Saturday, October 29, 2005

Diskless xBox

It's been 7 loooong days but I have finally got my xBox to boot Gentoo Linux as a diskless thin client using Etherboot. The only problem which remains is that there's a problem with my kernel which means that interrupt 1 is being allocated to something and causes the USB initialization to fail. I don't think that this problem should be too difficult to solve, since it has been done before in the past, and I'm just hoping that one of the xbox linux kernel hackers points me in the right direction so that I can fix it.

I'm planning on using the xBox as a dual booting regular xBox games console and also as a mythTV frontend.

Have you installed mythfrontend on an xBox?


Blogger Ben Dash said...

As an update; it's working great. I've been using the xBox dual booted as a MythTV frontend and a regular xBox for several months now. It's booting diskless using Etherboot. I ended up having to use the 2.6 kernel and the problem noted above as to do with the keyboard interrupt as documented on the Gentoo forums page, just search it for ben_dash postings

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any documentation about setting up your kind of setup?

I have a mythtv backend, and i want to use the xbox as frontend.. Can you help me out here?

savage at priest dot com

2:00 PM  

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