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[Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Install

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[Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Install

Post by LibTiff » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:34 pm

A step by step tutorial on how to boot Linux on your PlayStation 2 (Fat or Slim) Console

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Check out the video version of the tutorial here:
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Requirements:
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  • PS2 Console (Fat or Slim)
  • USB Stick (2GB Minimum)
  • An exploit/modchip/fmcb to load homebrew .ELF files
  • A software to extract 7z and ISO files (Ive used winrar)
  • * A USB Keyboard (Still works without it)
STEPS:
1) Download the appropriate files depending if your PS2 Console has a modchip or not (PAL/NTSC Mode also)
- ps2linux_live_v3_pal_small_no_modchip[dot]7z (For my case im downloading PAL Version since i live in Europe / No ModChip)
- vmlinuxvfat

2)Extract the livecd image (ps2linux_live_v3_pal_small_no_modchip[dot]7z)

3)Extract the ISO that you just extracted from the last step

4)Insert your USB stick to your pc

5)Copy the vmlinuxvfat to your usb stick

6)Go to the location you extracted your ISO and copy the following files to usb
-kloader[dot]elf
-disc[dot]bin

7)Copy also the file named "INITRD" which is inside BOOT folder of your extracted ISO

8)Put the usb stick in your playstation 2 usb hub and turn on your console

9)Run the elf file "kloader[dot]elf" from your usbstick

10) Restore Default Options (File Menu- Restore Defaults)

11) Select Kernel - USB Memory Stick - vmlinuxvfat
Go back to main menu

12) Select Ram Disck - USB memory Stick - initrd
Go back to main menu

13)Select Configuration Menu - Set to initrd (Here we need the keyboard , if you dont have a usb keyboard keep reading ill explain how to bypass this)
Once you connect your usb keyboard press space and type "cdrom=/dev/sda1" (without the "")

IF YOU DONT HAVE A USB KEYBOARD FOLLOW THIS:
1)If you followed these steps just reset your ps2 and take off your usb stick
2)Download the config[dot]rar file (link in the video description)
3)connect the usb stick to your computer
4)extract the config[dot]rar and copy the config[dot]txt that you will get to your usb
5)connect your usb back to ps2 and launch the kloader[dot]elf again
6)when kloader[dot]elf boots go to File menu - Select Config File - USB Memory Stick - config[dot]txt
7)Click on load config
END OF NO-USB KEYBOARD GUIDE

14)Now go to file menu - save config

15)Click on boot current config and the loader will start booting

Credits:
Megaman - kloader , linux blackrhino
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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by Acid_Snake » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:27 pm

does the boot really take 8 minutes every time? or just the first time? also, has anyone tested this on a PS3? I can do it myself if needed.

edit: where are the download links? I can't find any in the thread
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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by tinostar91 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:25 pm

Acid_Snake wrote:edit: where are the download links? I can't find any in the thread
They are in the video description

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by pspfanMOHH » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:53 pm

tinostar91 wrote:
Acid_Snake wrote:edit: where are the download links? I can't find any in the thread
They are in the video description
Don't like the word "Noob" in the title, kind of makes people feel :cry:, @Mods request to change the title

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by Acid_Snake » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:35 am

pspfanMOHH wrote:Don't like the word "Noob" in the title, kind of makes people feel :cry:, @Mods request to change the title
the word noob-friendly has been used a lot before to refer to tutorials that are easy to understand for newcomers (noobs), there's no insult there so I see no point in changing the title, which would also require editing every other post.

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by LibTiff » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:02 pm

Acid_Snake wrote:does the boot really take 8 minutes every time? or just the first time? also, has anyone tested this on a PS3? I can do it myself if needed.

edit: where are the download links? I can't find any in the thread
Yes it kinda does around 7 and something... but this is only because im booting from usb 1.1. If you use the hdd method or even disc i guess you ll be able to achive faster speeds

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by Acid_Snake » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:23 pm

LibTiff wrote:Yes it kinda does around 7 and something... but this is only because im booting from usb 1.1. If you use the hdd method or even disc i guess you ll be able to achive faster speeds
can't use HDD or Disc on the PS3

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by LibTiff » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:52 pm

PS3 has 2.0 usb so the speed it will be better.. (Even though i dont know if it will work on a ps3)
To achieve faster boot times and loading on PS2 the hdd is the way to go

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by Acid_Snake » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:03 pm

LibTiff wrote:PS3 has 2.0 usb so the speed it will be better.. (Even though i dont know if it will work on a ps3)
To achieve faster boot times and loading on PS2 the hdd is the way to go
doesn't matter if the PS3 has 2.0, it slows it down to 1.1 when playing PS2 games

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Re: [Noob-Friendly Tutorial] PS2 BlackRhino Linux - USB Inst

Post by LibTiff » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:13 am

Acid_Snake wrote: doesn't matter if the PS3 has 2.0, it slows it down to 1.1 when playing PS2 games
WHAT?! I dont have a PS3 but that is ridiculous.. Are you sure about this????
This is a homebrew .elf file (kloader) loading the blackrhino and not the "official" Linux PS2 which was sold as a PS2 Game.

Anyway , just try it and let us know :) As i said earlier since i have no PS3 i cant tell you for sure. You know better.

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