Opendash Beta Released!
Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:14 PM
Will download and start bugtesting ASAP and report back here...
Posted 30 June 2005 - 08:23 PM
Posted 30 June 2005 - 08:24 PM
I tested it and is working as well as can be expected for a first release.
a few games took a couple of tries to boot
when booted from evo-x i had a few lock up's in the dash and frozen boots.
but no such problems when running it as the main dash.
xbox ver 1.1
aladin mod chip
80gig seagate hdd
I will deffinately continue to beta test as this has a lot of scope and can only get better with rich features.
Well done d0wnlab keep it comming
Posted 30 June 2005 - 09:54 PM
What do you have in mind for features? I know that the kernel needs to be updated, and I was going to see if someone could provide some ASCII art at boot. I was thinking of some sort of way to reboot the xbox on a keypress, and framebuffer access (to display a nice picture instead of the console), but am unsure if those would be too complex to add.
It's obviously important to keep things small so I was thinking of the following:
-Latest 2.4 kernel with bare minimum of modules to cut down on size
-uclibc based with busybox as the shell, again to cut down on size
-Use something like joyd to allow joystick presses to be translated into menu presses/commands
-Use something like dialog/whiptail to provide a simple text menu to all available options
-FTP server, telnet server
-xbox-tools for eeprom dumping, maybe raincoat for BIOS flashing
That being said if you wanted to work on any ideas you have, or any of the features above, I would appreciate it.
A problem with this is the location of any config file must be hardcoded - Linux will have no way of telling which directory it has been run from so the config must be somewhere it can always find it. An alternative is passing the network settings as an append option via linuxboot.cfg.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:14 AM
Congrats on developing the first legally distributed hacked xbox dashboard. Glad you leave it open-sourced, so hopefully more developers can help it out. Good luck with the project.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 03:29 AM
Should make alot of things, such as softmod installers, very interesting.
MechAssault Gamesave Exploit (Legal) - (Distributed by Xbox-Linux with their 'MechInstaller').
NKPatcher (Legal) - (Build from scratch by rmenhal and released via Base64 on these forums).
OpenDash (Legal) - (Well...duh?).
NDure fonts - (Legal) - (Released via Base64 here on Xbox-Scene, built from scratch).
If you get all the MS dashboard files off of C, it would be a completely legal installer for softmods! It would require a fairly complex system though, you'd need to MD5 files to determine their version, patch them accordingly, then manipulate them as required by the softmod to the correct directories, etc...
Needless to say if this ever gets that powerful I'll be taking it on.
Assuming I manage to beat down people like krayzie or kingroach before they get one off the ground
Edited by RiceCake, 01 July 2005 - 03:40 AM.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 04:01 AM
it can be done with ltools with some modification to the script..
Edited by kingroach, 01 July 2005 - 04:05 AM.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 10:33 AM
I hope the project goes well, its great seeing people using OpenXDK more and more to create bigger and better legal projects.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:06 PM
Then, all i'm wondering about is that writing files with linux seems to cause a read-only bug (cant format a shadowc image when using linux to place it for example)
This would mean, open dash will have to at least support wrting files (you could format C thru linux AFAIK, then reboot the gamesave)
So, would still require manual FTP (but apart from that, the things i wondered about, eeprom dumping and getting a exploitable XBE the "legal" way, can be overcome with relative ease)
Here's some more hosts:
Full DL host 1
Full DL host 2
Source DL host 1
Source DL host 2
Edited by Cio, 01 July 2005 - 02:08 PM.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 08:02 PM
Here's a host aswell:
Posted 02 July 2005 - 03:13 PM
So congrats to everyone who has managed to get this all pieced together.
Peace, and Thanks.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 10:58 AM
After this it FRAGS when i try to start it.
XBMC as a dash, 5035 X2 bios, Original controller and DVD dongel the third game port. (Port 2 as the first one is called 0 iirc)
Edited by JayDee, 03 July 2005 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 09:33 PM
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