[mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV
btsglw at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 11:51:50 UTC 2008
2008/6/8 Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>:
> 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.
I've just gone through this process myself.
On the USB pendrive edit the file com.apple.Boot.plist and change
This will make the boot process search for grub on any installed disks
and should load your installed distro.
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