Hi, sorry to necro a defunct topic, but Iíve run into a snag trying to softmod and feel the answer could be in this thread! I have a couple of old Xboxes just collecting dust and thought this would be a fun project. The boxes have not been modded in any way before.
I have a good grasp on the process and am pretty computer savvy. Unfortunately, my computer only has one IDE slot on the mobo, everything else is SATA, so the CD I made using Ndure and xboxhdm following this guide (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=496263) didnít work. Xboxhdm would boot off the disc but gave me a ďno linux CD foundĒ error when I would enter the xbrowser command, even though it had just booted from that very CD. *facepalm*
I found that 2 IDE channels are necessary, so I might be SOL since my computer only has one and no IDE CD-drive, but then had the wild idea of using the drive off my second Xbox since itís IDE. Iíll plug the IDE slave into the disc drive of xbox#2, hotswap the master into the hard drive of xbox#1, and maybe I won't get the no linux found error. The only problem I forsee is the xbox disc drive might not read a burned CD, or running the 2 different devices into one channel. Iíll give this a try when I get home but I know it's a long shot.
If it doesnít work, Iíve read up on ways to use a USB flash drive in the same way as the CD, but havenít found a step by step guide for total linux dummies. I've read and read and read but don't know what files to put on my USB flash drive. Would I just put the ISO on there with a bootloader? Step by step would be a huge help, can anyone point me in the right direction? Or maybe there's a better method than the USB drive, like the one in this thread?
Finally, trying to do what was done in this thread: I unplugged the disc drive to get error 12 on xbox #1 and hotswapped the hard drive while my computer was in windows and scanned for new hardware. Windows detected it just fine and I was able to see it in disk management under device manager. Xpolorer360 couldnít detect any FATX drives however, and I also tried Filezilla but still couldnít find the xbox hard drive. Even if I were to access the drive, Idotsfanís instructions in the first post are still a little difficult for me to understand. Can anyone help clarify or tell me why Xplorer360 wonít detect the drive?
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!