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dahranis
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Installing gentoo on the xbox... Reply with quote

How does that work? is it an actual working gentoo system on your xbox?? or is it just a bit of fun?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering that when yu install gentoo you load a legitimate linux kernel and the xbox itself has USB slots and an ethernet port I see no reason why it couldn't be a fully working system. The trck is to get the older ones on Ebay, I understand MS thas put some measures to prevent reinstalling the OS.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have a normal system running on it... but you need to remember that the CPU is a 700 or so MHz Pentium 3, and (probably more of a problem) the box only has 64 MB of RAM (and there is no easy way to add more). Whether it is enough for practical use depends on which kind of applications you want to run on it.

You can look at the Xbox-Linux project site and FAQ if you haven't already done so.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my xbox runs gentoo with blackbox WM, it runs "ok" i wont be selling my pc just yet :wink:

the novelty of running linux on an xbox is the reason why i did it
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on Alternative Architectures.
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