Please forgive me but I am new to all of this Xbox Mod Stuff. I'm tecnically able just not sure of the internals of the file structure for the XBox.
I found my XBOX Hard Drive one morning chattering like sleigh bells. My kids have been the primary users. First Thought was how about a new XBOX 360 then. Then thought lets see if I can just add a new drive. After a little research discovered that there are a few things needed to add a new drive. I used the follwing tutrial to get the EEPROM data to get the drive password and build the eeprom.bin file.http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/Reading_Xbox_Hdd_key.htm
I then found that I needed some data to build the recover DVD to load to the Hardrive using Linix Boot. I borrowed a friends box and downloaded all of his data to a location on my computer to build the linux.iso file with. Dropped my eeprom.bin file into the right spot then cut the dvd. Booted and built the hard drive a 120GB Wester Digital WD800. I put the XBOX back together and booted fine. (Note: My original box was never modded.) It asked me to input the date and time. (this has to do with the softmod from what I have read). I dropped in MechAssualt and then wen to the Campaign and Then selected Run Linux. I get the Unleash X screen. I then get a dashboard that looks nothing like my friends which was the XBMC dash board. After poking around a bit found that most of the menus navigate fine but things like restore and dashboard boot options do not work. Action Failed message is returned. I eventually trashed it and it would only load the mech assault game everything else gave me the Your Xbox need Service Error Message no number. Red and Green flashing LED. I decided to redo the drive. I thought that I may have missed a few files from my friends drive and decided to copy everything from the EDrive this time. Before I did all C and Most of E (UDATA, TDATA, and Dashboard folders).. This time I did all replaced his eeprom.bin file in the backups folder with mine. Then rebuilt the drive using the linux boot on a PC. Put it all back together ad ended up in a reboot loop that woudl never load anything nor stop rebootting. I read a few options to try and get unstuck from here, including just let it go till it opens the dashboard, needless to say I failed to have the patience for that. I reladed with the orignal DVD and Got it back up. It seems stock now, but I can FTP to it and if I load the MechAssault Game I can get to the Run Linux and get tot he Unleash X Dashboard.
Now that we went through all of that.
I would like to know if there is a way to simply FTP the correct files my XBOX to get it to boot up with the correct Dashbaord XBMC. I have downloaded and ripped the AID 4.12 Disk(recorded to DVD+R, I have not tried DVD-R yet) and the Slayer EVOX 2.7 (burned to a CDRW). Niether of these disks will boot on the XBOX though.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I apologize for the novel.
Thanks in Advance.
120GB Hard Drive