[svlug] Mr Obvious?
pridge at clearjump.com
Fri Apr 9 12:05:51 PDT 2004
Bill Kendrick on 04/08/2004 09:56 PM wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 07:05:01PM -0700, Peter Ridge wrote:
>>If anyone (Sony,
>>Nintendo, etc.) were to put a hard disk in their console, they'd have to
>>give it a file system too.
> FWIW, Sony already did. The PS2 has had a hard disk add-on for a number
> of years now. I'm not certain if it's been used for games yet, but it
> comes with the Linux for PS2 kit they've been selling.
That's right. It's been so long I'd forgotten about the Linux kit for
the PS2. In fact, they lowered the price of the kit not too long ago
> (Note however that if you run the Linux PS2 system, you can't use the HD
> for the games; probably a filesystem or partition incompatibility)
Sounds like the middleware just doesn't know to access the drive if it's
there instead of or in addition to a memory card. But it's not a
significant engineering leap to get there.
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