[Disclaimer: I was initially a little nervous about posting this here, so I asked on Meta if discussing homebrew / modding was acceptable. Based on the response I've gotten from several veteran members, I've gone ahead and posted this thread. Here is the link on Meta.]
I'm currently trying to mod my original Xbox using xboxhdm and ndure 3.0. xboxhdm is built around a small bootable Linux distro, and it's giving me fits, so I figured that I'd ask here and see if anybody could give me a hand. (Note: Before anybody suggests a different board, xboxhdm boots from CD on a PC - the Xbox hardware is completely uninvolved in the process, so that's why I'm asking here.)
The PC I'm using is relatively old - it's an old Compaq desktop with about 512mb RAM and a 2.5ghz processor (likely a P IV). I'm using it because it has 2 IDE ports on the motherboard. The age of the computer shouldn't be an issue, performance-wise - the xboxhdm + ndure hack has been around for years - it was designed to run on such hardware.
Anyway - at one point in the process, I have to copy some files from the CD to the Xbox hard drive (which is a standard Seagate IDE drive, powered by a Molex). About halfway through the copy, everything just dies... I get an
unable to handle kernel paging request error, and eventually a kernel panic.
I couldn't find anything about this error and how it specifically relates to Xbox modding, but what information I could find suggested that I might have a bad stick of RAM. I've not been able to test this yet, but I'm going to run MEMTEST as soon as I get home.
I don't have the setup with me - I'm at work, and it's at home - but if anybody's interested in lending a hand, I'll take pictures tonight and post them up. The only reason that I'm asking here is because I'm still a fairly new *nix convert, and I'm not quite sure how it all works. I'm assuming that
unable to handle kernel paging request is a fairly standard error message, too... correct me if I'm wrong.
Anyhow, thanks in advance for any help.