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    Default [GUIDE] Install Leopard on ATV1 - Copying Pre-built Images

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    Hello, and welcome to the wonderful world of running Mac OSX Leopard on your ATV1

    There are two methods of going about this:

    1. Copy a pre-built image to the internal HDD and use immediately (simplest option, by far)
    2. Install Leopard yourself (using a Hackintosh build, e.g. iDeneb) and conduct post-install configuration


    Using a pre-built image is highly recommended, as this method is quicker and easier than installing Leopard yourself. Since all ATV1s are identical, there is no real benefit in installing Leopard yourself and optimising, since a pre-built image optimised for one ATV1 will be optimised for all.

    This thread deals with Option 1 - using a pre-built image. For information on how to install Leopard yourself, view the other 'Leopard on ATV1' guide, located HERE.



    INFORMATION:

    Basic Overview:

    1. Decide which image to download (there are three to choose from).
      > 10.5.5 images are available by downloading the DLC file available under each image's listing
      and opening this in JDownloader to begin downloading the image.
      > 10.5.8 images are available as torrents.

    2. Open up ATV1 and remove internal HDD
    3. Copy pre-built image to internal HDD (Mac: I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. Windows: Not so sure (these are DMG files. Try googling for a way to copy DMG files to a HDD - and please leave a reply for others to read))
    4. Replace internal HDD and boot up
    5. N.B. It is possible to boot Leopard from a USB stick, but: 1) This is messy; and 2) You leave the USB port unable to be used for anything else (e.g. mouse/keyboard, leaving Screen Sharing/VNC the only way of controlling the ATV1). If you decide to do this, instructions may be found at the bottom of this post.


    Things to Note:

    1. A guide to opening the ATV1 can be found HERE. You will need Torx 8 and 10 screwdrivers.
    2. To copy files to the internal HDD, you will need a USB to 2.5 inch IDE adaptor to be able to connect the internal HDD to your computer via USB. A super cheap method is to buy a 2.5 inch IDE HDD enclosure/case from your local computer store. Note that if you buy a enclosure case, that it: 1) Is made for 2.5 inch drives, and not 3.5 inch; and 2) the interface is IDE, not SATA.



    PRE-BUILT IMAGES:

    There are two versions of Leopard that have been compiled into pre-built images: 10.5.5 and 10.5.8.

    You will need to decide which version will suit you best, answered by asking yourself whether you require your ATV1 to output audio. If you do, 10.5.5 is the version you want, since 10.5.8 seems to have no/inaudible audio output. If you don't require audio output, then it might be better to opt for 10.5.8 (since this version of Leopard likely contains bug fixes and optimisations) - of course, you could try both and see which you like best.

    EDIT: Optical audio on 10.5.8 has now been reported to be functional, courtesy of czern. The question in deciding between 10.5.5 and 10.5.8 now comes down to whether you need analogue audio (e.g. if you plan to use your aTV as an iTunes head unit and wish to control volume using the aTV itself or an iPod/iPad remote).



    10.5.5 (2 variants - features in bold are common to both):

    1. Lite (link to DLC) (joncgde2's image)
    • User/pass: frontrow/frontrow
    • (Almost) Everything works (e.g. wireless, ethernet, etc.)
    • Audio works at normal volume levels
    • Compatible with Apple Remote
    • Audio over HDMI does not work
    • Optical audio works, by selecting "Digital Out" from System Preferences > Sound > Output
    • Component video reported to be working
    • Around 110-120MB free on cold boot (with this image however, I set iTunes to start at login (since I use my ATV1 as an iTunes head unit), so this figure will actually be lower in practice - before I did this, I was achieving 110-120MB free. You can disable iTunes opening at login via System Preferences)
    • iTunes updated to 10.1.2
    • English is the only available language and input method - all others have been stripped out
    • All apps have been slimmed (PPC and x64 binaries removed)
    • Various tweaks to minimise RAM consumption (spotlight disabled; non-core fonts disabled (can be re-enabled); visual effects disabled)
    • Blinking LED issue resolved (steady white glow)


    2. Vanilla (link to DLC) (Ash's image)
    • User/pass: frontrow/frontrow
    • (Almost) Everything works (e.g. wireless, ethernet, etc.)
    • Audio works at normal volume levels
    • Compatible with Apple Remote
    • Audio over HDMI does not work
    • Optical audio works, by selecting "Digital Out" from System Preferences > Sound > Output
    • Component video reported to be working
    • Seems to be a vanilla install of 10.5.5 with nothing else changed
    • Has the blinking LED problem (LED continually blinks amber whilst ATV1 is on)


    Potential issues common to both 10.5.5 versions:

    • Quicktime, iChat and iCal have been reported to be unstable/crash




    10.5.8 (2 variants):

    1. Vanilla (link to torrent file) (JonMS's image)
    • User/pass: AppleTV/appletv
    • Seems to be a vanilla install of 10.5.8 with nothing else changed


    2. Optimised (torrent available via Demonoid HERE) (JonMS's image)
    • User/pass: AppleTV/appletv
    • Optimised for speed
    • Stock Boot (Apple Logo)
    • PPC code stripped from all applications
    • Free space increased
    • All updates installed as of 13/10/2010
    • Blinking LED issue resolved (steady white glow) (seems to only work when ATV1 booted with no devices connected via USB)


    Enabling Optical Audio under 10.5.8:

    Quote Originally Posted by czern
    I opened Audio MIDI Setup under Applications > Utilities. Under the Audio Devices tab, set the following:
    • Default Output: Digital PCM #1
    • System Output: Digital PCM #1
    • Properties For: Digital PCM #1
    • Audio Output > Format: 48000.0 Hz 2ch-16bit

    Optical audio should now work.

    I briefly tried adjusting similar settings for Analog PCM #0 (the only analog output to show up on my system), but was unable to get similar results from the RCA jacks.

    Potential issues common to both 10.5.8 versions:

    • If you can't open the Sound Preference pane, install THIS into /System/Library/PreferencePanes/
    • If ATV1 does not reboot without pressing a button on the apple remote, use THIS
    • If your UI language is not English, you can change it by following these steps:
      > Click the Apple logo (top left corner) and click Systemeinstellungen...
      > Select Sprache & Text (top right corner of System Preferences window)
      > Drag the list entry titled English to the top of the list
      > Close the window and log out (Apple logo/Frontrow abmelden...
      > Log back in



    APPENDIX - BOOTING FROM USB:

    Moved, since this post was too long to include other important information. Instructions can now be found HERE.

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    Last edited by joncgde2; 02-19-2011 at 01:55 AM.

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    Thanks joncgde2, but how does this differ from the first Guide post on installing Leopard on the aTV 1G?

    From my experience the low/no audio out from the analog out on 10.5.8 iDeneb version less then desirable. I will admit it was very snappy and usable beyond that.

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    I got to ask because I'm sure there are a bunch of other asking the same question.

    1. When you restore the image onto the AppleTV HDD are you restoring only to the "Media" Partition ? Or are you completely wiping the HDD and installing the .dmg to the "entire" HDD ?
    2. Also does the disk utility do the same thing as CCC as far a restoring the image to the HDD ?
    3. Does the component cables work with video & audio out ?
    4. Does anyone know if the wireless keyboard and mouse apple products work with AppleTV ?

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    @ SpyrowGyro: Read the first paragraph The other thread deals with installing Leopard on your own. This thread is about using a pre-built image. The intention was to separate the two because it was getting quite confusing for everyone (including me!).

    @George: Yes - the entire disk will have to be wiped to replace with a new image. Disk Utility should work (logically it should), but not sure - I used CCC to create my image for uploading and that's why I used CCC to restore the image to my HDD. If Disk Utility doesn't work, just get CCC. It's freeware

    As for component, it should work, as per information in the other thread. Don't take my word for this, as I haven't tested. I'm a bit busy today but if I get some time later tonight I might try component with audio and let you know.

    With the wireless keyboard and audio, not so sure. That uses bluetooth, right? I don't think there's bluetooth in the ATV1. One thing you might want to look up is how to get a generic USB bluetooth adapter working with them (googling might help) - there are some adapters around 5mm in width - absolutely tiny! plug that into your ATV1 and you literally won't even notice it's there!

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    And the saga continues ... I have been reading and OSX 10.5.5 does support blue tooth dongles so I have figured out these are the next products I'm going to purchase.

    - Go to Amazon and type in "Belkin Mini Bluetooth Laptop Adapter" and "ProMini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Build-in TouchPad/Laser Pointer) - Black".
    - I'm waiting on my USB to IDE connector and T-8/10 screws in order to wipe my internal 500 GB HDD with the image @joncgde2 included.
    - As soon as I'm up and running I'll report back on the sound through component cables so nobody else wastes their time and how well the wireless keyboard/trackpad works on this setup.
    Last edited by George A. Custodio; 02-09-2011 at 05:00 AM.


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    Thanks, joncgde2! I started reading this site *today* and I'm already up and running via an external USB drive. Shoulders of giants and all that…

    I do have a couple minor things to add:

    1) When prepping an external disk for restore, I had to pre-format it as GUID in order for the later Terminal commands to work. My external drive was an older drive that hadn't been updated or formatted in quite some time, so it was still set to PPC settings.

    2) Minor typo in APPENDIX - BOOTING FROM USB:

    10. Use this command again: gpt -r show/dev/diskX
    should read
    10. Use this command again: gpt -r show /dev/diskX

    Thanks again!

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    I can also confirm that optical audio works by selecting "Digital Out" from System Preferences > Sound > Output.

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    Thanks for this guide, I've been weighing up buying an ATV2 or my friend's ATV1 and from these instructions I think I'm going to go for the ATV1 and some sweet Leopard action!

    I have a few questions:

    1 - What is the speed like? I'd like to install XBMC and use that as my main home theatre but also use it for general browsing and maybe even a little bit of torrenting. Is this viable or would any slowness drive me crazy? I think I'm going for the usb method using an external drive I have spare. Again, does this affect speed?
    2 - Can flash be installed on safari? I'd like to stream some of the premiership games from livescorehunter but this could be a problem if flash doesn't run smoothly.
    3 - On one of the youtube videos it shows there is a spare RAM slot. Is the RAM expandable on this thing? Has anyone had any experience with this?

    Thanks in advance for your help, I'm really excited about this next little project!

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    @joncgde2 - I finally got my SATA - IDE to usb connector, CCC restored your .DMG of 10.5.5 from JDownloader to the internal HDD, put back in and all I get is a blinking yellow light and about a minute later a logo on screen with a blinking question mark on top. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong unless there is something extra I have to do to the HDD after I restore it using CCC. help ! I'm currently downloading all of the other ISOs to see if it just the one uploaded that is messed up ....

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    @czern: Thanks for the feedback, I'll amend the instructions!

    @sero13: The ATV1 is a Pentium M 1GHz with 256MB RAM; you do the maths In other words, you definitely won't be able to run XBMC satisfactorily on top of Leopard here. I have a second ATV1 which I have running with a stripped down linux image, bypassing OSX because the ATV1 is too slow to run. You can boot this special linux image off a USB too - google 'crystalbuntu'. But with one ATV1, it's a matter of choosing between XBMC or Leopard. You definitely can't have both.

    Flash will work, since this is an actual iMac - just slow. So anything you can do on an iMac with Leopard 10.5.5, you can do on this - provided the hardware doesn't limit you. Youtube videos play, but I haven't tried any HD content.

    There is indeed a spare RAM slot detected, but from what I remember seeing the memory is directly attached to the board. There is no easy way of fixing this, at least that I know of.


    @ George: I'm not sure what's going on for you champ, since czern doesn't seem to have had any issues :/ Perhaps the image wasn't restored cleanly? Another thing that's possible is that perhaps this image only works on 40GB drives? And you mentioned you have a 500GB... I don't know enough to know what happens when you restore an image from a small HDD to a big one? Or maybe that doesn't matter at all... I'm just trying to find some sort of inconsistency between out ATV1s.

    Perhaps try restoring again (if you haven't already). Try googling Leopard flashing question mark. I came up with this: A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac

    Also, seems like your HDD can't be found. Sometimes this indicates mechanical failure, sometimes other things. First things first. Use the USB-IDE adapter to try to access the HDD from another machine. Does it work? If so, try wiping the HDD and trying to restore the image again... perhaps something went wrong in the copy process.

    Then try following the other steps in the link I provided (resetting PRAM, etc.)

    Good luck


 

 
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