1)You will need to select a bank and flash a bios to your mod-chip, you can do it through the OS Via Network(I dont recommend), Via DVD-r/CD-rw (Recommend only if you use high-quality media), Or from Hard drive(Highly recommended). If you choose an X2 or EvoX bios get Xtool and Evtool, these 2 programs are definitely your friend, also you can choose to boot from which partition you want and what .xbe you want to boot and many other goodies, if you plan on making it into a slimbox you can even remove the DVD-rom drive check.(Remember you can setup your FTP through the OS and get access to your Hard drive without even installing a bios or having anything on the hard drive providing you had formatted it)
2)Check your Quickboot in the settings menu of the SmartOS after you have flashed a BIOS, With checking that you can directly boot your selected preference of Bios bank by pushing the eject button to power-on)
3)See answer 1 and 2: But if you are wanting to use the auto-installer, turn on xbox with eject button(if you have it flashed) It will try to boot from the hard drive, put the disc in the tray, turn xbox off and then turn it back on again by using the eject button.
PS: I recommend not using the auto-installer and trying the FTP feature of your OS. Not only will you know exactly what is going on there but you will also gain experience in editing the dashboard of your choosing.
This post has been edited by JrracinFan8: Feb 20 2006, 02:46 AM