xbfuse: Mount Xbox XDVD Filesystems
What Is This?
From the README:
xbfuse is a program that allows you to mount the filesystem of a
Microsoft Xbox or Xbox 360 DVD as a read-only part of the Linux
filesystem. This allows the user to browse the directory structure and
read the files within.
xbfuse is made possible with Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), available
Note that it is not usually possible to simply read an Xbox/360 DVD in
an ordinary computer's DVD-ROM drive. The optical drives in Microsoft
consoles have special firmware which allows them to access areas of the
disc that are effectively invisible to most DVD-ROM drives. In order to
mount a filesystem, generally, you will have to rip the proper
sector image from the disc using special hardware and tools, or contact
another source who has already done so.
Note also that there are likely to be bugs and perhaps even security
problems. xbfuse is currently meant as primarily an experimental
research tool for studying Microsoft Xbox/360 discs.
- Linux 2.4.x or 2.6.x (as of 2.6.14 FUSE is part of the
kernel, but you still need user libraries)
- FUSE (http://fuse.sourceforge.net) 2.5.x or higher
./configure && make
xbfuse <image_file> <mount_point>
To unmount previously mounted file, use:
fusermount -u <mount_point>
To debug, or investigate how xbfuse examines the filesystem:
xbfuse <image_file> <mount_point> -d
From the author's blog: