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#31 brilliantdonkey

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

CHan163, did you ever get your split XBox360 + Ubuntu hard drive idea working? I'd love to do that, too, since I don't have two HD enclosures, and would need to swap the hd every time (I remember reading that the SATA connectors are too fragile for frequent swapping.)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:16 AM

might not go here but anyways would it be possible to install a more user friendly OS like windows after this by installing the ubuntu to ur hard drive then get a windows 2000 or xp cd and install it to ur hard drive like a normal computer?>

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE(hellawacked @ Nov 11 2007, 03:52 AM) View Post

might not go here but anyways would it be possible to install a more user friendly OS like windows after this by installing the ubuntu to ur hard drive then get a windows 2000 or xp cd and install it to ur hard drive like a normal computer?>

moan.. Xbox360 = PPC
windows = x86 aka.. you need to a install linux op xbox360 && then in a virtual machine Windows.. so.. speed will be like sh*t



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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

Would it be possible to intall linux to an external hdd so i do not have wipe my 360 drive?
Also could i play backups of my 360 games in iso form?
and are there any emulators for ps2, xbox, etc.?

Edited by clousr, 16 December 2007 - 05:37 PM.


#35 xmugen360

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 06:41 PM

there is an app called tiny xp and yes search the threads can be installed to thumb drives or external hd

#36 iwanttheagrocrag

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:30 PM

HOLY S*** not only is linux possible its also my favorite distro. UBUNTU rocks

EDIT: wait before i get anymore excited, is it actually Ubuntu or is it xubuntu ect. , and is it mostly intact like are you able to change settings?

Edited by iwanttheagrocrag, 18 January 2008 - 05:39 PM.


#37 Icekiller2k6

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE(iwanttheagrocrag @ Jan 18 2008, 06:06 PM) View Post

HOLY S*** not only is linux possible its also my favorite distro. UBUNTU rocks

EDIT: wait before i get anymore excited, is it actually Ubuntu or is it xubuntu ect. , and is it mostly intact like are you able to change settings?



its Ubuntu 7.04 (not 7.10 won't start)

not xubuntu .. well you CAN install KDE or XCFE or whatever window manager you want..





#38 Icekiller2k6

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:52 PM

Just a heads up,

Ubuntu 7.10 now works @ xbox 360.

Install script @

http://www.free60.org/wiki/Ubuntu7.10

thanks ssmurf wink.gif

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:28 PM

Well I don't think this can be done yet but can't hurt to ask. Would it be possible after installing ubuntu on the HDD to boot directly from the HDD with out the use of the xell boot cd? Looking for a way to use the dash to select it and boot just like a demo game.

Reason I am asking is because I have a few 360s I got off ebay and were dead. I fixed them but a few had a swapped DVD drive and of course no DVD Key that matched. I keep looking for ways to boot up linux without the use of the DVD drive. I could get it all installed of a working 360 and then hope to boot it from the HDD on the systems that needed the DVD key. From that point I can get the key off the motherboard.

Any ideas would be great.

Thanks


#40 rapidmovies

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:17 AM

how would the speed suck? I thought the 360 had 3 core 3.4 ghz PPCs? I can run windows + mac fine on any core 2 duo machine. Qemu greatly speeds up emulation speeds when using ubuntu as well. The only problem i can think of would be the ram.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE(Icekiller2k6 @ Feb 13 2008, 02:28 PM) View Post

Just a heads up,

Ubuntu 7.10 now works @ xbox 360.

Install script @

http://www.free60.org/wiki/Ubuntu7.10

thanks ssmurf wink.gif


Bonus!

As a matter of interest how was the Gnome issue fixed?



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#42 Icekiller2k6

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE(utar @ Mar 2 2008, 06:18 PM) View Post

Bonus!

As a matter of interest how was the Gnome issue fixed?
Utar

libfbdevhw.so from 7.10 is replaced with the libfbdevhw.so of 7.04

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:24 PM

after you install Ubuntu, how do you put the original 360 save game files back on the hdd, assuming you've created a backup image of the hdd prior to the installation of Ubuntu?

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

how about a philips, benq or liteon?
im just asking because i got really tuned up by the guide, i'd love linux on my xobx, allways been a fan of the os, but now im torn sad.gif because my drive isnt the one described, what would you have me do, leet 1.post-guide?

Thanks in advance and sorry if i missed a smilair question...

cheers
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btw: love the guide happy.gif

Edited by Menzis0, 16 April 2008 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:00 PM

Run debootstrap:
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debootstrap --arch powerpc edgy /mnt/ubuntu http://archive.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu

bash: debootstrap: command not found

im pretty sure im doing everything right, this is my 2nd attempt and i got the same error the last time (on a different box).

i noticed there where 2 unextracted files in the dir (pic) making the usr/lib/debootstrap and /usr/sbin directory's invalid so i tried extracting the 2 files and it didn't make a difference (pic), so beyond that im not sure whats going wrong.

Edit: Spellcheck

Edited by Grim187, 22 April 2008 - 10:01 PM.





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