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#1 thefons

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

Maybe its a stupid question but since i've installed xbreboot and i ran a livecd of linux on it i wondered if its possible to run linux from a usb drive?
This way i can keep my xbox 360 drive for playing games.

Oh and if it is possible please say how since i already tried extracting the files from the gentooV2 image with isobuster and putting them on a usb drive and this didnt do the trick.

Edited by thefons, 08 January 2010 - 08:15 PM.


#2 ddxcb

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:34 PM

you need to edit some file for the usb to work

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:43 AM

oke so what file do i have to edit and how exactly?


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

Nobody?

#5 welly_59

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:14 PM

have you tried using unetbootin to make bootable usb drive, then rename vmlinux to xenon.elf

#6 thefons

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

Oke just tried what you said but it didnt work, ive formatted the usb drive to fat16 or does it need to have another file system.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:42 PM

you have to edit the Vmware file and i dont know how to do that.

#8 slasherking823

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:14 PM

dont try, the 360 linux kernel crashes under heavy usb load, probably it wouldn't get as far as booting up

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

hmm, is there any other way to install linux and keep your xbox 360 harddrive for playing games?
and is the problem that the kernel crashes under heavy usb load fixable?

#10 j005u

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:06 PM

Here's how I got it to boot linux off of a usb stick. I configured my network to allow Xell to load the Gentoo minimal kernel from tftp and formatted a usb stick to look like a cd to the linux kernel. (basically dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda). I imagine one could also partition the usb stick to have a small fat32 partition containing the kernel and have the second partition be the raw cd image (dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda would become dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda2 presuming /dev/sda1 is your fat partition).

Anyway, this is how I managed to boot the gentoo live cd a while ago but the real solution would just be to build a kernel capable of looking for it's rootfs on the usb device so one could have a proper install instead of an emulated livecd.




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