HOWTO: Fully Native

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Post by hammy » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:24 pm

You're a saint, thanks.

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Post by zlasher » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:42 pm

This is great guys..

After feeling the xbox was getting slower and slower (I'm using it as a Apache/PHP5 server with MySQL) I decided to go native..

Everything worked - only comment I have is - I had to flash the bios with the loader.bin that is included in the startust.iso image - it didn't work when I used the loader from loader 6.04.. (Never got the native choice in the boot menue - only cd/web/net options)

Is there any difference between the two?

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Post by cheesyboofs » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:54 am

Yes chap, this is covered by Hammy's post, six posts before yours. I'll also refer 'you' to viewtopic.php?t=3356
Shallax, any thoughts yet on what we can do to our Native installs to get the v6 loaders to see them, or would this have to be fixed in the loader?
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Post by hammy » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:42 am

Well, I FINIALLY got a chance to try out the other boot loader, it worked like a charm.

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Post by zlasher » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:47 am

The Native guide is very good - but i suggest a couple of additions..


1)
adding timezone before checking date (to get magic to work)

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xbox etc # cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Oslo /etc/localtime
xbox etc #
some users may adjust their clocks to localtime - while the system still expect to be GMT - which will break sync.


2)
Making sure make.profile is symlinked to the correct kernel before syncing (this avoids the 88% emerge sync fault in my experience)

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xbox etc # ln -sf /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/no-nptl/2.4 /etc/make.profile
xbox etc #
it defaults to ../x86/2005.0/2.4 which does not exist.. (and kernel 2.6 not yet fully supported for gentoox) this symlink will ensure we stay with the 2.4 kernel.


Anyone willing to test out my suggested additions?

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Post by cheesyboofs » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:16 pm

Your opinion / additions are greatly appreciated although I would like a second opinion before adding them to the tutorial, I can not verify myself at present.
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Post by zlasher » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:04 pm

I agree :lol: adding unverified information/steps to the tutorial could just mess things up (and we do NOT want that) the tutorial helped me getting the system native - and should be a reference to anyone trying to do the same..

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Post by blighty » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:41 am

Hi ya

Love the tut, read through it quite a few times before trying to do it.

Has large file support been removed from the latest resctoox?

I can`t find 2.2 anywhere to download either. I keep getting stuck at about 2GB.

I`m using the one linked to in the tut btw.

bLiGhTy.

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Post by zlasher » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:25 am

Do you mean you have problems ftp'ing rootfs from you windows box to the xbox?

Try another ftp software... (commandline FTP from XP works great)..

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Post by blighty » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:54 am

hmm. I`m using smart ftp. it seemed that my e part still had loads of data in it from a previous xbox hdd setup. deleted it all and it transferred now.

all working great now. thanks

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Post by blighty » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:21 pm

OMFG!

I wasn`t to chuffed at the idea of using gentoox pro as I`ve been using home v4 for ages and really like it. so I tried following this tut substituting home for pro & it works!

for the time being I`m happy to make use of two stock 10GB
hdd`s as they were free, my xbox was free (came with a broken dvd drive ) and gentoox is free!

lioke it alot!

bLiGhTy.

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Post by cheesyboofs » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:19 pm

Your right, above 2Gb support was broke pre Resctoox 2.2, and is possible it has got broke again, I’ll ask his nibs!
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Post by blighty » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:43 pm

cheesyboofs wrote:Your right, above 2Gb support was broke pre Resctoox 2.2, and is possible it has got broke again, I’ll ask his nibs!
sorry, It must still work, I just found a n64 emu from the hdd`s previous life was still in the mnt/e.
when i removed it it all went spiffing. (still not sure how it was still there cos i thought i`d formatted the disk & re partitioned it???

still I`m as happy as a dog with four lamposts right now.

bLiGhTy.
2x xbox v1.0 gentoox home native
2x stock 10GB`s (both built for free :D )

Thanks 2 cheesyboofs, Steinar T & of course ShALLaX.

Falcon; jtag, xbr, 160gb hdd

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Post by Snaver » Fri May 26, 2006 12:09 am

Thanks for putting this all together cheesyboofs, really set me up on the right track.

Thanks again.

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native hard drive formating

Post by bluemu » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:01 am

Hi all,

I am totally a newbie at this, and perhaps this is a silly question or I am doing something wrong which is obvious, could you please help me with :

My HDD preps and boots from Ram and Linux but does not allow format of drives in the sequance shown in the instructions.

These commands are not functioning for me....I have tried 3 successive attempts on 3 different HDs (Western digital 320gb) and these commands to format fail.


Typing w will then quit saving the config to disk.

And format,
# mkreiserfs /dev/hda2
# mkswap /dev/hda1
# swapon /dev/hda1

Then mount the newly formatted drive;
# mkdir /mnt/hda2 && mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2

The config save to the HD (w) works fine but the format commands do not work.


Please Help

thank you

bluemu

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