Installing pkg from NTFS drive?

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  1. Duo8
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    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Is it possible? I tried copying a pkg to the root of a ntfs drive, but neither package installer nor multiman sees it.
    I'm not even sure if it sees the ntfs drive at all.

    If it's not possible, then what's the most practical way to install >4GB pkg?
     
  2. tech3475

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    You either need a file manager with NTFS read support or FTP to the internal HDD.
     
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    I do FTP the files from PC which takes really long and has always been a hassle. do not know another way.
     
  4. Duo8
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    Does multiman support it? Or do I need another manager?
     
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    IRISMAN is one of the good file managers to use if you want to install PKGs from an NTFS USB drive. It should automatically copy to the packages directory on your HDD when you select the PKG from the drive in the file browser.

    IIRC, you should then be able to select it through package manager -> install packages -> internal storage (forgot the actual option name).
     
  6. Duo8
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    Is there no way to do it without copying to internal?
    Is it possible to mount the internal hdd on a pc then copy the files to it?
     
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    I haven't heard of any methods about installing a PKG directly from the USB, so it might not be an option. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong though.
    I don't think you can "mount" the internal storage on a PC either; probably the closest thing to that is just FTP. Although it could be worth trying out FTP via an ethernet cable, if you have one spare. You'll possibly get a very large file transfer speed boost since the files are travelling over a wire.
     
  8. Duo8
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    Well I do have gigabit ethernet at least, will try.

    EDIT: what about letting the ps3 download the pkg itself?
     
  9. Duo8
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    So I tried ftp and it was faster than I expected: 20MB/s
    I think I'll stick with this.
     
  10. Zero72463

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    FTP is the best option. If you ever need to use ntfs Multiman has a feature to read ntfs.