QUOTE(mike99 @ Nov 23 2007, 10:30 AM)
i have got a via VT6421 PCMCIA sata card for my laptop, it is recognised in windows and iprep and i can prepare my usb flash drive perfectly to flash my ms25 with ixtreme 1.3. but when it comes to dumping the original firmware in dos all i get is:
1. IDE sec master
when i hit 1 i get:
port 170, master/slave: a0
i have tried switching the xbox off and waiting 10 seconds etc. but nothing works. has anyone else been able to flash a drive from a laptop? any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sweet, the first guinea pig with a VIA PCMCIA card!
Try this: With Xbox on and PC at DOS prompt, type your command (I assume you're using mtkflash?) hit enter then IMMEDIATELY turn Xbox off, then
press 1 and wait 2-3 seconds then turn Xbox back on - it should read straight away. Then after you make your hacked firmware (I did it in Windows after first checking my orig.bin in Firmware Toolbox 4.5) use the same method for writing. None of the "10 second trick" stuff worked for me - I had to use this guide
. The relevant info is about halfway down.
There are a number of others wanting to flash using a laptop so I really hope this works for you.
Please let us know how it goes.