Really ? I don't think you mentioned your own location so far.
Originally Posted by Tumalu
The only clue I have is your user name, which seems rather Finnish in its form to me.
(Another language I don't know at all.)
Good. This will configure several other softwares automagically, as they too use the same file. Remember also that if you have the PS2 connected to a router, then it is the IP address of that router that should be 'gateway' in the PS2 configs, but if you use direct cross-connection to a PC port, then it is the IP address of that PC port that should be 'gateway' for the PS2.
I got to manage setting IPCONFIG.DAT to a correct IP address that suits my home network. Via uLaunchELF V4.39.
Even so, that is correct. And if you want to be independent of that USB drive (in case you can't reserve it for the PS2) then you may as well copy that hdld_svr elf to a folder on your boot MC (like mc0:/BOOT/) and define an uLE menu button for it in that location.
A pity I didn't see any software installed already to copy my ISOs to the HDD inside the PS2 via my network so I guess now I should copy "hdld_svr.elf" to my USB and run it through uLaunchELF? I hope so I am not yet sure how it works.
That statement is true for old versions only, which were compiled with old libs, just like old versions of HDLoader also have that same limitation.
Also I read just now that HDLD_SVR and HDL Dump does not work with Harddrives bigger than 160GB is that correct? I hope not else I can drop this whole thing already.
In fact the real limit was 128 binary GB (1 GB == 2^30 Bytes) which corresponds to appx 137 decimal GigaBytes (1GB == 10^9 Bytes), which latter is a measurement system commercial HDD makers love, since it allows them to raise all their size claims, compared to the honest binary measures.
This limitation was due to the drivers being compiled for 28bit LBA, but the modern versions are compiled for 48bit LBA, so that is no longer a problem. Just make sure you don't get the ancient crappy versions.
It will work, with the modern versions of the software. I've used various HDDs above the limit myself, and it works fine for me (and many others I know of).
My HDD is 500GB right now. But I hope it will still work somehow...
VERY nice. This is the program I use to play nearly all TV series (current and older) on my HDTV set. It is especially nice to have the SMS GUI using 720p or 1080i, as it allows very comprehensive episode listings in the directory window. And as it gives access to my entire LAN (currently with a storage capacity of appx 5TB) I can have plenty of entertainment directly accessible. In reality I only have appx 1.5TB of AVIs currently availablle on my LAN though, as I only recently expanded/replaced my main computer.
I also tried SMS the Simple Media System and has some nice stuff also.
The IP config uses the same file as uLE, so there is no need to configure it twice. But to use networking in SMS there is some other stuff you need to configure, such as the protocol choice, and for SMB you will need to add a special SMS.smb file separately (manually), to specify the SMB server(s) and login specifics.
I could configure my network interface controller there also btw.
Of course not. SMS is a media player, not a game manager.
But here also no option to copy PS2 games from my PC to the HDD inside my PS2 right?
I really would need some program now like hdld_svr and hdl dumb on my computer I suppose?
The final destination that you will run the program from is entirely up to you. For some things a USB drive is fine, for others you may prefer to use a folder on MC or even in a normal file partition of the PS2 HDD (different from HDL game partitions). For all of these cases you can use uLE to copy files and folders from USB to the final destination, and also to create folders on them in uLE's built-in MISC/FileManager, or new HDD partitions in the built-in MISC/HddManager (check out pseudofolder "MISC/" in the FileManager root to find all the built-in subprograms)
I think I am quite near already making this work here but I would need a little more help from you where to copy the hdld_svr, like on my USB or MC0?
Copying to USB on the MC is a normal useful first step. Then you move that MC to the PS2 and use the uLE FileManager to copy the stuff to other places.
Because I can not copy anything from my PC now directly to my MC0 only to USB and open any elf file via uLaunchELF. But probably this is also the only way and what I should do... but not really sure so that's why I hope you can help me on this one also.
In the uLE FileManager the R1 button opens a menu
In that menu the command 'Copy' memorizes currently selected file/folder
or a set of files/folders currently marked (shown with a dot on the icon, caused by pressing Cross button for that object)
The 'Paste' command is only valid to use in another folder than the one where you used 'Copy', and 'Paste' will then copy the memorized object to the current folder. This is the most important method for copying stuff between your PS2 devices, and is directly useful for copying files and folders that your PC placed on your USB drive to other PS2 drives such as the HDD and MC.
Avoid 'mcPaste' and 'psuPaste' for now, as those commands are only intended for gamesave backup and restoration, but not for normal file handling.
Later you may learn how to copy stuff directly from the PC to the PS2 devices from within the uLE FileBrowser, treating the PC as if it was another PS2 storage device named "host:", but I think you have enough 'on your plate' for now to need some time digesting it all.
Btw: We really should either cut it here, or move this to a separate thread, as it now has nothing to do with the topic of this one anymore.
Best regards: dlanor