[mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Jun 8 05:36:07 UTC 2008

I've spent the last two days trying to get MythTV Frontend installed  
on my AppleTV. Has anyone been able to do this? I've followed every  
set of instructions I've found about getting Linux installed on  
AppleTV - even the ones that take you through booting into linux and  
end with "Ok, now install the Linux distro of your choice and you're  
all done!". Argh!

Anyway, I'm at the point where I can boot the AppleTV either on its  
own or with a USB drive and get to the penbuntu login prompt. I can  
log in as root. I can format file systems, mount file systems, etc. I  
have a partition on my USB drive with the contents of the  
MythBuntu .iso copied onto it.

To get this far, I followed: http://code.google.com/p/atv-bootloader/wiki/BootingLiveCD

Then I followed the instructions to get the MythBuntu install to  
launch correctly. Then I went through the steps of installing  
MythBuntu following these directions:
The Post Install Fixes instructions were a little confusing because  
while I was using a USB drive to boot, I installed onto the internal  
drive of the AppleTV.

Anyway, the process appeared to finish correctly. I reboot the machine  
and it drops me to the same penbuntu login prompt as I got before I  
started the install. WTF? What now?
Any other tips from people who have done this? I've installed about 5  
times now with Debian, Ubuntu, MythBuntu and they all have their own  
issues. If someone has some solid instructions on how to do this from  
beginning to end with a USB drive I would love to hear it.



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