Sep 112011

What to do with an aging Playstation 2? Hack it and make backup copies of all your games, of course. When the read laser finally dies, the games can still be played!


Disclaimer: For personal backup purposes only, etc.

I happened to have an ActionReplay Max for PS2—USA__EF000306.aspx

I also happened to have some original playstation games, so I went with the independence exploit method of installing Free McBoot

I had purchased a PS2 network adapter from the local gamestop when they were almost giving them away and I have spare IDE hard drives, so I’m using HDLoader to store my games. I like its interface better than Open PS2 Loader.


Jul 312011

Feel free to skip reading this, is mostly for my notes anyway.


I have a 1TB drive in a USB enclosure.
instead of using the entire drive as a single partition, I used +10G for the size of my / partition and finished installing as per the directions

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Jul 262011

Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device (POGO-E02)

Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black)

I already had one of these and I’m not currently using it for anything important

Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS

This is mostly keeping notes of why I think I have a chance of pulling this off.

I can throw a more useful linux on it (POGO-E02 and POGO-E02G)

SickBeard and SABnzbd seem to run if there’s some swap space

I’m assuming if I can sort out IOWAIT, it’ll run reasonably well, keeping in mind that it’s an inexpensive plug computer