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Old 07-03-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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XBOX Linux


Does anyone here no anything about Linux on the xbox. Or better yet, does anybody have linux on there xbox. Any info. will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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Check out http://www.xbox-linux.org/.


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Old 07-03-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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well, if you've used linux before, then it is an extremely good idea to get linux on your xbox; (it is also funny to note the irony)

if you don't have any experience with linux, you may be frustrated, especially since it can be a hassle to get linux onto the xbox if you don't have the right version, or mod-chip

i assume you know about www.xbox-linux.org ; it has very good links and resources
the wiki has some solid hints: wiki.xbox-linux.org

from what i've been following, the most advanced (and certainly most updated) xbox distro is gentoox: http://gentoox.shallax.com/

to begin, you want to make sure your xbox is old enough (the newer they are, the harder to put linux on them without disabling the ability to play games); of course, if the sole purpose of the xbox is to use linux, then by all means get a mod-chip and put in Cromwell

open the drive, and if you have four "extra" holes, then you have a samsung dvd drive, which are the only ones that will easily read cd-r(w)'s; this link has pictures: http://unmodded.mine.nu/docs/IdentificationOfDrive

then, you will need access to the MechAssault game (a rent is good enough)

you will also need to be lucky enough to have a usb storage device that the xbox can understand; because the xbox is a small pc-computer (no matter what anyone says), it can read many normal usb sticks

check out this page for the rest of the information, with step-by-step instructions:
http://www.xbox-linux.org/docs/gettingstarted.html


personally, i am waiting on the gamecube linux project
www.gc-linux.org ; and it is being developed by the same guys!
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:40 PM   #4
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I am in the process of doing this to my XBOX, but I am doing the software version so I can still play games. I have everything I need except for the xbox to usb adapter. Once I get that (hopefully this comming week) I am going to follor the instructions on www.xbox-linux.org to get it working. I will reply back here once I get it working and tell you if I had to change or add any steps.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:46 PM   #5
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that would be great. I really want to do this, but I don't know enough about it to convince myself to do it.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 09:03 PM   #6
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do you not know enough about linux or the process of getting it onto the xbox?

the best way to learn about it is to go through the step-by-step guide, answering as if you were unsure... it is really well-made

another good source is the gentoox forums; just ask them about their experiences

the whole process at the top-level is fairly simple; to do the software install, you want to get a temporary kernel in place; this is done using the mech-install trick (plugin a usb device that seems to have an xbox dashboard update and use that to get linux installed into the system)

after you have a basic kernel, you boot it from the dashboard, and run a very simple distro installer (and they are very fast, since all they really do is dump a large root partition onto the harddrive)

select linux from the dashboard, and your distro should start


one thing you should check on now is the dvd drive; if you have one of the original xboxes (about 6 months from the release or older), then you should have no problem with the install; if you have a newer one, then you may have some trouble; if it is very new, don't expect the mech-install trick to work

if you have a samsung drive, then your xbox should be the right age

*edit: and there is really nothing to be convinced about; if you have the tools, a software install will not hurt your xbox
 
Old 07-03-2004, 10:05 PM   #7
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do any of you guy's know about this dreamx machine. I really can't tell much from there website. Does it have the cromwell chip in it. I don't know, there are many of these damn xbox mods now, I don't knwo which one to get.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 12:31 AM   #8
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You can get Linux on a Xbox without using a mod-chip. Here is the Sourceforge project : http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbox-linux/
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:01 AM   #9
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do any of you guy's know about this dreamx machine. I really can't tell much from there website. Does it have the cromwell chip in it. I don't know, there are many of these damn xbox mods now, I don't knwo which one to get.
man im going w/ the x 3 ce due to multiple BIOS banks (from my understanding) so i kan reboot and just switch BIOS to linux or what ever the hell i wan check it out http://www.mrmodchips.co.uk/catalog/...d369ea48fc63b6 if u do the linux install by mod chip u can also just shut the chip off to run x box live (wich ud need to do n e wayz do to the mod )
 
  


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