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Old 04-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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How to boot a mandriva instal on a xbox?

Hello all,
I'm new here.

This thing trigger me, it already took me a long time to figure out how to format my xbox hd (10gb 7 partitions) with this distro, i finally made it but i had to prepare the hd with a XDebian distro..

Then, i managed somehow to install the mandriva on the xbox but i cannot figure out how booting this instal
This come along with a

Readme.txt from the boot disc:

Mandriva Linux LE2005 XBOX boot.iso
Apr. 22, 2005 Stew Benedict <>

This iso should be bootable on a modded XBOX console, allowing one
to use the standard Mandriva Linux LE2005 isos or network install
to install the distribution on the XBOX.

See the XBOX dir for a kernel and initrd to boot the system, as well as
an xromell executable (from the cromwell rpm).

See: and


# entries below based on kernel/initrd being in E:\mandrake
# linuxboot.cfg should be in E:\
# xromwell.xbe could be anywhere your dashboard can find it
# root= entries are examples, edit for your setup

title LE2005-ide
kernel /mandrake/vmlinuz-2.6.11-6mdkxbox
initrd /mandrake/initrd-2.6.11-6mdkxbox.img.ide
append root=/dev/hda3

title LE2005-usb
kernel /mandrake/vmlinuz-2.6.11-6mdkxbox
initrd /mandrake/initrd-2.6.11-6mdkxbox.img.usb
append root=/dev/sda3

default LE2005-ide

My Mandriva is intalled on the E drive but i'm stuck here, i really don t konw how to edit this configuration file to make it booting this mandriva..

Any help would be appreciated


Last edited by r3r3; 04-18-2006 at 01:51 PM.
Old 04-21-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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hmm, lot of helpful dudes here


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