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Installing PS2 Linux via ESR, pink screen after a while.. (or should I use BlackRhino?)
Installing PS2 Linux via ESR, pink screen after a while.. (or should I use BlackRhino?) –
Hi. I have a fat PS2, fmcb, network + hdd, and I am trying to install PS2 linux (not the black rhino one).
I have modified isos, that are supposed to let you install via swap methods, apparently this was not possible without adding some files form disk 2 to disk 1 or something.
I was going to follow a blind install guide, but then saw that I can hold select + r2 to boot up disk 1 in pal mode (booting up in ntsc also shows it on my screen). As soon as I press X/return key on 'Install', it loads up etc, and then the screen goes pink.
I am not sure if this is the PS2/disk crashing, not being read etc, or if it stops outputting in PAL and I simply cannot see the output. (thus I would follow the blind install guide)
I am installing PS2 Linux so that I can write some simple homebrew, I have used official Sony PS2 Linux kits, but I no longer have access to them.
If BlackRhino can do everything the 'official sony linux' can do, i.e compile stuff, have access to the PS2 hardware, just as the official one does, then I will give up and install that.
Please help, thank you for every reply
Kmsi063 I will tell you so. BlackRhino is very simple comparing to LinuxKit from SONY, I mean
Linux Kit has more software from start installed and so on.
Also «Desktop Environment» in Linux Kit looks «Awesome» comparing to BlackRhino.
Web-browser in Linux Kit works faster and better.
The difference between them is that BlackRhino can be used on slim model.
You have fat model, so you can easily use Linux Kit.
Personally I would use Linux Kit... So please do not give up your experiments... Who knows maybe you will succeed and also I am sure that people will help you with advice how to do it correctly.
thank for your help
the only problem is that i am pretty sure i read that blackrhino doens't have access to all the ps2 hardware, but sony's linux DOES have access to everything.
is this true?
The problems are related to disc reading issues.
Blackrhino can use the same kernel, so the same hardware is supported.
The program VCL is missing, but you can copy it from your disc and use it with Blackrhino. VCL is a compiler for an DSP in the PS2. Other missing stuff is Linux related. An Linux expert would be able to compile it also for Blackrhino.
Thank you for your help Mega Man, I just sent you a PM, I hope it does not bother you!
I had to resort to the swap magic elf + PS2 game to boot my disk, in which it finally worked!
I created the slide tool, and it wasn't that well made.. it honestly took a few hours of playing with but I got it installed without having to buy a mod chip or the swap magic disk itself!
excellent, i will follow this, you are the best!
hmm, i followed the guide from step 18. but i am using kernal loader 2.4, and i couldn't find where to disable initrd, maybe this is the reason it gave me an error when i booted it? how can i disable initrd in 2.4? or should i download 1.6 and use it?
i noticed that in the guide for the kernel parameter it has no ram disk size?
thank you so much for your help.
Don't use any old kernelloader version. You can disable initrd in the "Select initrd" menu. It can directly start from the internal hard disc without initrd.
hi, mega man, i am sorry, but i cannot find the initrd menu..
mabye it is the same as 'ram disk'? i followed everything else perfectly, and i get this error:
-edit. I found where 'disable initrd' is, it is under the 'ram disk' menu, I could not find it before ..
I disabled it, but i still get the above error (some values are just a little different..)
once again, thank you for your patience.
Last edited by kmsi063; 02-28-2011 at 11:34 AM.