What happened was I was using xboxhdm 1.9 and coming up with a new xboxhdm build using my current xbox as the blueprint. My old xbox was setup using Auto installer deluxe v3.0. I was setting up the old style dual boot with xbox media center with drive closed and software installer deluxe with drive open (which i know uses the udata folder to boot in that case). I did a few different copies to the hard drive using the process of elimination to figure out what everything did on the c drive to get it to boot.
What I did one of the times was get the xbox to boot to the XBMC dashboard with no DVD Drive attached. I only noticed this because this is how I get the system to unlock the hard drive best for a hotswaping. Now I know thats not supposed to be possible with a softmod but I swear I did it and now I want to know how I did it so i can do it again.
Do any of you have an idea of how I did this? Is it possibly just a fluke and maybe some kind of bug?
On another attempt. I was able to get my system to ignore xbox games in the drive and boot to the dashboard. I believe that is the same trick as booting the xbox without a dvd drive attached but I'm not sure.
I understand that the udata folder is where the xbox stores some of the boot data for the xbox. Can someone explain the boot process of the xbox to me? What does it look at first? The udata/tdata folder or does it look at c first and then jump to the udata folder?
I hope someone can unravel this mystery and I can get this done again. Thanks.
Edited by 00diabolic, 27 May 2008 - 07:39 PM.