So I just got a virgin Xbox system, and I was linked to this guide: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE/#step1 Problem is, my computer doesn't have an IDE slot. I have an IDE to USB converter. I tried running the ISO file in VMWare and plugging that in, but the version of Linux it's using is so old that it doesn't recognize USB at all, and it's forced to use /dev/hda. I don't own Splinter Cell and I'm waiting on the USB plugs from China (I only ordered them last night), so I need a viable option that doesn't involve that. I am fairly new when it comes to softmods, so I'm not really even sure what the best options are... I'd like some way to dual-boot between Linux and the regular dashboard so I can also play ISO files off the hard drive... if that's possible at least. Is there a way to run that ndure script on a more modern Linux that can accept USB inputs? The adapter works fine, and I can see the drive in my computer, it just obviously says it needs to be formatted due to the FATX stuff. On that note... if I buy a larger IDE hard drive, is it possible to clone my existing one to it without having the Xbox modded? It would be nice just in the meantime while I wait on the USB adapters to be able to have a larger hard drive... 8GB is tiny and obviously not enough to copy ISOs to.