QUOTE(kamikazelemmings @ Nov 8 2005, 02:50 AM)
ok, well i followed your instructions and the loopback still doesnt work, still comes up with that same error. i made sure EVERY file copied over when i ftp'd them in. actually i used the scp command, because command line makes me happy. anyways, i even moved the sxboxE dir after i started sxb before running loop install script, that way it will install its own sxboxE folder in case things are different, but it still does not work. same error. i got about 9 gigs still free on my f drive. it makes the loopback file and created a nice sxboxE folder with everything in it. anyways, any advice is appreciated. if you need more details ill be happy to give them to you.
Ok thats great someone making an effort ok have you enough space on e ?
and when you started the loopsxb install to f hd all your files were installed
in there right dir example E/sxboxE and F /sxbloop/sxbloop.img
so sxb installer done all this and finished ya ok.
OK most of the quick test i done was on e drive our xbox f has not
much space for loop file and tmp so f and g install scripts i done
are a mirror img of the e loop scripts may be i forgot some line
errror there as i think i rushed to get sxbnew out as i promised
people here that no matter what i will upload newsxb that friday,
so i learn now never to rush,so i needed a day or 2 more for tests
really,and i did build this sxbnew in 4 days 3 hours a day as promised.
anyway even if i had 2 weeks more i myself can not test some parts of
my own sxb,example my xbox dvdrom is damaged so i could not boot
sxb and test and i do not have large xbox hd etc like some of you guys
only standard xbox hd etc,so loop and native sxb install on f or g hd
i can not test i have said all this before only you guys can test this
for me if you are lucky to have all extras for your xboxes ok.
This is why i asked people here can someone test certain parts
of my new sxb for me please and as you know no one offered
to help and if someone had offered help and let me know and
before i released the new sxb we would come across some of these
errors and hence sxbnew would have been uploaded error free ya.
So again if people do not test and tell me if things are working
or not with a straight answer,So how can i fix something if no
one tells me ya.No i am not talking about you as i think you are
the second person who has really given me the feed back i need..
Ok,kamikazelemmings if you get time next sxb release2 soon
if you like you can test if all sxb is working ok before release.
the new sxb release 2 i am doing now as i speak is slightly different
it might have kernel2.6 and all the scripts i have changed to suite
this is on my xbox now i have not got sxbnew running as i am testing
the soon to come out new sxb release 2 and few weeks from now
my own distro for xbox and pc called poor linux.
So the one new sxb you are using i do not have it on xbox
as i have sxbnew release2 and poor linux as i do not have space
as the xbox i use here they wont let me delete xbox games from it
to make space for my linuxes.
Ok what i will do is delete one of the newer sxb or poor linux
and installed the sxbnew you are working on back to xbox
and then i will sort out the loopfile and other things ok if needed.
To be honest i was not going to do all this as i was going to
fix all this errors in sxbnew release2 anyway.but good now
that you told me that loop does not work on f hd.as i would have to
sort it then in this new sxbnew release 2.
So while we are at it we will sort this out now so no problems ok.
But give me a day as i want to finish some stuff in newsxb release2
and poorlinux before i delete them and make space for sxnew ok.
So mean while you can try some things ok for me.
Ok,now all excuses are done lets get back to the sxb loopfile
ok as i asked before have you enough space on your E hd for sxbloop.img ?.
If you have space then copy the F/sxbloop/ dir and sxbloop.img file the
installer installed and copy it to your E hd so you have as below ok.
now run default.xbe and choose sxbloop e in xromwell menu.
and see if it was ok or not or have you already done this?
Ok so let me know we carry on from there ok.
No worries if still wrong i will extract the initrd.gz and change few lines
in there so loop gets working ok and upload new initrd.gz for you and all ok.
if that is needed ok it might be the linuxboot.cfg lines not added or something
i will look tommrow night when i installl sxbnew on xbox again ok.
Ohh,the other thing when installer was adding files in to sxbloop.img
did you see in terminal all files being copied ?
you see in sxb you can not just copy system files like you do in normal
linux for example you cant run sxb and copy file to sxbloop.img files like below
cp -frPd /* /mnt/loop it will miss lots of files and dirs due to
squasffs and unionfs.
so the sxb installer has to mount every modules to tmp dir
then it extracts the module to /mnt/loop which is our sxbloop.img
like this mo2dir /base/bin.mo /mnt/loop mo2dir /base/lib.mo /mnt/loop
mo2dir /base/user.mo /mnt/loop etc etc
Note installer adds empty dir's dev proc sys tmp
and another thing when you first run sxbloop when it works
the first time as we have blank dev proc sys tmp dirs there
to fill up these dir you have to restart sxbloop and on the second
start it will all be ok as these dirs are populated.
So for others also please restart sxbloop after the first start to
populate all dev etc dirs ok then all be ok.
ok see ya let me know.