Can't mount PS3ISO from NTFS

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  1. gunner007
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    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So been pulling my hair out the last couple of days over this and don't understand why.

    I am running Rogero 4.46 with COBRA 7 integrated.
    Running latest MMcM

    Copy game to PS3ISO folder, launch MM and I see game, but launching gives me the "This is not a valid PS3ISO file"

    However, if I format the drive as FAT32 and put the game on it, it loads perfectly fine! Something about NTFS it didn't like. I was under the impression that you could mount NTFS fine with the hybrid firmware.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Bobbybangin

    Bobbybangin GBAtemp Regular

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    Are you sure it's in iso format?
     
  3. gunner007
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    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yep. I originally tested it using a small game, and used MM's option to create ISO. If I copy this to a FAT32 USB drive, I can launch the ISO no problem.
    If I format said drive to NTFS and open MM, I see the game listed, but when attempting to launch it, I get the "This is not a valid PS3ISO format". Same exact file. Just when on NTFS, it decides not to work.

    Also, it shows it as dev_hdd0/temp/wttemp.... not sure if that means anything.
     
  4. cinhomartins

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    Things to consider:

    1. Dont plug more than 1 HD;
    2. If HD has multiple partitions make sure NTFS is the FIRST primary partition;
    3. Many HDs bigger than 2TB are reported NOT working with NTFS and fine with FAT32 and split files...
     
  5. gunner007
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    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I tried those already. The drive itself is 2TB. but even tried with 16GB flash stick. If I split the ISO over my 2TB FAT32, it works perfectly fine. If I format the drive as NTFS and put the ISO on it, it just gives the invalid PS3 ISO format error.
     
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    Bummer...

    Did you dowloaded the ISO or extracted it yourself? You could try downloading from another source or creating it with genPS3ISO. I read somewhere that other apps created a non valid header-or-what-is-it-called.

    Or you could try using Simple NTFS Mounter instead of MM.
     
  7. gunner007
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    Made it myself via disc. Tried it with another game and no dice. If I put the ISO on my FAT32 drive, I can mount it just fine and I'm off playing. If I throw it on a NTFS drive and try to launch via MM, it just gives the "This is not a compliant PS3 ISO" and kicks back to the XMB.

    Looks like I might just have to live with FAT32 for the time being.

    I tried Simple NTFS mounter, it doesn't give an error when selecting the ISO, but it never mounts it so I can't launch :(

    Edit: I made it with the Cobra tools (the one you linked)