[mythtv-users] Mythtv on xbox

Greg Mitchell greg at nodecam.com
Sun Jun 19 17:11:55 UTC 2005

> then there is something about the different bois's needed. the guy
> that i talked to down at the local swap meet here in AUS said that you
> need a special bois 'cromwell' i think. and that you can load this
> into the aladin.

You don't /need/ cromwell, and in fact if you get a new xbox, chances 
are good that cromwell won't work for you.

I'll tell you about my setup, so you know what's possible.

I got my box hard-modded by a local guy with a so-called "cheap-mod" 
(DuoX2) dunno why it's called a cheapmod, since it seems to do 
everything I'd want...

There are two buttons on a stock Xbox - power and eject.  The way the 
installer hooked it up (and maybe this is default, I dunno) pushing the 
eject button to power up starts the XBox with the modchip disabled. 
Powering on with the power button starts the box with the 
modchip/launches a non-ms dashboard.

 From there, I booted up a Xebian cd, and followed the install at 
http://bit.blkbk.com/ - pretty simple.  The XBox remote dongle worked 
"out of the box" and everything is pretty smooth - aside from the 
occasional crash :(

Anyway, for more details, you can read the full saga at: 


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