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#1 voidfoo

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 01:50 AM

Credit to Ed Lea. His post on the xbox-linux-users mailing list.

This is intended to be a supplement to forthex's excellent tutorial

Using A Usb Stick To Transfer Gamesave Exploits!

Things you need
- A PC

CD-ROM bootable, with USB interface.

- Xebian Live CD

download the ISO from sourceforge and burn it. The package is in
tarball (.tar.gz) format. You can use winrar, or GNU tar from
cygwin/MSYS, or other tools to extract files in the package.

Xebian download page

Other Linux distros with FATX might work as well. I haven't tried any.

- Your USB device


Step-by-step

1. Boot your PC with the Xebian Live CD

You will get an X window interface that won't respond to the
keyboard and mouse. Don't worry, it is not freezing. The CD is for
booting XBOX thus the input is expected to be the XPad which we
don't have on the PC. Don't worry, we can still get to the Linux
console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2.

2. Login

Login from there using user: root, pass: xebian (or what ever in the
README file along with the ISO). Only root user has the permission
to mount a device.

3. Upload the game save to the Live Linux

- either copy it from other drives (HDD, other CDROM) of your PC if
they are mounted in the Linux

- or copy it using a USB device

- or transfer via SFTP (Usual FTP won't work. You need an SFTP
client, e.g. PSFTP from putty.) Before you can use SFTP, you need
to know how to configure the network interface and do it.

- or whatever feasible methods.

For the Splinter Cell game saves, I copied the two .zip files to /tmp and
unzip them.

CODE
 $cd /tmp
 $unzip part1.zip
 $unzip part2.zip
 $ls

Now I have a directory UDATA under /tmp

4. Connect the USB device (formatted to FATX by the XBOX) to PC and transfer
data.

- using the following commands on the Live Linux PC

CODE
   $mkdir /mnt/pendrive
   $mount -o loop /dev/sda /mnt/pendrive


If you don't have /dev/sda, try to unplug and re-plug the USB device.
Next, copy the game saves to the USB.

CODE
   $cd /mnt/pendrive
   $cp -R /tmp/UDATA/21585554 .
   $cp -R /tmp/UDATA/5553000c .


Yes! the game saves are now on the USB device. Remove it from the PC.

CODE
   $umount /mnt/pendrive


The USB device should have the game saves on it and be ready for the
XBOX. Just plug it to your XBOX and copy the saves to your XBOX
HDD.


So, if you have access to a Linux system with FATX support and USB
support, you can always transfer data (game saves, MP3, videos, ...)
to the USB devices that are not liked by the Action Replay software.

There's another method which allows you create your own disk
image file and save it to the USB device by using OzXMemory Stick
Explorer. Just the same as how the XBOX-Linux MechInstaller FATX
images are created. It also requires a FATX compatible Linux system.

Link to the other method.

I tried this method with no luck. Not sure where's the problem.


The above is typed in according to my memory. Hope it's helpful to others. Please let me know if there is any error/omission/....

Edited by voidfoo, 28 January 2005 - 01:53 AM.


#2 voidfoo

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 03:20 AM

forgot to mention that when i boot the PC to live linux (step 1), i type '24' (without quotes) at the boot prompt.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:46 PM

This is perfect, wasted al evening trying to make it work on windows with no succes

For some reason Xebian1.1.2 couldn't read the usb-drive, but Xebian1.10 made it work.

Dunno what the -o loop is for but i mounted it with

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mount  /dev/sda /mnt/pendrive


I used a Diva mp3 player with 8mb CF-card

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 01:59 AM

Good Job. Clear, straight to the point. I like it. Actually, when i first tried to use my 32MB CF card i tried OzXmemory Stick Explorer, but you need appropriate .img files for the saves. Linux, once again, saves the day for those who don't chip their Xbox!

If only Xebain could format memory sticks instead of relying on the M$ dash. Oh well.

#5 BeagleBoy

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE(pjeutr @ Apr 6 2005, 03:52 PM)
Dunno what the -o loop is for but i mounted it with

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mount  /dev/sda /mnt/pendrive

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You don't need the "-o loop" since /dev/sda is a normal device. "-o loop" is used when you want to pretend that a disk image (such as an iso) is a device.


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:58 AM

can anyone explain how i would go about putting my itool oo7 gamesave from a burned onto xebian live so i can transfer it my usb device....cuz other than that i think i got it down

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:10 PM

bump and please help...

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(nofear04 @ Jul 15 2005, 12:21 PM)
bump and please help...

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again any help would be great

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:17 AM

QUOTE(nofear04 @ Jul 16 2005, 09:45 AM)
again any help would be great

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:53 AM

I am having trouble mounting the USB drive. I get "usb.c: USB SCSI command: 0x28" as an output. Any ideas? More over, how do I mount an HDD?

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:51 AM

I've figured out how to the ltools package into the xebian live filesystem. However, it is telling me that filesystem has been set to read only. Any advice?

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(ptrix @ Jul 20 2005, 02:02 AM)
I've figured out how to the ltools package into the xebian live filesystem. However, it is telling me that filesystem has been set to read only. Any advice?

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can you help me with that part...i can not get my nikon coolpix to mount for the life of me...and is there any windows lookaline linux distro that works with fatx

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:40 PM

Yeah I'll pin this, although using the Action Replay seems a helluva lot easier!
Or nevermind, I'll stick it in the tutorials thread. Trying to keep the forum cleaner...

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#14 ptrix

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:05 AM

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can you help me with that part...i can not get my nikon coolpix to mount for the life of me...and is there any windows lookaline linux distro that works with fatx


I am talking about the being able to access the ltools package in the Xebian Live prompt. I can't get it from there onto my USBkey, though. I am going to assume it has something to do with my USBkey so i am trying to track down a friend that has a key i could borrow.

If, in fact, your problem is getting the ltools package, you probably need to mount /dev/hda1.

so, the commands i use are, from /:

mkdir /mnt/hda1/
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1/

Now you should be able to access your c drive. If that gives an error, or doesn't work, just change directory to /dev/ , run an ls and try mounting anything listed as hdax , or even hdx.

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(ptrix @ Jul 20 2005, 10:16 PM)
I am talking about the being able to access the ltools package in the Xebian Live prompt. I can't get it from there onto my USBkey, though. I am going to assume it has something to do with my USBkey so i am trying to track down a friend that has a key i could borrow.

If, in fact, your problem is getting the ltools package, you probably need to mount /dev/hda1.

so, the commands i use are, from /:

mkdir /mnt/hda1/
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1/

Now you should be able to access your c drive. If that gives an error, or doesn't work, just change directory to /dev/ , run an ls and try mounting anything listed as hdax , or even hdx.

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ok i got to that part....but now once i transfer the save to my usb drive. it only shows one block being used and no save...is there some sort of mistake that i made?




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