Sorry I ever brought it up. If it makes you feel any better I've had similar days. I can't help myself to experiment, sometimes with not so pleasant results. At least I still learn something along the way. Sorry to see you out of commission on ps2-linux, really have enjoyed having you around to help with the linux questions.
I can't use that HDD anymore, after a snafu with my network adapter, I killed my network adapter port, and had to replace the mainboard to even use a HDD anymore, and the network adapter is damaged so I can't swap it around anymore. BTW, 39001 apparently can be more then one version lol. I should have listened to deba5er about damaging my console from my IDE experiments, you cursed me deba5er!