Apologies for being a noob (and yes, I searched):
I've been having trouble with my Apple TV since I got it - used. It seems to run hot, and as a result has destroyed three internal drives.
I am tired of destroying drives, so thought I might try running OS X on it, by way of the external USB drive. I found the iDeneb 10.5.8 DMG, and have followed the instructions in this thread:
and also looked at this:
0xfeedbeef.com - USB Booting
I seem to be having success right up to the very last step, making the USB drive partition ATV bootable.
from this command: gpt -r show /dev/disk1
I further follow the instructions and unmount, then remove the second partition, then unmount again, all good.
When I enter this command:
gpt add -b 409640 -s 1952853344 -i 2 -t "48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" /dev/disk1
Nothing seems to happen, ie. the disk is still fully readable by my Macbook pro. When I re-run the "gpt -r show /dev/disk1" command, it appears to bring back the same results as when I first run it.
I first formatted the drive as Mac OS journaled, GUID partition. I then put the image to the USB drive using Clone X. The drive boots fine from the laptop, I added Firefox, a few sample movie files, and made sure that the sharing was all set properly for screen sharing etc.
I just cannot seem to make the partition ATV friendly. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
It should have been
gpt add -b 409640 -s 1952853344 -i 2 -t "5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" /dev/disk1
1. So, I followed the instructions in the first post to a T and it works great off of the USB drive.
2. I then used disk utility to restore the usb drive onto the media partition of the AppleTV (DO NOT click erase, this will fubar your atv setup).
3. After I finished restoring, I repaired the disk and checked all the permissions.
4. I reboot into AppleTV
5. I used terminal with ssh email@example.com
6. I used the following command
and put in the password frontrowCode:sudo bless --folder=/mnt/System/Library/CoreServices --file=/mnt/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi --setBoot --nextonly
7. I typed reboot and voilà it booted directly into Leopard.
8. After using Leopard for awhile, I clicked on restart and it boots back into AppleTV
So it is dual-bootable.
I am looking to the 'nix experts out there. Is there a way to get this command into NitoTV? This way i can choose to boot into Leopard with the remote instead of having to ssh into the AppleTV.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
PS This thread should be a sticky
Just write a small script "rebootintoleo.sh" with the following contents:
Use "sudo chmod +x" to make the script executable. Then use the software menu plugin to launch it - finder will disappear and the system will reboot.Code:#!/bin/bash echo "frontrow" | sudo bless --folder=/mnt/System/Library/CoreServices/ --file=/mnt/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi --setBoot --nextonly killall Finder echo "frontrow" | sudo reboot
PS: and yeah, make it sticky ;-)
Ok forget that question. I figured what it is. I installed it, and then moved the script into the right directory. It's now a fully dual-bootable ATV and OSX without using terminal!
Does anyone have an idea how to turn off the verbose boot? I tried the following command but without success: sudo nvram boot-args=
You have to remove the "-v" in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist:
It should look like this after the modification:Code:<key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v</string>
Code:<key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string>
Yup, that did the trick! It's pretty nice now.
The only thing I would like to improve upon is finding a way to increase the sound.
Is there some sort of tweak, hack, or app that could get the sound up?
The sound in my 10.5.5 is pretty loud but in the 10.5.8 image there is a known problem with the volume.
But unfortunately I don't know a way to further increase the volume.