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Install Ubuntu 7.10 from the Gentoo LiveCD

gnome Issue Resolved

WARNING: This script will WIPE your Xbox 360 internal harddisk (/dev/sda) and install Ubuntu 7.10

If you have XeXmenu or another dashboard homebrew on that drive, you will loose it all: Follow these instructions only if you understand what you are doing.

I new boot disk that would allow the booting of a USB harddisk would ease the risk of ruining your 360 harddrive.

ubuntu_gutsy.sh will create two partitions. 1 GB swap on sda0 and the rest of the disk as a root-filesystem on sda1. Run the script as root from the Gentoo LiveCD v2. You will need a DHCP-server on your network for this script.

How do I run it?

Click "Application > Accessories > Terminal" and type the following commands:

sudo su
wget http://file.libxenon.org/free60/linux/script/ubuntu_gutsy.sh
sh ./ubuntu_gutsy.sh

Reboot the 360 when you are told. Boot with http://file.libxenon.org/latest_kern, supply correct "root=" parameter via kboot.conf (*kboot currently only supported via xell-reloaded-testing builds), boot the kernel/system and login as root. You will be asked to set new password. The rest of the installation will start automatically. The download is about 600Mb. After a while it will ask you to setup the screen resolution, select 1280x768 with the space bar. If the display is garbled use 1024x768.

After it has finished installing and has rebooted into gnome open a new shell by typing Ctrl+Alt+F6 or Ctrl+Alt+F1 and type,

 sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Then follow the instructions below.

1. Attempt to autodetect video hardware? > No

2. X Server Driver: Xenonfb

3. Generic Video Card > Enter

4. Video card’s bus identifier: Press enter for default

5. Amount of memory: Press enter for default

6. Use kernel framebuffer device interface? > Yes

7. Autodetect keyboard layout? > Yes

8. Keyboard layout: us

9. XKB rule set to use: xorg

10. Keyboard model: choose your rule set based on the options

11. Keyboard variant: leave blank if you’re in the U.S.

12. Keyboard options: Leave as default

13. Mouse Protocol: ImPS/2

14. Emulate a 3 button mouse? > Your choice

15. Xorg server modules: Default

16. Write default Files section to configuration file? > Yes

17. Attempt monitor detection? > Yes

18. Use generic monitor if it doesn’t detect it.

19. Video modes to be used by the X server: 1280x768 (1024x768 if garbled)

20. Method for selecting the monitor characteristics: Medium

21. Monitors best video mode: Choose what’s best for your monitor.

22. Write monitor sync ranges to the configuration file? > Yes

23. Desired default color depth in bits: 24.

After that go back to gnome by typing Ctrl+Alt+F7.

Reboot X by typing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.

(If Java is required, do not install the one in the default repository as it is broken, to attempt to install it http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1116368 , or simply install this http://3dslice.net/downloads/PrimeGen/ibm-j2sdk1.6_1.6.0_powerpc.deb )


 # set the date to anything except 1/1/1970 since this causes issues
 # time is now also set after first boot by .bashrc script below
 date -s 1/1/2009
 # if /dev/sda is mounted then paritions get wiped by dd but sfdisk fails!
 swapoff /dev/sda1
 umount /mnt/ubuntu
 # partition and mkfs hdd (all data is lost!)
 dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
 sfdisk /dev/sda << EOF
 dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda2 bs=512 count=1
 mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda2
 mkswap /dev/sda1
 sync; sync; sync
 swapon /dev/sda1
 # setup paths
 mkdir /mnt/ubuntu
 mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/ubuntu
 cd /mnt/ubuntu
 mkdir /mnt/ubuntu/work
 cd /mnt/ubuntu/work
 # download extract and run debootstrap
 wget ftp://old-releases.ubuntu.com/old-images/ubuntu/pool/main/d/debootstrap/debootstrap_1.0.3build1_all.deb
 ar -xf debootstrap_1.0.3build1_all.deb
 cd /mnt/ubuntu
 zcat < /mnt/ubuntu/work/data.tar.gz | tar xv
 export DEBOOTSTRAP_DIR=/mnt/ubuntu/usr/lib/debootstrap
 export PATH=$PATH:/mnt/ubuntu/usr/sbin
 debootstrap --arch powerpc gutsy /mnt/ubuntu ftp://old-releases.ubuntu.com/old-images/ubuntu/
 # create needed files on hdd
 echo Falcon > /mnt/ubuntu/etc/hostname
 cat > /mnt/ubuntu/etc/fstab << EOF
 /dev/sda2     /          ext3     defaults   0   0
 /dev/sda1     none    swap    sw           0   0
 proc            /proc    proc    defaults  0   0
 cat > /mnt/ubuntu/etc/network/interfaces << EOF
 iface lo inet loopback
 auto lo
 auto eth0
 iface eth0 inet dhcp
 cat > /mnt/ubuntu/etc/apt/sources.list << EOF
 deb ftp://old-releases.ubuntu.com/old-images/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
 #Change root-pwd inside chroot
 chroot /mnt/ubuntu echo "root:xbox" | chroot /mnt/ubuntu /usr/sbin/chpasswd
 cp /mnt/ubuntu/root/.bashrc /mnt/ubuntu/root/.bashrc.orginal
 # create .bashrc script on hdd
 cat >> /mnt/ubuntu/root/.bashrc << EOF
 date -s 1/1/2009
 mkdir /lib/modules/
 touch /lib/modules/
 apt-get update
 apt-get install ntp wget -y --force-yes
 apt-get install ubuntu-desktop -y
 echo "AVAHI_DAEMON_START=0" > /etc/default/avahi-daemon
 /etc/init.d/networking restart
 cd /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
 wget -O xenosfb_drv.so http://file.libxenon.org/free60/linux/xenosfb/xenosfb_drv.so_gutsy
 cd /etc/X11/
 wget http://file.libxenon.org/free60/linux/xenosfb/xorg.conf
 mv ubuntu.conf xorg.conf
 cd /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/
 mv libfbdevhw.so libfbdevhw.so.bk
 wget -O libfbdevhw.so http://file.libxenon.org/free60/linux/xenosfb/libfbdevhw.so_gutsy
 rm -r -f /work/
 echo "" > /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom
 sed -i 's/AllowRoot=false/AllowRoot=true/' /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
 rm /root/.bashrc
 mv /root/.bashrc.orginal /root/.bashrc
 /etc/init.d/gdm start
 # done
 echo "Base installation completed."
 echo "To finish the installation: Reboot and load the kernel with correct root= params."
 echo "The install  may take up to two hours, depending on your internet connection"