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    Default Sharing a USB HD by AFP server on ATV

    Hi, This is the situation: an ATV 2.1 with USB and AFP activated, and a HD connected by USB port.

    The USB drive mounts as "/Volumes/My Book" at startup and works ok in ATV

    I want to share it on my network but when I connect to Apple TV from iMac finder (connected as user frontrow) only sees these folders: frontrow, Media, OSBoot
    None of them gives access to the USB hard drive

    Any one knows how to add a new share to AFP Server.

    Things I tried:
    1) Entering to preferences pane in ATV but is no like Leopard that you can add a share folder there.
    2) Most manuals say go to Finder to share a folder, but No finder in ATV
    3) Command line "sharing" tool not found either.
    4) Tried to connect from finder as root: rejected
    5) Checked acess restrictions in ATV: the mount point /Volumes/My Book belongs to frontrow and has rwx permits active.


    Any ideas, thank you.



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    Any luck on this? I'm in the same boat.

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    if the hard drive HFS+? otherwise it will never work through afp server. (one of the many reasons to never use FAT32 or NTFS on an apple product)

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    Aha! I hadn't thought about that, though it sort of makes sense now. I may have to reformat my drive. I'll post here with a success/no-success when done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitosoft View Post
    if the hard drive HFS+? otherwise it will never work through afp server. (one of the many reasons to never use FAT32 or NTFS on an apple product)
    That did the trick. Wound up resizing my existing partition to about half to transfer the files to the HFS+ volume, then filling the rest. I wound up having to use gdisk (a gpt capable fdisk tool from the open source world, available in the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx repositories) to convert the MBR partition table to a GUID Partition Table. Now, it's a fully legitimate HFS+ volume which is seen by my AFP on the aTV and shared out with no additional configuration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nitosoft View Post
    if the hard drive HFS+? otherwise it will never work through afp server. (one of the many reasons to never use FAT32 or NTFS on an apple product)
    thanks very much - that puzzled me as well

    do you know if this is also true for the ATV NFS exporting a file system ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ral67 View Post
    thanks very much - that puzzled me as well

    do you know if this is also true for the ATV NFS exporting a file system ?
    probably. i pretty much would not use an external drive on the atv unless its HFS+ you lose any files on that drive and no mac recovery tools will ever help you unless its HFS+, if you want to share that hard drive on the network (afp or not) HFS+ is always going to be the way to go.

 

 

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