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== No Longer Booting ==
 
== No Longer Booting ==
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''' **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 [[talk:Connecting drive to PowerPC Mac|Discussion]] section as well since this is one occurrence and seems to be a anomaly'''
  
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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?
  
''' **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 here as well since this is one occurrence and seems to be a anomaly.***  - Zerostar
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== % diskutil info disk2 ==
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*   Device Node:        /dev/disk2
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*   Device Identifier: disk2
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*   Mount Point:       
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*   Volume Name:       
  
''' Mine has been connected to both a PowerBook G4 and a Dual G5. No issues. -mrfett
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*  Partition Type:    GUID_partition_scheme
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*  Bootable:          Not bootable
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*  Media Type:        Generic
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*  Protocol:          USB
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*  SMART Status:      Not Supported
  
''' Worked for me just fine (dual g5) -pin
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*  Total Size:        37.3 GB
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*  Free Space:        0.0 B
  
'''Worked for me iMac g5 - arn636'''
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*  Read Only:          No
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*  Ejectable:          Yes
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*  OS 9 Drivers:      No
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*  Low Level Format:  Not Supported
  
'''Worked for me on my Mac mini G4 -bjdraw
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== % diskutil info disk2s1 ==
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*  Device Node:        /dev/disk2s1
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*  Device Identifier:  disk2s1
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*  Mount Point:       
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*  Volume Name:       
  
'''Worked on my PowerBook G4 without any problem. - jsh
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*  Partition Type:    EFI
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*  Bootable:          Not bootable
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*  Media Type:        Generic
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*  Protocol:          USB
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*  SMART Status:      Not Supported
  
'''Just wanted to report another success w/ using a Dual G5 - kazoolist'''
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*  Total Size:        34.0 MB
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*  Free Space:        0.0 B
  
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?
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*  Read Only:          No
 +
*  Ejectable:          Yes
  
% diskutil info disk2
 
  Device Node:        /dev/disk2
 
  Device Identifier:  disk2
 
  Mount Point:       
 
  Volume Name:       
 
 
   
 
   
  Partition Type:    GUID_partition_scheme
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== % diskutil info disk2s2 ==
  Bootable:           Not bootable
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*  Device Node:       /dev/disk2s2
  Media Type:         Generic
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*  Device Identifier: disk2s2
  Protocol:           USB
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*  Mount Point:      
  SMART Status:       Not Supported
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*  Volume Name:      
 
   
 
   
  Total Size:        37.3 GB
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  Free Space:         0.0 B
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*  Partition Type:    5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
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*  Bootable:          Not bootable
 +
*  Media Type:        Generic
 +
*  Protocol:           USB
 +
*  SMART Status:      Not Supported
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  Read Only:         No
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*  Total Size:         400.0 MB
  Ejectable:          Yes
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*  Free Space:         0.0 B
  OS 9 Drivers:       No
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  Low Level Format:  Not Supported
 
 
   
 
   
% diskutil info disk2s1
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*  Read Only:         No
  Device Node:        /dev/disk2s1
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*  Ejectable:         Yes
  Device Identifier: disk2s1
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  Mount Point:      
 
  Volume Name:       
 
 
   
 
   
  Partition Type:     EFI
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==  % diskutil info disk2s3 ==
  Bootable:           Not bootable
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*  Device Node:       /dev/disk2s3
  Media Type:         Generic
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*  Device Identifier: disk2s3
  Protocol:           USB
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*  Mount Point:       /Volumes/OSBoot
  SMART Status:      Not Supported
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*  Volume Name:       OSBoot
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  Total Size:        34.0 MB
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*  File System:        Journaled HFS+
  Free Space:         0.0 B
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*                        Journal size 8192 k at offset 0x65b5000
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*  Owners:            Enabled
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*  Partition Type:    Apple_HFS
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*  Bootable:          Not bootable
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*  Media Type:        Generic
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*  Protocol:          USB
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*  SMART Status:       Not Supported
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*  UUID:              5F7DBFAD-B44F-3B25-839B-954D488BA529
 
   
 
   
  Read Only:          No
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  Ejectable:          Yes
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Total Size:        900.0 MB
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Free Space:        452.7 MB
% diskutil info disk2s2
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  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
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Read Only:          No
  Ejectable:          Yes
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Ejectable:          Yes
  
 
==Fix==
 
==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:
 
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:
<pre># gpt add -s 309849759 -i 4 /dev/disk2</pre>
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* # 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)
 
(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)
  
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]

Latest revision as of 16:22, 19 March 2010

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)