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Install Debian 4 "Etch" from the Gentoo LiveCD

Warning: This script will WIPE your Xbox 360 harddisk (/dev/sda) and install Debian Etch will create two partitions. 1 GB swap on sda1 and the rest of the disk as a root-filesystem on sda2. 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:

Note: Do not use this, use the modified bash code posted at the bottom of this page.

sudo su
sh ./

Reboot the 360 when you are told. Boot with and login as root. You will be asked for a new password. The rest of the installation will start automatically. The download is about 600Mb. Select xenosfb when the script asks for Xserver-driver.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
sfdisk /dev/sda << EOF
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda2
mkswap /dev/sda1
sync; sync; sync
swapon /dev/sda1
mkdir /mnt/debian
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/debian
cd /mnt/debian
mkdir /mnt/debian/work
cd /mnt/debian/work
wget --no-check-certificate
ar -xf debootstrap_0.3.3.2etch1_all.deb
cd /mnt/debian
zcat < /mnt/debian/work/data.tar.gz | tar xv
export DEBOOTSTRAP_DIR=/mnt/debian/usr/lib/debootstrap
export PATH=$PATH:/mnt/debian/usr/sbin
debootstrap --arch powerpc etch /mnt/debian
echo Xenon > /mnt/debian/etc/hostname
cat > /mnt/debian/etc/fstab << EOF
/dev/sda2     /          ext3     defaults   0   0
/dev/sda1     none    swap    sw           0   0
proc            /proc    proc    defaults  0   0
cat > /mnt/debian/etc/network/interfaces << EOF
iface lo inet loopback
auto lo
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
cat > /mnt/debian/etc/apt/sources.list << EOF
deb  etch main contrib non-free
#Change root-pwd inside chroot
chroot /mnt/debian
echo -e "xbox\nxbox" | (passwd --stdin $USER)
cp /mnt/debian/root/.bashrc /mnt/debian/root/.bashrc.orginal
cat >> /mnt/debian/root/.bashrc << EOF
apt-get update
apt-get install ntp wget -y --force-yes
apt-get install x-window-system -y --force-yes
aptitude install gnome -y
apt-get install build-essential firefox gftp khexedit console-tools -y --force-yes
echo "AVAHI_DAEMON_START=0" > /etc/default/avahi-daemon
/etc/init.d/networking restart
cd /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
rm -r -f *
cd /etc/X11/
rm -r -f xorg.conf
mkdir /lib/modules/
touch /lib/modules/
echo "" > /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom
sed -i '/security/ a\AllowRoot=true' /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
sed -i 's/#LEDS=+num/LEDS=+num/' /etc/console-tools/config
update-rc.d -f remove
update-rc.d -f festival remove
update-rc.d -f portmap remove
update-rc.d -f cupsys remove
update-rc.d -f spamassassin remove
update-rc.d -f alsa-utils remove
rm /root/.bashrc
mv /root/.bashrc.orginal /root/.bashrc
/etc/init.d/gdm start
echo "Base System Install Complete!"
echo "You may now shutdown the xbox360."
echo "Then continue the install by booting the Xell-Bootloader-sda2."

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