I am new to posting on these forums since I'm not really one to go into new territory, but thank you to all that have helped me without even knowing it. That being said, I was accidentally banned from XBL the other night and am trying to change my eeprom to the new one that I just got. I have a 1.6 box, and I'm probably doing something stupid, but I just can't get the telnet part to work. My PC normally connects to the net through a router, as does my xbox, but in your tutorial you say that I have to connect the xbox's net cable directly to my PC? This is the part that is screwing me up, if i disconnect my PC from the router, the connection comes up as the cable being unplugged, therefore regardless of what I make the ip on my computer, it will not use the connection. The only way that I was able to ftp to the xbox from my computer was to connect both back to the router like before, I'm using avalaunch on my xbox, and I know what it's ip addy is. Telnet will not work if they are both plugged into the router either, since I think mini-linux's static ip is not routing through the router to the xbox, but even if I use the same ip in telnet that works for ftp, when mini-linux is running neither works anymore. Sorry for rambling on, last thing, I'm also not getting a blank screen when mini-linux runs, there is some writing at the top at first, then the screen goes to screwed up colors with bands of green.