Using ipod shuffle as bootable patchstick for boxee with ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by appleoosa, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to load boxee onto my apple tv, 2.2, and am attempting to use an ipod shuffle for the patchstick.

    The atvusb-creator.app seems to load onto the shuffle just fine. Then I plug it into my apple tv, and then plug in the apple tv. The apple tv starts up, but the shuffle does not appear to be running as a patchstick to run the ATV bootloader.

    Any advice? Is there something I'm missing with the shuffle?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    i think you'd need to partition the device into two separate drives first. then install the software, then boot it up.

    or, in a bullet list, which helps me for some reason.
    • disk utility to partition drives
    • two hfs+ partitions
    • use appletv usb creator to make drive
    • plug into aTV, plug aTV in.
    • reformat drive so it works as a shuffle again. itunes should restore it for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good suggestion, but alas, it didn't work. Any other thoughts?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    i went to micro center and bought a cheap 2gig drive an did it with that. worked well enough.

    that's all i got though.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the help. I gave up on the shuffle, and loaded it with my 160GB portable USB drive. Worked fine, but I hated to erase everything on that drive to make it happen.
     

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