does gentoox work with a softmodded xbox?

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Trevante
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Post by Trevante » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:03 pm

That would only be the case if you were going to bypass nkpatcher and load Gentoox directly from the fonts. The nkpatcher I sent you is already signed so it should work.

Can you list the files and folders in your C drive?

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Post by britishseapower » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:40 pm

BACKUP
FONTS
SID
SKIN
TRAINERS


evox.ini 12087
evoxdash.xbe 770048
xboxdash.xbe 1994752

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Post by Trevante » Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:32 pm

List the contents of the SID and FONTS folders. The file you need to replace will probably be in there.

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Post by britishseapower » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:33 am

fonts

bert-generic.xtf
ernie.xtf
s.xtf
s2.xtf
s3.xtf

SID

bios.xbe
boot.cfg
closed.bin
open.bin

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Post by Trevante » Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:05 pm

Looks like it's using a bios loader. Try replacing the bios.xbe in the SID folder with nkpatcher. Don't forget to rename the nkpatcher xbe file to bios.xbe.

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Post by britishseapower » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:47 pm

did it
done it
works a treat!

thanks a million.

EXCELLENT HELP :-)

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Post by Trevante » Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:10 pm

Glad to see that you got it working.

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Post by britishseapower » Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:41 pm

Just a quick follow up Trevante if I may....for my understanding.

Now things are great cos I'm booting directly into gentoox (just what I wanted). BUT I've lost my FTP safety net (of course I new this would happen and its ok)...ie used to go BOOT-> DASH (with ftp) -> CLICK CONTROLLER MENU OPTION -> GENTOOX. Now just BOOT -> GENTOOX.

Going around the houses a little, but my question is just, can I edit my fatx C files like this....?

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bsp root # mount /mnt/fatx/c/
bsp root # cd /mnt/fatx/c/
bsp c # cd SID
bsp SID # ls
bios.xbe  bios.xbe.old  boot.cfg  closed.bin  open.bin
bsp SID #
I can then just flip the bios.xbe for bios.xbe.old from within gentoox (with "mv bios.xbe.old bios.xbe")?

Just for future reference as I am considering a rebuild soon.

EDIT : I presume this of course is a yes..just want to be sure u can write to fatx with no problems like this.

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Post by britishseapower » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:20 pm

ignore me....this works. (just being ultra-cautious/paranoid).

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Post by Trevante » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:58 pm

You can still run your dashboard off a CD. Since you're using nkpatcher to load gentoox (and not directly loading gentoox from the fonts), you can still run stuff off a CD, as long as the CD is in the drive when you turn on the Xbox.

Or if you like, I could put together a small package of files that will allow you to boot Gentoox with the DVD drive closed, and your alternative dashboard when the DVD drive is open.

Those two solutions are a bit easier than using gentoox to manage your fatx files.

And yes, switching those two files should work just fine.

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