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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Patchstick Reply with quote

Has anyone got this working, I've created the patchstick but my apple TV doesn't want to boot from it, I'm using ATV version 1.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just screwed with this for 6hrs and cannot get it to work. It seems fairly easy...but....UGGGGH!! I feel stupid I cannot get this to work. I just want my ATV to play divx and .avi. I picked up a refurb this week for $229.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
I have just screwed with this for 6hrs and cannot get it to work. It seems fairly easy...but....UGGGGH!! I feel stupid I cannot get this to work. I just want my ATV to play divx and .avi. I picked up a refurb this week for $229.


I've never tried, but where are you running into trouble?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find any info as to how the drive should be formatted so I format it as HFS journaled. I get everything loaded onto the drive and Terminal outputs the correct info. But the ATV won't boot it up. I have read a few tidbits that maybe the 2gb thumb drive is the culprit. People recommend a 1gb or 512mb. We'll see if a new drive makes the difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a valid boot.efi in the Patchstick root? I don't think the 2GB drive should be an issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
Do you have a valid boot.efi in the Patchstick root? I don't think the 2GB drive should be an issue.

I'm not sure how I would verify this.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be in root, but I have a feeling that you didn't copy it over. I'm not sure if it would be kosher to post a direct link to the file here, so check this out. You need to follow the second option. If you're still having trouble with the steps, look here.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have scoured these exact links numerous times. I fully understand this being a "touchy/potentially illegal" subject. I fully appreciate your help in this though.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Were you able to get it going?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't picked up a smaller USB thumb drive yet. I've read at least 4 post of this (USB drive size) being the problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
I've read at least 4 post of this (USB drive size) being the problem.


You know, come to think of it, that might be true. It's been a while since I've hacked around with my mine. But I did a little searching around and found a possible fix.

You need to open the createPatchstick script.

Find:
gpt add -b $START -s $SIZE -i 1 -t "5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" $THEDISK

Replace with:
gpt add -b $START -s $SIZE -i 1 -t "5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" `basename $THEDISK`

Have you seen or tried that?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
I've read at least 4 post of this (USB drive size) being the problem.


You know, come to think of it, that might be true. It's been a while since I've hacked around with my mine. But I did a little searching around and found a possible fix.

You need to open the createPatchstick script.

Find:
gpt add -b $START -s $SIZE -i 1 -t "5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" $THEDISK

Replace with:
gpt add -b $START -s $SIZE -i 1 -t "5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC" `basename $THEDISK`

Have you seen or tried that?

I've seen this but I don't know how to find/open this script.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's right in the home directory of the Patchstick folder that you downloaded.



I would use TextWrangler to modify it. Just right click the file, open with TextWrangler, make the change, and save it.

You can also go to Search > Find if you have trouble finding the code. Then copy the code into both fields and click replace.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran through your very detailed instructions Ben_Tex. This S.O.B. is a no go. Damn the Man anyhow Confused
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