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#1 burgerbee

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:21 AM

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:

CODE

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

Edited by grim_d, 24 April 2007 - 04:03 PM.


#2 grim_d

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:04 PM

edits after 15 mins are disabled for a reason.

i have merged your 2 edits into your OP for you.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:38 AM

Hello,
Good tutorial, thanks.

I will like to know how to recognize a good King Kong?
First version and not a classic version, ok but how recognize the first version than second?

Thanks a lot.


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE(burgerbee @ Apr 3 2007, 10:57 AM) View Post

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.

I have a problem, i cannot see all the screen :

IPB Image



??


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE
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.”


Does the win vs linux command depend on the OS you are using on your computer to patch the image? Because the guide is for running linux so everyone should be trying to run linux right? So if I am on a windows machine I open the command prompt and type:

win_patch.exe <name of iso>

I dont need a directory or anything?

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE(zouzzz @ Sep 2 2007, 10:53 AM) View Post

I have a problem, i cannot see all the screen :

IPB Image



??

Your problem is your screen resolution.. Try on a HD tv, try with different cable type (VGA), try different resolution smile.gif Should work out fine..

QUOTE(gnutellafan @ Sep 26 2007, 04:42 PM) View Post


Does the win vs linux command depend on the OS you are using on your computer to patch the image? Because the guide is for running linux so everyone should be trying to run linux right? So if I am on a windows machine I open the command prompt and type:

win_patch.exe <name of iso>

I dont need a directory or anything?


Win_patch.exe <name if iso> => The windows way

the other one is the linux way..

So yes, you got it wink.gif


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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:42 AM

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:

CODE

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 that 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



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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

Hi Could someone update the links?

they dont work anymore, and so does the scripts on free60...

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:58 AM

bump... im trying to install on a 20gb i have laying around but the wget dosent work prooperly


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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

i have my own registered domain. I want to set up my own DNS server and host a website completely independent of any third party hosting service. I have Windows Server 2003 and have installed the DNS role and configured it with a single forward zone (I am new to this terminology and am not sure if I am using it correctly). Lets say my domain is xyz.com I have the DNS role set up for xyz.com as the domain with a forward lookup zone. Also, I have reserved an internal IP to my server using the router's DHCP reservation list. So I basically have a static IP for my server on the internal network. How do I go about setting up this infrastructure so that I can have my own DNS set up and host my website ?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:42 PM

Is the process any different for JTag'ed xbox's ??

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:47 PM

This thread and exploit is old........... There are jtag hack tutorials enough and you digg up a thread that is almost 3 years old......................

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

thANKS for sharing this all

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

impressive good luck

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:06 AM

It seems many of you don't have any actual understanding of memory management, so I'd like to clear a few things up.

Memory that is cached is, in fact, available upon demand. However, the Linux kernel may decide to swap unused pages of a running process out to disk rather than reclaim cached memory, because page cache is typically a more valuable & efficient use of free memory than pages that a process hasn't accessed in a long while. And before you get all jittery, let me clarify that by 'unused pages' I don't mean your entire copy of Open Office running in the background -- I mean, for example, data that a process may have read upon starting but will NEVER access again during its lifetime. It's wasted space.

As Nat tersely pointed out, the /proc/sys/vm/swappiness file will allow you to tune just how aggressively the Linux kernel will choose 'unused memory' over page cache. The default is typically 60, and it is a percentage value. So, if you drop that number down to say, 20, you should have much less swapping going on, and much more reuse of your page cache.

On that note... for most applications, regularly clearing the cache is like chopping off both arms to cure a pinky infection. The cache exists for a reason -- it eliminates TONS of disk accesses. If you clear the cache, you will always have to load everything from disk, defeating its purpose and effectively wasting that memory.

The likely problem is that you have something running in the background, maybe an indexing service, that is filling up your cache and causing disk IO. Chances are, if you reduce your swappiness, or locate the culprit(s), or both, you won't have anymore problems




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