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    Default Bootcamp on Apple TV?

    Does anyone know if bootcamp could be used on the apple tv to run say windows? I know it sounds sad but if windows could run on the apple tv then maybe through the use of nvidias purevideo acelleration it might be possible to watch high quality 720p videos on the thing.



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    i doubt that can happen.. U still need the Windows Intel Microporcesor..even with bootcamp.. (all macs that run windows have a windows microprocsor).. u would need a ventilator (bigger).. a mouse and keyboard input and some other components i dont remember right now.. And yes i have an apple tv.... in fact... i have 2..

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    Actually the problem is, the the apple efi firmaware will not boot any other boot.efi. For runnign windows, you need a bios emulator, which isn't installable because of the latter.

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    am.. also that.. sry

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    I think it could be done, I wrote atv-bootloader (based off mach_linux_boot), the linux boot loader for the AppleTV. I've already done the remapping of ACPI and SMBIOS to normal locations so that Linux can find them. Also translated EFI memmap to e820 memmap structures. An unmodified Linux kernel can boot now.

    There is a video bios present as the Linux nvidia binary can find it. I've not located it yet but it's present, just not where Linux or Windows would expect.

    The only thing that needed is a BIOS emulation layer that gets hooked by atv-bootloader, then atv-bootloader could boot a windows system.

    I've looked at various BIOS emulation layers and adding one looks possible. Just don't have the experience in hooking x86 interrupts, I'm a 68k man.

    So, could be done if someone with the low level x86 experience wants to help. It would have to be open source effort. I don't subscribe to the private source method.


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    its not that u cannot write bootcamp.. its that u donnnot have the hardware to run it..

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    Dude, the apple tv has an intel processor.

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    windows? anyways.. if it has one it still doesn't have other components..

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    Can anyone say troll.

    The appletv is only missing a PC type BIOS. Running Linux doing 1080i mpeg2 decode and display using XvMC under the nvidia binary driver would be impossible otherwise.

    I would suggest a little google action for "appletv hardware" before spewing misinformation about something you have no clue nor desire to learn.

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    Very interesting! this might be premature but... is there a mini distro of linux I can help test?


 

 
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