MCE on an 8.4GB HD with no patition

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MCE on an 8.4GB HD with no patition

Post by blacksavior » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:11 pm

Hi,

first my Xbox

Bios : cromwell 2.40
Modchip : NO
Any Microsoft left : NO :-)
Linux Distri/Version: Xebian 1.0.0 (installed with Mechinstaller)
Partitions : one for "swap" and one for "/"
HID : benQ USB wireless Keyboard/Mouse

It runs without any heavy problems for 6 month or more in my livingroom as DVD-Player, fileserver and so on. Because of little problems and because I am no friend of debain I want to reinstall my Xbox with the Gentoox Mediacenter. I burned the image, booted from CD, Gentoo automaticly formated my box and then an error appears: "Error creating swap partition". I think the installation crashes because I don't see the "20GB Harddrive at least" in the manual.
I booted a liveCD of an other Distry and checked the hda. It seems that
there are no patitions left. Gentoox deleted my Xebian swap and my "/"
patition. Thats ok, but how can I install the gentoox mediacenter on an empty 8.4GB harddrive? Or should I install the normal Gentoo Version?

best regards

blacksavior

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Post by ShALLaX » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:56 pm

You can take apart the installer and change /etc/mceinstaller: START=xxxxxx to START=100 ... then repackage and try installing again. This is how I test it on small HDDs.
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Post by blacksavior » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:34 am

thanks for the help, I will try it today.

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Post by Dark_TB » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:27 pm

Sorry but where is this file?
Can't find it in MCE.TGZ in the iso...

I downloaded the new realease btw.

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Post by blacksavior » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:34 pm

Hi again,

sorry but I couldn't find the file mceinstaller.
In which archive should it be? I have unpacked the "Gentoox.ShALLaX.Media-Center-v1.2.rar", then the "MCE.iso" file and then I untared the MCE.TGZ. Or did you mean an other archive/iso?

greetings

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Post by blacksavior » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:35 pm

hehe, it seems we wrote the same question in the same moment :D

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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:37 pm

gunzip initrd.gz; mkdir ./blah; mount ./initrd ./blah; pico ./blah/etc/mceinstaller; umount blah; gzip initrd; rm -rf ./blah
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Post by Dark_TB » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:37 pm

Ohh, hehe have you found it yet? :P
Hope it will work on my 10GB HDD.

Ohh and I'm using winrar... Can't do those commands :P

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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:40 pm

Sucks to be you, then.
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Post by Dark_TB » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:44 pm

Quicky question... Does MCE support 720p ? if not I could edit xorg.conf/XF86Config myself?

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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:49 pm

It supports 720p, try keeping this to a relevant topic though...
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:49 pm

Ill be kind:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/xbox ... 2?download

Download that... read the readme...
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Post by Dark_TB » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:06 pm

Thank you very much...

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