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#1 ldotsfan

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:54 PM

What you need:

Software:
1. Frosty's xbox rescue disc (from usual place)
2. Kingroach Ndure 3.1 (usual place)
3. msdash 5960 (From Slayer's or CASH 1.1 or your own backup from C drive)
4. Any xiso tool. I use qwix.
5. ConfigMagic latest version (usual place)

Hardware:
A power source for IDE hdd. I used the power connector from my USB IDE enclosure/adapter.

Preparation Steps:
1. Extract Frosty's iso to a folder. I name it lxhdm.
2. Delete root.xbe from lxhdm folder.
3. From Kingroach Ndure's E folder's ndts folder, copy unleashx.xbe to lxhdm folder and rename it as root.xbe
4. Copy config.xml to lxhdm folder.
CODE

<UnleashX>
    <Settings>
        <Password MaxTries="3"></Password>
                <Network Enable="Yes" Type="DHCP">
            <IP>192.168.0.100</IP>
            <Subnet>255.255.255.0</Subnet>
            <Gateway>192.168.0.1</Gateway>
            <DNS1>192.168.0.1</DNS1>
            <DNS2>192.168.0.7</DNS2>
        </Network>
    
        <FTP Enable="Yes">
            <User>xbox</User>
            <Password>xbox</Password>
            <Port>21</Port>
            <MaxUsers>2</MaxUsers>
            <AllowAnon>No</AllowAnon>
            <Greeting>Welcome to XBOX FTP Server</Greeting>
        </FTP>
                
        <Preference>
            <Games AutoLaunch="No" />
            <DVD AutoLaunch="No">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</DVD>
            <AudioCD AutoLaunch="No">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</AudioCD>
            <Data AutoLaunch="No"></Data>
                        
                        <FanSpeed>1</FanSpeed>
            <ScreenSaver Wait="60">
                <Text>lxhdm</Text>
            </ScreenSaver>
            <AutoTurnOff>0</AutoTurnOff>
            <AutoPatch>No</AutoPatch>
<ContextMenu AllowRecentList="No"></ContextMenu>
<VideoSettings FilterLevel="1"></VideoSettings>
            <EnableDriveF>False</EnableDriveF>
            <EnableDriveG>False</EnableDriveG>
                </Preference>
    </Settings>
    <Menu>
        <Item Action="D:\default.xbe">Relaunch d:default.xbe</Item>
        <Item Action="PrepareHD">Prepare New HD</Item>
        <List Text="System" Sort="Off">
            <List Text="Format Menu" Sort="Off">
                <Item Action="Format"  Arg1="X" >Format X Drive</Item>
                <Item Action="Format"  Arg1="Y" >Format Y Drive</Item>
                <Item Action="Format"  Arg1="Z" >Format Z Drive</Item>
                <List Text="Format C Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive C?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="C" >Format C Drive</Item>
                </List>
                <List Text="Format E Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive E?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="E" >Format E Drive</Item>
                </List>
            </List>
            <Item Action="Copy" Arg1="D:\CDrive" Arg2="C:\">Copy C Backup</Item>
            <Item Action="Copy" Arg1="D:\EDrive" Arg2="E:\">Copy E Backup</Item>
        </List>
        <Item Action="FileManager">File Explorer</Item>
        <Item Action="D:\Applications\ConfigMagic\default.xbe">Lock hard drive</Item>
        <Item Action="Restart">Reboot</Item>
        <Item Action="Shutdown">Shutdown</Item>
    </Menu>
</UnleashX>

5. Create a CDrive folder in lxhdm folder.
6. Create a EDrive folder in lxhdm folder.
7. In CDrive, place the files in this order.
a. msdash 5960 files
b. kingroach ndure's C folder files.
8. Delete away ernie.xtf and xbox.etf in xodash folder of CDrive folder.
9. Create a ndure folder in lxldm and copy ernie.xtf, xbox.xtf there.
10. Copy kingroach ndure's E folder files to EDrive.
11. Delete away DVD2xbox folder in Applications.
12. Create a ConfigMagic folder in Applications and copy the relevant files there.
13. Create the xiso with qwix.
14. Burn to a DVD-R at 4x. (or whatever media works for your xbox's dvd drive).

The next post will outline the execution steps.

Edited by Bomb Bloke, 30 July 2008 - 05:10 PM.


#2 ldotsfan

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

The execution steps to do the actual hdd upgrade:

1. Eject dvd tray and insert lxhdm dvd. Power off.
2. Connect hdd IDE to new hdd. Supply power to new hdd.
3. Power on xbox. You will get an error 5 which is expected.
4. Unplug hdd IDE cable but keep external power to new hdd on
5. power off xbox and connect hdd IDE cable back to old hdd.
6. power on, after a while lxhdm dvd will load.
7. when unleashX is loaded, unplug hdd IDE cable from old hdd and plug it to new hdd.
8. Select relaunch option in unleashX menu.
9. After unleashX is relaunched, select Prepare HD menu option. Copying of files will take a while. especially for bigger files like shadowC.img.
10. Use file manager for steps 11-13 onwards.
11. Go to C drive and delete evoxdash.xbe
12. Go to C drive's xodash folder. Copy D drive's ndure folder's ernie.xtf over.
13. Copy D drive's ndure folder's xbox.xtf to C drive's xodash folder.
14. Finally select Lock Hard Drive menu option in unleashX to launch configmagic.
15. Use Start button to lock hard drive.
16. Reboot to enjoy your new hdd.

Some of these steps can probably be scripted after somebody verifies they work for them too.

Edited by ldotsfan, 28 June 2008 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:29 PM

Credits:
1. Kingroach. His post on hotswapping softmod xbox to softmod another xbox triggered this: http://forums.xbox-s...&...t&p=4295170

2. Movax and Bomb Bloke contributed various ideas on technical implementations.

3. run088 and metalmaster06 and theevilhacker63 for supporting the idea during incubation stage.

Hope I didn't leave anybody out.

Development thread: http://forums.xbox-s...o...653467&st=0

Edited by ldotsfan, 28 June 2008 - 04:30 PM.


#4 thefuNkpuNk

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:22 AM

QUOTE(ldotsfan @ Jun 28 2008, 11:41 AM) View Post

...
6. power on, after a while lxhdm dvd will load.
...


about how long is " a while "? this has been making a click, click... click, click... noise for about 15 minutes now. Could i have a bad burn?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(thefuNkpuNk @ Jul 12 2008, 06:58 AM) View Post

about how long is " a while "? this has been making a click, click... click, click... noise for about 15 minutes now. Could i have a bad burn?



Same problem here... sad.gif

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE(k4mui @ Jul 15 2008, 04:39 AM) View Post

Same problem here... sad.gif

http://forums.xbox-s...&...t&p=4305806

Make sure you are comfortable with making a bootable xiso dvd before you attempt any of this.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:02 AM

QUOTE(thefuNkpuNk @ Jul 12 2008, 01:58 AM) View Post

about how long is " a while "? this has been making a click, click... click, click... noise for about 15 minutes now. Could i have a bad burn?


I'm having the same problem...I have used qwix in the past to create emulator discs

I don't think there is anything wrong I could have done...followed all directions...selected create ISO in qwix , selected the lxhdm folder and created the .iso , burned w/ IMGBURN..

Seems like its going to boot in xbox (the microsoft text comes up below the logo, dvd is recognized) then it just makes the same ticking noise described by others.

Any ideas?

Much thanks for the tutorial , seems alot easier than the old xboxhdm method.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

Try the original Frosty's disc and see if that boots. So you're saying your dvd media you used has worked in the past and the way you created and burned the xiso disc has worked as well, right?

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

QUOTE(ldotsfan @ Jul 22 2008, 10:01 AM) View Post

Try the original Frosty's disc and see if that boots. So you're saying your dvd media you used has worked in the past and the way you created and burned the xiso disc has worked as well, right?


Ya I tried burning frosty's rescue disc and does the same thing , ya I have made xiso's in the past with qwix one I can recall was deleting some files from a ghost recon 2 disc and recreating the iso.

Am I doing something wrong , all I do is select create ISO , select local folder and select the lxhdm folder and create iso , then burn using imgburn...again any help very appreciated...

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE(Cowsmotrucka @ Jul 25 2008, 06:30 AM) View Post

Ya I tried burning frosty's rescue disc and does the same thing , ya I have made xiso's in the past with qwix one I can recall was deleting some files from a ghost recon 2 disc and recreating the iso.

Am I doing something wrong , all I do is select create ISO , select local folder and select the lxhdm folder and create iso , then burn using imgburn...again any help very appreciated...

It could the media you used. Try dvd-r (that's minus sign) or cdrw.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE(ldotsfan @ Jul 25 2008, 10:13 AM) View Post

It could the media you used. Try dvd-r (that's minus sign) or cdrw.


I have tried 3 different brands of media (TDK,Sony,Memorex) all dvd-r's

I do have some cdrw's but the image is to big to burn onto a cd?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

Ok I got frosty's disc to load using a different brand dvd-r , lxhdm disc still won't work burned on that dvd-r...

I think my problem may lie in...

7. In CDrive, place the files in this order.
a. msdash 5960 files
b. kingroach ndure's C folder files.

I'm not really sure if I copied it from the right place on slayer's disc , I copied it from Slayers\SYSTEM\ALL\c ...Just took all the files in that folder and copied them..Is that where I should have gotten the files from?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE(Cowsmotrucka @ Jul 26 2008, 01:36 AM) View Post

Ok I got frosty's disc to load using a different brand dvd-r , lxhdm disc still won't work burned on that dvd-r...

I think my problem may lie in...

7. In CDrive, place the files in this order.
a. msdash 5960 files
b. kingroach ndure's C folder files.

I'm not really sure if I copied it from the right place on slayer's disc , I copied it from Slayers\SYSTEM\ALL\c ...Just took all the files in that folder and copied them..Is that where I should have gotten the files from?

1. Size of lxhdm folder?
2. You can skip 7a if you want to just boot to unleashX and don't need dual-boot stuff.
3. The folder you mentioned on Slayer's should be correct though.


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:28 AM

QUOTE(ldotsfan @ Jul 25 2008, 07:21 PM) View Post

1. Size of lxhdm folder?
2. You can skip 7a if you want to just boot to unleashX and don't need dual-boot stuff.
3. The folder you mentioned on Slayer's should be correct though.



Size of folder is 1.52gb , with a dummy.bin taking up .94gb...

Also for

4. Copy config.xml to lxhdm folder.

I just copied the code you posted and made it config.xml since the config.xml inside Ndure 3.1 e/ndts is completely different..?


Edited by Cowsmotrucka, 26 July 2008 - 01:33 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:35 AM

QUOTE(Cowsmotrucka @ Jul 26 2008, 09:04 AM) View Post

Size of folder is 1.52gb , with a dummy.bin taking up .94gb...

Also for

4. Copy config.xml to lxhdm folder.

I just copied the code you posted and made it config.xml since the config.xml inside Ndure 3.1 e/ndts is completely different..?

Can you list the contents of lxhdm folder?





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