[mythtv-users] XBox with root via NFS?

chris at cpr.homelinux.net chris at cpr.homelinux.net
Thu Dec 1 01:42:10 EST 2005

On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 06:24:13AM -0800, Ben Dash wrote:
> When you created the swap and root partitions what
> device, hdaxx, did you specify when you ran fdisk?

I installed Xebian and specified the option to install to the upper 2Gb 
using native Linux partitions.  It automagically created /dev/hda1 
(swap) and /dev/hda2 (root).  The original FATX partitions show up as 
/dev/hda50 and up but are not listed in the partition table.  I'm 
assuming that the xbeboot loader and xbox kernel patches configure the 
system to use an alternate partition table in a place where the XBox 
operating system won't notice it, and the block device knows to look in 
the original XBox partition table when referencing the other device 

Here's what 'fdisk -l' says:

Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 10.0 GB, 10005037056 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19386 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

                                Device Boot Start   End  Blocks  Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1      15510 16006  250000+  1 FAT12
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 *    16006 19386 1704007+ 83 Linux

I have no idea why it says the swap partition is a FAT12 partition, but
it doesn't seem to affect the system operation at all.

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