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thanks deba5er for the quick reply. i kinda was using the wrong live dvd. then i used the other one and it worked. my problem now is that cant install because of late of space on my hdd. lol
To save space you can format the (small) hard drive with ULE. Then install my ps2linux distro which should fit under 700MB on top of the formatted ULE APA partitions. 4shared - My 4shared - shared folder - free file sharing and storage
Get the distro files from March 2010 subdirectory. It's not quite as polished as the LiveDVD, but is somewhat smaller.
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA
There is the new version 2.5 of kernelloader avaiable:
Kernelloader - Browse /Kernelloader/Kernelloader 2.5 at SourceForge.net
The kernel parameters are now divided into normal kernel parameters and video mode parameters. If you don't used version 2.5 before, it will configure a default video mode. The default video mode should work, but may not to be wanted.
If you use a slim PSTwo v12 or v13, the DVD-R should now be readable. European, American and Japanese versions didn't had the problems with 2.3 and 2.4. It failed in other regions (e.g. Australia). Can someone test this on v12/v13, report the tested region and report whether the Live DVD is working?
The following was changed in this version:
- Fixed CDVD problems in Linux 2.2. This allows to install
Sony's Linux Toolkit with kernelloader.
- Automatically create save game icon when saving configuration
file in mc0:kloader/ or mc1:kloader/. Linux mascot created by
- Fixed bug in SBIOS when pointer is not aligned in RPC call.
This error normally never happens.
- Devided kernel parameters into video parameters and other
kernel parameters in menu.
- Support video parameters for framebuffer driver of Linux2.6
- Fix detecting of console region on v12/v13 SCPH-7000x. This
should fix DVD video support on these consoles. This is
needed to get the Live DVD working.
- Added mode setting by function keys:
F1: Auto detect
F2: VGA 640x480 60Hz
F3: VGA 640x480 72Hz
F4: VGA 640x480 75Hz
F5: VGA 640x480 85Hz
F6: DTV 480P
- Disabled switching of screen mode with keys "+" and "-" in
input fields, because the keys can be used as kernel parameters
and switching can confuse the user.
- The screen was scrolling away in loader when there was no game pad
connected to port 0. Fixed detecting of game pads.
- Add parameter "-d" for kernelloader. This enables loading of
ps2link for debugging purpose.
- Show blinking cursor in input fields. Add possibilty to navigate
the cursor with the cursor keys.
- Set scroll position to 0 when input field is opened.
- Changed screenshot button to R3.
- Added virtual keyboard. The key is selected with R1 and L1.
The triangle button inserts the key. Left and right moves the
cursor left and right. The square button deletes a character
and the circle button is for fast jumping in key selection.
The start button jumps to the beginning and the select button
to the end of the string.
- Fixed screen drawing problem in VGA mode (flickering penguin when
loading data with http).
EDIT: After some tests I know that the support for all non-european slim is worse. NTSC is not auto-detected anymore. There will be an updated release.
Last edited by Mega Man; 02-28-2012 at 06:40 PM.
Is it possible to start ps2 linux live dvd from usb stick on my ps2 slim 77004 because i tried everything and i cant make it work.
1. The Linux Live DVD v2 disc is working on the SCPH-77004. I tested this.
2. It is possible to use it from the USB stick.
- The USB stick must be formated with ext2 on any Linux computer, e.g.:
- The file DISC.BIN needs to be copied from the Live DVD to the root of the partition which is created above.
mkfs.ext2 -I 128 /dev/sda1
- The files BOOT/INITRD.GZ and BOOT/VMLINUX.GZ need to be copied from the Live DVD to a place which is readable by kernelloader: A memory card, http web address or a FAT partition on the USB stick.
- You need to load the default values in kernelloader and select initrd and kernel.
- The following kernel parameter is needed:
Thank you! It's working now My mistake was that i used the format command without -I 128 and default was (I think) 256.
One more question Why it's not working with component video cable?
It is working with component cables. I tested this with a PS3 component cable and my SCPH-77004. A PS2 component cable will also work. There is no difference. The pink screen issue was fixed long time ago, in case you use an old version of kernelloader.
You should leave kernelloader in AUTO (PAL/NTSC) mode (F1 key on keyboard), because some part of the screen is painted again on the right side.
It is possible to configure the cable in the OSD menu of the PS2 to RGB or Component. I am not sure if you need to select it here, but in kernelloader you need to specify one of the following pairs as kernel parameters:
Since version 2.5 there is a special video mode parameter. You can select the mode directly.
I uploaded the new version 2.6 of kernelloader which fixes the problems introduced by version 2.5. The new version was succesfully tested on a slim SCPH-70012 (v12). Now it should be possible to use the Live DVD on every model in every country.
Megaman can you tell me why is in kloader 2.6 in menu such entry--set to nfs ?
Is it possible somehow to use it for starting Linux through SMB?
If so how to use it properly and can you write how properly edit mc0:/kloader/config.txt in order to use this feature?
Best Regards from PS3 Linux User
NFS is a network file system like SMB, but it is not the same. This entry is only for NFS. It will use the gateway IP from the net options menu as default IP. I added this mainly for Linux 2.6, but NFS is not running stable on Linux 2.6 because of memory leaks. A unlimited swap disc will not solve the memory leak problem in any way. On the slim NFS will only work stable enough with Linux 2.4 and the TCP patch. You will need a NFS server for this feature. This is normally support by all Linux Distributions.
Megaman I remember before that I wanted to create shared folder(SMB) in Ubuntu for OPL and for PS2 Linux from Deba5er to run it over Ethernet----and there was something said about NFS.
Dont you know is it possible to create in Ubuntu Shared Folder----but not SMB. I mean is it possible in Ubuntu to create NFS Shared Folder? And then to use it for NFS access from Kloader 2.6?
Also in kloader 2.6 ---Set to NFS--has some options like DHCP and IP-address. Is is possible to edit? And is it added then to mc0:/kloader/config.txt?
Megaman, can you add support for SMB in next version of kloader? I mean it could be somehow used for configuring to run Linux for PS2 over Ethernet Shared Folder or NAS?
I think it could make the process of configuring Linux over Ethernet more automated and more users could make it much more quicker....
Best Regards from PS3 Linux User