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tysonh
June 21st, 2008, 06:45 AM
I recently heard you could turn a old xbox into a ftp server or any server that you like. Anyone know if this is possible? They used Apache to build theirs could I use ubuntu server?

I tried googling but couldn't find much info on it. I have a old xbox collecting dust and want to take on a new challenge.

kerry_s
June 21st, 2008, 07:58 AM
i think the xbox needs to have the mod kit. you can't do nothing with a vanilla xbox.

akiratheoni
June 21st, 2008, 08:22 AM
If you ever do, MAKE SURE YOU LABEL IT

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/50428/the-website-is-down-because-someone-removed-the-x-box.html

:P

andrewbrown22
June 21st, 2008, 08:51 PM
i think the xbox needs to have the mod kit. you can't do nothing with a vanilla xbox.

Actually you can softmod a stock xbox to run Xbox Media Center (xbmc) which is a very, very nice media center. Very easy to do in fact. I have 3 running in my house right now, and said media center does have local ftp access by default, although if you want to do much storage, you'd want to upgrade to a larger, speedier hard drive.

Softmod info here (http://www.productwiki.com/microsoft-xbox/article/how-to-go-from-xbox-to-xbox-media-center-in-30-minutes.html)

C!oud
June 21st, 2008, 08:54 PM
Yea you can soft mod it. I have an old xbox which I run Xebian on it which pretty much just Debian for xbox. I'm thinking of changing it to FreeBSD as I was reading some stuff on how to get FreeBSD to work on a xbox.

acelin
June 21st, 2008, 09:12 PM
Or you can use any Linux/Unix that supports PowerPC processors. I dont think it takes any modding-

acelin
June 21st, 2008, 09:13 PM
Actually I think there is a Fedora based distro that someone did this with...

C!oud
June 21st, 2008, 10:12 PM
Actually I think there is a Fedora based distro that someone did this with...

Xfedora (http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/XFedora_HOWTO)

acelin
June 21st, 2008, 10:16 PM
Nice find! I wasnt sure what it was called.