is an operating system
based on Gentoo Linux
, created especially for the Xbox
by Thomas Pedley. Gentoox requires a modchip
or a software mod to run, as it is not authorized Microsoft
Gentoox comes in three versions:
- Home - Beginner version and has lots of included software already compiled.
- Pro - Barebones version, for people that want to customize their install for their needs.
- MCE - Gentoox Media Center Edition.
Gentoox also has two tools for performing rescues and recovery:
- Sparkle - The filesystem rescuer.
- Resctoox - The Gentoox Linux rescuer.
Gentoox uses a modified version of the Xbox-Linux BIOS known as Cromwell. Gentoox Loader has advanced features such as the ability to flash the Xbox's BIOS via HTTP and even the ability to boot a Linux kernel via FTP.
- Pro v4.2
- Home v6.2
- MCE v1.3
- Loader v6.07
- Resctoox v5.1
- Sparkle v3.0
The installation can be done two ways: via an installation disc or over ftp, provided that the user can get an FTP daemon running on their Xbox. Gentoox can be installed in three different manners. The first involves creating a loopback installation on the E: partition on the Xbox's hard drive, the second is similar to the first except it utilizes the F: partition. Finally, Gentoox may format the entire F: partition and use it as a native Linux partition.
Gentoox can then either be run from a Dashboard
, such as XBMC
, or boot off a modified version of the legal Cromwell BIOS known as Gentoox Loader.