installing free mcboot with swap magic

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by blade7115, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. blade7115
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    blade7115 Member

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    i need help, whenever i put in my usb and start swap magic, my usb light turns on but freezes when swap magic's splash screen pops up, it freezes. i know i put the files in the usb correctly though. i made a SWAPMAGIC folder in the root of the usb drive, and renamed the boot.elf file to SWAPMAGIC.ELF and placed it in the swapmagic directory, and yes i put all the other nessesary files in the usb drive. im sure i followed the guide corectly and its very frusterating.

    i used this guide
    http://bootleg.sksapps.com/tutorials/fmcb/swapmagic.php

    Oh, and my ps2 version is not 9xxxx, its in the 7xxxx.
     
  2. h0ser81

    h0ser81 GBAtemp Regular

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    I had the same problem recently when I was trying to install FreeMcBoot. Turns out I had to use a thumbdrive that was 1GB. When I tried using my 4GB stick it kept freezing. So I'd say try using the smallest thumb drive you have and see if it works.
     
  3. blade7115
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    blade7115 Member

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    well, ive tried a 1gb microsd card, not sure if it is tht much different from a thumb drive, but il go see if i have a 1gb thumb drive.
     
  4. Sao Mortel

    Sao Mortel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Really the easiest way to install freemcboot is getting it installed from someone that has it... I can install it for you for free if you want just PM me. Just send them memory card over by mail bubblewrapped with a return envelope. after then you will be an installer too it literally take less than 2 min...
     
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