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Please Help - PS2Linux HDD Partitioning
Please Help - PS2Linux HDD Partitioning –
Ok, I know this is a topic that people are tired of answering, but I've been awaay from my linux box a long time, and i could just about figure how to switch the thing on!
I'm interested in dual-partitioning the Linux HDD for games and linux. Thing is, I'm one of those "don't mind how it works, s'long as it DOES" typa people... and I can't get this thing figured out. Suffice to say, I'm a n00b and need help before I acn get anywhere.
Well, I've downloaded and compiled Andrew Church's PS2FDISK tool (though that doesn't help - I don't have the slightest idea how to use it). And I've got some sorta ps2-partitioning.diff patch. I know how to apply these using "patch Â´-p1 < ps2...diff" and recompile the kernel, but it can't find "/drivers/block/genhd.old"... there is a ".o" file, but I don't think they're the same thing
I really need some fool-proof help, because I'm on the brink of fool, and really need some people (like MrBrown, if you're out there!) to help.
I heard there was something with the xRhino kernel that let you do this sorta thing, but as I've been on the official board, its a bit.. uhm... difficult to mention there
BTW, anyone happen to know wether the SCEE DNAS libs are included with linux... I'd say theres a like 99:1 chance they were that stupid, but you never know....
BTW, I can't seem to translate http://achurch.org/ps2/ , I'm trying WorldLingo, but i just get weird ASCII things.. even with the JAP language pack installed
oh yipee! how people are rushing to help..
and i was even looking into a exploit allowing us to play backups without a modchip or nothing... but, seeing as how you guys aren't helping, maybe I'll forget about researching into it
and believe me, it has REAL potential
Hiya, I'm also a complete noob as well when it comes to the linux kit and programming. I've onlyhad mine a few weeks but I found this set of links on the subject. Hope it helps you out (havent had time to check myself yet though):
I was wandering if you could help me out? I can't seem to figure out how to get ps2reality or pukklink to work on my ps2. I've copied them to the memory card from linux, and got them in the boot load menu when the linux disc is 1st loading, however they go to a black screen when they load?!? also do you know of any programs that play divx's in linux?
lastly, i want to put pgen on, but i dont know how i'd do it from within linux. (i feel like i should have "moron" stamped on my forehead )
well, i don't use those things, but if you want anything else on your memory card, make sure you've applied mr. brown's NO-BWLINUX patch and recompiled the kernel right. then make a new dir. call it what you like (but appropirate), and stuff it all in there. or, use savebuilder and any mc transfer tool.
I just tried Achurch's fdisk... the probelm is that I don't really know how to use fdisk :P
i just created a blank partition table and added
-> a linux partition on HDA1 (comment"PS2 Linux")
-> a linux swap partition on HDA2 (comment"PS2 Linux Swap")
-> a linux partition on HDA3 (comment"__mbr")
-> a linux partition on HDA4 (comment"__common")
as it only lets you create a linux or a swap.. that was about all i could do... just waiting for my import SOCOM II to come and we'll test it out!
Actually, I think what i did was laughably wrong.. but still... i might get lucky
ok, well i can't boot linux anymore... i thought i did something badly wrong. I get a kernel panic, unable to mount root fs on 03:01... that means it can't read the partition table ps2fdisk creates... hmmm
I just reinstalled linux after looking at:
and used his settings for trial (8gig linux, 256mb swap), and the rest unformatted. then i ran ps2fdisk and created new partitions of exactly those sizes and the table looked exactly liked his. reboot - kernel panic again! time to reinstall linux yet another time...
i think the xRhino kernel is needed to read the partition table ps2fdisk makes. I was expecting the types of partitions as linux, swap or ps2games, but it looks like you just make the table and all the unformatted space is read by the ps2 as the games part. It'd be nice if it was someone confirming it... I know Mr.Brown knows how to do this, and it'd be nice if he could help! everyone has a different method, working on some consoles not others, then when they get close, a never ending question of unofficial hdds springs up... I just can't find anywhere that can tell me what to do!!
I'm gonna try using xrhino and ps2fdisk by Achurch.. if it doesn't work, then screw it, I'm getting a headache from all this, and loads of people that know won't help...
hm... xrhino has a development... no error when rereading the partition table after ps2fdisk
however, i still get the same error message when booting linux
something to do with "reiserfs_read_super" unable to read some superblocks
I don't know what any of this means... so can someone please help? this has been up for ages and the most I've got issomeone in the same position and links which say come here because we're more free to talk about this stuff!
Here's exactly what i did:
setup xrhino and booted into it
run ps2fdisk, which created a p.table
added new partitions corresponding with the original ones i made in linux kit 1.0 installation
wrote changes to partition table
and that's it... but i get this long error when i try to boot ps2linux, it says that "Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01"
can someone please help me! I think it's something to do with the kernel (duh... kernel panic...), but I've got this error with both kernels not being able to read the partition table... maybe i need to change and recompile xrhino kernel for it to work... but nobody's sying anything! look ^^, 4/5 posts are me saying how my attempts are getting worse...
ok... I'm rebuilding xRhino with ATA support.
It seems it didn't have reiser fs support enabled either, so I'm recompiling the kernel, backing it up and testing fdisk on it. Hopefully this will let linux boot, all i needto do then is find a way of making the games partitions on the remaining space...
Anyone know where i can find images of the BBN software? NOT v0.3, as that one cannot be compiled and run from a foreign machine.
well.... I'm progressing... think i need a modified ps2fdisk because of the strange partitions it created underthe name of linux.
google for "no-bwlinux", or go to www.playstation-family.vze.com > requirements
Hey wassup guys! I too am trying to accomplish this daunting task, installing Linux on the NA Gaming HDD, I am tired of swapping my Linux HDD with my Gaming one I got for free from beta-testing FFXI. At playstation2-linux.com , I find this post which has links to many resources on how to do this:
Mr. Brown, homebrew genius, has figured out much of this. Seems like you have to install PS2Linux, update to xRhino, boot the kernel over NFS, and enable xRhino to support APA partitioning. Let me know if you guys find any way to do this, and I will continue my work and let you know also!
BTW, if either of you have ps2fdisk and some basic english instructions on how to use it, please PM or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with those, I am having trouble locating the app as well as any english instructions on how to use it.
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