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Old 09-24-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
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USB card - xbox

I am trying the MechInstaller deal for Linux on the Xbox, with a problem I hope someone can help with.

I successfully "formatted" the USB stick in the XBOX, and then plugged it into my RH9 Linux box. It automounted at /proc/bus/usb. The instructions say to copy the file over next. When I attempt to copy to the USB stick, it says: "cannot create regular file xboxetc... :no such file or directory."

This is my problem. I can't copy to the USB disk. Kdiskfree utility lists it as a VFAT. It is supposed to format from the Xbox as VFATX. It lists as "usbdevfs" when I type mount. So I just need to know how to copy one file to this device. As I said, I have RH9, the USB flash drive is apparently a "COMPUSA" brand, I see no distinguishing name on it.

When I type the "mount" command, this is the output:

/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hdb2 on /mnt/win type ntfs (ro,umask=0222)

Here are some other things I've tried:

[root@desktop phil]# mount -t vfat usbdevfs /mnt/xbox
mount: special device usbdevfs does not exist
[root@desktop phil]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/xbox
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems
[root@desktop phil]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/xbox
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

Is there a way to FORCE a copy to a device?
Because I think the problem is the disk file system isnt recognized.

BTW, I tried the directions from the MECHINSTALLER HOW-TO, and the "sh" command showed no results, meaning apparently I have no XBOX formatted device attached, even though XBOX recognizes it.

Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

Old 09-25-2003, 12:07 AM   #2
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you might want to try reading this here:
Old 09-25-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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That is the MECHINSTALLER HOW-TO, that I referred to in my post. I have read it extensively.
Old 09-26-2003, 09:06 AM   #4
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Ok, I think I have it down to one simple problem. I need to use the dd comand to copy the file apparently. I have tried dd if= of=, but it says the of= file doesn't exist. I thought that it would create that file??

Any help with the dd command, and I have RTFM, but no help.




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