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#1 ldotsfan

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:05 PM

XBoxHDM2 SourceForge Project Page

Some caveats and disclaimers:
1. This is designed to boot from USB flash drives. If your PC's BIOS does not support that, stop.
2. It is meant for advanced users as it assumes you are already familiar with xboxhdm.
3. It may not work at all and may thrash your drive. Ensure you already have eeprom.bin and can recover with the original xboxhdm.
4. Additional features over old version:
a. Boots from USB.
b. Any of the 4 IDE connections may be used now to connect Xbox HDD. No CD-ROM drive needed.
c. No reboots between HDD rebuilds and locking.
d. Automatically formats F partitions with 32k clusters if larger than 256Gb, and 64k clusters if larger than 512Gb.
e. A little GUI.

How to use:

1. Download and extract "xboxhdm2.1.zip" from the above linked project page. Copy all the folders inside the "xboxhdm2" folder to the root of your USB flash drive. Download "ltools21.lzm", rename it to "ltools.lzm", and place this in the "modules" subfolder of "slax" folder (overwriting the file that is already there). "hdtool2" and "hdparm" are also available on the project page. Copy them to the "slax" folder if you wish to use them.
2. Run "bootinst.bat" from the "boot" folder of flash drive.
3. Grab a copy of XBoxHDM v1.9 and create "linux.iso" in the usual way (populate the C/E/F folders, run "make-iso-win.bat"). Copy the ISO to the root of your flash drive. Place your "eeprom.bin" file in the "eeprom" folder located on the flash drive, NOT the "eeprom" folder within v1.9's "linux" folder.
4. Boot your PC using the USB drive. Choose option 1 in the boot menu, or wait a few seconds and it'll be automatically selected. Note that start up times will be greatly extended if you have a locked HDD attached.
5. From here, follow this tutorial written by scullc.

By the way, it is possible to use "make_iso.bat" from the "slax" folder to create an ISO version of the tool for those who have a SATA DVD drive.

Appreciate your feedback. There's probably many bugs but I need your input to fix them. Thanks.

scullc has also devised a dual-boot version (between Slax and FreeDos), see here to test it out.

Edited by xboxgamer733, 27 June 2009 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:04 AM

Stickied for now. Would hate to see such a project lost and forgotten.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:17 AM

Very nice, can't wait to test, answer your PM ldots.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:41 AM

cant seem to get it to work..

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Edited by kingroach, 04 May 2008 - 04:06 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:45 AM

Finally somebody willing to test it biggrin.gif

@kingroach
Sorry it was a typo: it should be xboxhd2

I followed the naming convention of ldots: the tool is called xboxhdm2 but the command is called xboxhd2

All shell scripts/locking binaries are stored in /usr/local/bin

Edited by ldotsfan, 04 May 2008 - 02:47 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:05 AM

I dont see any xboxhd2 scripts.. sad.gif

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:15 AM

On the flash drive, is there a ltools file in the modules folder of the slax folder? I'll check things at my end - I might have missed out uploading the file as well.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:23 AM

there is ltools.lzm file.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:33 AM

Sourceforge ftp service is failing on me, I will PM you the link to download the correct version. Unzip the files to the slax folder so that you get a changes folder inside the slax folder of the flashdrive.

I'll fix this for good when I get sourceforge working.

Thanks for your patience for this alpha release.



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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:01 AM

QUOTE(ldotsfan @ May 3 2008, 11:09 PM) View Post
Sourceforge ftp service is failing on me, I will PM you the link to download the correct version. Unzip the files to the slax folder so that you get a changes folder inside the slax folder of the flashdrive.

I'll fix this for good when I get sourceforge working.

Thanks for your patience for this alpha release.



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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:01 AM

applied the patch, still xboxhd2 script doesnt show up.. also couldnt seem to mount xbox hard drive in /dev/hda. tried these commands:

mkdir /mnt/XC
mount -t fatx /dev/hda51 /mnt/XC

says no filesystem type fatx.. will try again tommorow if I have time.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:04 AM

The host OS is kernel 2.6 with no FATX support so the mount command won't work. I will look into the missing xboxhd2 problem and figure out what's wrong - when I have time again.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:40 PM

Problem reported by kingroach has been solved, updated version: Alpha 2 has been uploaded to sourceforge as per 1st post.

If you have the earlier version, just get ltools.lzm and override the file in modules folder of slax folder on usb drive.

If you don't have the earlier version, get xboxhdm2-alpha2.zip which includes the latest files.

Edited by ldotsfan, 04 May 2008 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

Source files uploaded to sourceforge link in first post. If anybody wants to enhance it or mess around with it. It's a bunch of shell scripts and one C language source code file with header. The rest of the functionalities depend on SLAX 6, qemu and the existing xboxhdm.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:22 AM

Hi I try to use your aplicattion but I have a problem

I get the error:

could not open disk image mnt/sda/linux.iso

and I serch for my USB devices and I look is mounted in mnt/sda1/

I have the same problem to lock HD because the eeprom.bin is not found.






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