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    I still can't get it to work myself...
    I am using an external USB harddrive with a USB cable split into two USB connectors... I guess one is for the connection and the other one is for power.

    Does it work with my external harddrive?
    ...or can I use my iPod?
    Last edited by iMags; 04-07-2007 at 12:18 PM.


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    Thanks iMags, that did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMags View Post
    I still can't get it to work myself...
    I am using an external USB harddrive with a USB cable split into two USB connectors... I guess one is for the connection and the other one is for power.

    Does it work with my external harddrive?
    ...or can I use my iPod?
    I used my iPod. I tried my old iPod Photo first, but that just kept giving an error when I tried to create a GUID partition.

    The first time I tried creating a boot drive, I couldn't get it to work (it started, but kept hanging with a no-entry logo on the screen half way through start-up), so I tried starting over.

    On my second time through, I tried using my Keyboard as a USB hub, so I could boot in verbose mode easily (command-v), when I did that, the logs said something like "unable to configure device "iPod" not enough power" - I guess your problem could be similar (although, it doesn't seem to be seeing your drive at all - is that right?).

    I then tried again, just booting straight, and it worked fine (I guess my second attempt at creating a drive worked better).

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    So.. Is it working to boot from your iPod now?
    I mean... When it worked, were you still using your iPod or did you use another disk?
    Last edited by iMags; 04-07-2007 at 12:55 PM.

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    How do you install Mac OS X on your iPod???
    The installer tells me that it can't install on iPod because Mac OS X can't boot from it.


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    You need to create a GUID partition.

    - Open Disk Utility
    - Select the iPod (not any of the partitions on it)
    - Select the partition tab
    - Click "options"
    - Select "GUID partition table"
    - OK
    - Partition

    WARNING: This will wipe all data on your iPod, so back up anything important first (and find something to do when all your MP3s are copying back afterwards).

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    Yeah..I've already tried that.
    I got this message back from Disk Utility:
    Partition error-something and:
    "Invalid argument"

    Now what?
    Last edited by iMags; 04-07-2007 at 02:55 PM.

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    YIPPIE-KAY-YA!!!

    after following the instruction I rebootet my Apple TV and it bootet directly with macosx..

    although I did not pressed the menu + '-' buttons!
    the doesn't accept a vnc connection via wlan but I'll try to connect a keyboard right now.
    thanks to all,
    pheno
    If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMags View Post
    Yeah..I've already tried that.
    I got this message back from Disk Utility:
    Partition error-something and:
    "Invalid argument"

    Now what?
    I got an error when trying with my iPod Photo, so had to use my 5th(?) Gen instead.

    There are instructions here of building a valid disk image:

    http://0xfeedbeef.com/appletv/usbboot

    (second half of tutorial)


    You could maybe do that then restore to your iPod (I've not read the instructions, as I didn't need to, but they may help)

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    Default Got it to work, but very difficult.

    In order to patch the AppleFileSystemDriver I had to use nano -w in terminal. The directions on these boards are not very newb friendly. Anyhow, after numerous hours of trying it finally booted. Pretty cool to have osx externally and not have to crack open your Atv. The only problem now is getting a keyboard and mouse. I tried my usb hub but since it was old and 1.0 it didn't load the drive. My guess is it'll need a USB 2.0 hub to load the drive and be able to use a keyboard and mouse. Either way though the USB drive will never mount on your Mac anymore after changing partition types, so this won't make a practical solution for putting files into you Atv, since you won't be able to put files into your external drive. If anybody is looking for the boot.efi file just get the Atv.dmg from bittorent or whatever and mount it. The file will be in the mounted drive.


 

 

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