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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:22 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] gentoo on NO-modding xbox, possible? Reply with quote

I'm very interested about xbox+gentoo without hw modding.
I see here how-to. But it required the Xbox game MechAssault (original version)

1) Can i do this procedure with a backup-copy? :wink:
2) Gentoox (auto-installer) work with no modded xbox?
3) There are other type of sw modding?

PS: Please send a report if you have already make a sw modding of xbox

Tnx


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not read up on installing Linux on an Xbox, so don't ask me for detailed advice, but why not just hire the MechAssault game from a video/game hire place and return it the next day? I will cost you only a few dollars (or whatever currency you use) and would be much cheaper then buying the game.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: gentoo on NO-modding xbox, possible? Reply with quote

ercapoccia wrote:
I'm very interested about xbox+gentoo without hw modding.


What version is your xbox? That matters a lot, newer ones are more difficult to mod. Read this.

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I see here how-to. But it required the Xbox game MechAssault (original version)

1) Can i do this procedure with a backup-copy? :wink:


No. Backup-copies won't run on an unmodded Xbox, so you have a chicken-and-egg problem there.

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2) Gentoox (auto-installer) work with no modded xbox?


Same answer as 1). Unsigned code will not run on an unmodded xbox (try putting a Gentoo LiveCD in your xbox. It won't run.)

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3) There are other type of sw modding?


Yes. But it's quite complicated! Read this.

I've bought an xbox of my own yesterday, don't even know what version it is yet (I'm afraid it might be a 1.6, it's too new to be in the list, week 21 of 2004, Chinese). But it's definitely going to run linux/mythtv, even if it means I have to take my soldering iron to it!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: The solution whitout open the box! Reply with quote

You need (see):
an ORIGINAL copy of Machassault
an usb pen + usb-xbox adapter or a memoricard
ltools 1.8 MA (xbins)
ltools_dasher (xbins)
slayer 2.6 (xbins) #optional

Your xbox is an 1.6/1.6b (see the system information k:5838 or greater)

If you have some problem you can write me ercapoccia@spymac.com

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: The solution whitout open the box! Reply with quote

ercapoccia wrote:
You need (see):
an ORIGINAL copy of Machassault
an usb pen + usb-xbox adapter or a memoricard
ltools 1.8 MA (xbins)
ltools_dasher (xbins)
slayer 2.6 (xbins) #optional

Your xbox is an 1.6/1.6b (see the system information k:5838 or greater)

It is indeed a 1.6 (not b), I had a look at the RAM chips inside (Samsung).

I've read the tutorial you linked, thanks. However, I'm afraid this is not going to work with my xbox, since it has the 5838 kernel. I quote from xbox-linux.org:
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Also, version 1.6 contains the newest Xbox kernel and dashboard, the latter of which is already patched to disallow the MechInstaller exploit. Note that this is not a problem specific to the 1.6 version, as version 1.4 and earlier can also receive Internet updates from Microsoft that patch the dashboard and close this loophole. However, it is important to note that while some Xbox versions will allow you to downgrade your dashboard to 4920 the kernel on the 1.6 (5838) will not.

So either the above is wrong, or the tutorial from your link is...
More importantly, I want to be able to use the Cromwell BIOS and flashing is not possible on the 1.6. So I ordered a mod-chip that allows me to flash the Cromwell AND boot straight into linux (I hope :wink: ). I'll report back when I've installed it...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The solution whitout open the box! Reply with quote

MxA wrote:

This is obsolete
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Also, version 1.6 contains the newest Xbox kernel and dashboard, the latter of which is already patched to disallow the MechInstaller exploit. Note that this is not a problem specific to the 1.6 version, as version 1.4 and earlier can also receive Internet updates from Microsoft that patch the dashboard and close this loophole. However, it is important to note that while some Xbox versions will allow you to downgrade your dashboard to 4920 the kernel on the 1.6 (5838) will not.


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