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jalopez
October 4th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Hi,
I'm trying to install the boxee sw onto my appletv. I have a Memory stick that is formatted as per suggested but I'm running into an issue with getting the stick bootable. In particular, when I run DasBoot it asks me to insert a bootable CD/DVD. I insert my original jaguar install DVD but it's not recogonized as bootable.

So my question is, do I really need to make the flash memory stick bootable or can I just install the ATVusb software on the mac formatted memory stick? If I do need to make it bootable, where can I find a bootable disk which DasBoot will recognize?

Thanks in advance. I'm excited to try to Boxee.

/tl

agentlame
October 4th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I don't own an Apple TV, so I might be somewhat confused...

But, did you fallow THESE (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=593) instructions? The only reason I ask is that they don't mention needing DasBoot or an OS X install disk. And I can't see why they would need an OS X install disk, for an Apple TV.

jalopez
October 4th, 2008, 06:07 PM
I don't own an Apple TV, so I might be somewhat confused...

But, did you fallow THESE (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=593) instructions? The only reason I ask is that they don't mention needing DasBoot or an OS X install disk. And I can't see why they would need an OS X install disk, for an Apple TV.

That's just the thing. In step 2 it mentions "2. insert a “bootable” USB drive into your Mac (Windows and Linux versions coming soon)". A bootable usb drive means that you can boot from that drive, no? So it sounds like you need to use a tool like DasBoot to make it bootable. Otherwise, wouldn't it just say something like 'insert a mac formatted drive'?

Perhaps I'll just try it without the OS but I want to make sure that I don't brick anything.

agentlame
October 4th, 2008, 06:33 PM
I think it's might just be poor phrasing.

I think any normal USB drive should work fine. The only thing I can think is that when formatting the USB drive, the may be an option to make it 'bootable', but I don't have my MBP handy to check.

One think I can as for sure is, if the drive is somehow not 'bootable' you don't need to worry about bricking the ATV. The worst that could happen is the ATV simply won't boot from it.

cdude
October 4th, 2008, 06:42 PM
It's poor phrasing. You'll need to find a USB stick that works, since some simply do not for unknown reasons, but other than formatting the drive properly (Mac OS Standard or Extended... NOT FAT/FAT32 or NTFS), no special preparations need to be made to the drive. Anything on it will be wiped... so don't use one that has stuff you need on it!

jalopez
October 4th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Ok, I didn't bother making a truly 'bootable' flash stick. I simply ran the ATVUSB installer on a flash stick that was formatted for a mac.

Suggestion for instructions: Maybe I'm too literal but I would change step 2
on the instructions (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=593) to

"Insert a USB flash stick which has been formatted with Mac OS extended into your mac. (Windows and Linux versions of USBATV coming soon)."

marcel
October 5th, 2008, 07:24 AM
hi jalopez

point taken...:) regarding the usb keys working ..we will try and collate a list that have worked...(mac os standard etc..):)

cheers