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Old 02-08-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Linux on and XBOX

Hi all

I realise this may or may not be off topic. but i wasn't sure who else to ask (big complement to you guys)

I was thinking of getting an XBOX and installing linux on to allow me to play divx/avi/mepg of the network in my house. is this possible? Also does anyone know of what hardware (in addition to an XBOX and HD) i would require? some sort of chip? theres seems to be alot of them and most of them are a bit vague on what they do?

Also does anyone know of a distro that will work with this? i belive mandrake 9 did?? any others?


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Old 02-08-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for that but i have already been there before i posted...

It doesnt state what Chips i would require.. that why i posted here i thought someone must have done it...
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if you do a soft mod you dont need any mod chips.
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xecutor 3ce

hay check out the xecuter 3ce it has multipls bios banks to flash to (a linux bios is on the net some where ive seen it) i ordered one from only site i found that sent the pin header the face plate and the chip in one kit) but as long as u go w/ a mod chip that has a multiple BIOS bank u should b able to boot into linux when u wish to use it and to other BIOS on demand 4 things like game play and such (also do a lil research as i have not yet received mine as far as i know u kan load multiple BIOS on this chip if u discover other wise or i do plz let me know )


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