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Major help...boot to hdd? HELP!

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by GJgrafix, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. GJgrafix

    GJgrafix Member

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    Basically, i have a dud ps2 dvd drive.
    It reads dvd's/game discs, but will not read cd's

    I have HD loader and a hdd, plus memory card.

    I cant actually load hd loader (because its a cd)and am wondering if there is any way aroundit, by not having to use the cd??

    What i want to know is that is there any way to install hd loader onto my memory card, and boot hd loader off of the memory card?

    (i am using my friends ps2 to install the memory card exploit)

    Ta

    Garry
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    does your ps2 play ps1 games (you have to load a ps1 game to run the exploit)?
     
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    i don't know how you are supposed to run hd loader then, did you ask him?
     
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    i asked how he installed hdloader onto the memory card, but no reply
     
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    if i did the conversion right, it comes out to $215, which is a huge ripoff. you could just buy a new ps2 on ebay and use the hd loader you have.
     
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    yeah, i know...i already have all the kit.

    looks like my only way out is to either 1: buy a new ps2, or 2: get a new drive :(

    it used to work...
     
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    did you try cleaning the laser?
     
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    yeah...and the whith click wheel, with distance.

    read about the voltage fix, but dont fancy that...

    just found this on PSX forum:

    can you make sense of this??
    can i not just ftp hdloader.elf straight to the mc, rather than creating the disc?
     
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    ...so what once i've burned the cd??

    will i need swopmagic to run it?

    i dont get it...if i change it to boot.elf, will the ps2 just straight boot to hdloader, if i just ftp the boot.elf adn system+install files onto the mc.

    someone explain the workings...
     
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    it doesn't matter if you get it on the memory card, you have to be able to load a ps1 game to run the exploit.
     
  12. Stinky_1

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    what you are trying to do will NOT work. You HAVE to find a way to get a PS1 disk to load on your ps2.

    Look at it this way, right now it is NOT functioning at all for HDD. So if you open it up and play with the voltage setting on the cd laser you may get it to work. But then again you may not. Right now though it is NOT working. SO you really have nothing to lose.

    But for the price of a new laser you may as well go for that. $50 and its yours. Then you can do everything like new again.
     

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