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    Ok so it looks like I have some owner issues there.

    Is that what you are talking about?

    Also right permissions!

    Should it be ok to be doing the WIKI steps in ubuntu rather than using the bootloader under ATV.

    Matt


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    you could but everything you remove the drive from the cable, you risk damaging it.

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    well things were looking great I got through a restore even to the point that it wanted my itunes info. I put the number in and then the apple tv menu came up the one you select your movies etc. Then the menu started flashing on and off until the atv did a reboot and didn't come back just the flashing hd?..

    So this is my question I am going though the steps again and redoing my hard drive.

    I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the HD. I am trying 2, the orig 40g and a 60g drive.

    I have had an issue since day one when I have tried to zero the drive via the bootloader if I use the command

    Code:
    # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 count=1M
    it will run all night with no progress, On BOTH drives.

    If I use Ubuntu with this command
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 count=1M
    It will format them both up to 4.3gig

    I found on another thread to format the drives using
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=1M
    This appears to work on both drives.

    Could this be a problem.

    I also get segmentation faults in the apple tv often when giving a command if I restart it comes good!

    I have been trying to partition the 60gig drive using the same partition info as the 40gig thinking it would only us 40gig of the drive. is this wrong should i be using different numbers for this drive and how do I work this out.

    Do you thing think it would mack any difference if I tried making restore from the 2.1 update instead!

    thanks
    Matt
    Last edited by Bigfella; 05-02-2009 at 10:01 AM.

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    make sure that the mach_kernel_prelink is the same version as the one inside the dmg. Since the mach_kernel_prelink also cantains kext drivers, it needs to match the update version.

    Note that some newer AppleTVs cannot boot using pre-2.0 mach_kernel_prelink versions. The wifi hardware ID changed and that trips a bug in a kext driver.

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    Sorry I know I asked a lot of questions in the last post!

    Should I not worry about these other issues. and maybe do a build with 2.1

    Can you please suggest how I would go about using the 60 gig HD.

    Thanks
    Matt


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    see this thread. AwkwardTV Community & Forums • View topic - Failed 2.3.1 Update

    you have to calc the end point of the media partition if you want to use the full 60GBs.

    steps are;

    a) partition the disk with the proper parted make the required four partitons.
    b) format the partitions with the required names and formats.
    c) pick an update dmg and pull out mach_kernel_prelink.
    d) rename that update OS.dmg and place it along with the extreacted mach_kernel_prelink and the other bits onto the recovery partition.

    if you did everything correctly, then when you boot, the AppleTV will boot to "recovery" and you can factory restore to populate OSBoot and Media.

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    Well I hate to admit it but I have been defeated.

    I have lost track of how many times I have gone though the process of restoring my hd using 2.0.2 as well us the 2.1 update today all with mixed results.
    I thought I'd got it the other night when I got though the entire process of connecting to itunes. Now all I can get is the odd restore menu and then a restart and flashing apple screen.

    I think I am going to have to take it to the apple store and I'm sure it will cost me as much as buying a new one in the first place if not more.

    I don't think there is any more that can be done.
    Thanks Matt

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    So I just rang my local apple store they say there is not much they can do other than order a new one geeee thanks.

    Here I was thinking I was going to score a cheap ATV..

    It looks like I will have to persist, even with the threat of devours .

    Are ATV fussy about which Drive you use eg make & model.

    I was thinking maybe I should get another 40 gig drive. maybe the orig drive is faulty and it doesn't like to 60 gig drive..

    I'm not sure what to try next I was even pondering OSX but I would really like to get the orig os working!

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    ok right here is my complete procedure, can you see if I'm doing anything wrong. I have done this in Ubuntu as I keep getting SEGMENTATION FAULTS! I hope this isn't a hardware issue.

    This time I forced it into recovery mode first time it came up saying it could not do the recovery I hit the menu button and it tried again this time went though the process. Then did a reboot asked for the the language again and wanted to do a restore again. This has now happened 3 time and now I am just on the apple logo! I waited and then hit the menu button now the light has gone grey but still the apple logo!

    I hope you don't mind persisting with me davilla all tough you may have exhausted all resources with me.

    thanks Matt


    Code:
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 count=1M
    [sudo] password for bigfella: 
    1048576+0 records in
    1048576+0 records out
    4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 585.384 s, 7.3 MB/s
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb mklabel gpt
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb mkpart primary fat32 40s 69671s
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb set 1 boot on
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb mkpart primary HFS 69672s 888823s
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb set 2 atvrecv on
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb mkpart primary HFS 888824s 2732015s
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb mkpart primary HFS 2732016s 77878015s
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mkfs.msdos -F 32 -n EFI /dev/sdb1
    mkfs.msdos 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mkfs.hfsplus -v Recovery /dev/sdb2
    Initialized /dev/sdb2 as a 400 MB HFS Plus volume
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mkfs.hfsplus -J -v OSBoot /dev/sdb3
    Initialized /dev/sdb3 as a 900 MB HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mkfs.hfsplus -J -v Media /dev/sdb4
    Initialized /dev/sdb4 as a 36 GB HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo partprobe /dev/sdb
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mkdir src dst
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo fsck.hfsplus -f /dev/sdb2
    ** /dev/sdb2
    ** Checking HFS Plus volume.
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file.
    ** Checking Catalog file.
    ** Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    ** Checking volume bitmap.
    ** Checking volume information.
    ** The volume Recovery appears to be OK.
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo mount -t hfsplus -o rw,force /dev/sdb2 dst
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo cp -arp /home/bigfella/staging/* dst/
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo sync
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ ls -l dst
    total 187204
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    298800 2008-07-08 17:43 boot.efi
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root     45590 2007-02-17 13:37 BootLogo.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root   80       604 2009-05-03 11:49 com.apple.Boot.plist
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7811870 2008-07-08 17:45 mach_kernel.prelink
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root   80 183527062 2008-07-09 10:33 OS.dmg
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo umount src dst
    umount: src: not mounted
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo rmdir src dst
    bigfella@bigfella-laptop:~$ sudo parted -s /dev/sdb unit s print
    Model: FUJITSU MHW2040AT (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 78140160s
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: gpt
    
    Number  Start     End        Size       File system  Name     Flags  
     1      40s       69671s     69632s     fat32        primary  boot   
     2      69672s    888823s    819152s    hfs+         primary  atvrecv
     3      888824s   2732015s   1843192s   hfs+         primary         
     4      2732016s  77878015s  75146000s  hfs+         primary
    Last edited by Bigfella; 05-04-2009 at 03:07 PM.

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    Have I lost you Davilla ?


 

 
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