[LINUX] Sam's beta image for Apple TV? - Printable Version
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- pmcd - 2011-01-08 08:22
defiler Wrote:Yep, and it's been asked and answered time and again - even within this thread. Resize the partition with parted and then resize2fs the filesystem. And use the search function on the forum - it works.
It has been asked, but never really answered at least I have never seen the answer. The unfixed version of parted is not for GPT disks. If you boot a Linux Live CD and try to run parted on the Linux partition (sda3 or whatever) you get a message to that effect and to use gpt. Obviously it can be done using those two ( parted and resize2fs) but it is not at all obvious how to do it. Moreover even running parted from a Linux Live CD managed to mess up my guid partition on the internal hard disk ( I should have unplugged it) and did in a win7 partition ( I had osx and windows 7 dual booting).
I have searched quite a bit for the answer to this question. The solution isn't here. There was an involved solution for Sam's original image which had the swap file at the end. Perhaps that is what you were thinking of?
If we were dealing with guid partition tables on a Mac it would be simple. The
mix of hfs+ and ext() makes it much harder for those of us unfamiliar with Linux.
Somehow it should be as simple as
but filling in the dots isn't obvious to me at least. I just left my 16gig flash with the 4 gig image on it. Works great, but it would be nice to fill up the space for whatever reason.
- MasterOe - 2011-01-08 12:26
MasterOe Wrote:i create the usb stick like sams faq:
nobody the same problem? I also also tried differrent usb sticks without success:
i mean is it the issue with the network interface card or what can be my problem?
- garyi - 2011-01-08 12:35
Try again, and make sure you opened usb image tool as admin.
- jagabongo - 2011-01-08 14:44
feikenberg Wrote:After quite a few nights of trial and error I have managed to install Sam.Nazarko's image on the Apple TV hardrive keeping OS X. I used pin87a's instructions that I found here:
feikenberg you are my hero! no need anymore to increase the sdb3 partition size on my 16GB usb pen disk! now i have OSX & Linux on the internal hard disk this is awesome! This guid works perfekt on a 160HD also!
Thank you very much this thing should be postet onto the Googlecode Wiki of the Image!
- Muskyinoz - 2011-01-08 15:10
Hope someone can help here, now that I've got everything up and running I wanted to add some background images to my home menu items but I have no idea how to copy images or folders from my mac to the USB drive.
I use Fugu with the normal xbmc on ATV but it has no permissions with the Crystalbuntu. If anyone could help me out or point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.
- MasterOe - 2011-01-08 15:30
garyi Wrote:Try again, and make sure you opened usb image tool as admin.
i used ubuntu to create the usb stick with
"sudo gunzip -c installer.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb"
no usb image tool needed
- defiler - 2011-01-08 16:31
MasterOe Wrote:i used ubuntu to create the usb stick with
Looks right to me. I'd gunzip to an intermediate file and then dd from if to of, but piping is a perfectly acceptable method.
Since you've not spent ages customising it, it may be worthwhile just unpacking it to your flash drive again. Though I imagine you've already tried that...
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-01-08 17:52
MasterOe Wrote:nobody the same problem? I also also tried differrent usb sticks without success:
For the 500th time. Do not use the Linux installer image. atv-bootloader has two faults preventing it from being a suitable installation distro, one being that wget is not the full gnu version, and a second being the atv-bootloader turns off the screen after some time.
/The Linux installer is not ready/. Read: it will not work.
- MasterOe - 2011-01-08 17:59
"Want performance feedback for this please. It is a beta after all and I have no idea if this is adequate for final or not.
Here's a full guide with FAQ - you can leave feedback there if you have a Google Code account: http://code.google.com/p/crystalhd-for-atv/wiki/Ubuntu
Report bugs here: http://code.google.com/p/crystalhd-f...roubleshooting"
sorry sam, don't read it anywhere... i follow your link and want to test it but, it seems that i'm not the only one who does not see your 500 posts
I have another stupid question: where can i download the "working" image? The Link from the first side does not work anymore...
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-01-08 18:36
I mentioned it didn't work four posts back, as well as on Twitter twice. The link is a couple of posts back and on Twitter as well.
- feikenberg - 2011-01-08 18:50
jagabongo Wrote:feikenberg you are my hero! no need anymore to increase the sdb3 partition size on my 16GB usb pen disk! now i have OSX & Linux on the internal hard disk this is awesome! This guid works perfekt on a 160HD also!
Very glad i could help!
- pumkinut - 2011-01-08 21:47
I'm feeling particularly stupid right now. I'm toying with the idea of installing to the internal HDD as you did, but I can't seem to find a generic ATV-Bootloader image to throw on a thumbstick to do all the work with. I have Sam's image on one stick that I want to move over. I downloaded the ATV USB Creator package, but that wants to install the Launcher onto my ATV HDD, and I don't think it stays at a shell, rather it does its work and reboots.
Are you building your patchstick manually in Linux of OSX or are you using a pre-existing image and using USBit to install it to a thumbdrive? I'm fine with everything else in the process, I'm just hitting a mental wall on creating the additional thumbdrive.
- feikenberg - 2011-01-08 21:53
In "Choose an Installation" you have to select "ATV-Bootloader" , not "ATV-Patchstick"
- pumkinut - 2011-01-08 22:15
You've got a PM.
- Muskyinoz - 2011-01-10 09:16
Warning, anyone remotely knowledgeable in Linux may find themselves uncontrollably laughing at my code attempts.
So I had a go at trying to find the code to copy my images to the USB drive and after some searching on the web came up with the following
when I run it however I get
Needless to say I know NOTHING about linux or commands, I've searched as many Linux forums as I can for any help and I'm completely stuck, any help would be appreciated