Linux on Apple TV
Since Apple TV is EFI-based and apparently has no CSM BIOS emulation, we need an EFI-based bootloader.
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.
There are several Linux distributions specialized on Media Center usage.
- KnoppMyth (Knoppix with MythTV)
- GeexBox (bootable mplayer with Freevo)