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#1 lllsondowlll

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

I'm trying to convert a retail to a debug, I have an Xbox 1.4. I tried manually installing the files however when I did load it with pheonix Bios Launcher the screen was garbled so I figured I had a focus chip so I downloaded a Bios launcher named "debug-1.4-Gueux-NeT" and it claimes it auto loads the XDK dash with no additional files. I load it and get black screen. I can load 1 debug bios but it freezes at the xbox dash screen and so do the other retail bios I can't figure out what the problem is.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:18 AM

It should work with the Phoenix Bios Loader. You need to copy all the debug dash files to the xbox C and E partition. They can stay there together with the retail dash, and even with a softmodded dash.

I never had much luck with the gueux biosses either. I used the unmodded 5558 bios and the tatx bios.
The latest xdk's came with a couple of different debug biosses. This was probably to support 1.4 and 1.6 xboxes.

I use the Phoenix Bios Loader that comes with the ndure toolset. You can find it in the E:\ndts folder of your xbox. it's the default.xbe in there. (You will need the boot.cfg as well.)

The tatx bios had the advantage that I could also see my F partition, and it was also running retail signed xbe's. Unmodified debug biosses only run debug signed xbe's.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

I will try it but I pretty much did everything you asked except for the ndure tools because I don't use ndure. The LEDs flash green and orange than red and orange than it reboots to a green LED and no video input...

Edited by lllsondowlll, 11 July 2009 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:55 AM

I just mention the default.xbe in the ndts folder because I know it is a working lite version of the Phoenix Bios Loader. It doesn't show any splash screen. It just does what it needs to do: Loading another bios.

I know it works, that's why I name it as a reference.

If you set the debug=True in the Phoenix Bios Loader confguration file, than it will create a logging file which might show some usefull information about the proces.

If it doesn't work, it's not really telling you the reason. That can be annoying.

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