View Full Version : OT - Anyone got a spare Xbox for Mandrake 9

Dolby Digital
20-03-2003, 08:46 PM
Just purchased the latest Australian Personal Computer mag (ummm -sorry Bruce) which has Mandrake 9 for the Xbox. I'll love to see one running it.

20-03-2003, 09:36 PM
Heck- Id just love and XBox - And as for mandrake 9, I wonder if you can get Lycoris to run on it :D

20-03-2003, 10:26 PM
Won't it also need to be a chipped one because it isn't signed by MS?

20-03-2003, 10:36 PM
> Won't it also need to be a chipped one because it
> isn't signed by MS?

Ooooh, You mean like my very good nVidia drivers - So much better than the standard ones, but not signed by MS - So its likely harmful :p

20-03-2003, 10:58 PM
Yes, pretty sure it said in the APC mag that the X-Box needs a modchip first

20-03-2003, 11:26 PM
Yeah it will need to be modded.

I know of someone with a modded Xbox. He also has a 120GB harddrive in it. Those two things equals a lot of emulators and ROMs.

Dolby Digital
20-03-2003, 11:27 PM
I've just read the article in APC and yes, it does need a modchip and it has to be version 1.0 of the Xbox. Microsoft have done more "things" to version 1.1 and above to make life more difficult for hackers. In fact the article said that Microsoft might pull the Xbox from Australia cos the courts ruled that modding Sony Playstations was legal.

Dolby Digital
20-03-2003, 11:28 PM
120GB - what a dagg ;)

21-03-2003, 12:58 PM
*divides 120 gigs by 4.7 (size of a DVD) and works out you can hold a lot of DVD's on that HDD!*

21-03-2003, 01:06 PM
anyone who is interested in this should chect out www.xbox-live.nz

Graham L
21-03-2003, 04:36 PM
It seems that Sony take a different attitude. They sell a kit to make it easy on the PS/2.

21-03-2003, 05:06 PM
Yes, but for MS, that'd be like Tip-Tipoffering special ice-cream bundles that come with an Easi-Yo Yoghurt/Ice-Cream maker - Turning the person over to the opposition, who offer something different, but more cost-effective inthe long run!

I'd love to see a PS/2 or X-Box 1st hand that's been modded and running Linux though, that'd be interesting!