Why not? Are there any 'special' incompatibilities involved with this PS2-Versions?
Originally Posted by noetikos
Not true. Like deba5er already mentioned, you can start Linux from pretty much all devices... DVD, USB, internal HDD, LAN (SMB/NFS).
You would need a PS2 with a built in hdd bay which the Fat PS2 has only because the OS is installed there.
This only applies to the official Sony-PS2-Linux!
Without the PS2 Linux kit, you would need a mod chip to boot the 2 back ups discs. ESR will not work either.
You can start linux-distros from burned DVDs, which are of the 'Fake-DVD'-Type (like in SMS, not ESR).
Not necessary, like I said before... Linux itself can be started from different devices.
It would work if you had PS2 or v12 slim (70012) with HD combo and a mod chip.
Only the Sony-Linux might be an exception, but even that can run from other devices, if you patch it a lot thought...
Btw.: Are you sure that the Sony-PS2-Linux you seem to talk about, is compatible to Slims with HD-Combo?
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