For me running the system off of the internal drive makes the whole system feel faster. But the problem could also be my ancient usb drive.
The best thing is to try it out. Use CCC to copy the dmg to your Media partition - DON'T DELETE THE CONTENTS OF THE MEDIA PARTITION!
Then boot up your regular ATV OSX and bless the boot.efi on the Media partition. Reboot and your Leo should come up ;-)
To delete the Leo install, remove all folders except those that existed before you copied over the dmg (Scratch, ...)
Any ideas on the low sound issue when using the 10.5.8 image? My work around was to use a USB Soundblaster. Sound over bluetooth works but it stutters, maybe due to running OSX on external USB drive...
I never used CCC before. Do I use it to copy over the dmg file I downloaded to make the external disc or do I use it on to create a new dmg file when booted to the external disc and then copy it over?
Thank you for your help!
The image that is in the tutorial... is that the up-to-date image that I would want to use? Then just follow the guide? Thanks.
im going to try it tonight and see what the results are.
The disk image in the tutorial is 10.5.8 - it has the low sound problem.
If you want to have sound running, follow the guide and install ideneb 10.5.5 resp. 10.5.6.
Use CCC to copy the dmg to a partition. You can either copy it to an already exisiting partition on your usb disk or to copy it to the internal disk of your ATV. For the latter you need to either have a running Leo on your ATV (eg. on a usb drive) or open up your ATV and plug the hdd into a usb chasis to connect it to your Mac.
Hello, I am trying to install leopard on my 40gig apple TV. I downloaded this file: iDeneb v1.3 (Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.5) (download torrent) - TPB , and I've burnt it to a disk. I've made a backup of the TV OS in case something goes wrong that I can restore it. I assume now that I just reformat the drive and create a single partition, boot from that on my powerbook and install the iDeneb OS from the CD, then pop that into my apple TV and run it?
I'd appreciate the help if you guys have a minute and can point me in the right direction.
Yep, that's basically how to do it. The important part here is, to use an ATV boot.efi file - ortherwise it will not boot on your ATV.
If you follow this guide (1st post) you should have a running Leo in a few hours.
Hey all, been following this thread and decided sunday to try and get 10.5.6 installed on my ATV.
I have success following both the first post, and then a few other posts on getting iDeneb 10.5.6 working (manually installing the XNU kernel etc).
Its working pretty good, I haven't tested everything like sounds etc, but thats minor.
Right now every time I reboot (its and internal 40gb drive), it boots to a flashing ATV with a ? mark.
To fix it I have to pull the drive, hook ip up to my macbook pro, and re-bless it, re-install it and boom its ok.
The install was to a freshly fdiskd 40gb drive (so no previous atv stuff).
I thought I could create a shutdown (or reboot) shell script to first re-bless the drive, then reboot or shutdown. but I get the following bless error:
I did install the bless fix you (ash) provided.
Could not find IODeviceTree:/options
Just wondering if anyone else had this problem or have suggestions?
I'm also dl'n both Jon's and Ash's images, when I get them I may try using them, do I use them to a clean disk? (ash's requires a existing partition I know) but can I use these images sans any atv software?
Thanks in advanced!
If you use this command: sudo bless --folder=/System/Library/CoreServices --file=/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi --setBoot - it should always boot into your Leo.
If you additionally use the "--nextonly" argument, it boots only once. So the next time the ATV EFI won't know what to boot.
Have you tried to manually bless your installation either with the terminal command shown above or the preference pane "startup volume"? Both should permanently bless your system.
If this doesn't work, then try to add the bless command to your /etc/rc.local so the system will bless itself on each boot.