For the moment (and it’s probably only a moment), two white LEDs illuminate the fronts of two Apple TVs. One poor unit has been hacked so much that it takes several tries, several blesses and several plugging-and-unplugging sessions to get it to start. I think I’ve messed up its recovery partition beyond repair. (This is the one that got attached at one point to the G4.) For the record, I ended up having to bless both the CoreServices folder *and* the boot.efi file inside it. The command was:
bless --folder=/Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices --file=/Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi --setBoot
The other unit is newly factory restored (the first won’t factory restore at all any more–it just reboots into the blinking question mark if you try) with spanking fresh hacks, ATVFiles, Perian, and Joost. It’s working great and sits (albeit with its innards still exposed to daylight) in its proud place on a ceramic trivet next to my TV. The other one gives it dirty looks through my office wall and sulks in look-what-you-did-to-me-and-now-I’ll-only-boot-up-if-I-feel-like-it demeanor.
But they live. And for now, that’s going to be enough. I’ve got to head off to CompUSA to swap out a Seagate 120 drive that’s been making horrible clicking noises. It never ends.
Anyone have any requests for AppleTV ports? Any software you’d like to see on it? Ideas for custom plug-ins?