disk and keep my USB stick because it has mass:/BOOT/BOOT.ELF in case of auto boot
Turn on the console but the screen seems flickers BSOD Turn on again but same thing happen,
So booted with ULE disk this time I copied the BOOT.ELF from USB stick to mc0:/BOOT/ folder, reset but same thing happen screen flckers repeatedly BSOD I cant remove my MC at this point it could damage my MC so I turn it off
I remove my MC and my PS2 starts to boot normally (sigh.. I thought I had it)
So booted the ULE disk again and check my 8mb MC it has 7.7mb free
I mark all the 3 folder to get size it contains only 113.3k inside my MC
Wheres the 1.6mb DVDELF.bin that everybodies talking about? OSDMAIN.ELF only contains 75k the only biggest file inside my MC after I installed the FMCB
No DVDELF.bin inside my MC
My USB stick that time has label Im going to remove it later maybe it will increase its compatibility (done) I think its better to remove tha label
Im going to add BOOT1.ELF later (done) Its better to have this one in your USB stick just in case because I cant rename inside ULE system