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#46 Multihax

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:47 AM

QUOTE(Grim187 @ Apr 22 2008, 02:36 PM) View Post
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).

Try:

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


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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:12 AM

Couldn't edit my previous post, so...

QUOTE(Grim187 @ Apr 22 2008, 02:36 PM) View Post
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.

You'll need to execute this in your '/mnt/ubuntu' directory:

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zcat < ./work/data.tar.gz | tar xv

Then from here, you can now execute the debootstrap:

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

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:30 AM

It all seemed to install great using the script at http://www.free60.org/wiki/Ubuntu7.10

There is one problem I am having, I selected the wrong screen resolution. Is there a way I can fix this using Ctrl + Alt + F1? It seems like a lot of work to reinstall it all just to fix that simple little mistake tongue.gif

Thanks for any help smile.gif

EDIT: After doing a bit more searching I found that this works

Press Ctrl + Alt + F1
Login as root using your pass

and then using this command
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Edited by xxANTMANxx, 10 June 2008 - 03:40 AM.


#49 fosterchild11

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:33 AM

Anyone have up to date install instructions? I've followed free60.org for the 7.10 install and used the boot cd they link to. However, when I go to boot up with it, I get an irq 36 errors that repeats for ever. I can complete the install by keeping track of what i type, and had it fully working minus the desktop.

It dawned on me, that maybe i needed the old v.21 xell boot cd after I read about recent updates in the kernal. So I attempted to start from step one on free60.org and made it thru formating the drive again, but it's not stuck at not being able to make the /mnt/ubuntu directory. I have no idea what happened and have tried numberous times to cfdisk, which appears to delete it, but then when i continue and try and mnt sda2 and the ubuntu folder the command prompt freezes. It's almost like the hard drive got corrupted and the only thing i can think of is to take it apart and stick it in an external and format it with windows or something.

I just need to know which directions to follow and which xell boot cd to use. It appears there is conflicting info on free60.org. I have both 2.6.21.1 and 2.6.24.3 xell boot cds. I forgot to mention, before trying to start over I did boot from the 2.6.21.1 cd and there was no errors as the 360 booted everything up, except for the desktop not starting.


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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE(stonersmurff @ Apr 1 2007, 11:27 AM) View Post
How to Install Ubuntu onto your Xbox 360 Hard Drive
(Using Debootstrap)

......................


Hi mate..

Recently got a hold of a Xbox 360 with kernel 4532 and had to try out this guide..

I used the scripts on free60.org and tried several guides but it just wont work damnit..

After Ive run any of the three different scripts on free60.org or the manual way that you describe in your guide, I get this message: "Complete, please reboot with SDA Bootloader" and I did so, it goes into panic mode after it has loaded the kernel.. Says "Disabling IRQ#32" as well as "Disabling IRQ#36" in a unending loop.. Help?!

I used this guide: http://www.free60.org/wiki/First_Steps
and this: http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=595543

Ive tried to boot it even with harddrive disconnected, internet cable disconnected, tried burning the Xell disc 5 times now on different speed, nothing works tongue.gif

What is going on?

The Xell disc youve linked to is offline so I used the one Free60.org links to.. it boots, loads the kernel but disabling IRQ#32 and #36 keeps coming up .. something about "nobody cares, disable irqpoll in options"

This is really annoying as I was so looking forward to this and spent 12 hours on this XBox 360 now trying to get Linux to work on it.. The LiveCD works just fine, so it doesnt make any sense..

Edited by pastortom, 16 October 2008 - 10:55 AM.


#51 pastortom

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE(fosterchild11 @ Aug 5 2008, 08:09 AM) View Post
Anyone have up to date install instructions? I've followed free60.org for the 7.10 install and used the boot cd they link to. However, when I go to boot up with it, I get an irq 36 errors that repeats for ever. I can complete the install by keeping track of what i type, and had it fully working minus the desktop.

It dawned on me, that maybe i needed the old v.21 xell boot cd after I read about recent updates in the kernal. So I attempted to start from step one on free60.org and made it thru formating the drive again, but it's not stuck at not being able to make the /mnt/ubuntu directory. I have no idea what happened and have tried numberous times to cfdisk, which appears to delete it, but then when i continue and try and mnt sda2 and the ubuntu folder the command prompt freezes. It's almost like the hard drive got corrupted and the only thing i can think of is to take it apart and stick it in an external and format it with windows or something.

I just need to know which directions to follow and which xell boot cd to use. It appears there is conflicting info on free60.org. I have both 2.6.21.1 and 2.6.24.3 xell boot cds. I forgot to mention, before trying to start over I did boot from the 2.6.21.1 cd and there was no errors as the 360 booted everything up, except for the desktop not starting.


I get the same error mate..

Really annoying.. tried almost everything.. Where did you get the 2.6.21.1 version?


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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE(pastortom @ Oct 16 2008, 12:28 PM) View Post


Hi mate..

Recently got a hold of a Xbox 360 with kernel 4532 and had to try out this guide..

I used the scripts on free60.org and tried several guides but it just wont work damnit..

After Ive run any of the three different scripts on free60.org or the manual way that you describe in your guide, I get this message: "Complete, please reboot with SDA Bootloader" and I did so, it goes into panic mode after it has loaded the kernel.. Says "Disabling IRQ#32" as well as "Disabling IRQ#36" in a unending loop.. Help?!

I used this guide: http://www.free60.org/wiki/First_Steps
and this: http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=595543

Ive tried to boot it even with harddrive disconnected, internet cable disconnected, tried burning the Xell disc 5 times now on different speed, nothing works tongue.gif

What is going on?

The Xell disc youve linked to is offline so I used the one Free60.org links to.. it boots, loads the kernel but disabling IRQ#32 and #36 keeps coming up .. something about "nobody cares, disable irqpoll in options"

This is really annoying as I was so looking forward to this and spent 12 hours on this XBox 360 now trying to get Linux to work on it.. The LiveCD works just fine, so it doesnt make any sense..


QUOTE(burgerbee @ Apr 3 2007, 10:57 AM) View Post
All the steps from buying the box until running Linux.


1. Buying the box

”You need an Xbox with a kernel version of 4532 or 4548. You can check your kernel version in "System -> Console Settings -> System Info". The line at the bottom contains your kernel version in the format K:2.0.nnnn.0, where nnnn is your four digit kernel version.
If your kernel version is older, you can update to one of these versions. Do not update to a version newer than 4548! You won't be able to downgrade! If you already have a newer version, there is nothing you can do right now.
If you buy an Xbox, make sure that its manufacturing date is before 09 January 2007, so that the kernel version is 4548 or older. You can see the manufacturing date ("MFR Date") through the carton without opening it.”

Source: http://www.free60.org/wiki/Run_Code

2. Upgrading the kernel to 4532


”If you have a pre-4532 kernel, you need to get the file HD_DVD_10-2006.zip, check the MD5SUM to be cd4db8e2c94266ab73513c361dd5b8f6 (important!), burn it to a CD, and insert the CD into your Xbox 360. The program will update your machine to kernel version 4532. This file is an authentic Microsoft update application, but is not available on Microsoft's servers any more. If you own an Xbox, it should be legal for you to download and run this application.”

Source: http://www.free60.org/wiki/Run_Code
Download: http://www.360mods.n...ails/id=76.html

3. Flashing the DVD

Diffrent tactics depending on the DVD modell in your box. Read the excellent Firmware Flashing Tutorial

Download: http://www.360mods.n...ails/id=61.html
4. Buy King Kong and make an image

There is two versions of King Kong. The patcher currently does not work with the newer "classics" version of King Kong. In doubt, buy the oldest version you can get.

You can read about game backups in the excellent Firmware Flashing Tutorial

Download: http://www.360mods.n...ails/id=61.html

5. Patch your King Kong image

"Patch your King Kong ISO with either the windows exe or compile the source for Linux.
If your using the windows patch, you will need to download cygwin1.dll and put it into your windows/system32 folder.

Then make sure shader.bin, the exe, and your King Kong ISO are in the same folder and run:

win_patch.exe <name of iso>
or
./linux_patch <name of iso>

After your ISO is patched, burn it like a normal game.”

Source: Included readme
Download: ftp://linux360:linux360@mydedibox.homelin...bedded_xell.zip

6. Get Linux

”This LiveCD is based on the BETA Gentoo LiveCD. It includes our X.org framebuffer driver and a Gnome Desktop environment. Download size is around 600MB.”

Source: http://www.free60.org/wiki/LiveCD
Download: http://downloads.sou...on-beta.tar.bz2

7. Get it started

”Switch on your Xbox 360, and load up the patched kingkong, and press 'start' on the title screen. Wait until the tray opens. Insert the Linux CD. Close the tray. A few second later, you should be greeted by some penguins.”

Source: http://www.free60.org/wiki/First_Steps

8. Install it to harddisk (optional)

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:

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


Reboot (turn off) 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 more about it at: http://www.free60.org/wiki/Ubuntu7.04


Just wanted to let you know I figured it out.. For some XBox 360 consoles the Xell bootloader youve posted DOES NOT work.. It gives Disabling IRQ#32 and IRQ#36.. for those who gets this error use this Xell bootloader instead:
XELL-Bootloader-sda2-v2.6.21.1

Perhaps update some of your links too as they do not work.. Other than that, Great guide wink.gif




#53 dervboy

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:44 PM

does anyone want to replace those files back on the WWW??? they are not available ANYwhere sad.gif

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE(dervboy @ Mar 8 2009, 06:44 PM) View Post

does anyone want to replace those files back on the WWW??? they are not available ANYwhere sad.gif


The problem is, ubuntuinstall.sh are outdated in every places. New Ubuntu releases available, but script contains old hyperlinks.

Edited by Wadarr, 31 August 2009 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:14 PM

I found a new Debootstrap
Put it in... but it didn't work
Ill tink around with this, if i can get a working script ill post it and update free60 while im at it.

Edited by Hellzone, 31 August 2009 - 09:16 PM.


#56 geoffmac

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:52 PM

Someone please post a working script to get ubuntu installed to the hd, all the scripts floating around seem to have bad links and even replacing debootstrap links doesnt some to do it. ;(

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:12 AM

WHEN release OS for other Version XBOX-(falcon -jasper)??? grr.gif grr.gif grr.gif pleas.... blink.gif

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:10 AM

I was able to install the core OS... how ever it was missing drivers i think sad.gif
It did boot off the HDD because i could hear it... 1 min in or so it locked. I remember a login page..might have used the wrong login laugh.gif

Ill look into it a bit more..

Edited by Hellzone, 17 September 2009 - 06:10 AM.


#59 masterluke

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:04 AM

the script i posted here..

http://forums.xbox-s...&...t&p=4542333

.. has the corrected links which are all currently up - and installs fine from the gentoo beta2 livecd.. i still had a couple of issues after installation but this should get you a basic system up and going

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:59 PM

Hi.
Why i cant install Ubuntu 9.10 ?




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