Hi Folks, Sorry this has become a bit of a long read. I hope you can take the time to read it however... I finally got around to getting an Apple TV, knowing full well that to make it useful for me I would need to be doing some hackin' on it. The wiki over at AwkwardTV.org has been a source of a lot of information, and I've been using it to try and get started... But I'm having some problems and thought I'd ask here. First of all, my Apple TV is running software version 2.0.2. All my macs are running 10.5.2 (however two were originally 10.4 and I later upgraded). My first attempt was following the Patchstick/Leopard wiki guide to assemble a patchstick from my 10.4 install disc. A few things were not in my favor, notably Apple had removed the ATV 1.1 update dmg so I had to get boot.efi from a later ATV update - I'm hoping that shouldn't matter. After assembling the patchstick (on a 1gb Sandisk Cruzer Micro) I was able to get the ATV to boot from it. However, once it boots I get an error repeated every 5 seconds reading "AppleUSBEHCI[0x1c16000]:Found a transaction past the completion deadline on bus 253, timing out!" On reboot, I get the Apple logo flashing a few times, then it goes to Apple TV Recovery, and back to normal. So I try to assemble the patchstick again, this time with the script that auto-assembles the files (at the bottom of the wiki page). I notice that the file structure is slightly different than what the guide suggests, as well as a few different kexts. But I get the same results when booting from it. So I try out an older 256mb sandisk cruzer thumbdrive (with the same patchstick source) and now I'm getting further. It claims to be installing sshd, kerberos, blesses the boot drive... It said 30 seconds till reboot, then 20, then 10... then a kernel panic! That's about as far as I've gotten - I'm hoping someone can offer some advice; Maybe pulling the drive would be easier? Is it compatible and possible to do on Leopard? I'd (obviously) like to do it with a patchstick so I don't have to open it up, but I'd go there assuming I knew it would be a reliable method. I should note that all I want to do with the ATV is load sshd, ATVFiles, and Perian (i.e., copy DivX files directly to the ATV to play back). Any hints are appreciated!