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help with connecting to nonmodded xbox with a crossover cabl

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:16 pm
by mathugh
i am tring to get into my non modded xbox with a crossover cable i have tried every thing i can thank of but nothing i am trying to get xbox media center onto the box i tried just making a dvd r but my xbox will not read cdr or dvdr aparetly so i want to use a crossover cable to get the media center on it is this possible or not help me please

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:11 am
by ManReal
not possible from what I've heard.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:54 am
by RapCitSD
Not going to happen. What you would have to do is open your xbox, turn it on then unplug the ide cable, and an ide cable from your computer into the xbox hard-drive. Usually, a procedure not for the faint of heart.

Then you will need to copy the files from your computer onto the hard drive and rename the default.xbe file to msdash.xbe and rename the xbmc.xbe file to default.xbe.

The reason is that the xbox locks the hard-drive when powered down, so you can not simply copy files around. Part of the architecture of the xbox. I would suggest you mod the xbox, since you have to open it anyways, and put a bigger hard-drive in it.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:04 am
by akill
...retail bioses can not boot unsigned xbe files.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:04 am
by orochi
You would have to do something like 007, Mechasssult, Splinter gamesave exploit to gain access to the unit without opening it, check xbox-scene/google for information.