I just installed Free McBoot on my PS2 mainly to play various backups of my games, several of which have been damaged to unreadable state.
So, to test it out I burned a functional game (Ratchet and Clank 3) on a DVD by first ripping the .img with DVDDecrypter, then patching it with ESR Patcher and burning it back on a disk (I used Nero if that mattters, however I suppose it really doesn't, burned at 8x speed).
Ok, then I insert the disk into my PS2 disk drive, and open up ESR-gui. It says that the drive contains "PS2DVD" or something. I hit "Launch CDVD", several colourful flashes come up (the last one displayed is cyan, I suppose it might matter as I read they're some debug info), and then just blackscreen.
What did I do wrong?
PS: This isn't related to this at all, but will a normal IDE-hard disk work for the PS2? I mean, I got several of those sitting in old useless computers and wondered if I could use them for something.
E: Console is SCPH-39004 (Therefore I guess it's V7) and I bought it back in 2004 or 2003 or something. I can't remember.