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N00b's Guide To Your First Evox Boot Disk

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#1 mastertito4


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Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:58 AM


== <<----------------- n00b's guide to your first Evox Boot Disk -------------------->> ==


-------Written By

This is my first tutorial so please excuse lack of style


== <<--------------------------------- Requirements -------------------------------------->> ==


1. Nero Burning Rom (or any iso burning prog, I
recommend Nero though).

2. a blank cd-rw disk, if you find any cd-rw with
data on it you can use Nero to delete the
info (Recorder>Erase ReWritable or something)

3. Download the latest version of EvolutionX, it's
what is called a "dashboard" which acts a
sort of operating system for your xbox.
Although you can choose whatever dashboard
you want, I *HIGHLY* recommend it for
You can find it here:

4. Craxtion, which makes your required dash files
into an ".iso", which is sort of like a
.zip but can be read by the xbox, we will
talk more about that later though.
You can find it here:

5. a "dummy" or "padding" or "fluff" file, it has
many names, but the purpose of this file
is to beef up the size of the disk to make
it more readable for the xbox becuase the
required files for the .iso are very small.

To make a dummy file, simply zip up nero.exe
(again not required... but recommended) by
right-clicking nero.exe and choose winzip>
add to nero.zip...)
Put this into whatever folder you extract
your EvoX (EvolutionX) files.

6. you may want to edit your evox.ini, open it and
change STATIC NO to YES, and you also may
want to change the IP from to

learn about the evox.ini here:


== <<------------------------- Creation of the Boot Disk -------------------------------->> ==


1. extract the files from the version of EvoX you
*Make sure*: your dummy file is in the same

2. in the new EvoX folder, find the file with
the extention (i.e. .bmp, .txt) of .xbe
it is usually names something along the
lines of evoxdash.xbe

This is the dashboard file. *YOU MUST*
rename this to default.xbe

3. make sure you have *at least* these files in
your evoX folder (I haven't found any
faulty dl's but just to make sure...)

default.xbe (after renaming)
dummy file

4. open Craxtion. click add. browse so that it
is searching for the folder with the
evoX files in it. Click Next.
It will now ask you to point it in the
direction of where to save your new .iso
you can also rename it in the bottom left
Click Next. Then Finish it up and you
got yourself a new .iso

5. open nero. close out of the wizard if it pops
up. go to File>Burn Image. Burn the .iso
file you made with Craxtion onto your
blank cd-rw.

6. after burning the disk, put that disk into
your xbox and turn it off then back on.

Notice anything different?


This Boot Disk has created a temporary FTP server
so that you can transfer files to and from your
xbox and computer.


!!AS SOON!! as you get the boot disk to work and
you connect to your xbox for the first time,
BACK UP your C: and E: drives. You can do this
by using FlashFXP (http://www.flashfxp.com/ ) Use "Quick Connect"
and type in the following:

Port: 21
Login: xbox
Password: xbox

now connect. on the right box you should see


open the Backup folder on the LEFT display. Drag
the C: folder from the right to left (when in
the backup folder) and do the same with the E:.
This is just in case something ever goes wrong
and you want to have your xbox back to normal.

On the left display, find your way to your good
ole EvoX folder. Find that default.xbe of yours
and right click it. Rename it to evoxdash.xbe
Drag it over into the C: on the xbox. This makes
your temporary FTP server into a permanent one.
This is also how you replace your dashboard.


Welp, that's about it. If you have any questions
or comments you can find me on Xbox-Scene forums
PM Mail me at mastertito4 (if you don't know how
to PM Mail, just ask!)

Keep the scene alive.


Special Thanx go out to:

Skibizkit, you lead me thru EVERYTHING
your a n00b's godsent, thanx man

LepPpeR at Xbox-Scene, craxtion owns!
and so do you!

vidgms4me for the guide on the evox.ini

everyone else at XS ESPECIALLY
BenJeremy for MXM, i love it! and all
the other mods there, you guys own.

share this with whoever

Edited by mastertito4, 12 August 2003 - 06:58 PM.

#2 Ice Rich

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 08:37 AM

Well done, looks good.


Edited by Ice Rich, 12 August 2003 - 08:38 AM.

#3 vidgms4me


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Posted 12 August 2003 - 11:10 AM

Very well done guide! (thanks for mentioning my guide too.) However, I reccomend you remove the evox download link, it is against the board's terms of service, and instead try linking to this for the download link: http://xbox-scene.co...icles/xbins.php

EDIT: It appears you are linking to the 485 version of evox. The newest version of evox is currently 1.8.3752 . I must stress, however, your link will most likely be removed by a mod.

Edited by vidgms4me, 12 August 2003 - 11:21 AM.

#4 Gonefission


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Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:07 PM

Very Nice.

Thanks for the nice tut smile.gif I agree pin it.

Edited by Gonefission, 12 August 2003 - 02:08 PM.

#5 mastertito4


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Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:31 PM

thanks guys and thanks vidgms4me, truth is is that i couldnt find EvoX! haha i felt really stupid so i just posted the first one i could find

#6 mastertito4


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Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:59 PM

ive updated some stuff on it in case ppl were having any trouble

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 02:11 AM

Thanks a lot helped me out. biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 02:23 AM

P.I.M.P just what i needed thanks now we just need UnleashX and Avalaunch lol no im sure they are out there ill go look some more......

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:46 AM

Can this be done on an xbox without a modchip? If so, do you have to use any exploit before doing this? Is it possible to just drag & drop files to the Xbox after this?

I was thinking about following the Bert and Ernie tutorial, and it says you have to have ftp access first.

Stupid questions maybe. But just want to be sure. I've found a lot of different info in tutorials: like that you have to use Action Replay and stuff (which I assume you shouldn't need if you follow this tutorial?).

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:05 PM

Theres no point in having a boot disk, just ftp all of the files to the hd and it will load on its own... wink.gif

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:58 PM

delete please.

Edited by player1, 28 February 2004 - 12:59 PM.

#12 Drutt


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Posted 28 February 2004 - 01:14 PM


Thanks a Million for this guide!!! I am a total newby to all this Xbox stuff and have spent the last 5 hours trying to load a dashboard!!

All the other guides i used missed the vital informaton:

rename to default.xbe!!!

After reading this, 5 minutes later job done :-)


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 02:40 PM

this is a very good guide but can you use it with avalaunch instead of evox ?

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 05:59 PM

You can make a boot disk with any dash. instead of your default.xbe being evox just have it be ava, etc.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 06:40 PM

thanks so you would use a slayers disc?

Edit: also do you HAVE to use a cd-rw or would a cd-r work?

Edited by Untouchable, 15 March 2004 - 06:42 PM.

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