[mythtv-users] MythTV on an Xbox

Michael Rice mikerice1969 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 16:16:50 UTC 2007

On Nov 24, 2007 7:14 AM, Sean Goodpasture <goofygrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> You might google for xbox softmod or something along those lines.  I have
> much greater success using Splinter Cell with a saved game on memory card
> that I put there using a gameshark device.  Splinter Cell is like $3 at
> Gamestop, so it might be worth it to check that out.
> On Nov 24, 2007 8:35 AM, Ian Hodgson <ian.hodgson.home at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >       I would appreciate some help with setting up Myth on an Xbox that I
> picked up from EBay and intend to use as a front end client. Installing
> Xebian is the first step  and this requires that the Xbox BIOS be hacked to
> allow a non-MS signed disk to boot. I have a copy of MechAssault, a USB
> cable and a USB stick as suggested in '
> http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Software_Method_HOWTO', but have run into a
> nasty problem with Xbox kernel and dashboard releases. I have Dashboard
> 1.00.5960.01 which is too high for the MechAssault hack to work.
> > Now for the question (!), as I have Kernel 1.00.5101.01, I understand that
> the Dashboard is downgradable to 1.00.4902.01 which will work with the BIOS
> hack; however, I do not know how to get a copy of the BIOS to do the
> downgrade. Has anyone else run into this and so can recommend the source for
> the BIOS and the steps to do the downgrade.

You might try the hotswap method as well.  That worked for me and you
can do it without MechAssault or any special game hack.  You do have
to open the xbox but in 2007 it's not under warranty anyway.. :)

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