Linux on Apple TV

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Bootloader

Since Apple TV is EFI-based and apparently has no CSM BIOS emulation, we need an EFI-based bootloader.

rEFIt

The rEFIt Project is a good starting point. rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Apple TV. It can boot multiple operating systems and provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

rEFIt was originally designed for Intel Macs, but maybe see a second spring on Apple TV.

elilo

elilo is an EFI linux boot loader. http://www.mactel-linux.org/wiki/Using_elilo has some information on using it with Intel Macs.

Distributions

There are several Linux distributions specialized on Media Center usage.

  • KnoppMyth (Knoppix with MythTV)
  • GeexBox (bootable mplayer with Freevo)
  • ...