Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

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Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Updated and should be working as of May 6th 2011

Hello, I've modified the Debian 6 install script to install Mint on the 360

First you'll want to boot one of the Live CD's for the 360 through xell.
I used this one Gentoo-livecd

open a terminal
then type:

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sudo su [enter]
passwd [enter]
(here you'll enter a password)
wget http://file.libxenon.org/free60/linux/script/squeeze-mint-install.sh [enter]
sh squeeze-mint-install.sh [enter]
and that's all it takes to get started, the script should instruct you if it needs any input, which i tried to make as minimal as possible. It will install Debian Squeeze, then optionally you can install MintPPC from MintPPC.org on top of it enjoy!

[attach=2] here is a kernel targeting the hdd once it  is installed *9/5/2011

*If you choose, you can optionally skip the Mint part of the install and just use Squeeze, I built this script off of Tuxuser's squeeze-install script with some changes.
**You may also have to choose mint-lxde from the sessions at the login screen, your first login.

*** I'm also attaching these scripts to this post in case the ones Tux is nice enough to be hosting get out of date, you can edit them and still use them to install from your own hosting, or for those curious to see what i did in them.

****modified scripts on server, and attached versions to always get current debootstrap image, please test :)
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:37 am

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Mint LXDE ^

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oa3TR7R42s[/youtube]
Mint with GDM and LXDE ^[/align]
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Chrisoldinho » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:54 pm

i love mint, but then i also love kde, choices choices :)

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Chrisoldinho » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:12 pm

for some unknown reason debootstrap_1.0.27_all.deb has been removed, debootstrap_1.0.28_all.deb works. Scripts need updating or it will fail.

Chris.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:31 am

thanks, the script is updated

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:46 pm

Ok, got XBMC installed but I will warn that *it's not yet working for me*

but anyone following along all the Squeeze/Mint testing perhaps someone can have better luck and share some experience.

edit /etc/apt/sources.list
add these two lines

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deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
then run these commands from a terminal

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sudo apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc
you'll then find XBMC under audio/video in the menu, good luck and please share back if you find a method to make it usable.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by val532 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:43 am

Hi,

If we créate two partition on an USB HDD (one swap and one ext3) can we install debian on USB HDD ?

I know we have to modify the install script but is it possible ?

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:27 pm

sure sounds plausible, let people know how that goes.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by val532 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:12 pm

I think if I have some time this week i mad some test.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by val532 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:00 am

Hi,

I have now debien mint on me Hdd but when x-server start my mouse and keybord do not respond.
Any idea of what it's th probleme ?

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by mojobojo » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:47 am

I have been having some issues. For some reason I could no longer load it off of my HDD. So I decided to reinstall it and for some reason this is happening.
root@ubuntu:/home/xbox# sh squeeze-mint-install.sh
Thu Feb 24 00:00:00 UTC 2011
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 0.000222918 s, 2.3 MB/s
Checking that no-one is using this disk right now ...
BLKRRPART: Device or resource busy

This disk is currently in use - repartitioning is probably a bad idea.
Umount all file systems, and swapoff all swap partitions on this disk.
Use the --no-reread flag to suppress this check.
Use the --force flag to overrule all checks.
mke2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
/dev/sda2 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
/dev/sda1: Device or resource busy
swapon: /dev/sda1: read swap header failed: Invalid argument
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/debian': File exists
mount: /dev/sda2 already mounted or /mnt/debian busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2 is already mounted on /mnt/debian
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/debian/work': File exists
--2011-02-24 00:00:00-- http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... 28_all.deb
Resolving ftp.us.debian.org... 199.6.12.70, 128.30.2.36, 35.9.37.225, ...
Connecting to ftp.us.debian.org|199.6.12.70|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-02-24 00:00:00 ERROR 404: Not Found.

ar: debootstrap_1.0.28_all.deb: No such file or directory
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 22: cannot open /mnt/debian/work/data.tar.gz: No such file
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/debian/usr/sbin/debootstrap': No such file or directory
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 26: debootstrap: not found
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 27: cannot create /mnt/debian/etc/hostname: Directory nonexistent
sed: can't read /mnt/debian/etc/hosts: No such file or directory
This will be a temporary root password.
chroot: failed to run command `passwd': No such file or directory
This will be the user password and info.
chroot: failed to run command `adduser': No such file or directory
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 34: cannot create /mnt/debian/etc/fstab: Directory nonexistent
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 39: cannot create /mnt/debian/etc/network/interfaces: Directory nonexistent
squeeze-mint-install.sh: 45: cannot create /mnt/debian/etc/apt/sources.list: Directory nonexistent
mv: cannot stat `/mnt/debian/root/.bashrc': No such file or directory
/mnt/debian/root/.bashrc: No such file or directory
Base System Install Complete!
You may now shutdown the xbox360.
Then continue the install by booting the Xell-Bootloader-sda2.
And log in as user: root
root@ubuntu:/home/xbox#
And it keeps reformatting my USB stick. I am restoring my HDD image from before linux was installed all together.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:42 pm

sounds like that debootstrap image link is not good anymore, maybe there is a new version or that mirror is down. Might have to google that filename and see if there's news of a newer one.

some people had problems installing also from the mirrors i chose in the script that were good for my location, but when they changed it to a local mirror it cleared things up

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Cancerous1 » Fri May 06, 2011 5:39 am

The scripts have been updated, and should be working (again), it's nothing magical or secret I'm attaching them to the first post in this thread in case anything changes (again) and the one's Tux is hosting for us get out of date. That way anyone interested in installing Mint/Squeeze this way can edit them without needing to wait for me to do it.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by sema » Fri May 13, 2011 4:08 pm

Dear friends. I need help. I want to install Debian on my Xbox 360, but I don't have a PC. I have two USB modems, Huawei E1750, Huawei E160e. Maybe somebody know how to mount one of them in Gentoo Live CD, so I could install Debian from the internet?

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition on 360

Post by Walkanator333 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Can someone post a working link for the Xell-Bootloader-sda2. I've been googling for about an hour now and no luck. Thanks

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