Jan 8 2010, 08:12 PM
Maybe its a stupid question but since i've installed xbreboot and i ran a livecd of linux on it i wondered if its possible to run linux from a usb drive?
This way i can keep my xbox 360 drive for playing games.
Oh and if it is possible please say how since i already tried extracting the files from the gentooV2 image with isobuster and putting them on a usb drive and this didnt do the trick.
Jan 8 2010, 09:34 PM
you need to edit some file for the usb to work
Jan 9 2010, 11:43 AM
oke so what file do i have to edit and how exactly?
Jan 9 2010, 05:48 PM
Jan 9 2010, 06:14 PM
have you tried using unetbootin to make bootable usb drive, then rename vmlinux to xenon.elf
Jan 9 2010, 07:37 PM
Oke just tried what you said but it didnt work, ive formatted the usb drive to fat16 or does it need to have another file system.
Jan 9 2010, 08:42 PM
you have to edit the Vmware file and i dont know how to do that.
Jan 10 2010, 10:14 PM
dont try, the 360 linux kernel crashes under heavy usb load, probably it wouldn't get as far as booting up
Jan 11 2010, 11:46 AM
hmm, is there any other way to install linux and keep your xbox 360 harddrive for playing games?
and is the problem that the kernel crashes under heavy usb load fixable?
Jan 19 2010, 08:06 PM
Here's how I got it to boot linux off of a usb stick. I configured my network to allow Xell to load the Gentoo minimal kernel from tftp and formatted a usb stick to look like a cd to the linux kernel. (basically dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda). I imagine one could also partition the usb stick to have a small fat32 partition containing the kernel and have the second partition be the raw cd image (dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda would become dd if=gentoo-image.iso of=/dev/sda2 presuming /dev/sda1 is your fat partition).
Anyway, this is how I managed to boot the gentoo live cd a while ago but the real solution would just be to build a kernel capable of looking for it's rootfs on the usb device so one could have a proper install instead of an emulated livecd.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here