Hi everybody and big thanks to Ash and JonMS for all the work done. And sorry for my bad english, i'm french
1) I installed "Ready to use" 10.5.8 Disk Image Download on an ext hdd and it worked great on my ATV but I really have NO sound (connected via RCA cable). So I tried to install again the AppleHDA audio driver but nothing again. I can access the sound prefpane but no sound is going out.
I'm actually downloading the "Ready to use" 10.5.5 Disk Image Download WITH WORKING SOUND to try with this but i'm really surprised because people talk about a sound volume problem but it seems to work at all...
Any Idea ?
2) Second question about putting the "Ready to use" 10.5.5 Disk Image Download on the internal ATV HD. I know it's possible, as JonMS said, to CCC the 10.5.8 image to ATV Disk but what about the 10.5.5 ? Is it the same ?
And is it possible to put it on the Media partition like said here ?
Thanks for the answers !
Also why are there two OS X images that can be downloaded? I find this confusing. Which is faster and better? I don't need sound, I just want an iTunes server.
I downloaded jdownloader from jdownloader.org, but it seemed to want to install 800 updates. Is this right? I didn't feel comfortable with all that installation, so I deleted it. I'm torrenting the 10.5.5..
Anyway, can we just CCC the image onto the internal drive or is there some specific reason it has to be external with USB?
That may be true, but I'm no longer one of them, the ATV 2 has replaced this unit.
I'm looking to repurpose it and would like to have it stand alone...and it should be slightly faster with the internal drive vs running off USB... I'd also like that USB port for a second drive, perhaps for TimeMachine backups.
I followed these steps to achieve that...I copied these steps from a different site.
Acquire a USB external drive. I recommend you use one of the USB powered external hard drives based off of a 2.5 inch laptop drive. they are fairly fast and do not require any wall-warts or power supplies. The larger drives are just too bulky for this and Flash drives are just too slow – I tried!
Using Disk Utility, format your external USB drive with “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”. Make sure to use the Partitioning tab and and also use the “Options” radio button to select “Guid Partition Table”. If you do not use the Guid Partition Table, you will not be able to do Step Five.
Install OS X Leopard onto your external Hard Drive, now there is an easy way and a hard way, the hard way requires making your own franken-version of OS X with a mish-mash of drivers and EFI’s to support the AppleTV hardware. If you don’t do this your OS X Leopard AppleTV will simply not boot and even if it did boot it just wouldn’t run right at all.
So do what I did and download this AppleTV ready to go Disk Image of OS X Leopard
To get the downloaded AppleTV Leopard Disk Image onto your hard drive of choice, I recommend using CarbonCopyCloner
Boot from your newly OS X’d external USB hard drive to test that the drive is in fact bootable and to also make a few small changes and customizations. I used an Intel Mac to boot from so I can not confirm if in fact this AppleTV Leopard Disk Image will work on a PPC machine? I took the time to create a new admin account (by the way the default admin account password for the ready to AppleTV disk image is “appletv”) and uninstalled and installed a few programs that I needed.
If you plan on using screen sharing to control your Leopard AppleTV then you want to make sure that you get your network access going (log onto your wireless and make sure it sticks) also make sure screen sharing is on in System Preferences/Sharing.
Step Five – (According to Jon, this is not necessary. I did it with mine before I read his post.)
Once you have’er all setup the way you want, you are going to need to brick the drive. What you say! You need to change the partition type so that the AppleTV can see the external USB drive when it boots up, the downside to this is that once you change the partition type to accommodate AppleTV for external USB booting, your Mac will not see it.
On Boot-up the AppleTV looks for an “Apple_Recovery” partition type, my guess is that Apple uses this method in their hidden laboratories to experiment on the mistreated and abused AppleTV’s of the world?
You need to know which drive is the external USB hard drive, you can get this information from “Disk Utility” by selecting your hard drive in the list and getting information on it. It will most likely be “disk1″ as “disk0″ is usually reserved for the system drive. if you have bunch of drives connected, now is the time to remove the ones you don’t want to accidentally wipeout.
Here is a link to exactly how this is done – it looks really scary but as long as you don’t wipe out you main hard drive, if you screw up you can always start back at step one…
Make sure to scroll down to the Change Partition Type area.
Additionally, I had an old P4 heat sink and placed it above on the right rear corner (above the power supply) and it has dropped the temp about 10 degrees.
Last edited by i_was_not_here; 10-13-2010 at 07:51 PM. Reason: Changed the dropped 10 degrees not down to 10 degrees.
thanks for the tips!
so is step 5 needed or not? the (according to Jon....) detail makes me think that you don't need to do it?
"Step Five – (According to Jon, this is not necessary. I did it with mine before I read his post.)"