273w ago - Update: A brief guide and F.A.Q. are available HERE and NDT posted a more detailed walkthrough.
I need a little help from the community, if possible i'd like to have from all of you uploaded somewhere (example: rapidshare) the first 2048KB of the HDD partition. Specifically i need a test conducted this way:
Power up the ps3, go to the formatting utility, and format the ps3 HDD with the option of 10GB for the ps3 system.
Power off the ps3, remove the hard disk, attach it to the PC and dump the first 2048KB.
Compress the 2048 with the program you actually prefer (rar, zip whatever) and upload and post a link here.
For the dumping part winhex (for windows) or dd (unix and windows), if any problem or question rise, feel free to contact me or other devs, thanks again for the contribution!
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here's my little contribution to the best ps3 project in the world. i've attached 2 different dumps of my original 60gb PS3 PAL hdd. i tried to re-format and the data is different (i compared the 2 dumps with HashCalc and the values are different)
like asked i formated with a 10gb partition for the ps3 system.