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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usarcher,

Do you think the smallatv.dmg was not a valid copy ?

I'm stressing here! Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dino1956 wrote:
Usarcher,

Do you think the smallatv.dmg was not a valid copy ?

I'm stressing here! Sad

Dino1956
Well I am going to do some digging around but this is directly from the document from the smallatv.rar,

"This is a single file working "FULL" restore of a AppleTV.
Restore image is based on 2.0.2 and all you have to do is DD it to an empty HD.
After that do a restore/recovery from within AppleTV..

Made from a 60GB hd, but just restore and ignore any errors.
Only the first 2GB, the rest is the Media partition, and AppleTV will recreate it on a restore.."

Maybe it is corrupt, when I am at work tomorrow I will try to put it on a fresh hard drive, don't have one at home I can test it on. Check in with Tony to see if the copy he downloaded is any different from mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the Restore & the Error Message, when you go to check Hard Drive, there is nothing On the Hard Drive. Blank.

Yea, sounds like it should have worked from what you said !

Tony ??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just double checked & even though it put no Files on the Drive, I connected it just to see. Now I'm back to the Flashing Question Mark.

I was able to get an "Apple" with the other guys Instructions & his Apple Updater 2.0.2 File. But I had to NOT Erase the Entire Disk for his Method to Work. I guess it's a shame I did not follow his method first, because his Apple Updater File loaded perfectly and put a bunch of Folders On the HD. But again, IT looks for the missing efi & other Files I prematurely Erased.

Do you know a Link where I could go to find more about the Disk Utility Method ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to rebuild the partitions on the hard drive. Like I said before I don't have a drive I can test this on me, will grab one from work tomorrow.
Let me know if you can understand the link's instructions, I know you are not fully comfortable with the terminal yet. We will get through this don't worry Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok those Terminal Commands I can handle. The problem now is in Terminal it's saying the HD is not disk3 ! It is disk 3 in System Profiler & Disk Utility. That is the BSD Name. But Terminal doesn't take it. I just finished an hour long scenario of Terminal that did not work. This process is much simpler. I can do it if I could get Terminal to recognize where it is. I erased HD and Verified HD. All is Good. Nothing wrong with HD ! Why does Terminal not know it's disk3 ? Can you get on iChat ? If your busy, it's Cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usarcher,

Unfortunately it did not work. But I have to thank you for trying so hard. I do appreciate it! I don't know why. I get the Apple on the screen and every 20 Seconds it just keeps trying to reboot. Nothing I do on the Remote changes anything except Holding Menu plus Minus, makes it reboot. So the Remote is working. I thought this would have been simpler. If you find out anything new, let me know.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not giving up on you yet Dino, we'll get it going sooner or later Very Happy

I will try to experiment at work today if not I will bring a spare drive home with me. I think the updater you have might need to be updated, we will see.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed Transmission on my Mac. Getting the original OS -dot 1.0.dmg. With my DSL Internet speed it'll probably take 2 days to get. It's 190 MB's.

I still have the same Partitions in tact. Did not erase anything. I did try again to restore to the smallatv.dmg getting that same error message.

Again, I do appreciate you going out of your way & making such an effort. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the smallatv to image to a drive, I will see if you are on ichat Very Happy
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