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Need Help With Installing It Please
Need Help With Installing It Please –
Okay, I recently bought a fat PS2. My slim white froze whenever my Codebreaker disc had a USB device attached while it was running, so it wasn't going to run on the slim. I gave up on it long ago. Now that I have the fat it recognizes the USB and I follow the step by step install guides from this site and have no problem understanding what I'm supposed to do.. it's what is supposed to happen that confuses me.
Skip ahead to the step where you're on the screen that gives you the option to install normal version or multi version directly to the memory card. When I install either way, one error comes up saying "No BOOT.ELF was found in the INSTALL folder"
I'm not sure if the instructions are incorrect or something but I tried leaving that file on the root of the drive, and after a format to retry it with it in the INSTALL folder, and it still isn't detecting it anywhere.
I'm in a bit of a tight spot, because I'm leaving with the presents I have for my family in a few hours and if I get MC Boot working on this PS2, I plan on keeping this one and giving my mother the slimline so she can still enjoy her ps2 pinball game.
Could anyone help me with this issue? Much appreciated in advance.
So after a bit of playing around, trying to figure it out. I managed to get passed that error by renaming FREE_MCBOOT.ELF to just BOOT.ELF. I didn't remove the free mcboot file just in case, but copied and renamed the copy so it would detect and otherwise use the same 'file' so to speak. So it installs with no errors. I power up my PS2, the MC Boot menu version 1.8 is up and running and looks great. I put my exact copy (backup) of FFX into the drive. It loads to the usual red screen saying "Insert PS or PS2 format disc" so obviously it isn't working.. I then tried a burned PS1 game that works 100% fine on my mod-chipped PS1 console from way back in the day. It won't work with this MC Boot either.
FMCB:Free McBoot Home
Or just click the GUIDE: Free MC Boot link which you can find upper right corner of this page and read carefully.
Hmm.. so Mc Boot is like a blank template for using a homebrew app that *allows* the use of an app specifically designated for playing burned backups.
Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf
I did use the Guide link from the top of this site, followed every instruction carefully, even though I suspect there is a missing step when it comes to renaming / detecting the right BOOT.ELF file.
Anyways, the ESR link you posted doesn't have an obvious link to where you actually download it. Could anyone please provide that? also how to patch the ISOs exactly? I'm quite good at extracting and burning images, Power ISO, Alcohol, Nero etc etc. I just don't know the specifics of how I can get the PS2 ESR app to work properly on a PS2 when the instructions for codebreaker guide did not seem 100% accurate.
Thank you again.
Okay, so I have ESR beta 9b downloaded. I'm assuming the only ELF file I need to extract from the zip file is the memory card one, yes?
I am very confused as to how I install this ESR app. The instructions to the link you sent me tell me I need to patch ISOs and how to run it etc, but there are no installations instructions I can think of anywhere. Simple USB stick into my ps2 with the ELF file is doing no good.
Check these two pictures:
If you need to install FMCB check out my Youtube page..
YouTube - djflexmaster79's Channel
Playing Patched Games:
Rip PS2 game to HDD with IMGBurn.
Patch the game.ISO with ESR GUi disk patcher.
Burn the patched game.ISO, with IMGBurn, set at auto burn speed. On good quality media.
Those pictures are what is really throwing the installation guide into a confusing process for me.
It won't install BOOT.ELF unless you rename FREE_MCBOOT.ELF to BOOT.ELF.
And when I download the latest ESR ELF files... there is no ESR.ELF to be found ANYwhere. Just ESR r9b mcard.elf
I apologize if it's a bit annoying that I'm missing a small step somewhere, but I can't just bring over more elf files from my USB to the memory card either. I had to format the memory card and reinstall Mc boot WITH the ESR.ELF (I renamed ESR r9b mcard.elf to ESR.ELF to experiment) and the ESR menu option is now available in the main ps2 browser, but when I open it, the logo of the creator is shown and straight to a black screen. No flashy colors, nothing. However I don't have a ESR-patched disc to test... yet. I'm currently ripping my God of War II disc (randomly picked) and going to patch the ISO and burn it back to a new blank DVD+R (It's all I have right now) and going to see if that helps. I fear I haven't installed the ESR or Mc Boot correctly because I had to rename key files for it to even detect them.
Is the guide out of date compared to the downloadable files nowadays or something else I'm doing wrong?
I appreciate the responses thus far. I have about one hour before I go.
See? And there's another question right there that comes up.
FREE_MCBOOT.ELF in the root directory of thumb drive is 100kb different size than the BOOT.ELF filed located inside the INSTALL folder. BOOT.ELF has not been included in ANY of the McBoot packages I have installed. Neither Has the exact 'ESR.ELF' file. Could someone please direct me to those?
Woohoo! Looks like my basic computer device and programming knowledge has paid off. The ESR menu even though renamed and weirdly installed in ways not mentioned in any of the guides.. now plays the exact backup I made of a randomly selected PS2 game! It takes a good 3 minutes to load through the mcboot menu confirmation and flashes a bunch of weird colors, but the ESR threads at least DID mention the colors. Thanks for all your help guys, I got this one figured out.
Last question if anyone is interested. Live on the island in Western Canada. Willing to be a volunteer installer for those who pay the shipping fees and send their cards my way. Where do I sign up for it?
Originally Posted by Kirbyarm
In the first post in the Install Thread, it says all the needed requirements to become an installer..