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Old November 15th, 2008, 04:07 PM
davilla davilla is offline
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Default Boxee Patchstick creator for Windows released

http://atvusb-creator.googlecode.com...in-1.0.b11.zip

download and unzip. enclosed are a two batch files with associated disk images that are 7-zipped and a set of tools.

These batch file can be used to create AppleTV patchstick disk images.
The minimum USB flash drive supported is 256MB. USB flash drives can
be restored back to full size using the HP USB Disk Storage Format
Tool from here -> http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197

There are two disk image versions:

mk-atv-xbmc.bat will create a disk image that will install

1) bintuils
2) SoftwareMenu-0.74
3) XBMCLauncher-0.8

Use this version if you already have ssh on your AppleTV that
was installed by a previous patchstick.


mk-atv-xbmc-ssh.bat will create a disk image that will install

1) ssh
2) bintuils
3) SoftwareMenu-0.74
4) XBMCLauncher-0.8

SoftwareMenu can be used to install other AppleTV Plugins.

XBMCLauncher is used to install and launch either XBMC or Boxee.

These batch files should be run from a command prompt.

Start -> Run -> cmd


Run either batch file and it will download, extract and inject boot.efi
into the disk image. Everything will be automatically done so you don't
need to manually extract or download anything.

Once the disk image is created, use "USB Image Tool" to do the actual
copy to USB flash drive. Run "USB Image Tool", switch from "Volume Mode"
to "Device Mode". Select your USB flash drive then select the disk image
using the "Restore" button. This tool does work in Vista but will need to
be run as administrator. To do this right-click on "USB Image Tool.exe"
then select "run as administrator".

Good Luck, Issues can be posted here;

http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/issues/list

Please be complete in describing any problems as we cannot see what has
been done.

Enjoy and please be carefull selecting the desired USB flash drive

Scott "Mr AppleTV" Davilla

No existing plugins are touched.

EDIT:
Make sure you extract the contents of the zip file and don't just open and try to run the batch files from inside the zip container.

EDIT2:
Updated to point to the current versions. Note, do not install anything from SoftwareMenu under AppleTV OS r2.3. It is incompatible.

Last edited by davilla; February 7th, 2009 at 11:43 AM.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Don't forget to fix that typo, Davilla

Working perfectly on XP/SP3.
No problems whatsoever.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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i beg everyone that reads this to use the ssh version.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:07 PM
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i beg everyone that reads this to use the ssh version.
Only if they have an appletv that does NOT have sshd installed from a prior patchstick.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:56 AM
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great ..Scott "Mr AppleTV" Davilla
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:05 PM
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Default ATV problems

I am trying to install the patchstick from a windows system and my problem is after I download and extract the fileatv-xbmc-ssh.img file what do i do next? I opened the command line and I typed cmd and what am i supposed to do after that? please help me
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Default ATV problems 2

when Irun the cmd prompt and run the mk-atv-xbmc-ssh.bat I get a error that says the system cannot find the path specified then it says some sort of error has occured aborting operation.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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download and extract the folder (and the contents) atv-win-0.8

start -> run -> cmd

this open the dos command-line window

cd to atv-win-0.8. This all depends on where you extracted the folder atv-win-0.8

once inside, then run the batch file.


"download and extract the fileatv-xbmc-ssh.img", not sure what you are doing here but it does not sound correct. You want to extract the entire folder and contents. The disk image by itself will not work. You MUST run the batch file.

see http://commandwindows.com/runline.htm if you don't understand how to run command-line applications or batch files.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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Davilla, not sure what you meant by,
"Once the disk image is created, use "USB Image Tool" to do the actual
copy to USB flash drive. Run "USB Image Tool", switch from "Volume Mode"
to "Device Mode". Select your USB flash drive then select the disk image
using the "Restore" button."

Is the "USB Image Tool" a seperate program that we need to download?

Any chance anyone might want to put together a video for those of us who are newbies to this??? It would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by movie_man View Post
Davilla, not sure what you meant by,
"Once the disk image is created, use "USB Image Tool" to do the actual
copy to USB flash drive. Run "USB Image Tool", switch from "Volume Mode"
to "Device Mode". Select your USB flash drive then select the disk image
using the "Restore" button."

Is the "USB Image Tool" a seperate program that we need to download?

Any chance anyone might want to put together a video for those of us who are newbies to this??? It would be greatly appreciated!!!
I have these same questions. Thanks in advnace for help.
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