Talk:Take 2 Full Update

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Rather than installing all the various WMV / Flip4Mac bits, etc, why not just install Perian?

- Perian is installed as part of the process. The other bits were thrown in based on forum posts.
kupan787 19:31, 18 February 2008 (CET)

USB Hack

Would this still work?

- Not sure if that exact script will work, but the steps I outline to get USB working do indeed work just fine.
-kupan787 15:47, 19 February 2008 (CET)

problem is "Patch the kernal" is a bit beyond the average or even semi-literate user. I wrote the beginners guide and I wouldn't get far on what's on this page. Any chance of more detailed instructions? Getting the right kernal? How to patch (i.e. what script to run?). Kudos on the rest of the page though. Very nice.

-I plan on updating things with more detailed information on sections, and possible scripting aspects to simplify the process. My original goal was to make an uber-patchstick that just did it all, but initial tries failed. I hope to have more detailed instructions tonight.
kupan787 00:41, 20 February 2008 (CET)

Great - will keep an eye out. I have a Tiger intel mac mini in my hands again, so I can do some testing and sorting tonight, too. I think we're both aiming for the same thing: easy steps to patched 2.0 ATV.

Above script will kill ATV meaning factory restore. See new process is much better!

--Simplicity 15:13, 20 February 2008 (CET)

Missing Files

Several users reporting missing files when enabling AFP:- AppleFileServer

Can these be copied from Tiger? Do they need permissions changing if so?

--Simplicity 21:52, 20 February 2008 (CET)

I just updated the page. and are not required, and not on the image. Not sure how I got them on my list. As far as AppleFileServer, that is on the image in /usr/sbin (I have triple verified this). I sent you a message, so hopefully we can track down the issue.
-kupan787 00:09, 21 February 2008 (CET)

Use patchstick to get ssh installed

Can I use exactly the same patchstick I have created for aTV v1.0? Or do I have to modify it addind the missing files?

I would like to: do factory restore --> update to aTV 2.0 using apple procedure --> restart aTV with patchstick v1.0 as described here: --> have ssh installed and enabled on aTV2.0

Is "Take_2_Full_Update" article describing this? thanks --Yanke 16:38, 19 February 2008 (CET)

You will need to add some files to your patchstick to get ssh running on the AppleTV with Take2. I am planning on updating the guide with more details on what and how to modify your patchstick with tonight when I get off work)

-kupan787 17:23, 19 February 2008 (CET)

I used the ssh, etc, apps from the 10.4.9 combo updater, as described here.

-marshylucas 22:32, 20 February 2008 (ET)

I made a patchstick, but it doesn't seem to be working even with the changes for Take 2. I get an error message while booting about the RTL8139 driver (seems to be about the network adaptor) --- EDIT --- I'm using a Sandisk 1GB (dunno if it's related or not) and to make it work I unplugged it when the RTL8139 error appeared and then I plugged it back in and the rest of the process went on... weird, but it worked! SSH activated, I'm in!


The instructions on the article page worked for me. I typed these up after the fact, but it was using all the files I had obtained in my update folder. Please post if you have any issues.
(kupan787 08:29, 18 February 2008 (CET))

HD Rental Info

Rented movies are stored in /mnt/Media/Rental Files/Movies
They can be transfered to a computer, and loaded into iTunes. Itunes sees it as a rental (and has information about it). When you try and play it, it says the movie is authorized for another device already and can not be played.

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Most important question ever...

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is nitoTV working?

Follow the status here:

ATVFiles install steps

Please recommend installing ATVFiles with the installer (the .run file) instead of copying the frappliance over. I've updated this page to do so. Thanks!

--ericIII 17:01, 18 February 2008 (CET)


This file is not in the 10.4.9 combo updater I got from the apple site. Where can it be found?

This file really isn't needed, it was part of the Nito Package to get DVD playback working. If all you care able is USB support, you can omit that. - kupan787 04:15, 19 February 2008 (CET)

SSH Problem

Ok, so i got SSH on the @tv, and it starts, but when i connect all i get is the following error....

$> ssh frontrow@appletv.local
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

I have tried the -1 switch to force version one and removed my ~/.ssh/known_hosts with no change. --Dr Omega 02:19, 20 February 2008 (CET)

-- Ah, I found the problem, I didnt have /usr/libexecs/sshd-keygen-wrapper nor the Kerberos framework. Installed those and now it works perfectly.

Updated AFP and USB sections

I have updated the AFP and USB sections. AFP now contains a script you run, and it should properly setup AFP. The USB section has been updated with more details as well, so as to be a bit more clear.

-marshylucas 7:35, 21 February 2008 (ET)

It's not working for me, perhaps the recovery partition is 1.1 instead of 1.0? I get a lot of "No such file or directory"