QUOTE(Heimdall @ Mar 15 2012, 06:27 AM)
DVD-R is universally readable on all working Xbox DVD drives. Other disc types are very variable, and risky - the menu might load, but the content might not read properly. So yes, DVD-R is quite critical.
Yes, it flashes all TSOP types. It doesn't get round the nausea with Sharp TSOPs (having to break and make connections in the middle of the process), but that's a hardware limitation.
Ahh, i see. thanks for clearing that up.
so basically if i burn this onto a DVD-R even my crappy Thompson drives that have trouble reading CD-RW should be able to read the DVD-R discs?
because i believe out of the 3-4 Thompson drives i got only one of them seems to load from CD-RW during a cold boot and that sometimes takes a few attempts where as the rest just won't boot from CD-RW after many attempts.
also... when the discs install XBMC etc where do they go to anyways?
i ask because my custom x2.4981 i made has a boot order like this (which is on all of my TSOP'ed v1.0 XBox's), which i prefer to keep...
d:\default.xbe (like usual)
does your disc make use of any of those? (i think nowadays XBMC is a good thing to make stock since i would guess many people are using their XBox's mainly for a media player nowadays more than games for those of us still using it. lol)
also... i see on their with the extracted 'StockFiles' folder... is that MS dash 5960.03? (because the dashboard i got on my PC that's stock is 5960.01 which seems to work fine on my v1.6 XBox but i thought i heard that 5960.03 might be needed for a v1.6b XBox?, but i am not sure on that)
but i guess i mostly have a few questions as i might consider remaking the disc with updated XBMC and a few other tweaks like using my custom x2.4981 instead of the 'x2.4981.06.bin' that's on the disc which has a boot order of...
also... will this disc even allow a bios flash without the 'BiosIDs'? , as i see "(256) x2.4981.06 HeXEn=535C802FACCD1CE56F62216BC649F92F" which i assume the program checks in relation to that x2.4981.06 bios as that's the same MD5 i see when i load that file into XBtool (which is made for customization of x2.4981)
so i guess i am mainly concerned with getting the disc to format the drive and flash my particular custom x2.4981.06 bios to ANY TSOP from XBox v1.0-1.5 as after that's done i can just ftp in and setup the rest myself manually
p.s. because what i currently have for preparing a fresh drive etc is a Evox CD-RW boot disc which quickly formats the partitions etc and then after that's done i power off system and then boot the avalaunch CD-RW boot disc and then manually ftp in and transfer the files to their correct places.