FW: [mythtv-users] Xbox reading CD-R vs. DVD-R (was:Converting a
TiVO Series 2 to a Myth Box?)
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 22:58:54 UTC 2004
I know this thread is most the way dead, but I just found a very
relevant page. This page (
http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm ) lists the quality
manufacturers of blank media (and which brands use them.)
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 13:38:15 -0800, nate s <nate.strickland at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, try different brands of media. One cd-rw might work where
> another fails.
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:41:05 -0500, David Levine
> <curiouskangaroo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:24:06 -0500, Paul Kidwell <tmb at ieee.org> wrote:
> > > I have the dashboard setup (nice dragon graphic :) ) and I can FTP into the Xbox
> > > with no problem. (did a lot of looking around, but didn't change anything) But
> > > I'm still having trouble trying to do the Xebian install.
> > >
> > > What I have is a rev. 1.4 Xbox (assembly line three from country 06 made in
> > > October of 2003) with a Samsung DVD drive. (I used this to identify the DVD
> > > http://www.xbox-linux.org/Xbox_DVD_Drive_Identification_HOWTO )
> > >
> > > I got a hold of a Verbatim DataLifePlus High Speed CD-RW 650MB and used Nero 6.6
> > > to burn the .iso to it. (using the "burn image" menu item) I selected "disk at
> > > once" which auto selected "finalize the disk" so I think I did everything
> > > correctly to create the Xebian boot disk.
> > >
> > > I've tried inserting the Xebian boot disk (version 1.0.3 and 1.1.0) with the
> > > dashboard running and tried powering it up with the disk already in the drive.
> > > Nothing I do changes what I get.
> > >
> > > What happens is I hear the DVD spin up, the screen goes black, then I get two
> > > lines of text at the top of my screen. The left most characters and half of the
> > > top line are beyond the edge of the screen, but I can see that the top line is a
> > > URL to Xbox-Scene. The second line says that "???002 Xbox Linux Team Licensed
> > > under ht GPL" and that's it. I'm unsure if this in generated by the dash, or the
> > > boot block on the CD-RW.
> > >
> > > At this point, the Xbox stops responding and nothing I do effects it. I have to
> > > power cycle it to get back to the dashboard.
> > >
> > > Does anybody here have any ideas? Or would I be better served posting this at
> > > Xbox-scene or bit.blkbk?
> > I seem to recall this (or something very similar to it) being the
> > problem I had until I burned the Xebian ISO onto a DVD-R. Once burned
> > onto that media it worked fine. Even if it is a Samsung drive (and
> > should be able to read a CD-RW), I would still try a DVD-R, to be
> > sure. If you don't have a DVD burner, I'm sure someone here (me, for
> > instance) would be happy to mail a burned DVD-R with Xebian on it to
> > you... although of course physically mailing it would take a bit of
> > time.
> > --David
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