Gentoox Media Center 1.3
The original Xbox adaptation of Gentoo, now avaiable as a Linux distribution for home users
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- GPL (GNU General Public License)
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- Thomas Pedley
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Gentoox Media Center is a modified version of the Gentoo Linux distribution optimized for deployment on the Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console. It is an operating system that runs alongside the Xbox OS and compiled from Stage 1. It is distributed as part of the “Linux on the Microsoft Xbox” project and will transform your Xbox into a stable and reliable Media Center system.
What’s in the package?This Media Center edition of this Gentoo-based operating system is distributed as a RAR archive, which contains all the necessary files to boot and install the Gentoox distro on a Microsoft Xbox gaming console. It includes the XBE (Loader.xbe), an ISO image, as well as the BIOS (Loader.bin).
Works only with modchip XboxesAs mentioned, Gentoox runs alongside Xbox’s native operating system. However, it works only with Xbox consoles that have a modchip. During the initial boot, the user will be able to choose between three different installation methods: Native, E and F. Keep in mind though, that the latter will create a loopback file system, which doesn’t affects the hard disk drive of the Xbox console. On the other hand, the "Native" mode will format the F: partition of the Xbox console with the ReiserFS filesystem, which will become inaccessible by the Xbox applications.
How to install GentooxTo install Gentoox Media Center on your Xbox console, you must first download the rar archive, which has approximately 500 MB in size, extract it somewhere on your path (Home directory or on the desktop), and load Gentoox via the Cromwell-based BIOS file located on the BIOS folder or by using the Loader.xbe file located on the XBE directory. However, users should keep in mind that the BIOS file needs to be flashed to your Xbox’s modchip during the installation process.
Gentoox Media Center was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 5th, 2014