well could not find a copy of the game anywhere...
more digging online and I found the hot swap info, did that, thought i had messed it up, but she booted to unleashx
ftp a few min later and transfer files, reboot to xbmc v8.something
wish it had been as easy as writing that was, took me hours to find some soul who had stashed away the old versions of xbmc (there is no "old versions" link on the site, at least not that I could find)
all set up and installed in bedroom, shares are done and settlin in to watch a movie