Sounds like it is not installing. Did you try to install over top of an existing hdd PS2-Linux installation? You should remove an old installation and let it repartition to properly install (this is the first installation question after selecting "h" for hard drive installation.
I got your installer running right now.alot of warnings with tar cannot not open
ps2fdisk is like fdisk except it recognizes Sony ATA partitions, which means if you start with a completely un-partitioned hard drive (best thing to do to ensure success), run hdloader.elf to format the drive for hdloader, then run my installer and select "h" you can successfully run hdloader and ps2-linux on the same hard drive.
Once you run kloader elf you select boot (first menu entry) and start ps2-linux from your hard drive. Make sure you copy the config_sound.txt and rename to config.txt (from ps2linux_v0.7.zip) to mc0:\kloader. You should have sound on the older of your two FAT PS2s. The new one will not work with sound unless you have the RTE modules.
v0.8 will have more automation for config.txt now that I am using the new kernel which allows access to all directories on the memory card including mc0:\kloader. Some patience is required for this automation, as you can imagine when I make mistakes testing installations takes awhile. I have also spent much time trying to understand sound and usb problems. This weekend I changed /etc/fstab for usb users to include the noatime option, and also set the kernel parameter "elevator=noop". I got over 10% improvement but it wasn't as significant as I had hoped.
Last edited by deba5er; 09-27-2009 at 08:51 PM.
Reason: one more question to answer
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA