First off, yes, I'm an idiot. Read on to find out how much of an idiot I am
I bought an Xbox, crystal edition, 250GB HDD + mod chipped, running some dash (not 100% sure) but it wasn't MS and it for sure wasn't XBMC. I wanted to install XBMC, so I FTP'ed the files to a folder (games) and booted it from the dash.
I figured out that it wasn't going to autoboot unless I got rid of the previous dash, so I deleted it. The whole thing. AND- I forgot to copy the XBMC .xbe file over to drive C, so now the thing is lost in limbo with no dash, and no way to boot.
OK, not too bad, just use XboxHDM, right? My only PC has ONE IDE PORT. I need two, one for the DVD drive and one for the Xbox HDD. I can't seem to get the Xbox HDD to properly connect and be recognized by any FATX explorers either.
On top of that, I can't seem to properly burn my lniux.iso to a USB drive to avoid using a disk drive (and boot from USB), so that too is out of the question.
Xbox boots and runs, but shows an error screen (of course)
So, here's where maybe someone can help me out. I need to find a way to boot the Xbox into XBMC without having it on the HDD. Is there a way to live boot XBMC4Xbox from a disk perhaps? Or is there yet another way to save my Xbox *easily*?
I recall hearing about a live boot for Xbox, or some way to re-format the HDD (as if I was installing a new HDD) that worked with mod chipped Xbox's. If you happen to know this, do let me know!