Update : How to Install SuSE Linux 8 on your Xbox

Posted on Sunday, Sep 08 2002 @ 12:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Xbox Linux Project has updated their guide about Installing SuSE Linux 8 on a Xbox.
You can now run X Window (with kdm/xdm) right out of the box


To install SuSE 8 on a Xbox with network and audio support and the possibility to work with X-window you need :
  • an Xbox that is equipped with a 10 GB drive (most are; bigger hard drives not tested) and with any modchip
  • a SuSE 8 compatible PC with a network card
  • SuSE Linux 8 (at least CD 1)
  • the latest XBE bootloader as well as the patched SuSE kernel available from the Xbox Linux Project ("SuSE8-Xbox.tar.bz2")
  • either a CD/RW (or DVD/RW) that works in your Xbox DVD drive or EvoX on your Xbox hard disk
  • good Linux knowlegde
  • For network and audio support you will also need

    • the SuSE 8 nForce device driver RPM, available on nVidia's site (the SuSE support database links there)
  • To work interactively on the command line, you'll need

    • an Xbox/USB adaptor, as described on the web site
    • a USB keyboard
  • To work in X Window on your Xbox, you will need in addition:

    • either another Xbox/USB adaptor or a hub to plug the Keyboard and the mouse into the first adaptor
    • a USB mouse


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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