Beginners Guide for 2.x

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Beginners Guide for Take 2

Use Dongle

My ATV is downstairs in the living room and my Mac is upstairs. Legging it up and down the stairs all the time is not ideal, especially if you're trying to work out something that went wrong, so I bought one of these little devices so I could plug in the ATV to a spare monitor next to my iMac.

For the Beginner

One very annoyed wife and 6 hours later, safe to report that we're nowhere near having ATV take 2.0 sorted into a Beginners Guide. I have SSH working, but AFP / USB storage is a no no. Can't really work out why at this stage.

--Simplicity 00:36, 21 February 2008 (CET)

If you followed the 1.0 Guide, you might feel like you can try a 2.0 hack - with a bit less hand holding.

You can make a Patchstick following instruction here: Take 2 Patch Page

And then following the update procedure for AFP and USB storage here: Take 2 Full Update

Note that only a few plugins work (Sapphire not yet - it's is though a work-in-progress). See here for list of Take 2 working plugins: Take 2 Plugins.

So, you'll lose Sapphire, but gain HD rentals, AirTunes, the new menu system, etc. Although let's be honest, the new menu system is not nearly as good as the old one, but the features contained therein are a great step forward.

For those of us trying to compile this page

I am currently gathering up everything being posted in the forums into a simple procedure to allow the following:-

1) Start with Stock ATV with standard update 2.0 firmware

2) Patchstick 2.0 to allow SSH

3) Enable AFP

4) Enable external USB storage

5) Install plugins

Things I am waiting for

Sapphire plugin for ATV2.

AFP now appears to be up and running. Just need Sapphire now. Alpha ATV Files not quite god enough. ;-)

Useful Links

If anyone would like to offer useful forum / wiki links or quotes, please do so below.

Install Perian

Take 2 Full Update Thread

ATVFiles for ATV2 thread

The whole big ATV2 release discussion thread

Good Stuff on AFP in the above thread

Making at 2.0 Patchstick Forum Thread

How to make a SSH patchstick for Take2 Wiki Page

AFP alternative for windows. For me does Winscp the drag / drop job: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

That pesky master.passwd error when using the Patchstick - how do you mount Patchstick root again?

Error at Patchstick creation like cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/ ......

Run this in the Terminal:-

    sudo rm -R /Volumes/Patchstick-root