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i need help formatting a hard drive for my ps2 is there a way to do it with a computer? or what format does it need to be in? is there a linux app that will work? please help
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Most likely needs to be FAT32. Boot with a linux live CD and run gparted. That is a linux HDD formatting tool.
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alright thanx if it works thanx for tryin if it dont
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ps2 doesnt have a hard drive?
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if you have a chubby and the network adapter you can use one
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There was an add-on for the original PS2 that allowed it. I think it was required for FFXI or something.
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yea i looked on ebay for hdloader to format it with the ps2 itself which is what your supposed to do but i have a budget of 20 dollars i already have a harddrive that fits and the adapter
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by marcusnerison View Post
if you have a chubby and the network adapter you can use one
you are correct.
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There was an add-on for the original PS2 that allowed it. I think it was required for FFXI or something.
no mainly for storage stuff. pluss with hard drive advance you could rip the games to the hd and run the games from there. also hda has a program to format it.
post #9 of 13
FFXI was the only thing that accessed it

it can use ntfs last i checked

only way for the ps2 to use the haddrive otherwise, is a modchip, otherwise your doing work for nothing, you cant access it in the menu or anything
post #10 of 13
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is that program for pc or does it have to be the original disc or require swapdisc for a copy of it
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