I am not certain about the origin, but it existed before kernelloader as a RTE/Blackrhino iso. No more to discuss here as this would appear to be warez because it has the RTE.
Who or what is " CERF4" ? Is It a hacker? Or what Is It ?
As a business Sony is not likely to do anything that will not only not give them a profit but may increase risk to the current value of their assets through the ability of Linux to do things which may not have been envisioned by the engineers. It is a shame for people like me who merely wanted to add some multimedia functions to the PS2 and tinker. Fortunately for me, Mega Man developed kernelloader as an alternative and free method of running Linux on the PS2. At this point it is FAR SUPERIOR to the RTE in many ways, foremost that for all of the complaints about lack of good USB function on PSTwo Slim, the RTE NEVER SUPPORTED THE SLIM but kernelloader does. So for Slim users, you have a mostly working PS2-Linux versus none at all. Pretty good deal I think. Yes, it would have been nice to have Sony release the RTE on their last generation console, but even though we asked, I never really expected them to do it. I'm just happy that Sony gave us the chance to see what could be done so that it could be replicated by someone with enough skills (Mega Man).
Do you think will Sony issue RTE ?
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA