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#1 Daedalus

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Posted 10 November 2002 - 11:20 AM

Dashboard: file stored on the hd that the xbox uses to boot up. It is kinda like the xbox's operating system.

Bios: data stored on the EEPROM (either the modchip eeprom for the modchip bios or the xbox EEPROM for the xbox bios)

#2 thewickedjester

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 02:07 PM

Just as an addon, and correct me if I am wrong.

What the bios does is tell the Xbox what media checks to make, and what to do after the media checks are done.

I am pretty sure this is what they do, please correct me if I am wrong.

#3 JakeStriker2

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 03:03 AM

QUOTE (thewickedjester @ Jan 21 2004, 04:07 PM)
Just as an addon, and correct me if I am wrong.

What the bios does is tell the Xbox what media checks to make, and what to do after the media checks are done.

I am pretty sure this is what they do, please correct me if I am wrong.

Yep, the bios sets the RULES the xbox will follow. It tells the operating system what it can and can't do.

#4 joseph_hac

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:23 AM

It does a bit more than that I think. It also does system checks and initializes the hardware before going through the dashboard boot sequence.

#5 antny

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 11:47 AM

Whats the need for an Operating system, BIOS and Dashboard then??? they seem to perform small tasks - why not roll them all into one??






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