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Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Dark_Woofer on May 10, 2005, 09:57:42 PM

Many peoples ask how to install xdsl 0.2 on their xbox. Since i'm not able to sleep, and kinda high, i decided to write a small howto on this.

To do so, you will need :
- A computer with windows and an internet connection   dry.gif
- A .zip extractor (i recommend WinRAR (http://www.rarsoft.com/))
- A FTP Client (i recommend Core FTP (http://www.coreftp.com/))
- A copy of Isobuster (http://www.isobuster.com/)
- A modded Xbox (modchip, TSOP, or softmodded)
- A dashboard with FTP feature (unleashx, evolutionx)
- xDSL 0.2 (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=54192&package_id=151661)

Start by installing the extractor and the ftp client. Download xdsl-0.2.zip somewhere on your computer, if you don't already have it.

Extracting the files
Open xdsl-0.2.zip with WinRAR.

Extract all the files to C:/xdsl (or where you want)

You can now close WinRAR and open IsoBuster.

Open the xdsl-0.2.iso file and extract the files to c:/xdsl/extracted (i'll edit this section tomorrow with screenshots and details, cause i'm on xdsl right now and i don't remember wich one you got to extract)

Transfert the files over the Xbox
Your C:/xdsl/extracted folder should now look like this : (screenshot tomorrow sorry)

Open Core FTP and setup a new connection according to your Xbox parameters (again, screenshot tomorrow)

Connect to your Xbox. You should see something like this : (tomorrow...)

Double click on the E partition

Now drag and drop the files from C:/xdsl/extracted in the E partition, and wait for the transfert to complete.

Start Linux
You'll fiirst need to add launch link to your dashboard pointing over the xromwell xbe.
If you use Unleashx, edit the config.xml like this : (yea i know, screenshot tomorrow)

For Evolutionx, edit the evox.ini like this : ( biggrin.gif )

Reboot. To launch linux, simply use the Linux link. The next screen should look like this : (i promise u i'll do thoses screenshot right after breakfast tomorrow biggrin.gif)

In about a minute, linux should boot!

Note : If xromwell freeze at the blue loading screen, try to remove your dvd dongle, your usb mouse/keyboard, and any controller that are connected. This is a know bug in xromwell. You can also use the shallax gentoox loader, that seem to be more compatible with those usb devices.

What to do now?
I'll add this section tomorrow. I'll explain how to setup a swapfile, do a loopback/native install, reactivate the mouse scroll, desactivate the onscreem leyboard, reactivate apt-get, all with screenshots and detailled info!!

For now, this tutorial is really incomplete. But it's 1am over canada and i'm starting to be r eally tired. I promise you all that  i'll add the screenshots and complete it really shortly. Please excuse all the gramatical errors, i'm having such a hard time writing this in english!!

And thanks to all the xdsl crew for this incredible distro!!!!




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: MicroMods on May 11, 2005, 06:26:56 PM

You should add that people need to right click (B ), and then do Apps, Tools.

The devs just think we all use FluxBox and know where that is..

Took me a friggin hour yesterday to figure it out.

-Chris




Edited by MicroMods, 12 May 2005 - 02:32 AM.


Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Demobot on May 12, 2005, 01:22:30 PM

What do you need to do when your editing AVAluanch? Would it be the same as editing Evox? And would you copy the extracted files over in a XDSL folder, or just let the files sit openly in the E:?




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: althena on May 19, 2005, 05:09:31 AM

Good job, just one suggestion from me you could add:

You recommend to edit the evox.ini so that xsdl appears in the Dashboard and can be started from there.
I find it much more easy to rename the xromwell xbe in default.xbe and move it to the other apps. I have all my apps like dvd2xbox and XBMC in e/apps. There I created a new folder called Linux and moved the renamed XBE in it. This way it appears not only in Evo-X but also in every other Dashboard like Avalaunch or UnleashX without having to edit a Config-File. For Avalaunch or UnleashX now just find yourself a nice Tux-Icon and be happy smile.gif
I had no problems so far doing this and neither with Gentoox before.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: alcatel on May 20, 2005, 03:18:15 AM

if i extract all files and put it into e:\apps\xdsl
wouldn't that just work with evolution x ?
i have a wireless mouse and key board connected onto 1 usb receiver ,would this work then.?




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: friedgold on May 20, 2005, 07:14:49 AM

QUOTE(alcatel @ May 20 2005, 12:29 PM)
if i extract all files and put it into e:\apps\xdsl

wouldn't that just work with evolution x ?

i have a wireless mouse and key board connected onto 1 usb receiver ,would this work then.?

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This wont work for 2 reasons



1) Cromwell is hardcoded to look for linuxboot.cfg in E:\linuxboot.cfg

2) The inital ramdisk looks for the XDSL filesystem on \KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX for every Xbox partition (i.e. C:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX, D:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX, etc)



If you want the linux bootloader to appear in your dashboard menu, by all means copy the xromwell xbe (default.xbe on the cd) to a folder in your apps dir. However the other files have to be in the correct places.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: dasefx on May 21, 2005, 11:37:57 PM

anyone here knows why the lastest xdsl release have no sound output ? it's seems like the device is recognized but it doesn't sound, my xbox is connected to my receiver via an optical cable. Please help smile.gif




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Darknior on May 24, 2005, 04:30:14 AM

Thanks, i will test this evening your solution, because when i copy the files on my xbox it want to BOOT ou CD sad.gif

And how to MOUNT the DRIVES E and F of my xbox for install games and utils after ... ?

Thanks wink.gif





Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: x-fox on May 24, 2005, 05:45:47 AM

QUOTE(dasefx @ May 22 2005, 08:48 AM)
anyone here knows why the lastest xdsl release have no sound output ? it's seems like the device is recognized but it doesn't sound, my xbox is connected to my receiver via an optical cable. Please help smile.gif

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The sound ouput works great for me in xdsl-0.21. It could be your optical cable or maybe opticle ouput not being supported in xdsl. I use the stock cable that came with my xbox.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: alcatel on May 24, 2005, 12:08:28 PM

thanks for the answer !
so i put
linux24   -> e:\KNOPPIX\linux24
minirt24  -> minirt24
KNOPPIX -> KNOPPIX

the linuxboot.cfg should be in the root (e:\linuxboot.cfg)
and the default.xbe i can put in e:\apps\linux\default.xbe

and then al should work ?

i tried to load it from apps first ,it loads and then i have to choose between cd or a pc symbol
what should i choose there ?




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: LESTAT on May 24, 2005, 12:53:01 PM

you need to choose the one that looks like a joystick called FatX

and no you must boot default.xbe in the ROOT of your E drive   dont hide it anywhere else.

e:\default.xbe




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: ciprac on May 28, 2005, 07:22:04 AM

I've tried booting the CD on my box but all I get is the blue background screen with the inital h/w tests but it stops at

CODE
hdb: PHILIPS J5 3235C PHILIPS J5 3235C              -ATAPI
UDMA2

nothing else happens.

I've tried doing an FTP launch with the same result. Is there anything glaringly wrong with what I'm doing?

I followed the instructions to the letter which can be found here (http://www.xbox-linux.org/XDSL_HOWTO)

Cheers for any help




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Goggl on May 30, 2005, 11:46:51 PM

QUOTE(ciprac @ May 28 2005, 04:33 PM)
I've tried booting the CD on my box but all I get is the blue background screen with the inital h/w tests but it stops at



CODE
hdb: PHILIPS J5 3235C PHILIPS J5 3235C              -ATAPI

UDMA2


nothing else happens.



I've tried doing an FTP launch with the same result. Is there anything glaringly wrong with what I'm doing?



I followed the instructions to the letter which can be found here (http://www.xbox-linux.org/XDSL_HOWTO)



Cheers for any help

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Do you have a USB mouse or keyboard connected to your Xbox? If yes, remove them before starting the Xromwell bootloader. This should help!




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: rhayman on May 31, 2005, 03:05:13 PM

I was having similar problems with the ftp install (i did not try from cd). Turns out the problem was where i put the KNOPPIX file.

I originally had the files in this order:

E:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX (the last one being the file)
E:\KNOPPIX\linux24
E:\KNOPPIX\minirt24
E:\linuxboot.cfg

I beleive i was getting the same error message as you (cant remember).
I fixed it by simply not adding the KNOPPIX folder so all the files where in the same directory:

E:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX (the last one being the file)
E:\KNOPPIX\linux24
E:\KNOPPIX\minirt24
E:\linuxboot.cfg

The i placed the default.xbe in e:\apps\cromwell\default.xbe
This seemed to work.





Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Syntax010 on June 06, 2005, 08:09:23 PM

Are there any good guides online that anyone could point out for installing additional applications for Xdsl on Xbox? Most specificly i'm looking for instructions for installing and configuring console emulators that run under linux. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: JMPovoa on June 20, 2005, 01:37:19 PM

Hi! Can anyone get this to work with 720p? The only resolution I can boot with is 480p. all the others don't work. (With 720p I get a all-white screen, after I choose the resolution I want)

Also, does anyone know how to keep my configurations between sessions? Everytime I reboot everything goes back to default...




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: KyrinRPG on June 22, 2005, 05:21:05 PM

xdsl is the buggiest distro ever




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Joshua Wood on June 22, 2005, 09:35:29 PM

Is there ANY way to have all xdsl files in one folder, say f:\xdsl

This is how I have xebian, but xdsl is pretty nice and quick... but I don't like it all over the place. How does xebian load itself? It has an xbe, but there is no xromwell menu or anything, it just launches linux straight off... could this be used for xdsl? But then it seems xdsl has some paths coded in... any way of changing them?

Thanks




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Beelzabub on July 27, 2005, 07:41:52 AM

QUOTE(JMPovoa @ Jun 20 2005, 10:48 PM)
Hi! Can anyone get this to work with 720p? The only resolution I can boot with is 480p. all the others don't work. (With 720p I get a all-white screen, after I choose the resolution I want)



Also, does anyone know how to keep my configurations between sessions? Everytime I reboot everything goes back to default...

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I have the same problem when booting in 720p it alll goes white




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: amfdfireinside on August 11, 2005, 10:36:26 AM

is that the ENTIRE tutorial?? or have some links gones missing?




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: alexlexus on November 02, 2005, 08:33:07 AM

i am new to all this and i got everything working up until i get

Error loading kernel/linux24


what do i do to fix this?





Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: satans_banjo on December 04, 2005, 03:07:20 PM

i followed the tutorial and worked out how to edit the ini file. it now comes up with a screen allowing me to select either 'etherboot' or 'CD-ROM (hdb)' what do i do now? do i have to use the ISO to burn a CD and insert the CD?




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: friedgold on December 04, 2005, 03:22:42 PM

You should have a Fatx icon, this is the one you want. If the fatx icon doesn't appear then it because E:\linuxboot.cfg doesn't exist. linuxboot.cfg must be in the root of E: (the path is hardcoded into Cromwell / XCromwell). The filename is probably case sensitive so make sure the filename is in lower case.





Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: satans_banjo on December 05, 2005, 08:21:55 AM

okay - i managed to get FatX onto the Cromwell menu, but now when it starts linux and looks for USB devices, it says it can't find the KNOPPIX filesystem so it runs the shell. does the filesystem need to be in E:\KNOPPIX? i've got it in E:\xDSL\KNOPPIX

EDIT: done. that was what i needed to do




Edited by satans_banjo, 05 December 2005 - 05:24 PM.


Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: cdubu on December 07, 2005, 06:01:49 AM

i am new to all this and i got everything working up until i get

Error loading kernel/linux24
what do i do to fix this?


Use a different type of cdr, mine did that with FWS ones.

Hope this helps.

C.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: SilverStone641 on January 07, 2006, 10:23:21 AM

hey guys, first off, thanks for all the info! i've been struggling over all this. My second question is, when i put everything on the harddrive will i be able to save files i download off the net, onto the harddrive? how do i set that up?


second question. Is there a way to enable xdsl to run .swf files or movie files? I.E. Avi, MPG, wmv, mov etc.


thanks


mike







Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Kidrdbz on March 19, 2006, 03:50:33 PM

i followed the tutorial and worked out how to edit the ini file. it now comes up with a screen allowing me to select either 'etherboot' or 'CD-ROM (hdb)' what do i do now? do i have to use the ISO to burn a CD and insert the CD?

Hey people,
Im kinda new to this site, i only read most off the time on forums.
But now i really need some help, becouse i really dont know whats wrong.
I bought a second hand banned xbox 360 for a few bucks.
when i bought it i knew it was already flashed with a firmware but i dind know wich one.

Ive conected the drive to dump its fw, and there was a ixtreme 1,4 or something  on it.
When i put in a xgd3 game it said, unable to find update for game, so i thought i reflash and it ill work.
so i downloaded the latest fw package anf reflashed it with lt v2.0.
i dont have its Original fw, so i used the one out off that fw pakage to flashe it to stock, and reflashe it to lt v2.0

Now it come up with the message, unreadable disc after starting the game.
i really dont know what i did wrong.

the xgd3 games are good burns with ihase burner, and they play very wel on my other console
with a lite-on drive.

some info about the box im talking about.

its a Hitachi 59 build 2006.
its dashboard 2.0.8955.0
now flashed with lt v2.0 for Hitachi 59 and gives unreadable disc.
media: verbs mk 003
My english is not very well, but ill try my best

Edit: sorry iff i posted in the wrong section, dind know for sure iff its the right one. ty



Nobody knows?




Title: NULL
Post by: 'Abecedarian' on May 26, 2006, 04:42:58 PM
'
               Hey. I've done everything, started XDSL, hit the "FatX" option, but then it tells me that it can't find the KNOPPIX filesystem and boots into a "(very limited)" shell. With no virtual keyboard. I'm a fair bit new to linux, is there something really obvious I've missed out here? And yes, I do have what friedgold called the knoppix filesystem under e:\knoppix\knoppix\knoppix (the last one being the file).
               
               

               


                     Edited by Abecedarian, 27 May 2006 - 12:57 AM.
                     
                  


            '
Title: NULL
Post by: 'Abecedarian' on May 26, 2006, 07:39:53 PM
'
               Got that one resolved, and booted into DSL fine. I did some stuff, which failed, and then I realised that I would have to have a loopback install. So, I booted in for about the fifth time or so, but now it took ages to boot up and the mouse pointer lagged every few seconds. I cleared the Xbox's cache, re-ftp'd all the XDSL files but it wouldn't go away. So, I tried a loopback install anyway and it crashed before even loading the first prompt successfully. Help?
               
               

               
            '
Title: NULL
Post by: 'crispy4004' on May 29, 2006, 07:43:55 PM
'
               I'm having some problems here, I installed X-dsl.5 to my Xbox and launched it under Evolution X under the HDD Apps portion ...

problem is, its permiantely stuck in the "your selection is loading" screen.

Everything should be installed in the correct directories ... anyone have a clue why I can't run it?
               
               

               
            '
Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: BulkySam on June 01, 2006, 01:14:01 PM

Let me start off by saying that this is my first time trying anything with linux on xbox.  My problem is that I keep getting an error message that says:  Error loading kernel /linux24

My settup looks like this:

E:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX (the last one being the file)
E:\KNOPPIX\linux24
E:\KNOPPIX\minirt24
E:\linuxboot.cfg

Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: BulkySam on June 02, 2006, 02:03:17 PM

Nevermind, I just needed to edit the cfg.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: error_55o on September 17, 2006, 05:20:49 PM

How do you install apps eg Cedega 5




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: geophontea on September 24, 2006, 07:51:08 PM

I am a noob at modding and linux and have a few questions. I FTP'd all the files I need to run XDSL to my XBOX and they are in the correct folders and drives. I can get it to boot up and work properly but when I do a loopback install every thing goes well until I reboot and try to run XDSL again. I get through all the loading and then it asks for a username and password. I know what they are but do not know how to put them in. All I have is a game controller which is fine when I ran XDSL the first time and would be great for what I want to do with XDSL. I do not have a keyboard or mouse that I can use. My question is. Is there a way to either set up XDSL to auto login or bypass it all together.

Thanks
Geophontea




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: geophontea on September 24, 2006, 09:51:23 PM

Sorry for the second post, I reinstalled and figured it out. I selected no when it asked if I wanted to auto login, the first time I installed XDSL.

Again Sorry for the second post.

Thanks

Geophontea




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: NIA BackStabber on October 17, 2006, 06:06:41 PM

i thought u had to have the cromwell bios to use this or can i run it as an app in xbmc




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: arsi on December 12, 2006, 04:18:41 AM

the question i am asking has been asked but no one replied to it..and after some posts the same person replied that he solved hi prob BUT I CANT...so plz help me
question : i ftp`d across all the files in e:/..no folders no subdirectories..linuxboot.cfg do exists...the files r case sensitive...but when i run the default.xbe the xromwell is loaded...where i can fine cd option and ether boot options...NO FATX OPTION.grr.gif ..i did every single thing according to the tutorial... i hve to load it frm my hd..and i think it needs to be done thru fatx option..which i cant find! plzz help me...
xbox version : 1.1 or 1.2 not sure..
and this is the same problem when i tried to install gentoox thru ftp...there was no fatx option ...so i switched to xdsl.and again the saaaameeee probllleeemmm..plzz help me  sad.gif




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: lightning30 on December 14, 2006, 09:19:46 AM

i got it on my xbox but i dont know what to do cause it pauses after i pick the screen size it pauses at the blue loading screen.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: gunner9218 on September 11, 2007, 08:08:57 PM

ok this is wht i did i put boot.cfg in e folder then i put merrout 24 somethinglike tht in knoppix and knoppix in knoppix and linux 24 in knoppix and default in e i press default click fatx and it says error minerit 23.gz error loading wht did i do wrong




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: xboxhartford on November 08, 2008, 09:02:57 AM

I am not sure if anyone still check this board or not but I wanted to put this out there to see if I can reach out for any help.  Trying to do a FTPing install and run X-DSL v0.5 as an application under Evolution-X dash.  When I tried to boot X-DSL it blacks out on me and shuts down my xbox.

I got all my file in place as follows:

E:/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX
E:/KNOPPIX/linux24
E:/KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz

E:/linuxboot.cfg and had it configured to:

title XDSL
kernel KNOPPIX/linux24
initrd KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz
append root=/dev/ram0 init=/etc/init rw video=xbox:640x480 frugal quiet kbd-reset

E:/Cromwell/default.xbe (also tried E:/default.xbe)

Any thoughts, anyone?




Edited by xboxhartford, 08 November 2008 - 06:05 PM.


Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: XTecuterX73 on November 08, 2008, 09:34:27 AM

I am not sure if anyone still check this board or not but I wanted to put this out there to see if I can reach out for any help.  Trying to do a FTPing install and run X-DSL v0.5 as an application under Evolution-X dash.  When I tried to boot X-DSL it blacks out on me and shuts down my xbox.

I got all my file in place as follows:

E:/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX
E:/KNOPPIX/linux24
E:/KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz

E:/linuxboot.cfg and had it configured to:

title XDSL
kernel KNOPPIX/linux24
initrd KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz
append root=/dev/ram0 init=/etc/init rw video=xbox:640x480 frugal quiet kbd-reset

E:/Cromwell/default.xbe (also tried E:/default.xbe)

Any thoughts, anyone?


i have tried numerous times to get this to work and each time fails, i do get xdsl to load but when i put all my stuff in xdsl and click on epsxe nothing happens, its really frustrating seeing everyone else get this to work, i get all the way to the part where you have to click in the 9 boxes, after i do that i go back to eflmlm and click on epsxe and jack crap happens, it just sits there. And half the time epsxe just friggin disappears after i put it in for some reason. All this to try out tony hawks pro skater. HAs anyone tried this game out yet on this?

This crap is stupid and i wonder if it even works!  grr.gif

XT-





Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: xboxhartford on November 10, 2008, 06:55:03 PM

OK found the problem - it is the HD component cable I got that is causing the shut down issue (seems like the High Def cable was not picked up by X-DSL) then I swap back to my old Audio Video cable and X-DSL boot up.  Only thing I did addition to the previous post was that I tried to use Gentoox Loader.. but, XDSL can not support High Def cables?  I would imagine it would but i'll need to do some configuration before boot XDSL.  Anyone out there has any idea how to work XDSL with HD component cables - thanks!





I am not sure if anyone still check this board or not but I wanted to put this out there to see if I can reach out for any help.  Trying to do a FTPing install and run X-DSL v0.5 as an application under Evolution-X dash.  When I tried to boot X-DSL it blacks out on me and shuts down my xbox.

I got all my file in place as follows:

E:/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX
E:/KNOPPIX/linux24
E:/KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz

E:/linuxboot.cfg and had it configured to:

title XDSL
kernel KNOPPIX/linux24
initrd KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz
append root=/dev/ram0 init=/etc/init rw video=xbox:640x480 frugal quiet kbd-reset

E:/Cromwell/default.xbe (also tried E:/default.xbe)

Any thoughts, anyone?






Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: xboxhartford on November 10, 2008, 09:14:27 PM

Alright, I have it sorted out (found a work around)- launch XDSL from XBMC.  I setup the xbe to launch from XBMC and wow XDSL booted in High Def baby!  One down more to go!  Running into problem that the screen is not calibrated corrected when DSL boot up.  It is quite off actually - anywhere to configure the screen so that it will fit the screen?  Any direction will be much appreciated - thanks.





OK found the problem - it is the HD component cable I got that is causing the shut down issue (seems like the High Def cable was not picked up by X-DSL) then I swap back to my old Audio Video cable and X-DSL boot up.  Only thing I did addition to the previous post was that I tried to use Gentoox Loader.. but, XDSL can not support High Def cables?  I would imagine it would but i'll need to do some configuration before boot XDSL.  Anyone out there has any idea how to work XDSL with HD component cables - thanks!






Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: fugmenot on November 12, 2008, 01:02:14 AM

XDSL v .6 and .7 Boot fine with 640X480 and 480p. Solid Yellow screen when I choose 800X600, and a solid white screen with 720p. My xbox is a 1.6 with component cables, and my tv is 1080i. I would like to be able to use the hd capabilities of both my xbox and tv with xdsl. Anyone else running into the same thing? Thanx for any help...




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: xboxhartford on November 15, 2008, 09:48:28 AM

Have you try playing around with the TV setting within xbox dash - if not, try enabling all (480i,720p,1080i) and see if that does it.

I am still trying to get the screen to fit the WS when bootup - anyone?


XDSL v .6 and .7 Boot fine with 640X480 and 480p. Solid Yellow screen when I choose 800X600, and a solid white screen with 720p. My xbox is a 1.6 with component cables, and my tv is 1080i. I would like to be able to use the hd capabilities of both my xbox and tv with xdsl. Anyone else running into the same thing? Thanx for any help...






Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: Lokiel on November 23, 2008, 10:14:47 AM

Yo. First. The problem. When ever I attempt to run the default.xbe included with xdsl0.6 it hangs on the loading screen, for me this being "Your selection is now loading" From the evox dash, or just a plain and simple black screen loading it from XBMC.

The Goal

Attempting to install XDSL on my xbox via FTP using FlashFTP
Ive attempted to put the default.xbe in several places, from putting it in F:/apps, F:/, E:/, E:/apps, E:/Cromwell and none of these are working, so I think Im safe to assume that it isnt the placement of the default.xbe.  

The files are all placed correctly and none of the names have been changed. Im aware that they are case sensitive and have double checked them all. the KNOPPIX file is in its own little folder on the E:/ drive along with linux24 and minirt24.gz. The config file is sitting on the E:/ drive, outside of any folder and in the root as specified.

So. My question is. What else can I try? or what am I doing wrong? No the Mod chip isn't flashed with Xcromwell But Ive read that this isn't a must.




Edited by Lokiel, 23 November 2008 - 07:30 PM.


Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: stevewal on November 27, 2008, 11:24:28 AM

Hi,
Try using the new xdsl0.6 final release from the xdls wiki.

It uses a newer version of xromwell which should solve your booting errors. Ftp instructions are included in the iso, if you extract using winrar etc.

If you've still got problems with loading xdsl, then try loading it from unleashx, as it has better compatibility with some modchip bioses and the linux loader (xromwell).




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: fugmenot on November 29, 2008, 02:01:03 AM

XDSL v .6 and .7 Boot fine with 640X480 and 480p. Solid Yellow screen when I choose 800X600, and a solid white screen with 720p. My xbox is a 1.6 with component cables, and my tv is 1080i. I would like to be able to use the hd capabilities of both my xbox and tv with xdsl. Anyone else running into the same thing? Thanx for any help...

Still havin the same problem... Scoured the forums for something similar and have come up with no solution or explanation. Im trying to learn how this software works, but am a noob. Anyone have any suggestions...




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: stevewal on November 29, 2008, 07:50:09 AM

Hi,
It's possible that you could get the resolutions that you want, but it's kinda involved.

The problem is with Xfbdev ( the x server that xdsl uses by default). It's lightweight, quick to boot and has pretty good compatibility for old and new style tv's and monitors. However it also often will often only work properly for one or or two of the higher resolutions depending on what your display is. That's one reason that xfree86 and xorg are in the upgrades menu.

So you will need to upgrade to xfree86 or xorg, then edit /etc/x11/XF86Config-4 for xfree86 or  /etc/x11/xorg.conf for xorg to the modeline setting suitable for your tv and the resolution you want.
Ive put in a load of modeline examples some of which might work for you. But chances are you will have to search for one to suit your tv.

Good luck.




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: blankw on January 31, 2009, 07:46:45 PM

I managed to make a frugal install of Xdsl 0.7 on my xbox without ftp, by using the file editor in UnleashX, and a lot of patience.

(just as an aside for those who don't have the ability to ftp their box)




Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: xer0510 on April 06, 2011, 01:18:17 PM

okay so im trying to install xdsl and i am getting a error saying "Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry..." idk what i am missing here i follwed the read me files, different videos, forum topics and still nothing. can anyone give me some help with this.



EDIT: NVM FIGURED IT OUT




Edited by xer0510, 06 April 2011 - 09:46 PM.


Title: How To Install Xdsl On Your Xbox
Post by: StoopidMunky11 on December 28, 2011, 11:36:51 PM

Hey guys, I just downloaded and installed xDSL on my chipped Xbox, and for some reason, it says "Can't find KNOPPIX file system". I double-checked the linuxboot.cfg file multiple times now...

It states...

title XDSL
kernel KNOPPIX/linux24
initrd KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz
append root=/dev/ram0 init=/etc/init rw video=xbox:640x480 frugal quiet kbd-reset

I have my files set up in the KNOPPIX folder as:

E:/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX
E:/KNOPPIX/linux24
E:/KNOPPIX/minirt24.gz
E:/linuxboot.cfg

Everything boots okay with the Xromwell 2.4 xbe...but as soon as DSL is done looking for USB devices, it does a quick scan (I'm guessing to find KNOPPIX filesystem) and comes back with Cant find KNOPPIX filesystem...

What am I doing wrong here...? Please help. It would be greatly appreciated...Thank you