How to mount an Xbox formatted drive on Ubuntu

When I finally get a PCIe IDE adapter that works, this is gonna come in handy: How to mount an Xbox formatted drive on Ubuntu.

The IDE adapter that I have is this one, but it reports all disks as damaged (and they’re not). I think maybe it’s too new for the drives maybe? Speaking a newer version of the ATA protocol? I have no idea really.

Xbox CPU thermal paste replacement

So I popped the heat sink off the CPU in my ‘chipped’ Xbox. I wasn’t able to get the heat sink off the device to the left of that, which might be the graphics card? I’m not sure. I gave it a pretty mighty tug and it didn’t come loose, so not sure what the deal is there. I cleaned the CPU and the heat sink (I damaged the heat sink a little, you can see the scratches).





Hewlett Packard HP 8018A Serial Data Generator

I saw this Hewlett Packard HP 8018A Serial Data Generator for sale for US $2,000 after having seen it mentioned over on Using a 1930 Teletype as a Linux Terminal. That sent me off trying to see if I could get my UTG962E from the UNI-T UTG900E series arbitrary function waveform generator to transmit a custom waveform. I managed to get the software installed on Windows and apparently I can upload any of *.sav, *.rec, *.dat, *.uwr, *.wfr, *.wf to my waveform generator, but I have no idea how to generate such files.