Connecting drive to PowerPC Mac

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No Longer Booting

**MINE WAS FINE: Just so people with PPC Mac's know -- I have connected the Apple TV drive to my Power PC (Dual G5) and re-installed that into my Apple TV. Boots and plays files fine, ssh working as well (used openssh since I don't have an intel mac) Other should post some successes in the Discussion section as well since this is one occurrence and seems to be a anomaly

After hooking up the drive to a PowerPC based mac, the AppleTV can no longer boot (just get a flashing appleTV logo with a question mark over it). IF anyone has any ideas, or a solution to at least restore the drive, please post here. I think what happens is the disk is set to no longer be bootable. Does anyone know a command line command to set a partition to bootable?

 % diskutil info disk2

  • Device Node: /dev/disk2
  • Device Identifier: disk2
  • Mount Point:
  • Volume Name:


  • Partition Type: GUID_partition_scheme
  • Bootable: Not bootable
  • Media Type: Generic
  • Protocol: USB
  • SMART Status: Not Supported


  • Total Size: 37.3 GB
  • Free Space: 0.0 B


  • Read Only: No
  • Ejectable: Yes
  • OS 9 Drivers: No
  • Low Level Format: Not Supported


 % diskutil info disk2s1

  • Device Node: /dev/disk2s1
  • Device Identifier: disk2s1
  • Mount Point:
  • Volume Name:


  • Partition Type: EFI
  • Bootable: Not bootable
  • Media Type: Generic
  • Protocol: USB
  • SMART Status: Not Supported


  • Total Size: 34.0 MB
  • Free Space: 0.0 B


  • Read Only: No
  • Ejectable: Yes


 % diskutil info disk2s2

  • Device Node: /dev/disk2s2
  • Device Identifier: disk2s2
  • Mount Point:
  • Volume Name:


  • Partition Type: 5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
  • Bootable: Not bootable
  • Media Type: Generic
  • Protocol: USB
  • SMART Status: Not Supported


  • Total Size: 400.0 MB
  • Free Space: 0.0 B


  • Read Only: No
  • Ejectable: Yes


 % diskutil info disk2s3

  • Device Node: /dev/disk2s3
  • Device Identifier: disk2s3
  • Mount Point: /Volumes/OSBoot
  • Volume Name: OSBoot


  • File System: Journaled HFS+
  • Journal size 8192 k at offset 0x65b5000
  • Owners: Enabled
  • Partition Type: Apple_HFS
  • Bootable: Not bootable
  • Media Type: Generic
  • Protocol: USB
  • SMART Status: Not Supported
  • UUID: 5F7DBFAD-B44F-3B25-839B-954D488BA529


  • Total Size: 900.0 MB
  • Free Space: 452.7 MB


  • Read Only: No
  • Ejectable: Yes

Fix

I did not have this problem and I connected the drive to my PowerPC, but from the diskutility dump that you pasted it does not look like you have a Media partition created. You can't create this through DiskUtility though as it will break. You can use iPartition, or you can go add it with gpt:

  • # gpt add -s 309849759 -i 4 /dev/disk2

(you will want to change 309849759 to the # of blocks available on the drive. That # is the amount of free blocks I had on the 160 GB drive I upgraded to)

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