QUOTE(run088 @ Oct 6 2008, 05:17 AM)
All problems mentioned have never happened to me.
#1 could be possible but is the 1st I have heard of it.
#2 I can verify that 100% is wrong. I am staring at an xbox right now running avalaunch with ind bios.My guess is fresh install avalaunch and check your network settings.
#3 It takes forever and a day to get aids to load you might not have waited long enough for it to get going.
#4 I can tell you if you have the pbl setup right you can launch any bios.It is complicated to get right the directions are vague and the author seems to have spoke another language as his first langauge so it is difficult to follow what he says on the read me.It will however not launch linux "xromwell" if the debug features are on.5035 has the same issue.The work around is turning debug off in the cfg then launching.
Thanks for confirming this. I was surprised when I first found these, because other than #1 I could find no mention of any problems with iND-BIOS. So, I've done some more testing, and my results now mirror yours - almost!
#1 is documented elsewhere here, I was just confirming that it was there for completeness.
#2 Avalaunch works fine for me as well ..... except when I go into Settings - Main Options. HOWEVER - I've been doing some more playing with this, and it only seems to happen on the Executer 3, which was where I did my initial testing - on a TSOP flash it works fine.
#3 Yes, I spent ages when I first started with Xboxes reburning AID DVDs thinking I was getting the burning wrong or using the wrong brand of DVD, when all I had to do was wait a couple of minutes
. On the X3 box with iND-BIOS I waited 20 minutes...... still didn't work. Again, this seems to be an X3 related problem - it works fine on the TSOP flashed box.
#4 I have PBL working fine (I agree entirely about the cryptic documentation, especially the deliberate vagueness about RC4 keys....!), but that's not what I was meaning. In the iND-BIOS documentation it says:
Will boot some BFM bioses from e:\xboxrom.bin (make sure you can recover
if you try this)
I have tried all the BFM Bioses I can find, and it does nothing, not even an error message - just boots straight past xboxrom.bin and loads normally. It's not a bug as such, it looks more like a planned feature (essentially internal PBL within the BIOS) that was never implemented but was left in the documentation. Alternatively, it could be another X3 issue - I haven't tried it on the TSOP box yet.
So, I'm going to do some more playing around on the X3 to see if #2 and #3 are a configuration problem on the X3. I'll also try it on the X2, to see what happens. Once I get my PC rebuilt I'll also try e:\xboxrom.bin on the TSOP box to see if that was also an interaction with the X3.This post has been edited by Heimdall: Oct 6 2008, 11:22 AM