160gb To 250gb Help
Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:45 AM
ok, i have a 160gb hdd installed already in my hard-modded xbox and i want to put in a 250gb hdd that i have because im almost out of space. i cant seem to find a clear tutorial for what i want to do. i want to keep all the stuff from my 160gb drive and put it on my 250gb one. i have UnleashX and XBMC as the two main dashboards that i use. i was just wondering if you guys could maybe point me in the right direction to any good tutorials and/or let me know what programs im going to need to do this. links to any tutorials would be helpful but ill just need names of programs. i know how to find them. thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:17 AM
1. If you have a PC with an IDE connection, use this:
a. Unlock your 160gb hdd (if it is locked).
b. Connect it to your PC's IDE connection.
c. Get any 1:1 disc cloning program like Acronis True Image. I use a free tool called SelfImage.
d. Clone the hdd to image file.
e. Switch over to 250gb hdd.
f. Dump the cloned image to 250gb hdd.
g. Swap the 250gb hdd over to xbox.
h. Lock it if you want.
2. If you only have your xbox, use this:
a. Get chimp26 and molex power splitter (or borrow power from USB/IDE enclosure) to power 250gb hdd
b. Skip to step d if yours is not a xbox ver 1.6.
c. Get a crossover Ethernet cable. Configure PC IP address to 192.168.0.2. Telnet to 192.168.0.3
d. Run chimp's default.xbe.
e. Hotswap DVD IDE to 250gb hdd.
f. Use number options (1,2,3,4) to select the options you want. Or use the controller to select.
g. Lock it if you want when cloning done.
h. Swap over the 250gb to hdd IDE connection. (You can power off to do this, no need hotswap)
Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:53 AM
one more quick question. if im going to copy almost 160gb of information from one drive to the other am i going to have to keep switching the IDE cable back and forth while it copies the drive or do you know how that will work exactly?
Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:00 AM
2. For xbox, there are only 2 IDE connections. 1 for DVD and 1 for hdd. So you need to do 2 switches. Once before the cloning starts, and once after it is done. 1st time to connect to the DVD IDE for your 250gb hdd (target) and when cloning done, connect to hdd IDE so as to replace the old hdd.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:54 AM
one thing Idotsfan (or anyone else that know the answer to this) should i format the 250gb drive before trying to clone it or will the cloning process just overwrite anything that may be on there? also, will it create a G: drive? i have an F: drive on my 160 but not a G:
Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:51 PM
Error opening linuxboot.cfg
Error open file
what am i supposed to do to fix that? i put the UDATA folder in there correctly with the .xbe file moved to the UDATA folder and all the other folders and files are still in there normal places.
i got the chimp files from here:
and i followed the tutorial here:
any help would be greatly appreciated
i got it running. the tutorial says to move the default.xbe file from the 62D648EBF155 folder to the UDATA folder but you are supposed to move all of the files from the 62D648EBF155 folder to the UDATA folder
will post results when im finished
Edited by sirganon, 13 May 2008 - 06:01 PM.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:46 AM
my F partition says that its about 230gb total and that there is only about 4gb free. none of the things that were on the 160gb F partition are showing up on the new drive and i should have like 90gb free, not 4. any ideas whats going on and/or how to fix it? there is also a G partition but that has no space on it so its pretty much useless right now. so approximately 226gb arent showing up for some reason and i have no idea why or how to get it back.
btw, the C and D partitions copied just fine and when i put the jumper on the new hard drive to master it boots like normal.
oh, i also have 4981.06 bios if that is relevant
Edited by sirganon, 14 May 2008 - 09:57 AM.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:21 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:27 PM
Apparently you cloned by partitions and not the whole drive? Cloning whole drive will be a 1:1 copy and the F drive/G drive should follow the old hdd. Now it seems old hdd is all space to F drive and new hdd is F/G split at 137gb.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:00 PM
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