Yesterday I've downloaded the ps2linux_loop and related files from ps2 nuclearfall.
Everything goes well, network, sound, usb (with irx from sce), xmms, dilo, almost all the things runs fine, I'm very happy running linux in the play.
I'm using kloader 2.1 with initrd.usb2.smb.gz and vmlinux_fat_and_slim_v4.gz. on my sch-79001 ntsc. "PS2Version: US 0220 05/09/2006 DMS4 Hardware Version: 1.0 SE Lite ToxicBIOS Flash Version: FF.7F ToxicBIOS Config Version: 1.2"
Today I was trying something new, and start to play with dselect and it hangs everything when update package list, it hangs in:
"Merging available information" - UPDATE - I've read in nuclearfall that this is a known problem in the package.
Another thing, I've downloaded pidgin_build_2.6.2 from your 4shared, just to test something new, and when I was extracting files with tar the process stop with a "Segmentation Fault" error and the system become unstable.
Just to check, I've put the original ps2linux_loop and the swap files again and the problems are the same.
Do it again from the begining (this time only copying and extracting pidgin), the error this time is (after half an hour of extraction):
"EXT3-fs error (device loop(7,0)): read_inode_bitmap: Cannot read inode bitmap - block group = 44, inode_bitmap = 360450".
Let me know if I can help you testing something on my console, I'm not an expert but I can help in my free time.
BTW: I'm so surprised with kloader and the smb version of initrd that I want to play all the time with this, is an excelent combination for the slims.
Sorry but English is not my primary language.