ok so now your box is modded, you can play burnt games. what else is there. how about changing your HDD, sure 8 gigs is enough to save your files and play burnt games, but eventualy you want to not wory about discs, scratching them, burning them, etc. for the price of 100 good dvdr discs you can probably find a good hdd. Ive seen 500 gig IDE hard drives for under 50 dollars a couple times, lets look at newegg.
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKB 500GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM Your Price:$69.99
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM Your Price:$59.99
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJB 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM Your Price:$49.99
at those prices you cant go wrong with a 500.
keep in mind you have to use a IDE hard drive, I think there are conversion things for sata but why go through the trouble.
ok first thing you need to do is hook your xbox to a network with your pc and load an FTP, I recomend flashfxp.
to do this once you have everything wired, go in your xbox, go to System > Settings > Network. There make sure Enable is set to Yes, Type set to DHCP and FTP Server is set to Yes, as shown:
save and reset the box. now go into your ftp program and tell it to connect to your xboxes IP. name and pass are both xbox, no caps. port 21
Ive found that at times I cant connect to the xboxes original IP so if you cant, change the IP on your xbox then save, restart and connect to the IP number you made.
once in you need to find the eeprom and save it to your pc. it should be in the location E:\backup\MS and its called eeprom.bin put it somewhere easy to remember on your pc hdd. I made a file called XBOXMOD in my documents and saved it to there.
next find and download xboxhdm and unzip it to the same location.
you will end up with this.
copy and paste your eeprom.bin to the eeprom folder.
now copy everything from your xboxes C and E folders to the C and E folders on the xboxhdm.
now go back to this location and run the program make iso
that will make a file called linux.iso burn it onto a cd.
once that is done we get to have some fun.
take any hard drives and disc drives out of your pc except for one disc drive and the hard drive you want to mod, make sure your hard drive is in the end slot on your ide cable, and the disc drive on the middle slot. put the linux cd in your disc drive and turn your comp on, it should load it automaticaly, it will look like this when it loads.
you want to type 1 and hit enter. it will take you to this screen.
type xboxhd and hit enter. this will take you to this screen.
hit 1 then enter. you will see this.
type yes then hit enter, then this will show
type yes and hit enter. it will take a while then it will ask to do the same for E drive, type yes again and hit enter.
once this is done, reboot the computer and load the program again.
this time when it gets to the first screen type 3 and press enter. this screen will show
type lockhd -a and press enter, make sure you have the space and the dash in there.
now it should show a screen saying the security is enabled, I believe there will be 2 yes and 3 no. turn it off now, take out your xbox hd and put your computer back together.
now open your xbox and take the original hdd out, and put the new one in.
once this is all done you may have to reinstall the softmod again.