Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

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Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby infact » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:15 pm

Howto: here

Files: attached to this Post

Contents:

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make_dol_and_iso.bat
  - helper script
howto.txt
  - howto use the helper script

homebrew_disc.iso
  - sample disc, created from "my.dol"
my.dol
  - sample homebrew dol (Swiss 0.1 r52)
disc\bootldr.dol
  - relocated "my.dol"

gbi.hdr
  - generic boot image PAL
mkisofs.exe and cygwin1.dll
  - util to create iso image
dollz3.exe
  - util to relocate the "my.dol"

wode addon
  - additional files for WODE
wode addon\DummyFileGen
  - create a Dummy file, to make the iso bigger
wkf addon
  - additional files for WiikeyFusion
wkf addon\header faker*
  - add fake header for wkf use


Questions and Discussion about the Howto in this thread (So you dont have to create a wiki account).
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homebrew_disc.zip
utilities to create a bootable homebrew disc
(mkisofs, swiss 0.1 r52 and gbi.hdr PAL included)
now wode compliant
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Last edited by infact on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby bentomo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:19 pm

I followed the guide, and it shows up as a full 1.36gb disc in wbfs manager, even the default disc that's already in there transfers as 1.36gb


EDIT: :oops: Whoops, sorry I didn't read my getting started with homebrewthread, I got it now. Thanks :oops:
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:52 am

does this method work with the wode? when I try this my cube says everytime: cant read disc.

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:31 pm

is there a way to add dummy files. it seems taht it wont load cause the size of the image is to small.


edit: ok just found out how. will test it laster.

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby infact » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:11 pm

No problem, just use the attached tool and add the created file to the "disc" folder.
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:24 pm

yeah I just found it by reading it the fifth time ;-)

edit: ok doesnt work with the wode :-(

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby Ashen » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:23 pm

Just used this little package to make up a Swiss .52 bootable iso. Faked the header with your wiikey header faker (though i had to adjust the max allowable bytes). Works perfect! Thanks for putting this together infact.

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:26 pm

how did you do this ashen. on my cube with the wode I get everytime an error: cant read disc.

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby Ashen » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:34 pm

I just followed the instructions. It may not work on the WODE because of the header being faked, but here's my .iso I just made.
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:40 pm

thanks ashen

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:08 am

ok ashen even with your disc it doesnt work with the wode.

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby infact » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:49 am

try this one please...
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swiss r52 for WODE
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby yamaharacer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:55 am

wow thanks this one is working with the wode. what did you changed in the other image?

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby infact » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:26 pm

The WODE is picky with the region setting of gc isos, it must match on two different offsets in the iso. They changed the region stuff in 1.27. (see here)

So I patched the region of this iso and now it works. I will update the files in the first post in a few minutes to be WODE compatible.

EDIT: files in first post and tutorial in wiki updated.
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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby AC_Orange » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:31 am

Thanks for making this infact :)

This was a trip down memory lane, I used to use mkisofs to make bootable Dreamcast discs back in the day.

Tested on ViperGC cube, will test xeno later today

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Re: Howto: Create a bootable homebrew disc

Postby deku_scrub » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:24 pm

@infact

Thanks for posting gbi.hdr

Thankyou soo much!!
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