An exploit ques..
I recently bought a jap ps2 v10... i wanted to mod it with MI Green dot too but din find one here so modded it with a DMS4 E.Z.I pro instead... now my ques is....
Q: I have a modchip so that means thant i can boot homebrews from a cd but i wanna boot them from the MC instead so that i don have to put in a cd evrytime i wanna boot a homebrew...How do i do that? i have read the article on independence exploit but the thing is that i don have ps2link/naplink or any other transferring proggy(i don need one) cause i have a modchip...neither do i have a HDD or network adaptor in this ps2... so how would i go about confguring and changing the BOOT.ELF in the MC to load HB's from MC? I have downloaded Jum's PS2 MC Boot Menu from ps2 save tools but that reqires nport to work... How can i do it, remember that i have a MODChip installed?
EDIT: I dont have any psone too...
ya okay i know that.... but i don wanna do it that way... assume there aint any boot manager in the chip.. so now how do i do it? how do i upload the PS2 MC Boot Menu to my MC without using any boot manager from the chip?
EDIT: the chip that i a using is from an old ps2 and the bootmanager is F'ed up! But it still boots any media... just tell me how to transfer the boot menu to MC using any other homebrews...
Download independence compiler 4.1 from http://console.iscentral.net
Skip The title.DB step, but go through the options. Leave LAUNCHER as it is, and go to the FILES section and add it all the homebrew .elf files you want/need. At the end of independence compiler, click on CD IMAGE and click "NO" for install only. VERY IMPORTANT.
Now you have a bootable CD, put that in your PS2 and launchelf will come up, navigate through the directories until you find EXPINST.ELF and click on it, it will install the exploit to your memory card. Keep this CD and label it Bootable CD for later use (perhaps if someone borrows your memory card, you still have the programs on your CD and you can run it direct from CD OR do the installer again)
Now This step is a bit different, it'll be automatic in the new version. You need another CD which is your "Exploit Booting" CD. Basically just copy that CD Image you have already made, in windows. Open up a BIN/CUE image editing program, extract the file SYSTEM.CNF, change the cdrom0:/BOOT.ELF or whatever it is to mc0:/BxDATA-SYSTEM/BOOT.ELF (Where "x" is the region) and then put the file back into the ISO and burn the CD. When its in the ps2 will go straight to the memory card and boot your Launcher.
My instructions are a bit sketchy, but if you wait a few more days, the new version will be out. I'm still awaiting a JAP beta tester for it though unfortunately.
u should have sed your bootmanager is fkd up, then i would have given u other instructions m8.
one thing digitalps2, will i always have to put in the Exploit Booting in my ps2 everytime i wanna boot an elf from the MC? Is this how it is normally also? or this is because i don a psone cd and all the other required stuff...?
i tried makin the cd like it was described and i even managed to get hold of a few psone cd's too so i inserted the titles to the tiles.db file too... i then booted the cd and fired up EXPINSTELF from the cd and it showed after a while "Installation Complete"... i checked my MC for the apps just to make sure all of them were installed and found them by booting from another cd... but now how do i boot from the MC? i can browse the MC from the ps2 browser just the way i used to browse earlier... how do i now boot from the MC??
the exploit install cd, adds the title.db located on the exploit install cd itself to mc0:/BxDATA-SYSTEM/title.db
u have altered that title.db file to magicly respond when u put in a certain ps2 game in your ps2, then magic happens and it will boot a file called BOOT.ELF also copied from your exploit install cd to that same directory.
the BOOT.ELF file was copied from your exploit install cd, to:
*so u could in fact burn ANY kind of ELF on your exploit install cd.
as long as u name it BOOT.ELF*
now u can browse to that directory within the ps2menu (or whatever program loads after u used the exploit cd) and change the BOOT.ELF in whatever u like, such as HDLoader or uLAUNCELF.
after that, that BOOT.ELF file will boot every time u have that certain ps1 game in your ps2.
(thats about it, isnt it?)
so NO u do not need to have the exploit install disc in your system everytime u want to boot your 'BOOT.ELF' but u do need to have that special PS1 game in your PS2.
and to the other guy with his DMS-modchip-wich-was-kinda-fkd-up, u have to do the same IF u want to boot from MC.
He has a ps1-disc
So how did you check to see if the files are there? Since you have a ps1 disc, if you added entires to the title.db from the ps1 disc then insert it into your ps2 and the exploit will start
i checked by first booting launchelf from a cd and then browsing to the BEDATA folder in the MC.. i found my elfs and the BOOT.ELF thea...so u mean to say that i can boot from the MC only if i insert the PS1 game? Is'nt thea any method by which i could directly browse the MC(through any launcher etc.) and select the elf i wanna boot without havin to use any disc for it?