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Post by cheesyboofs » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:44 pm

Right, thanks to exboxxed pointing me in a new direction I first confirmed his findings,
If you format the data partition with ext3 and not reiserfs the v6x bioses do indeed work! (Luckily in one of my Xboxes I have a switchable mod-chip so I can switch between v5.11 and v6.01)

So there is a bug in the v6x Bios that breaks reiserfs support.

That leaves us with three options,
1. Shallax, has the time and is willing to fix this bug
2. Format the data partition as ext3 (mke2fs -j /dev/hda2) and edit fstab (/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 0 1)
3. My preferred and tested method (unless Shallax is able to fix the bug) Create a small 10Mb ext2 boot partition then the 256Mb swap then the reiserfs root.

Shallax, if your out there, Mork calling Orson.
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Post by Pyrite » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:53 am

So how can we make these changes, adding the boot or just changing to ext3 without foobaring our current reiserfs partition? My root partition is only 1.5GB or so out of the whole 8GB, could I like tarball that sucker and store it on the network somewhere, then re-setup the right file-system and untar it onto the new one or something?

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Post by cheesyboofs » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:08 am

Well hold off for just a bit, hopefully the firmware can be fixed! Failing that theoretically, you could fdisk /dev/hda and delete the swap partition (dev/hda1) then create a 10Mb /dev/hda1 ext2 /Boot partition and then create a 246Mb /dev/hda2 swap partition and hopefully the new dev/hda3 (was /dev/hda2) would not be touched. We would have to test this of course and it does fall outside the scope of this TUT.
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Post by ShALLaX » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:23 pm

So, the problem you've been having with the icon not showing up in 6.x with fully native is because you were using reiserfs? Har. I'll look into it tonight... but I cant promise anything (I cant even test it... so I'll need someone else to do so for me).

Reiserfs is pretty much unsupported by Gentoox now since its a fairly terrible FS in terms of security - hence me not noticing this problem ;)
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Post by Pyrite » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:44 am

I'll test it for ya

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Post by cheesyboofs » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:32 am

Forgive me but I wasn't aware reiserfs support had been intentionally dropped, as it was supported once viewtopic.php?t=2460
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:59 pm

I dont think it has been intentionally dropped from Gentoox Loader, maybe the driver is out of date. I dont have my dev xbox setup anymore... I'll look into getting stuff moved over to my mac mini this weekend so I can look into it. Youll have to hold tight until then, sorry!
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Post by cheesyboofs » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:19 am

This is completely off topic and you should have started a new thread but I would Boot the Restoox CDRW and then copy over raincoat and then re-flash the BIOS with your chosen BIOS.
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Post by ShALLaX » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:03 am

Welp, I've tracked the problem down to grub... probably it's reiserfs filesystem driver. Its 1am now and I've been poking Cromwell since about 7pm. I'm going to give it a rest for now.
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Post by cheesyboofs » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:46 am

Well personally I'd love to know how to tweak the BIOS, I'd love to know how to tweak the menus and other bits of the UI, but then coming from a Graphic Design background I would do.
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Post by ShALLaX » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:33 am

Hey, could you try this out for me... setup an Xbox with reiserfs, but when you format... do

mkreiserfs --format 3.5 /dev/hda2
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Post by ShALLaX » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:17 pm

Go start a new thread please.

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Post by cheesyboofs » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:58 pm

Right I've taken down one of my nas'es and pissed off the misses to borrow the telly to do as you requested and all the

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mkreiserfs --format 3.5 /dev/hda2
command did was limit me to a max file size of 2Gb, so I couldn't copy over roofs, was kinda hoping for a fix that didn't require a data partition re-format.

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