Hi everyone, I've roamed this site for nearly a year as a guest and was always able to solve my problems with my own box by reading others' posts, now I've backed myself into a corner with a new (used) box.
I picked up a second XBox lately with the intent of making a media centre for my parents, and at first it seemed like a good starting point but it's looking more and more like a complete train wreck by the hour.
It's a V1.0 box, that at some point had an Xecuter 2 chip in it (main XBox splash says "Xecuter2" under the logo), and had EvoX installed. Upon opening the box, I found there's no chip in it at all. I even checked under the motherboard just in case. It also has Evox installed as the primary dashboard. I tried to put the latest XBMC version on it, but I can't connect through FTP. Well, it connects, but it can't get the directory structure and my client gives up.
It has a dodgy Thomson drive that won't always read discs (in case you ask, but I can deal with that).
My real question is, how can I get this to run cleanly? Ideally I'd like to get rid of the Xecuter reference in the splash, and have XBMC running as the dashboard instead of EvoX. The system came with an original copy of Splinter Cell, but there's no "Run Linux" save on the hdd. I'd appreciate any advice you could offer.
As a side note, I have a fully functional softmodded 1.5 crystal edition if linking them would help.