Could someone please post a checksum output of the boot.efi?
$ cksum boot.efi
1435602359 298800 boot.efi
I went through the steps and the appletv seemed to entirely ignore the fact I had the usb drive connected. Startup was black background with silver apple logo, then straight to appletv intro video.
macbookpro:~ ryan$ cksum /Users/ryan/Desktop/Downloads/boot.efi
1435602359 298800 /Users/ryan/Desktop/Downloads/boot.efi
Well, second time through and I've got a bit further. I now get the grey apple on light background for a while, the spinner starts and then after a couple of minutes I get the ghostbusters (err, prohibitory) sign.
FYI, I'm using a MacBook Core Duo.
very interesting thread and thanks to ptaylor874!
am I right that without the apple tv's efi.boot I cannot boot up mac os x?!?!
I uploaded my boot.efi at OiNK for the people that doesn't want's to open their Apple TV.
I got it up on Demonoid too.
(can I say that or will I get banned or something???)
OK, I managed to USB boot OSX, and get SSH and VNC running.
However, now when I SSH into the Apple TV, and try to change anything on the OSBoot section (copy files to it, rename Finder.app, etc...), I get the message "Read-only file system".
I'm unsure if this will work, since i'm still in 'prohibition'-land, and can't try it myself, but you could try typing
$ mount -uw </Volume/name>
and see if that helps
sudo mount -o rw,remount /dev/disk0s3 /
to get read-write.
To automatically mount it as read-write, go to the root of OSBoot and in Terminal:
thanks a lot. I found the file. Now I'll start to boot up from usb.
wish me all the best....
I'll post my experiences later on.