QUOTE(ldotsfan @ May 24 2008, 02:36 PM)
With your eeprom, you can avoid ever hotswapping again - just use xboxhdm option 3 to unlock the hdd in the PC.
DOH! Of course! I don't know how I didn't realise that... all that paranoia for nothing lol.
Anyway, I've followed your advice and FTPd a C with ndure applied (and the necessary E files and folders). After creating the EEPROM_off.bin file in E:\NKP11, I was able to disable the eeprom and now my HD settings are saved!!! Thank you so much for your help ldotsfan! I'll describe what I did to upgrade from UXE to Ndure in case it helps anyone else:
(Don't attempt this if you haven't backed up your EEPROM to your PC!!!)
- My Dash wasn't the recommended one for Ndure (5960), so I got a clean C drive from Slayers 2.7 with the latest dash.
- Then I applied Kingroach's Ndure 3.1 patcher to the clean C drive from Slayers (this also created an E folder with some necessary files).
- I cold booted to Frosty's Rescue Disc, deleted everything on C over FTP, and then uploaded the patched C drive and the files/folder for E to the XBox (I made sure to manually copy ernie.xtf first, then xbox.xtf in C:\xodash in case the FTP client mixed up the order)
- Ndure now worked correctly, so I just had to enable the MS Dash so I could enable HD resolutions and Dolby/DTS audio. If you FTP into your C drive, it will be empty because Ndure has created a shadow C. I just uploaded the clean C drive from Slayers to C.
- I then created an empty text file and named it EEPROM_off.bin and uploaded it to E:\NKP11 (This disables the virtual EEPROM to make changes of video settings permanent)
- At this stage, if you have a PAL console, run Enigmah and change to NTSC.
- Now, just run the MS Dash using the menu option in UnleashX, change the HD settings, and the changes are saved even after reboots
- You should probably delete the EEPROM_off.bin when you're finished making changes to have the added layer of protection that the virtual EEPROM provides
Thanks again ldotsfan!