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HappinessNow
December 23rd, 2010, 09:20 AM
So my neighbor just gave me an xBox 360, can I install Ubuntu on it?

cascade9
December 23rd, 2010, 09:31 AM
I know it used to be possible (with a softmod) and I'm pretty sure it still is.

Why would you want linux on an xox 360?

ronnielsen1
December 23rd, 2010, 10:15 AM
Why would you want linux on an xox 360?

I guess for the same reason I tried it out on the wii

I couldn't find anything new. These posts are from 2007

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=595902
http://freesteam.org/forums/xbox/4309-install-ubuntu-xbox-360-hd.html

inobe
December 23rd, 2010, 10:33 AM
Why would you want linux on an xox 360?

i think he's nuts, but deep down inside i'm with him all the way :D

Techsnap
December 23rd, 2010, 10:37 AM
I suppose there are ways but that's really not what the hardware is intended to be used as. I suggest you just buy some games for it.

asifnaz
December 23rd, 2010, 12:57 PM
So my neighbor just gave me an xBox 360, can I install Ubuntu on it?

why your neighbor should give you 360 btw ..???

Dougie187
December 23rd, 2010, 01:07 PM
If you don't want to play games on it, I'll take it off your hands. Mine just broke so I need a new one heh.

BLOPS and Reach are both fun games that are out there now.

ronnielsen1
December 23rd, 2010, 01:25 PM
why your neighbor should give you 360 btw ..???

Kind of what I was wondering. I need new neighbors:p

HappinessNow
December 23rd, 2010, 03:01 PM
why your neighbor should give you 360 btw ..???


Kind of what I was wondering. I need new neighbors:phe got a brand new one, so he gave me his old one

Random_Dude
December 23rd, 2010, 03:01 PM
Why would you want linux on an xox 360?

I was thinking the same thing.
Can you even operate it with a mouse and a keyboard?

HappinessNow
December 23rd, 2010, 03:07 PM
I was thinking the same thing.
Can you even operate it with a mouse and a keyboard?

I am not even sure it works, he is going to bring me all the cables and plugs

I figured I would take it apart and mess around with it and see what I can do with it.

not too interested in playing games on it...I may just give it to my brother-in-law

BrokenKingpin
December 23rd, 2010, 03:17 PM
Play some games on it. If you want to put Ubuntu on something, how about a PC/laptop/netbook.

Spice Weasel
December 23rd, 2010, 03:20 PM
I did this a couple of years back (I don't know if it will help or not):
http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Main_Page


I was thinking the same thing.
Can you even operate it with a mouse and a keyboard?

Fun fact: The ports on the Classic Xbox and 360 are USB in disguise!

3Miro
December 23rd, 2010, 05:13 PM
I don't know about Ubuntu, but you can apperantly install Gentoo:

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=gentoox

screaminj3sus
December 23rd, 2010, 08:42 PM
Installing linux on an xbox is pointless and a waste of a pefectly good game console.

Spice Weasel
December 23rd, 2010, 08:47 PM
Installing linux on an xbox is pointless and a waste of a pefectly good game console.

You keep the standard firmware, and it can still play games.

ctrlmd
December 23rd, 2010, 09:12 PM
I am not even sure it works, he is going to bring me all the cables and plugs

I figured I would take it apart and mess around with it and see what I can do with it.

not too interested in playing games on it...I may just give it to my brother-in-law
i prefer your second option

trinitydan
December 23rd, 2010, 10:24 PM
You keep the standard firmware, and it can still play games.

So what's the problem? All these negative nancies... :D I say go for it! I think it would be a sweet dual boot machine to have.

jerenept
December 23rd, 2010, 10:28 PM
I would use it for XBMC ('http://xbmc.org/'), but that's just my opinion.

EDIT: it doesn't work easily with 360's, unfortunately :(

HappinessNow
December 26th, 2010, 05:10 AM
decided to give it to my brother-in-law

Vi3tHoneyX
December 26th, 2010, 07:04 PM
decided to give it to my brother-in-law

You should have had a bit of fun with it at first! Dual-booting it sounded like a great idea. xD Who knows what you could have done... o_o

not found
December 26th, 2010, 10:25 PM
I think the OP did the right thing... playing X-Box 360 games is the thing the X-box 360 does best...

3rdalbum
December 27th, 2010, 01:43 AM
I think the OP did the right thing... playing X-Box 360 games is the thing the X-box 360 does best...

Duct the heat from the fan to a metal plate - and you've got yourself a frying pan!

HappinessNow
December 28th, 2010, 08:29 PM
You should have had a bit of fun with it at first! Dual-booting it sounded like a great idea. xD Who knows what you could have done... o_ono time really to play with, since school is starting back up next week.

My brother-in-law already has a new xBox 360 he got for his birthday, so I gave it to a friend who wants to use it to run netflix off of...it's not taking up space at my place anymore :p