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technoweenie@gmail.com
October 28th, 2008, 01:42 AM
Hey guys, I'm having some issues creating a patchstick for the appletv. I just received a Kingston 1GB drive (http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Traveler-Flash-DTI-1GB/dp/B000AV14M2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1225172087&sr=8-2) from Amazon. I then erased the drive in Disk Utility and set it up for mac osx extended. Then, I ran the patchstick app:

Creating USB Flash Disk...
umount_disk settling delay (10 seconds)
partition the target disk
umount_disk settling delay (10 seconds)
install recovery onto target disk
copy files to target disk
remove recovery hfsplus GUID
umount_disk settling delay (10 seconds)
change recovery to real GUID
umount_disk settling delay (10 seconds)
install patchstick onto target disk
copy files to target disk
Complete! (0:01:31)

Here's what Disk Utility says about the two partitions on the thumbdrive:

Name : disk1s1
Type : Volume

Disk Identifier : disk1s1
Mount Point : Not mounted
Connection Bus : USB
Device Tree : /PCI0/EHC2@1A,7/@2:1
Writable : Yes
Capacity : 24.9 MB (26,112,000 Bytes)
Owners Enabled : No
Can Turn Owners Off : No
Can Be Formatted : No
Bootable : No
Supports Journaling : No
Journaled : No
Disk Number : 1
Partition Number : 1

Name : PATCHSTICK
Type : Volume

Disk Identifier : disk1s2
Mount Point : /Volumes/PATCHSTICK
File System : Mac OS Extended
Connection Bus : USB
Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0/EHC2@1A,7
Writable : Yes
Universal Unique Identifier : FAF91283-18A6-3F93-8693-433BC5922D61
Capacity : 963.1 MB (1,009,840,128 Bytes)
Free Space : 939.1 MB (984,690,688 Bytes)
Used : 24.0 MB (25,149,440 Bytes)
Number of Files : 53
Number of Folders : 17
Owners Enabled : No
Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
Can Be Formatted : Yes
Bootable : Yes
Supports Journaling : Yes
Journaled : No
Disk Number : 1
Partition Number : 2

Finally, here's screenshot (http://img.skitch.com/20081028-ggpcrtgaby5k43x8rdekri36pf.jpg) of the patchstick creator.

Does all this look right? When I boot up with the thumbdrive, the appletv (v 2.2) loads up like nothing is different. Did I buy the right kingston drive?

Thanks for any assistance...

agentlame
October 28th, 2008, 01:52 AM
while i can't figure it out from the amazon link, the exact model number of the drive; i know that only the kingston dt110 is know to work, while the dt100 does not... maybe the drive or packaging says if it's the 100 or 110?

more here: http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=1240

davilla
October 29th, 2008, 01:45 PM
The patchstick looks like it was created fine. Sometimes the AppleTV need to forced into a recovery boot in order to see the patchstick. To force a recovery boot, power-on the AppleTV while holding down the "menu" and "-" buttons down. Keep holding down the buttons until you either see lux/appletv or the normal AppleTV boot. It takes about 2-5 seconds for the IR remote to start sending IR after the two buttons are held down.