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Author Topic: Install Ed's Debian 0.3.1 And Kde 3.1  (Read 295 times)

gainpresence

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« on: April 09, 2003, 08:46:59 PM »


 What you need:
1. Modded Xbox
2. Some media readable by your Xbox
3. EvolutionX installed with access via FTP from your computer
4. USB Keyboard and mouse with a connection to your Xbox (Note that Debian can emulate the Xbox Controller as a mouse and there is an onscreen keyboard in the Debian GUI, but you�ll need at least a keyboard if you want KDE)

Get �Ed�s Debian 0.3.1� (found at http://xbox-linux.sf.net under �downloads�). The filename is �dist-0.3.1.tar.bz2�. Open this file with �Winrar� (http://www.rarsoft.com), and extract to a folder called C:\Debian (or anything you�ll remember).

Go to C:\Debian and Extract �Boot_fatx_vesa.iso� (with Winrar) to C:\Linux, open "linuxboot.cfg" in wordpad, replace 800x600 (in the last line) with 640x480*. NOTE: you only want to extract this ISO file, not any archives within it.

* Apparently it doesn�t matter what you do with this line, as long as it�s not �800x600�, delete the line if you want to.

Move the C:\Linux directory (on your PC) over to your Xbox (with Evox installed), I moved it over to F:\Linux. Make a Link in Evox.ini to F:\Linux\default.xbe.

Burn 0.3.1.iso (from C:\Debian) to any media your Xbox can read (I used a DVD+RW), once the burn finishes, boot it up in your Xbox (if it won�t boot, flash your BIOS to either X2 4976.02 or Evox D.6, If you get a dirty disc error, refer to HSDEMONZ Ultimate Xbox Burning Tutorial).
NOTE: Do NOT make this ISO file into a GDF image or xISO image, burn it AS IT IS!

Once it boots up, you�ll have a login screen (GUI), type in �root� for the username, and �xbox� for the password. It�ll log in to what looks like Windows 3.1 (this is the Debian GUI, not much to look at).

Right-click on the desktop (or press �B� on your controller) and go to �Apps�, then �Shell�, then open �Bash�.

Type in: �XBOXLinuxInstall� (everything is cAsE SenSiTive in linux).

Select the first option that pops up (install on game partition),  this will install two files onto your E drive, and you'll keep your F drive and save games smile.gif.

Answer yes to all questions and after a while, you�ll get a pop-up box that asks you for an IP address, I recommend using the exact same settings as your working Evox network settings. Once you get a message like �Happy Penguin�, the install�s done.

Type "Reboot", remove the DVD AFTER Linux finishes rebooting and before you get to Evox (The �X� screen is a good place).

NOW, if you can already access Xbox Live or anything on the internet with your Xbox, you don�t really need to do any more network settings. BUT, to use two NICs and a crossover, you�ll need to enable ICS on the NIC connected to your modem.

Boot Linux through the Evox link you made, log in, right click, apps/shell/bash.

Type "apt-get update"... wait..

If you get a bunch of "localhost" errors,  then your internet's not setup right:
Type in "cd /etc/network/" then "nano interfaces" (nano is a text editor and interfaces in your networkcfg file). Edit whatever you need (if you're on a router, change "static" to "dhcp"). And save it (CTRL-O to save and CTRL-X to close).

Now type "ifdown eth0", then  "ifup eth0", that restarts your network.

Test your connection by typing "ping -c 4 google.com", if you get "Unknown Host" or the like, then try messing around a bit more in the interfaces file and on your PC (if using ICS) or on your Router control panel.

Repeat from "apt-get update".


Type "apt-get install kdebase".. wait and answer yes to all questions (this takes a long time), once you�re back at the prompt, proceed.

Type "apt-get install kdebase" *AGAIN*.. wait and answer questions (installs the few packages that the first install missed).

Type "apt-get install kdm".. Answer yes to any questions.. make KDM your default videoloader (it'll ask you at the beginning and the end, select kdm both times, it is on the bottom first and on the top second I believe)

Type �reboot�, load linux, select "KDE3" as your "Session type", and login..

Configure KDE (you can�t see the �Next� button, so press enter for the next screen), it'll load and you're done!

If you want to use the onscreen keyboard in KDE, you'll need to login to your xbox (with linux booted) like this:

If you have a favorite SSH App, then you can use that, I am going to detail how to do this PuttY:

Download putty.exe (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html) and open it up, select "SSH" as the protocol and type in 192.168.0.64 as the "Host Name". Press "Open" and login with username "root" and password "xbox".

Type "cd /etc/kde3/kdm/", type "nano Xsetup"

Paste this before the last line "/usr/bin/X11/xvkbd -geometry 480x130 &"
Now save the file (CTRL-O to save and CTRL-X to close).


Now, you need to make a new user before you start messing around (DON�T SURF THE WEB AS ROOT!):

Open up Bash or Konsole, or any console program, and type �adduser <username>� don�t type in the �<>�s�. It�ll ask some questions. Now logout, and login as whatever user you just made.

If you can�t find Bash, click Start(�K�) then �Run� then type Bash.

Konquerer is the Web browser for KDE, you can now install whatever you want (Wine, gnome, whatever), But don�t ask me, I don�t know anything about linux smile.gif

That�s it! If you have any questions (or comments/corrections), feel free to post them here or PM me and I�ll try to address them.




Edited by gainpresence, 25 April 2003 - 07:20 PM.


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DarkLegion

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2003, 09:20:33 PM »


 Just though i'd a add,a way of getting the keyboard emulator to run when kde starts up has been found:
keyboard emu




Edited by DarkLegion, 10 April 2003 - 05:22 AM.


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gainpresence

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2003, 10:12:23 PM »


QUOTE (DarkLegion @ Apr 9 2003, 11:20 PM)
Just though i'd a add,a way of getting the keyboard emulator to run when kde starts up has been found:
keyboard emu

Very nice!




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broadd

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2003, 02:51:33 AM »


 Why do you need to do the Boot_fatx_vesa.iso part, when the XboxLinuxInstall command installs the default.xbe file etc on the E: drive and you can boot from that?

Regards,
B




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gainpresence

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2003, 11:17:47 AM »


QUOTE (broadd @ Apr 10 2003, 04:51 AM)
Why do you need to do the Boot_fatx_vesa.iso part, when the XboxLinuxInstall command installs the default.xbe file etc on the E: drive and you can boot from that?

Regards,
B

Wow, I didn't even notice that. It may be a working Riva bootloader..

I'll check it out.




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BodySuitMan

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2003, 11:59:06 AM »


 does this install linux on the E or F drive? how do you select to install on the E drive. I know with Mandrake you type setup8 at installation, but how do you do it with debian?




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broadd

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2003, 12:16:22 PM »


 Ed's .3.1 gives you three install options during the process which are effectively 1: E, 2: F, 3: whole drive (needs cromwell bios).

B




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BodySuitMan

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2003, 02:25:57 PM »


 About that Keyboard EMU, i really am a linux newb. Could someone explain in more detail what you have to do to make it show up? I dont understand which file you have to insert that line into. thanks.




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gainpresence

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2003, 03:31:25 PM »


QUOTE (BodySuitMan @ Apr 10 2003, 04:25 PM)
About that Keyboard EMU, i really am a linux newb. Could someone explain in more detail what you have to do to make it show up? I dont understand which file you have to insert that line into. thanks.

I haven't done it, but this should work:

Go to BASH, type "cd /etc/kde3/kdm/", type "nano Xsetup"

Paste this before the last line "/usr/bin/X11/xvkbd -geometry 480x130 &"

Then save and reboot.




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BodySuitMan

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2003, 04:11:02 PM »


 Thanks a lot you guys are bing a HUGE help.

I'm having trouble with the apt-get update part. i type it in, then it says "0% [waiting for file] and it sits there for 30 seconds or so. Sometimes it says 404 directory does not exist on any server [ip: 127.0.0.1 9999]. Sometimes it starts downloading, i assume, cause the 0% goes to 1%, 2% or 6%. Eventually it goes through(it will say "hit" or "ign" followed by a url) a bunch of files and at the end it says some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones were used instead. Are these update servers Busy? Is it possible my internet connection is setup wrong-any way to check this?(IP settings are same as evox and i can connect to xbox live fine and do other networking stuff on my xbox without any problems). thanks.




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Tiber123

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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2003, 04:14:00 PM »


 Go to /etc/apt/sources.list I believe.  Delete all the localhost trash and uncommend the https and ftps at the bottom.  Save and apt-get update




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BodySuitMan

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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2003, 04:21:24 PM »


 when i try to access that sources.list file it says Permission Denied

*edit*

Ok, i got into the file, and there are bunch of lines that say dmb followed by a url. All of the urls contain the word localhost except for the five at the very bottom. Do i delete everything except the last five here??




Edited by BodySuitMan, 11 April 2003 - 12:26 AM.


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Tiber123

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2003, 04:21:53 PM »


 login as root




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BodySuitMan

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2003, 05:29:09 PM »


 Ok, i got into the file, and there are bunch of lines that say dmb followed by a url. All of the urls contain the word localhost except for the five at the very bottom. Do i delete everything except the last five here??  




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Tiber123

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2003, 05:30:52 PM »


 Yes,but see the # infront of the bottom 5?  Delete those and it will work.




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