I was able to get my ATV to boot to the external drive with OS X the first time, but then I rebooted and got the prohibited symbol.
I brought the drive back to my MBP and change the partition tryp so the MBP would mount it. I then removed the kext files, re-blessed the drive and verified the AppleFile was patched properly. Then I changed the partition type back to ATV.
I am still getting the prohibited message. Any ideas?
i'm getting the same thing as above post. it worked once when i used the ifo file from my macbook(core2duo) but then ceased to work. Any ideas please?
(Sorry for my poor English)
Originally Posted by slumpolo
The same as me. Does anyone find a way to solve this issue?
Please help !!!!
Ok i have a few questions. I have an old tiger install DVD from when it first came out. Will this work or will i need a different version because of the intel chip? I currently have an imac g5 but i will be using my brother macbook to go through this. I am also confused on how to enable ssh on the ATV HDD once i boot from the external drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
using internal drive
Maybe this has been answered ealier. But, what do I have to do If I wanna use my internal drive to boot from? I would take out my internal hardrive that is in my macbook with os x installed, take it out in to a (dont know whats the english word of this) box thingy so I can connect sata harddirves via USB.
What do I have to add to my system before I connect to atv?
Using your internal drive from you MacBook (pro)? If that is the only drive you have, how will you get it back in working order for the MBP? Once you change the partitiontype on the boot volume, it will NOT boot on the Mac!
It might work if you made another partition on the drive for the ATV, but you would also need to take it out of the MBP - not an easy task (unless you have the rigth tools and the service manual)
Just a small hint:
I had an exteral LaCie USB/FW drive, that did not get power from the AppleTV, and I could not find the powersupply... what to do?
Dig out an old iPod FW psu, supply power via the FW port and connect the USB port the the AppleTV.. :D
hello, I have tried to boot the drive after the installation of osx, but it don't want to boot.
I am using a big ide hard drive, with a usb converter, I have installed osx on that drive, I press option on reboot, select the usb drive, and press apple+v, the verbose mode tell me after something about bluetooth extension : Still waiting for root device, and boot failed.
Any idea ?
I have now performed the steps, and I am quite sure I did it correctly. I used 'vi' and not textedit. My first boot attempt was a success. All other boots after that have ended with the prohibited sign. I see that this is a well known problem. I also see that many of you have solved it.
Is there a step by step guide on this now? Perhaps someone can point out some scripts if that is necessary.
If I boot witn cmd+v it stops with "Still waiting for root device". If I boot it with 'shift' pressed it boots, but into safe mode.
Can anyone help me out?
I have succeded at hacking my appletv, for the "Still waiting root device", it seems that my ide to usb converter isn't very good.
So when osx display this message, I switch off the on the converter, and voila, it continues to boot.
The same thing on the apple tv, when the harddrive don't show any activity after a few seconds, switch off / on, and everything is ok.