Sorry to hear that I've caused much frustration with the SMB version.
Even worse, the USB version of BlackRhino Linux is not useful on the Slim PSTwo because it can read, but not write without corruption.
at first I used USB-version of Black Rhino but was not satisfied with speed of Linux.
Yes, this is important to me also. Even more important to me is the capability to write (data, software, configuration settings) without corruption. I cannot do this with the Slim PSTwo for USB, and have some trouble with my SMB version as well. Megaman has been working incredibly hard (see Kernelloader version 2.2) resolving problems and preparing to support unionfs which will allow a Live DVD to boot and save changes to a separate device. I on the other hand have been very distracted by work and life lately and haven't had as much time to put into the installation problems.
I want not just use Black Rhino but also install software in it.
I use Windows, Ubuntu, and NAS (and prefer the NAS), but really, if it works with OPL SMB then it should work with PS2-Linux. The installation script/PS2-Linux will work without modification with all of these. If you visit the OPL forum you will find a larger user group which has successfully configured SMB on a large number of operating systems and NAS units.
I do not understand why everyone wants to use only windows?
This was my intention with version 0.8 which I did not get completely working with the SMB version (therefore the same configuration instructions on ps2.nuclearfall.com). Note that neither I, nor Megaman are the authors of BlackRhino Linux. The authors have moved on to bigger and better things, and I am merely updating packages and configurations to make it run lighter and faster than the original, with some package changes to provide expected functions similar to other lightweight Linux distributions. As such, I am no programmer, therefore graphical interfaces for an installer will have to wait for someone with real talent ;-) OPL and Kernelloader are professional quality, whereas my PS2-Linux work is merely configuration, compiling, troubleshooting, and tweaking. If you had the opportunity to try the 0.8 installer on a hard drive FAT PS2, you would maybe see where I was heading with the Slim SMB version.
I think that authors and developers of Black Rhino must create procedure of installing SMB linux as simple as one in OPL. I have only to input once like in OPL ip addresses and place loop and swap files in shared folder and that must be it.
At the moment my Slims are packed up, as I am moving soon. I will not have much time during and right after the move to work on this problem, so hopefully someone else here who has it working can answer some questions until I get settled and my equipment reconfigured at my new residence.
@Megaman - Incredible work with kloader 2.2 - Component video fix (HDTV users rejoice), sound fix, and preparation for more Live DVD work!
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA