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Assistance launching ELFs from HDD
Assistance launching ELFs from HDD –
Well after about 4 hours and searching through this site and reading all the walkthroughs I have failed to get both LaunchELF v3.33 or Keylauncher 0.4 to work through DMS3 Dev 1. I need some assistance to pin point my problem.
Here is the current scenario:
PS2 V5 with DMS3 v2
DMS3 Firmware: 2.4B6
HDD: Maxtor 120G
Current Config: Dev 1 HDLoader to run games
What I was aiming for: Getting ExecFTP, HDLD_SVR, HDDFRMT and the HDLoader on the HDD and just use a launcher from Dev 1.
I have three CDRs made:
1 x DMS HDD Format
1 x ExecFTPS v0.69
1 x ExecFTPS v0.68 (this does not work for some bizzare reaason)
I followed the instructions to create a partition in my HDL drive using the DMS HDD Format (I named it ELFS just like the walkthrough by gamerD00d) to store the following ELF files:
I used ExecFTPS v.069 connected and mounted the +ELFS partition and dump all the ELF (sounded simple enough and I double checked it was there)
However here is the real problem. I first tried Keylauncher to get my feet wet and did according the guide, however I end up with an error that the programs could not be loaded. I thought, ok, maybe I screwed up somewhere, so I looked at some guides and they could not answer much on whatelse could be causing it.
So I went to LaunchELF and used that instead to launch in Dev 1. This was a better program to use already by looking at it. However when I browse the HDD to check on the +ELFS parition, there is no ELF files. I said to myself that there has to be something wrong here.
I checked again and for some reason when I remounted that partition the ELFs were not there (at this point I am thinking there has to be a bug or it did not actually copy). So I tried doing the same procedure and copy the ELF again (it showed itself fine) and still the same problem with both launchers.
So I thought, maybe it is ExecFTPS, so I went back to v.68 , however for some odd reason with FlashFXP it does not connect to the PS2 and it works with v.69 go figure this one out, cause I can't think of anything.
Anyways I need some ideas or any possible solutions as to why this is occuring. I think those who worked with the DMS3 can give me some feedback as to what could be causing it.
EDIT: To the admins I was not too sure where to put this under whether HDD or Hombrew since it involved a bit of both, I will appologize now if it is in the wrong forum.
ok instead of useing execftps to tranfer elfs i just used dms dump to dump a cd full of files to any partition...... I dont know about dev mode 1 but you can try this
It might just be me but I didn't read it up there anywhere did you happen to forget to unmount the partition before you disconnected flashfxp from the ps2.
Gah...it never said that in the instructions, hrmm I will try to unmount it when I get back. What is the pfs folder exactly for anyways, is it just a temporary palce holder to dump stuff from a mounted partition?
LOL, well it should've. Yea just connect to the ps2, mount the partition, add your files, unmount it, and then disconnect. in FlashFXP the pfs is the partionfilesystem directory. Basically when you look in the hdd folder, you are looking at each of the partitions, you can't change anything that way or put anything into the hdd without mounting one of those partitions first. It's the basic idea with all the other hdd using apps, it's just that they mount and unmount the partitions accordingly without the user having to.
Originally Posted by MaverickHL
K thanks for the info, I will try it tonight, man some of these instructions should at least make the assumption the person is stupid when using this stuff (especially since they did not add the unmt as part of the finishing instructions when disconnecting).
i thought it stood for PS2 File System.. lol neways. it's a simmilar concept in linux where you "mount" a device to a directory...
Originally Posted by Cordy
"mounting" is the process of making a filesystem available for access.
in windows, all devices aren't joined at a central point. your boot HDD is mounted to c:, and following drives d: e: etc etc..
in unix, devices(incl hdd's) can be mounted anywhere in the filesystem, by associating that device with a directory, eg
which is much better don't you think?
in ps2, it is simmilar. a hdd's partition gets mounted to /pfs/0
unlike unix/windows, you must mount these devices manually. (sucks, maybe next release the developer will automount partitions to /pfs/0-9 etc)
Last edited by HypERSoniC; 02-03-2005 at 09:40 PM.
Yes it works, thank you all for your replies, now I am using LaunchELF and everything is great, now if they made a pretty looking background I would be set but hey can't complain.
.. i think launchelf's simplicity is one of it's strong points...