Edited by mrRobinson, 04 October 2004 - 08:55 PM.
Get It Running Efficiently!
Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:26 AM
Windows XP Embedded with SP2 Technology Preview is available for download via the Windows Embedded Web site. Delivering on MS's commitment to make new Windows XP Embedded technologies available within 90 days of the client release, Windows XP Embedded SP2 will ship in the second half of 2004.
Posted 05 October 2004 - 07:56 AM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:32 PM
It is supposed to run on any hardware and have most funtionalities of XP. It can be used to run Target Analyzer(MS XP embedded site has an article about it). But it is pretty large(150M) so it is impossible to boot from RAM. Maybe someone can turn CD boot sector code into a XBE, then put every thing on to a CD and let XBox boot it. I suppose Windows PE can read file from the CD if the CD is in ISO format. Now the only obstacle is that XBOX crashes when Windows scans PCI bus. Maybe someone could change a few bytes in Windows binary
Posted 06 October 2004 - 01:32 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:33 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:43 AM
Edit: Oops, forgot about something else that was recently brought up in the thread. Scan-C and I had previously discussed the possibility of a modified Cromwell bios to boot. It is true that the bios would be the most effective way to get things working, however, there are other things which I am sure Fire knows to be a bigger problem with this idea. The amount and complexity of the coding would be insane, and would most likely make the solution extremely difficult at best to implement. If there is anybody that would like to get onboard with the team and start working on this idea, please send a PM. The thing that needs to be realized is that there are underlying obstacles we are currently unaware of with getting Windows to run. What this means is that our first project may work, but it may get to a certain point, and an alternate route must be taken. For this reason, I would like to see a few different approaches to this project, this will establish a few key things. It will allow members of the team to learn what is going on with the installation from different perspectives which will help when another part of the team reaches a stopping point. Hopefully, the knowledge gained from one side of the project will help solve problems later on, and we will end up with a few solutions to the problem whether than just having one way to do things. This in turn, will make for a more successful project in my opinion as it would be more versatile in the end.
Edited by h8raid, 06 October 2004 - 04:50 AM.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:11 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:15 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:55 AM
h8raid and i were discussing about remote booting xpe as cromwell supports the pxe remote boot client. i'm looking over this right now and i want to at least get cromwell to catch the image file.
the idea with a bootloader xbe which acts as cdrom boot sector sounds pretty good to me. we should at least be able to get pe showing a system message before it crashes. anyone who could code such xbe?
Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:58 AM
We have been working hard since last july if i remeber correctly.We made a loader, we can get it to boot but with no video! This windows (Unforunately) is based on NT 4.0
dont tell X-S this, but we have Ideas for an Xbox-Windows!!!!!!
like windows XP, windows 200, there will be and xbox-windows with ful software compatibility.
Were using a bios based on Award. AMI is xtremley hard to decode and the files uncompressed are like 4 mb. We made a Linux Loader (fucks up your xbox) but its buggy.
We have only gotten this far do to a team of 20 hard working seniors and juniors, 3 willing teachers, and 10 million dollars budget
dont tell x-s there gonna ask questions and were going to try to make a release by x-mas and get em all by suprise!
PS, if we do get it to work, its only for Modchip Xboxes only, this of course will be released under the GPL
10 million dollar and a hacked award bios... yeah
Edited by Scan-C, 06 October 2004 - 09:59 AM.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:41 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 02:12 PM
oh and by the way, yes embedded will take alot to code... right now im looking at images of embedded that other people have coded that might relate to the xbox a little more, then we may be able to work from that
Edited by fire2501, 06 October 2004 - 02:13 PM.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 02:13 PM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 02:23 PM
|QUOTE (klik @ Oct 6 2004, 03:16 PM)|
|There is award bios source floating around p2p. Maybe that one could be referenced instead of cromwell bios.|
didn't know that but i'll look at it. recoding the bios is pretty hard because of all the initialisationprocesses but maybe some of the code can be used in cromwell.
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