Ian Hodgson | 2 Dec 17:37 2007

Setting up Xebian

Hello,
I would appreciate some guidance with what I hope is completing my Xebian installation on my Xbox. I have used the UXE softmod to install the 'unleashX' desktop. From there, I have loaded the Xebian disk and installed to the Xbox hard disk; I selected the 'Unused space' option for the installation target and everything seemed to be OK. On completion, of the installation, I can navigate to e:/debian and select default.xbe from within the unlashX dashboard and Xebian boots without any noticeable problems. (Oddly, the f partition is empty; I have thought that this was used to mount the unused space above 8Gb).
What I want to do before I move on to installing MythTV is to create a CD that will allow meet to boot the Xebian directly. I created a disk from the 'boot_fatx_e.iso' that I found in the distribution, but this results in a kernel panic and the Xbox fails to boot; it halts after reporting the error and sits there. So, I would appreciate some help in knowing what should be in the linuxboot.cfg file for my particular installation target area, and then how to create an ISO file that the Xbox will happily launch.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Ian.

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Darren Wilkinson | 3 Dec 12:06 2007

Re: Setting up Xebian

Ian Hodgson wrote:
> Hello,
> I would appreciate some guidance with what I hope is completing my Xebian
> installation on my Xbox. I have used the UXE softmod to install the
> 'unleashX' desktop. From there, I have loaded the Xebian disk and installed
> to the Xbox hard disk; I selected the 'Unused space' option for the
> installation target and everything seemed to be OK. On completion, of the
> installation, I can navigate to e:/debian and select default.xbe from within
> the unlashX dashboard and Xebian boots without any noticeable problems.
> (Oddly, the f partition is empty; I have thought that this was used to mount
> the unused space above 8Gb).
>   
It isn't "empty" as such. Xebian is there but the dashboard only sees 
fatx filesystems whereas xebian uses linux's ext2. You can select 
"enable F: partition = no" in the storage settings menu for unleashx and 
f: will no longer be visible.
> What I want to do before I move on to installing MythTV is to create a CD
> that will allow meet to boot the Xebian directly. I created a disk from the
> 'boot_fatx_e.iso' that I found in the distribution, but this results in a
> kernel panic and the Xbox fails to boot; it halts after reporting the error
> and sits there. So, I would appreciate some help in knowing what should be
> in the linuxboot.cfg file for my particular installation target area, and
> then how to create an ISO file that the Xbox will happily launch.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Ian.
>   
It's crashing because it's trying to launch xebian using a loopback file 
(a file that acts like a whole partition) in e:\debian. You need to 
remove the linuxboot.cfg  on the cd and copy over the one from your 
e:\debian folder.

Also why are you creating a cd to boot an installed xebian when you can 
run it from the hard drive? If it's to avoid using the file explorer to 
run it you can just add it to the "Applications" menu by moving 
e:\debian to e:\apps\debian then in the main menu highlighting 
Applications, pressing start and selecting "refresh list"
.

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Ian Hodgson | 3 Dec 21:19 2007

Re: Setting up Xebian

Darren,
May thanks for the explanation of the behaviour that I am seeing and for the recommendation on how to proceed. I have been following the http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Xebian_HOWTO tutorial, hence the idea of creating a boot CD. Your suggestion with the addition of the files to the unleashx applications menu works perfectly and gives me just what I need; a simple way to start up Linux.

Many thanks,
Ian.

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Justus | 4 Dec 15:52 2007
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Xbox line-in

Hello,
I'd like to set up my Xbox as streaming radio server, but can not find any info on line-in
support, besides "Audio/Video Input/Output" words on backpanel.

Dissecting and modding options are welcome too, but no info out there.


Thanks for support.

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Markus Baertschi | 4 Dec 16:10 2007

Re: Xbox line-in

I don't think the XBox has line-in hardware. (Not needed to play games).
But you can use a USB audio adapter, provided it has Linux drivers.

Markus

On Dec 4, 2007 3:52 PM, Justus <juskrey <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to set up my Xbox as streaming radio server, but can not find any
> info on line-in
> support, besides "Audio/Video Input/Output" words on backpanel.
>
> Dissecting and modding options are welcome too, but no info out there.
>
> Thanks for support.

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Christian Gerbrandt | 4 Dec 16:12 2007
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Re: Xbox line-in

You could try an USB Audio card.

This should work. I’m not aware of any line-in/out mods for the Xbox

 

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Subject: [Xbox-linux-user] Xbox line-in

 

Hello,
I'd like to set up my Xbox as streaming radio server, but can not find any info on line-in
support, besides "Audio/Video Input/Output" words on backpanel.

Dissecting and modding options are welcome too, but no info out there.


Thanks for support.

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Justus | 4 Dec 16:14 2007
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Re: Xbox line-in

Markus, thanks for the advice.
Do you think Xbox-s USB 1.1 will be sufficient for raw FM audio stream?




On Dec 4, 2007 5:10 PM, Markus Baertschi < markus <at> markus.org> wrote:
I don't think the XBox has line-in hardware. (Not needed to play games).
But you can use a USB audio adapter, provided it has Linux drivers.

Markus


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Justus | 4 Dec 16:18 2007
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Re: Xbox line-in

I just have found some linux tutorials on USB audio. Will dig in that direction, thanks!

On Dec 4, 2007 5:12 PM, Christian Gerbrandt <gerbra <at> gotadsl.co.uk > wrote:

You could try an USB Audio card.

This should work. I'm not aware of any line-in/out mods for the Xbox

 


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Markus Baertschi | 4 Dec 16:19 2007

Re: Xbox line-in

On Dec 4, 2007 4:14 PM, Justus <juskrey <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Markus, thanks for the advice.
> Do you think Xbox-s USB 1.1 will be sufficient for raw FM audio stream?

Yes, USB 1.1 is around 1MB/s, which is plenty for the 100k/s (stereo,
CD quality).

I assume you want to connect a FM receiver to the XBox and retransmit the signal
over Ethernet ?

Markus

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Brandon Ryan | 4 Dec 16:19 2007
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Re: Xbox line-in

What about the Xbox communicator hardware?  One of those old headset adapters for Xbox live games?  It is
basically a USB audio card, and it will even digitize audio in Windows with the right drivers.

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I don't think the XBox has line-in hardware. (Not needed to play games).
But you can use a USB audio adapter, provided it has Linux drivers.

Markus

On Dec 4, 2007 3:52 PM, Justus <juskrey <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to set up my Xbox as streaming radio server, but can not find any
> info on line-in
> support, besides "Audio/Video Input/Output" words on backpanel.
>
> Dissecting and modding options are welcome too, but no info out there.
>
> Thanks for support.

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