i realise that i might have hijacked his thread but was hoping to exchange ideas on the usb method...it didn't work for me and i really don't need about 7 usb's ranging between the 2 and 4 variety..
..woulda been 8 but gave a 1 gb stick away that was from officeworks..it was in the shape of a pin..took it apart and the thing is so tiny..its basically the bit you plug in!!!???....
read this fully before you try this method out.
wtf you talkin' bout willis??..... just read it and then try it.
oh yeah...you'll need Xplorer360™® to inject the files in....google for it or pm me and i'll point you in the right direction...put 360 in the header or i wont take notice of the pm....
well i hot-swapped the hard-drive of the xbox and this is how i did it...before i started anything i took off the side panel of the poot'r, the top off the xbox...and before i turned either of them on i made sure that the cables i was going to swap were accessible..the xbox CAN be pulled off and put back on without removing it from the tray(the 1.6 version refused to boot up when i did remove it where as the 1.1 version was fine). the xbox MUST be beside the poot'r for the cable to reach the xbox hard-drive....ok now..i fired up the poot'r let it do its thang..done. plugged the video cable(doesn't need to be attached to the television) and the controller in...and yeah...d'uhh the power too..
...fired up the xbox and let it do its thAng for about a minute( remember, no telly to see what's happening...). on the computer..i started up Xplorer360™® ...i NOW take the cable off the dvd/cd-rom drive( the master plug..the top plug if there are 2 on it) and also took off the cable from the xbox hard-drive..being careful NOT to jiggle it to much as this will freeze the hard-drive(thats what i've been told so i'm not going to question that as it might happen and i'll have to start all over again..)..it might... anyhooo...once the SWAP is successful i opened up device manager and refreshed it so that it will recognise the hard-drive...you might have to make sure its plugged in firmly as it might not recognise it first time around...once its been recognised and drivers installed for it we go over to the open prog...click the drive tab and open image or hard-drive/memcard....give it a min and then it will open up 4 partitions...i looked for the ones with the cache, tdata, and udata folders..i opened udata folder...now..go to where you have the mechassault_run linux.zip file is..unzip it and go to the udata folder..it will have this foldername---> 4d530017 ...take that folder and drag and drop it into the right-hand pane in the Xplorer360™® window in the udata folder ...it will have the same files there ( with different number file names...those are your game saves...) let it inject the files....if it doesnt start after 30 seconds...go to the device manager window and refresh it...it will start the inject files procedure...after the files were injected...( sounds like a junkie ..eh?)...hit the device tab and close the files...then exit the program.
DO NOT TURN OFF THE XBOX !!! you will have a paperweight if you do....remove the cable from the xbox and attach it back to your pooter's dvd/cd-rom drive...then re-attach the cable back to xbox hard-drive..make sure that it is on tight...not loose as the start-up ring will just flash red and yellow... on securely??? good..NOW you can turn off the xbox.
hook it back up to the t.v to test it out. if all went well..VIOLA!!! you have soft-modded your xbox with the hotswap method. you can now use SlaYer's EvoX Auto-Installer 2.7...this will further update your modded xbox..so... it seems daunting at first but once you've done it...you'll think..gee??? there's really nothing to it.
sooo...all apologies for hijacking the thread..i honestly didn't mean too..it just happened....i just wanted to be friends...