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    Question [AppleTV] Booting from DVD Drive...?

    Just got the Apple TV OS Patched to run on a Mac, by Crimson. He says to write it on a partition and boot from it. The size of disk would be 2 GB. So, why not write it to a DVD disk and boot it like a Live DVD. (Like they have in Linux).

    Is it possible to load the OS and use it from the DVD...?
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    As the mac os install dvd is "real" mac os booting off of a dvd it might be possible to boot the "atv osx" from dvd as well. But i doubt this would work with an unmodified atv osx because the system tries to write on the boot drive during startup.
    I just found some guides how to make a customized mac os boot dvd out of a mac os install dvd ... but not out of an installed mac os.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    As the mac os install dvd is "real" mac os booting off of a dvd it might be possible to boot the "atv osx" from dvd as well. But i doubt this would work with an unmodified atv osx because the system tries to write on the boot drive during startup.
    I just found some guides how to make a customized mac os boot dvd out of a mac os install dvd ... but not out of an installed mac os.
    So, If I install the Apple TV OS on my External HD, then I will have to goto System Preferences and change Boot disk to the External HD. But after using the Apple TV OS, if I want to boot the Mac OS X HD of my Mac again, then how do I do that...?
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    Just unplug your external hdd, start your mac and EFI will boot the internal system.
    You could install rEFIt (http://refit.sourceforge.net/) which gives you a boot menu to choose what system to boot. So you can boot the atv osx from your external hdd without first booting your internal mac os.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    Just unplug your external hdd, start your mac and EFI will boot the internal system.
    You could install rEFIt (http://refit.sourceforge.net/) which gives you a boot menu to choose what system to boot. So you can boot the atv osx from your external hdd without first booting your internal mac os.
    Thanks a lot.
    But, is there a way to get Boot Options on EFI Boot Manager, without changing to rEFIt..?
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    If you hold down the ALT key before mac os starts up you'll come to boot menu. It's basically the same as refit, but with less options. If you have just one (mac) os installed, perhaps it will not show up.

    On my macbook pro there are mac os and windows side by side, so I see these two options to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    If you hold down the ALT key before mac os starts up you'll come to boot menu. It's basically the same as refit, but with less options. If you have just one (mac) os installed, perhaps it will not show up.

    On my macbook pro there are mac os and windows side by side, so I see these two options to boot.
    Thanks for the reply, but does this work with the Wireless keyboard ??
    Because I guess the Bluetooth service is started after booting....
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    I really don't know - i've never used a bluetooth keyboard. But I can't imagine that people with bt keyboard can't get into the boot manager at all. Perhaps it works if it's installed in mac os first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    I really don't know - i've never used a bluetooth keyboard. But I can't imagine that people with bt keyboard can't get into the boot manager at all. Perhaps it works if it's installed in mac os first.
    Yeah! Its the Apple's wireless keybpard, so it should work!
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