Sparkle v4.0
Sparkle v4.0

  Copyright (C) Thomas "ShALLaX" Pedley (

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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 0.0 - Preamble
       0.1 - Features
 1.0 - Installation



This Linux distribution contains no copyrighted Microsoft code, no hacked
executables, no illegally compiled executables and no other illegal 
material to the best of my knowledge.  If anything is later discovered
to be illegal, when given reasonable proof, this distribution will be
taken out of circulation and destroyed and you must do the same.

This software comes with absolutely no warranty and I will not be held 
liable for anything bad that comes of using it.  I will not be held
responsible for any losses incurred from using this software.

This software has the potential of ruining all the data stored on your
Xbox including your TSOP or modchip.  You use this software and any 
subsequent software downloaded by this tool at your own risk.

Gentoox is distributed under the GNU General Public License.


0.0 - Preamble

This is the Sparkle plugin for the Gentoox loader

Sparkle is the Gentoox filesystem recovery tool.  If you have hardreset, it is advisable
to run this to fix any filesystem problems.

0.1 - Features

* Upgrade BusyBox.

* Switched to reiserfs support ONLY.

* Switched to ext3 support ONLY.

* Removed the separate Sparkle kernel - it now shares Gentoox's.
* Fixed the "Fixed" filesystems counter.


1.0 - Installation

+ Get the latest Gentoox loader and install it (See the documentation included with the
  Gentoox loader).

+ Copy 'sprkrd.gz' to E:\sprkrd.gz (/mnt/fatx/e/sprkrd.gz)

+ Merge the included 'linuxboot.cfg' to E:\linuxboot.cfg (/mnt/fatx/e/linuxboot.cfg).

Obviously, check that linuxboot.cfg is correct for your configuration before rebooting!
If you don't want to mess with linuxboot.cfg by hand, run magic and let xbvset do it for

- Thomas "ShALLaX" Pedley (


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