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#16 Icekiller2k6

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE(seaweed @ Apr 15 2007, 11:00 AM) View Post

Great tutorial!

a. Any chance of installing linux on usb-disk yet?

b. I use component cables to my tv (doesnt support vga), how will this look?



a) yes it would, but usb isn't stable so we don't recommend it.
cool.gif probably not good, it will look stretched

#17 burgerbee

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:34 PM

I have made a little script for this now. Warning this script will WIPE your Xbox 360 harddisk.

Boot up the livecd and click "Application > Accessories > Terminal". Type the following commands:

CODE

sudo su
wget http://mydedibox.fr/burgerbee/ubuntuinstall.sh
sh ./ubuntuinstall.sh


Reboot the box when you are told. Boot with https://home.comcast...er-sda2-new.iso and login as root. You will be asked for a new password. The rest of the installation and download will start automatically and it is about 600Mb. Select xenonfb when the script asks for Xserver-driver Thats all.

Read about it at: http://www.free60.org/wiki/Ubuntu7.04


#18 seaweed

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

Nice work. Im trying your new script now but im getting an error msg when i reboot with the cd.

can not open root device sda2
kernel panic etc.......

I have a new 100gb hard drive, unformated and untouched.

I followed the steps you said, but when it rebooted i had to do a "hard"(using the On/Off button) reboot on the 360, wont the files the script downloads be deleted once i do a "hard" reboot?

Or is there anything else im doing wrong?

#19 seaweed

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:39 AM

Its working fine now burgerbee, apperantly it didnt find the hardisk the first time, so it loaded files into memory instead wink.gif


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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(seaweed @ Apr 16 2007, 11:09 AM) View Post

Nice work. Im trying your new script now but im getting an error msg when i reboot with the cd.

can not open root device sda2
kernel panic etc.......

I have a new 100gb hard drive, unformated and untouched.

I followed the steps you said, but when it rebooted i had to do a "hard"(using the On/Off button) reboot on the 360, wont the files the script downloads be deleted once i do a "hard" reboot?

Or is there anything else im doing wrong?


Hard reboot or toggle power is needed. The box can not be restarted with the script, so that is normal. It is safe to turn of power when X is going down.

But that it cant find sda2 after reboot sounds strange. I have tested the script five times or so without any problem and the previous state off the harddisk shouldnt be a problem. Nore the size. Please just try to start from the begining and run the script one more time. Maybe there was some kind of download problem during debootstrap.

Report if you get the same error again please.

/BurgerBee

Edit: hehe you got it working while i was typing )

Edited by burgerbee, 16 April 2007 - 10:50 AM.


#21 seaweed

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:47 PM

Indeed i did wink.gif

Thanks for the quick reply wink.gif

#22 azerty007

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:49 PM

hey seaweed what did you have of hard disk 100mb

#23 stonersmurff

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:12 PM

Heres the update bootloader cd to add support for Samsung drives: https://home.comcast...da2-samsung.iso

The new livecd for Samsung drive support is also finished and will posted soon at free60.org.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:33 PM

I use a small 1gb MP3 player.
First of all, when I run burgerbee's script, it gets the error message:
"can not open root device sda2
kernel panic etc....... ".
Maybe it's because of the size of the player.
The other question is how do I change the script so it will make a 200mb
swap partition and the rest for the Linux itself?

Thanks.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:55 AM

QUOTE(mikomraz @ May 8 2007, 07:09 PM) View Post

I use a small 1gb MP3 player.
First of all, when I run burgerbee's script, it gets the error message:
"can not open root device sda2
kernel panic etc....... ".
Maybe it's because of the size of the player.
The other question is how do I change the script so it will make a 200mb
swap partition and the rest for the Linux itself?

Thanks.


never mind, I solved the problem using cfdisk, but now after I installed everything,
the new bootable disk keeps saying the "can not open root device sda2 kernel panic etc....... " thing.
any idea?


#26 MrDVD

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:24 AM

Is this installed Ubuntu a 32 or 64 bit version ?

#27 Chan163

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:11 PM

Let's assume I have a 250Gb WD BEVS drive and a sector from one of the X360 Elite drives... Would it be possible to keep the M$ data on that drive and use the space behind those 120Gig for Ubuntu?

If not, why not?

#28 Chan163

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:11 AM

No one?


@ mikomraz: I guess your MP3 player won't be mounted as 'sda2'.... So Linux can't find it there.

#29 Gnash

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

This is very nice and useful. It's amazing how linux has become compatible with virtually any platform, including the Xbox, PS2, Ps3, and even the iPod Nano.

I once surfed a PS3 proxy server running linux. I hope that this detracts from the Micro$oft monopoly.

#30 MoNeY_MaN

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:32 PM

This is a great looking guide and very informative. If only i had not ever upgraded my xbox 360 and i could try this stuff out. I am so jealous of you all who run Linux on your xbox 360





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