Guys I have found on this website very interesting network adapter for ps2:
Network SATA HDD Adapter Adaptor SCPH-10350 for PS2 3000X-5000X Console--Westingames.com | Wholesaler of Video game accessories and repair parts
It has SATA interface instead of IDE.
Can someone tell me: Is it compatible with ps2? Probably it will work with games but is it possible with such network adapter to install Linux Kit from Sony and any other linux including BlackRhino or maybe better to buy normal Network Adapter with IDE connector?
It just I am asking because sounds tempting to use SATA HDD with PS2 , because to find IDE HDD is much more difficult than SATA HDD nowadays, and also size of HDD can be much more bigger.
Here is the name of it: Network SATA HDD Adapter Adaptor SCPH-10350 for PS2 3000X-5000X Console
So looks like it has to work with all the fat models.
Does anyone has experience with such device?
MegaMan I want to ask you such thing:
It is actually very nice and I am very happy that you uploaded on sourceforge Linux Toolkit, I waited for this day to happen so much. Thank you.
What interests me is this---when you installed Linux Toolkit and created HDD-image of it---did you install all the packages which is possible to choose during the installation process from the menu?
Thank you MegaMan for the method which you described for installation of Linux Toolkit----by connecting HDD to PC---I think it is very important for people who have no modchip or dead laser on fat ps2,
but what interests me is this:
If for example I could have such things:
Fat PS2---Network Adapter----HDD----( NO Modchip-----instead FMCB on MemoryCard)----Second GPL Disc from Linux ToolKit(Maybe Patched by ESR or just not patched)---Kloader2.4---Can I with such set of Software and Hardware install Linux Toolkit?
Also can Second GPL Disc be patched by ESR and used with PS2?
Also if I for example already succeeded and installed Linux Tool Kit----Kloader is possible to use to start Linux Tool Kit each time I start Linux Tool Kit?
Also can you MegaMen describe the procedure of installation –like step by step guide?
I think it can be this way:
I turn on PS2----starts FMCB---I run Kloader----then choose Kernel in such directory:
boot/ps2/vmlinux.ker from Second GPL Disc;
Then I choose initrd from Second GPL Disc in such directory:
Starts Linux Tool Kit----if keyboard and mouse are recognized( compatible with kernel) –I can complete the procedure of installation.
At the end of installation I should have this---- HDD with two partitions ---/dev/hda1 as swap and /dev/hda2 as ext2 partition with Root File System on it and file folder on MemoryCard called BWLinux with image of Penguin.
So now when system already installed we do not need initrd anymore in order to start it Only Kernel is Necessary.
So what we do—start PS2---choose from FMCB Kloader to run---In Kloader we choose kernel here:
In menu of kloader we disable initrd---save configuration and start to load it.
Did I miss anything? Can you describe the process of installation and starting Linux Tool Kit with Kloader?
i want to know if will be enough space on 8MB Memory Card to accommodate FMCB and BWLINUX Files?
Lately we got on the market 64 MB Memory Cards---can such Memory Card work with FMCB? Bacause we do not have modchip inside of PS2 to fix support from PS2 BIOS Side to work with Memory Cards bigger than 8 MB?
Would be very interesting to find this out about 64MB Memory Cards?
Actually I found funny thing----Users of Fat PS2 who have no ModChip(only FMCB) can install Linux ToolKit only by method installing to HDD connected to PC because “second GPL Disc” patched by ESR cannot be accessed from menu of Kloader.
I found it out this way—turned off Modchip in my ps2 Slim and tried to access “Second GPL Disk”--no luck.
What I want to know is this:
Is it possible to create USB-Installation Method for “FAT PS2FMCB-Users” because Kloader can see files on USB and MC? I see it this way ---Put Second GPL Disc on USB pen drive and make Kloader to mount the image and make installation possible for FMCB users....
And I think it will work because USB ports in FAT PS2 are stable during read operations.
Also maybe is possible to do it through “I-Link—400Mbit per Second Interface” found on FAT SCPH-300x models...
Yeah I think that USB method installation would be nice to have also.....