Burning .iso file, booting Gentoox

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ambient61
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Burning .iso file, booting Gentoox

Post by ambient61 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:00 am

I am total Newbie when it comes to ripping, decrypting, etcetera.

But, I am technically competent and an experienced hardware geek, building boxes from MB's and up.

But I do not know enough about the software and media to make an executable gentoox disc.

My core problem was burning the .iso file for Gentoox home. When I tried burning the .iso file using burning or dvd-decrypter and Nero. The files showed up as expected, meaning that there were directories, files and rar archives. but it would not fit on a 700 mb CD-r. So I tried burning it as a dvd and my xbox would not recognize it. 3 burns, 3 wasted DVD's

I tried burning the linuxboot.cfg and default.xbe files to try to get them to boot from a CD. No luck.

So, I really don't want to resort to an FTP install and I'm just not sure what to do next?

Anybody who is willing to help walk me through this will have a willing student.

Thank you.

Ambient61

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clpalmer
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Re: Burning .iso file, booting Gentoox

Post by clpalmer » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:24 pm

I thought the .iso burned as a fatx file system, meaning you shouldn't be able to read the disk afterwards with your windows box. Maybe this has changed, but if not, then maybe there's an issue with the way it's being burnt for you. Are you burning the iso as an image using disc-at-once (or if that doesn't work then track-at-once) with nero? It should fit on a CD.

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Re: Burning .iso file, booting Gentoox

Post by ambient61 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:19 pm

I tried Nero and it said it wouldn't fit on a disc and then used imgBurn (free/shareware)and it fit. The lead-in burn size must be different. But it would not boot.

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Re: Burning .iso file, booting Gentoox

Post by vpgtd » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:59 am

well first off what optical drive is in ur box and what bios u are using. not all drive will read all media and stock xbox bios will not work at all. second do not burn it at a high speed burn it slower so the low power xbox laser has a better chance of reading it. if u are still having problems u can do a "POT' mod which allows the drive to read more types of media, or use a standard pc optical drive for install. most of these u must open the case to do. if u have any ?? about any of what i am saying pm and i will get u more info.
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