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How do i run linux on a modded Xbox? (Xebian 1.1.0)

Discussion in 'Xbox - Software discussion' started by DDRfreak, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. DDRfreak

    DDRfreak Member

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    I want to run Xebian 1.1.0 and i burned the iso to a cd? I am running evox so cant i just ftp all the crap on the cd to get it to run on my xbox off the menu? Do i have to install the Linux first, and if so how? Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. DDRfreak

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    ive been there a million times and it is not clear about it thast y i cam here
     
  4. Wayne_T

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    OMG that site doesnt tell you shit......
    can someone please just post on this site how to do it step by step because i want to run the same version of debian....also please no links unless it is a really good one. thanks for the help in advance.
     
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    anyone know i really need help on this one?
     
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    Well if you got the debain then you got the read me file.....which is a step by step on how to install it.
     
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    // Xbox Linux XBE Bootloader
    //
    // Copyright (C) 2003 Edgar Hucek<hostmaster@ed-soft.at>
    //
    // This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    // under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
    // Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
    // option) any later version.
    //
    // This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
    // WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    // MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
    // Public License for more details.
    //
    // The latest version of the GPL can be retrieved at:
    // http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html .
    //
    // Xbox is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
    // No relationship between the author(s) and Microsoft Corporation exists or is
    // implied.

    This is the DEBIAN xbox-linux

    You see some iso images.

    0.3.1.iso:

    This image is for installing.

    boot_vesa.iso: ( old xbeloader and vesafb driver )
    boot_riva.iso: ( new xromwellloader and rivafb driver )

    This images are for starting an native
    partition installation.

    boot_fatx_vesa.iso: ( old xbeloader and vesafb driver )
    boot_fatx_riva.iso: ( new xromwellloader and rivafb driver )

    This images are for booting an installation
    from the e: partition.

    For burning the cd you can use cdrecord as follow:

    cdrecord -dev=0,0,0 -dao -driveropts=burnfree -speed=4 <image>.iso

    If you dont know the devicenumber of your burner use

    cdrecord -scanbus

    Default netconfig of the Debian cd after the first startup.
    IP : 192.168.0.2
    NETMASK : 255.255.255.0


    Starting the installation :

    If you have burned the install image boot it on your
    XBox and wait until you are on the login.
    At this point you have the coice between an local
    installation via usb keyboard or using the network.
    For using the network you need an ssh client to connect
    to the XBox.
    For the login use the username root and the password
    xbox for login. The next step is to start the installation
    programm. It is called XBOXLinuxInstall . Here you can select
    the installation method.

    "Installing XBOXLinux inside the Game Partition":

    This installs linux in an file on the e: partition.
    If you select this you will be asked for the filesize of
    the swap and the rootfs file.
    The maximum filesize for the rootfs is 2000 MB.

    "Installing XBOXLinux in the unused space of the HDD":

    This will install linux in a native partition after the e:
    partition. This partition is also called f:. The original f:
    partition will be overwritten. So backup data if you have
    some on it.

    Now the installation begins. This take some time.
    Wait until the next dialog apears.
    After the copy of the files is finished the installer ask
    you some basic questions of the networksetup.

    Now you can reboot the XBox and burn the right bootcd.

    Remember:

    boot_fatx.iso -> Game Partition installation
    boot.iso -> unused space of the HDD

    Video problems :

    If you have video problems make the following:

    Use boot_fatx_vesa.iso instead of boot_fatx_riva.iso
    or boot_vesa.iso instead of boot_riva.iso.

    Happy penguin
     
  8. DDRfreak

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    i got that i need it a little more clear like what to type in excatly and were to type it in. maybe even a ssh tutorial. thank you
     
  9. Wayne_T

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    lemme get this straight.........you first burn one of the iso's depending on your installation choice to a cd-rw or dvd+r. (what i was wondering is if you are supposed to do that the ISO's are like 5mb in total) then once that is done you burn the rest of the files to a cd-rw or DVD+r then install right.......................also i still wouldnt have a clue how to do the network install (being thr one im going to do)
     
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    If you're going to be doing the network install,(using linux to network to the xbox) then I can't see how this install is so hard. Also,if you want the easy way out in getting linux on your xbox....why don't you go for the GentooX with Sparkle. There's an easy autoloader that you can use...if your bios supports it.
     
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    you could at least tell me how to do it or some links.....................................................................................can you please PM me with your MSN address if you have one so i can talk to you and you can help me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!
     
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    Hey

    You need to wait, and somebody will help. If you are pushy and say basically 'Help me right now' people wont. People dont get paid, they do it out of their good will.

    Now.

    http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~ranma1/linux_install.html

    There is documentation on how to, with screenshots.

    CJC
     
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  14. Wayne_T

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    ok thanks for that.....but......why the hell do i need the mech assult game. ( thats for un modded xboxes isnt it) so if i have a modded xbox there should be an easy way?
     
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    I dont even have an Xbox :D so i dont know, i was just trying to help by finding a guide for you.

    Somebody else maybe be able to help on that question...

    CJC
     
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    AHHH CJC is my initals!
     
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    thx guys for the help but F#$% xebian i just installed Gentoox (way better and easier in my opinion)
     

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