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.”
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.”
3. Flashing the DVD
Diffrent tactics depending on the DVD modell in your box. Read the excellent Firmware Flashing Tutorial
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
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>
./linux_patch <name of iso>
After your ISO is patched, burn it like a normal game.”
Source: Included readme
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.”
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.”
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:
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
Edited by grim_d, 24 April 2007 - 04:03 PM.