Sxb Feed Back ?
Posted 06 November 2005 - 11:22 PM
so let me know ok.
Now 3000 sxb isos have been downloaded and no one
has yet reallY let me know these things below.
DID ANYONE TRIED SXB AS LIVECD AND DID SAVE SETTINGS WORKED.?
NOT TESTED BY ME AS XBOX DVDROM DAMAGED.
DID YOU ADD USB WEB CAM TO XBOX AND RUN XCAM
OR XAWTV IN SXB DESKTOP AND GOT WEB CAM WORKING
AS I HAVE DONE AND TESTED MYSELF?
AND NEXT SXB NEW RELEASE2
DIGI USB TV CARDS NOT FULLY TESTED BY ME YET.
DID YOU TRIED SXB ON USB DEVICE SXBONASTICK
AS TESTED AND WORKING BY ME ON MY I GIG MP3 PLAYER.
AND OTHER DIRECRFB AND XDIRECTFB STUFFF I TESTED.
So,you see how can i add or change things in next sxb new release2
as needed if people do now give me any real feed backup.
Yes i know some stuff people reported on but its more for
there help on running sxb then the real feed back i need,
if you want things added and working well.
so guys thanks and look foward to sxb new release 2 and my own
distro poor linux sxb style in kernel 2.6 flavor.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 01:45 AM
once again, please revise your instructions and post them here and also on the SXB website. thanks in advance.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 01:50 AM
Thank you so much!! once again
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:30 AM
logging all messages to /var/log/livedbg
creating root filesystem in /mnt
mounting all available CDs
mounting other disks (ro)
liveCD subdirectory is
cannot find your compressed files" Maybe you are trying to start the LiveCD form unsupported CDROM drive (scsi?)
Or you entered wrong livecd_subdir= parameter?
Or you entered wrong fromhd= parameter?
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del for reboot.
bash. no job control in this shell
yes, i tried it with a usb keyboard plugged in and it does not work, you cant type anything at the prompt and the three finger salute does nothing for it. anyways, let me know what you think, ill test what i can if its within my grasp or if i have time, still a linux newb and still in college. everything else looks good to me besides that so far. nice job
Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:53 AM
If I boot with the CD in either from the hard drive or CD, it will load up, let me log in, then spin as if it is still loading, then finally stop and just sit there doing nothing.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:46 PM
Hi,great some real feedback thanks.
Ok first,Hum,i did not realise that many new people will be using sxb
as i think most people out off 3000 sxb isos downloaded have managed
to run sxb ok.So people who are still stuck and confused we will try and
help here ok.I read your posts and i think i have covered it before here
few times if you search other posts here.Anyway i will try and explain
here below again ok,so it helps.The newsxb release2 i will release soon
i will add all dirs in iso so people who like doing ftp can just copy the dirs
to xbox and sxb is installed or use sxb iso boot in xbox and install from there.
So until then we try this iso working for you guys still need help ok.
Ok,as stated in docs my xbox dvd drive is damaged an i could not test
the sxb iso booting or test the sxb livecd part if my xbox dvddrive was ok
some errors i would come across and had been sorted ok.This is why
i asked people you will have to test this for me,infact just before i release
sxb new iso i asked people here can someone test sxb iso before i release
it but no one said yes,so i had to trust anyone who downloaded and tried sxb
to give me feed back instead,as some of you guys are doing now.
Ok,never edit linuxboot.cfg in any xbox dashboard as some times
editing this file in xbox dashboard corrupt's it and then sxb files
are not found.Only edit this file on pc or inside running sxb or
other xbox distro.i always use midnight commander to edit
this file inside sxb running.
So again do not edit linuxboot.cfg file in dashboards in xbox.
use above method or on pc then ftp it back to xbox.
The other thing some xbox dashboards when you ftp
files from pc to xbox do not like some hidden and symlink
files to be transfered to xbox and this is why some off you
guys get errors when you ftb sxb files to xbox but in any
running xbox-linux its ok to do this.
So when you guys want to install sxb doing ftp
then when you ftp sxb files to xbox do not copy the save
dir to xbox as this has these symlink and hidden files in it.
So copy every thing in to ther dirs to xbox but do not
copy save dir in sxb iso.Look below in post for what
file and dirs go where ok.
once you copied all other files then in xbox just make a
new empty save dir instead ok then when sxb is
run the files get added there anyway ok as sxb uses save
dir to add and delete save files.
So again 2 things do not edit linuxboot.cfg file in xbox dashboard
and do not copy the save dir to xbox just create a empty save
dir ok.This is why people are getting errors ftping to xbox ok
in some dashboard and ftp app it seems to work ok,but
some do give errors.
First main error in sxb.iso was that it did not boot right,as i over looked
the linuxboot.cfg file and forgot to add kbd-reset in it so when
sxb boots from cd you get keyboard errors ya.
So we all know now to edit linuxboot.cfg and add kbd-reset line
in it and then we can build and burn iso again.So it boots as livecd
and we can then choose sxb install and install it to hd ok.This is the
best and easy method as planed.So after editing linuxboot.cfg
by extracting all sxb iso files to tmp dir on pc.and to build the sxb iso back
look in root of tmp dir the file create_bootiso.sh and type
./ create_bootiso.sh sxbnew.iso from there
now we have a working sxb iso we burn this and run
it in xbox and try all installs there OK.
NOTE THE ABOVE ONLY IF YOU ARE DOING THIS ON YOUR
PC RUNNING SOME LINUX.
for people using windows you can use winiso,magiciso,etc ok
to build sxbiso again even easier.
For people who just want to ftp sxb to xbox and are not using
sxb installs you will first need to know what dir's and files goes
where and you will need to make your own 126 swap.img file
to add and you have to rename linuxboot.cfg.hd to linuxboot.cfg
and add this also.In sxb new we have 2 linuxboot.cfg files
one linuxboot.cfg this is fo the sxbcd to boot and run as livecd.
the other is linuxboot.cfg.hd this is to run sxb installed on xbox hd ok.
Again note linuxboot.cfg.hd when you ftp all files to xbox you have to
rename linuxboot.cfg.hd to linuxboot.cfg then ftp this ok this is
why some of you getting errors when running sxb on hd after ftping
Again there are 2 linuxboot.cfg files so be carefull which one you
copy and rename to xbox ok.
Note if you build sxbiso again and burn you will not need to do all this.
as the installer in sxb lvecd will make dirs swap.img file and rename
linuxboot.cfg.hd to linuxboot.cfg and copy all files where they belong ok.
Any way for ftp and manual install do all dirs and files as shown below ok.
Note only for sxb modular and not for sxbloop method
SXB default modular say we first do E hd on xbox ok,so on E hd we
have to make 2 dir's one sxbox and one sxboxE
so we have e/sxbox here most of the system files go
and e/sxboxE where vmlinuz linuxboot.cfg default.xbe and 128 swap.img file
we make 2 dir's ok on e hd so it looks as below.
E:/sxboxE/ ----- this is master sxb dir we only need this once only
and all installed sxb modular,sxb loop,sxbusb and
from any hd E F and G and /dev/sda1 for sxbusb will
all be run with this one master sxb dir and using the same
128mb swap.img file kernel vmlinuz initrd.gz linuxboot.cfg
and xcromwell default.xbe ok.So once this dir is created
either manualy or by sxb installer.
E:/sxboxE/vmlinuz ---our sxb kernel ok
E:/sxboxE/linuxboot.cfg ---- this we renamed it from linuxboot.cfg.hd ya.
E:/sxboxE/initrd.gz ---- linuxrc and modules and other scripts inside this.
E:/sxboxE/default.xbe --which is really our sxb xromwell xbe
E:/sxboxE/swap.img =128mb you will need to make your own if you are not
using sxb installer,but if you want you can skip this
swap.img file for now,as sxb will run without it,but once
you have sxb running you can add it in by typing this
in console in sxb type
dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/disc0part50/sxboxE/swap.img bs=1M count=128
and mkswap /mnt/disc0part50/sxboxE/swap.img that's it ok.
so copy all these files in sxb master dir from iso ok and do not
forget to rename linuxboot.cfg.hd to linuxboot.cfg then copy it ok.
so above our sxb master dir is done ok E:/sxboxE now e:/sxbox dir next.
now mkdir on e hd sxbox all our other files and dir's remaning will go
in this dir ok so it looks lik so below and do not forget the tiny but
very important file livecd.sgn without this file no sxb will ever work.
so make sure it is included in the root of e:/sxbox/livecd.sgn ok.
so e:/sxbox dir below ok.
E/sxbox/backup --- this dir backups the save mo file for hd autosave.
E/sxbox/download ---- whatever you download from net etc download
it to this dir So in firefox in sxb when you download
anything point your firefox to download in this dir in sxb.
so point it to /boot/download in firefox.
Note i do not want to confuse you but this
/boot/download is the same dir as E/sxbox/download
so again in sxb only download in this /boot/download
dir only and if you download in /root or any where
else it will go in to memory and slow sxb down,so
only add downloads to /boot/download ok as this
is a modular sxb install in sxbloop this does not matter
as it is than normal linux.
E/sxbox/modules --- modules go here directfb xdirectfb mediaplayers etc mods
E/sxbox/extramods/ --- extra modules go here wine samba etc.
E/sxbox/optional/ ---- this has our hd autosave module zsxbsave.mo
i do not think we need these 2 dir's as all loop and usb
scripts i added in initrd.gz now so you can leave these out.
E/sxbox/tools -- this is some of the tools needed to extract
make build modules etc these tools are in
sxb /sbin also so you could leave this out
if wanted but its there just incase you need tools
somewhere else when building your own modules.
E/sxbox/livecd.sgn --- this is a file not a dir you must have this here
or sxb will not work you will get errors compressed
files not found extra note you do not need this
file for sxbloop method,but you need it for sxbusb ok.
So after all above sxb modular on E hd is done so for other hd it look below
E/sxbox F/sxbox for F hd G/sxbox For G hd
So note we only have one master dir e/sxboxE ya and F and G sxbinstalls
will use E/sxboxE as, so on F AND G hd we do not need master sxb dir ok.
So now if you want to install sxb to F or G just move the e/sxbox
and leave sxb master dir on E/sxboxE ok and run default xbe
sxb loop install You must have at least 3 gbit free space
our you will get errors as install makes 128 mb
swap.img and 1.5 gb loopfile img and installer
needs big tmp space as well,beacause in sxb
you can not just copy all files as in normal linux.
what the installer has to do is mount every module
in tmp dir and then extract it to inside loopfile img.
YOU have to run sxb installer to have sxb loop running
so once you have sxb running in ftp method or livecd method
as shown above then choose sxb installer loop method in desktop
menu.Installer will add 1.5 gb sxbloop.img file and if needed
add master sxb dir E/sxboxE. so it will look as below for all drives e f g
SO ON E HD SXBLOOP LOOK LIKE BELOW
E/sxbloop/sxbloop.img --- 1.5 gb loop file
And master sxb dir below
E/sxboxE ---- master sxb dir see above for ftp.
SO ON F HD SXBLOOP LOOK LIKE BELOW
F/sxbloop/sxbloop.img --- 1.5 gb loop file
note no master sxb dir it will use e/sxboxE and swap.img
SO ON G HD SXBLOOP LOOK LIKE BELOW
G/sxbloop/sxbloop.img --- 1.5 gb loop file
note no master sxb dir it will use e/sxboxE and swap.img
NOW SXBUSB INSTALL this is modular as wint default sxb ok.
installer will format usbdevice and copy all files to the root of /dev/sda1
and to run SXBONASTICK click default xbe in E/sxboxE master dir
and choose sxbonastick from menu to run.
This sxbonastick is infact much better than livecd and faster specially
if you are lucky to have these new super fast usbdevices they run
nearly as fast as sxb on loopfile.
you will need 250 mb plus usb device.
Ok after all thoes sxb isos download i only have one person
giving me feedback ha bollywood i tried the livecd method
as you could not try yourself as your dvd drive was damaged.
So ok lets say sxb livecd auto save does not work as i planed
for now ok,as now at last some one tried fo me and gave
me an answer yes or know so thanks.I will have to asume
he understood what i stated in sxb docs and how to edit
linuxboot.cfg file and add new cheats codes for livecd autosave
to work and rebuild iso and then try again.
Ok no worries for now i will add a better method for
hd and live cd autosave feature next sxbnew release2 soon ok.
What i will do also have the sxb new release iso build so that
we have all the files and dir as needed on xbox hd.So people
for some one reason or another need to install sxb by using ftp method
all they will have to do is copy 2 dir's to sxb and sxb is installed.
So in sxbnew.iso release2 i will have /sxbox and sxboxE dir's
and files all as needed for quick ftp install ok.
Plus it will run as livecd and then can be installed from running
sxb cd as before using all sxb installs from menu in desktop ok.
for sxb modular loop and usb.
For sxb native i have started to upload sxb just like slackware 1.02 kit
i call this .This is for people who do not like there slackware changed
so i have just not changed much or added any tweaks and directfb
and xdirectfb stuff so it will be slower in many ways as i have tried
to keep it just like slackware ok.So to run sxb full just like slackware
on xbox you must install it as native on xbox hd to do it any justice ok.
The only things i changed is new kernel 2.6 we cant use slackware
pkg xorg 6.82 as it does not have nvxbox driver patches compiled in.
So i had to do our own sxb full xorg 6.82 with nvxbox driver patches
and compile it from scratch for this.so xorg is different from real
slackware and the kernel and i think alsa and someother stuff.
apart from this its just like slackware ok for native install on xbox ok.
I have uploaded the full Xorg now for people who need x ok.
i will upload full base pkg in few days and new 26 kernel aswell
Anyway i hope it helps some people who are still trying
to get sxb going.
seeya so look out for new sxbnew release 2 and maybe my
very own distro called poor linux soon ok
Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:43 AM
Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:29 PM
Ok thats great someone making an effort ok have you enough space on e ?
and when you started the loopsxb install to f hd all your files were installed
in there right dir example E/sxboxE and F /sxbloop/sxbloop.img
so sxb installer done all this and finished ya ok.
OK most of the quick test i done was on e drive our xbox f has not
much space for loop file and tmp so f and g install scripts i done
are a mirror img of the e loop scripts may be i forgot some line
errror there as i think i rushed to get sxbnew out as i promised
people here that no matter what i will upload newsxb that friday,
so i learn now never to rush,so i needed a day or 2 more for tests
really,and i did build this sxbnew in 4 days 3 hours a day as promised.
anyway even if i had 2 weeks more i myself can not test some parts of
my own sxb,example my xbox dvdrom is damaged so i could not boot
sxb and test and i do not have large xbox hd etc like some of you guys
only standard xbox hd etc,so loop and native sxb install on f or g hd
i can not test i have said all this before only you guys can test this
for me if you are lucky to have all extras for your xboxes ok.
This is why i asked people here can someone test certain parts
of my new sxb for me please and as you know no one offered
to help and if someone had offered help and let me know and
before i released the new sxb we would come across some of these
errors and hence sxbnew would have been uploaded error free ya.
So again if people do not test and tell me if things are working
or not with a straight answer,So how can i fix something if no
one tells me ya.No i am not talking about you as i think you are
the second person who has really given me the feed back i need..
Ok,kamikazelemmings if you get time next sxb release2 soon
if you like you can test if all sxb is working ok before release.
the new sxb release 2 i am doing now as i speak is slightly different
it might have kernel2.6 and all the scripts i have changed to suite
this is on my xbox now i have not got sxbnew running as i am testing
the soon to come out new sxb release 2 and few weeks from now
my own distro for xbox and pc called poor linux.
So the one new sxb you are using i do not have it on xbox
as i have sxbnew release2 and poor linux as i do not have space
as the xbox i use here they wont let me delete xbox games from it
to make space for my linuxes.
Ok what i will do is delete one of the newer sxb or poor linux
and installed the sxbnew you are working on back to xbox
and then i will sort out the loopfile and other things ok if needed.
To be honest i was not going to do all this as i was going to
fix all this errors in sxbnew release2 anyway.but good now
that you told me that loop does not work on f hd.as i would have to
sort it then in this new sxbnew release 2.
So while we are at it we will sort this out now so no problems ok.
But give me a day as i want to finish some stuff in newsxb release2
and poorlinux before i delete them and make space for sxnew ok.
So mean while you can try some things ok for me.
Ok,now all excuses are done lets get back to the sxb loopfile
ok as i asked before have you enough space on your E hd for sxbloop.img ?.
If you have space then copy the F/sxbloop/ dir and sxbloop.img file the
installer installed and copy it to your E hd so you have as below ok.
now run default.xbe and choose sxbloop e in xromwell menu.
and see if it was ok or not or have you already done this?
Ok so let me know we carry on from there ok.
No worries if still wrong i will extract the initrd.gz and change few lines
in there so loop gets working ok and upload new initrd.gz for you and all ok.
if that is needed ok it might be the linuxboot.cfg lines not added or something
i will look tommrow night when i installl sxbnew on xbox again ok.
Ohh,the other thing when installer was adding files in to sxbloop.img
did you see in terminal all files being copied ?
you see in sxb you can not just copy system files like you do in normal
linux for example you cant run sxb and copy file to sxbloop.img files like below
cp -frPd /* /mnt/loop it will miss lots of files and dirs due to
squasffs and unionfs.
so the sxb installer has to mount every modules to tmp dir
then it extracts the module to /mnt/loop which is our sxbloop.img
like this mo2dir /base/bin.mo /mnt/loop mo2dir /base/lib.mo /mnt/loop
mo2dir /base/user.mo /mnt/loop etc etc
Note installer adds empty dir's dev proc sys tmp
and another thing when you first run sxbloop when it works
the first time as we have blank dev proc sys tmp dirs there
to fill up these dir you have to restart sxbloop and on the second
start it will all be ok as these dirs are populated.
So for others also please restart sxbloop after the first start to
populate all dev etc dirs ok then all be ok.
ok see ya let me know.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 03:10 AM
kamikazelemmings i looked in to sxbloop not working and redone initrd.gz for
you ok so download the new initrd.gz and see how it goes ok.
get it at http://sourceforge.net/projects/sxb
Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:43 AM
Posted 09 November 2005 - 01:14 PM
Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:32 PM
Hi,sorry i thought you must have read other post here ,as you did not
the keyboard error while booting sxbnew iso is caused by a missing line
in linuxboot.cfg,so you have to download a new linuxboot.cfg file and rebuild
the sxb iso,as if you look in sxdoc in iso,i could not test some parts of sxb
because i had damaged my xbox dvddrive hence i missed this error,as i
could not test sxb booting and the sxb livecd part myself,as i said in
So download new linuxboot.cfg file and i uploaded a new initrd.gz file
aswell this initrd.gz file fixex another error with sxb on a loopfile called
Ok rebuild the sxb iso with these 2 new files and use the script
create_bootiso.sh to rebuild iso and burn on cd again or just install
sxb in ftp.
so extract sxbnew iso in some tmp dir /tmp/sxb and add new linuxboot.cfg
and initrd.gz file and type ./create_bootiso.sh sxbnew.iso and burn new iso.
i think nearly 4000 sxb new iso downloaded in 2 and a half week,and i think
most have now got sxbnew running well so you should have no problems
ok mate .Look at my post above i explain in more detail and other posts
if you need more help.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:40 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:01 AM
kamikazelemmings good,sure you can help test any new sxb or poor
linux as i am limited at times as my xboxdvdrom is sill not fixed
and i really do not have all the extras you need for xboxes as
some of you guys have so at times i can not test all things.
As,far a new linux users go,i am a product of new linux user,
People forget sure i have done livecd for windows etc for few years,but
and am great in windows,but as far as linux i am still new and have lot to
learn.i think over a year i have been doing linux and out of that year 4 months
i did not do any linux as i was away to the east and was doing my bollywood
projects in my win2003 server,so its even better if people are new as
then you have new minds and ideas are born ok.
so thanks again i will leave a note when i need anything tested ok.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:03 AM
Mainly because me and probly many other dont know what to do after ftping the files over. Do i boot into a cromwell bios? do i select the .xbe from within another dashboard ie evolution-x? Do i select NAtive, or FatX while in cromwell?? if i select fatx i get another 8 or so selctions, what do i select?
you need to specify a lil more
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