After throwing together the DVD drive from one dead XBOX and the motherboard and hard drive of another I finally have a working unit.
Now with the XFCE3 mod chip soldered in I can do pretty much anything I want with it. It’s pretty cool, as I now have EvolutionX as my dashboard instead of the standard green Microsoft one. It allows me to FTP in to my XBOX and add files such as homebrew applications and games.
The real goal here is to make it into a media center where I can play MPEG 1,2,4 / DivX / etc, DVDs and everything else you can think of. More on that later.