Enabling USB for External HDD use?

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  1. MacKinvan macrumors member

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    I have :apple:tv with 2.3 installed on it. I have hacked it for Boxee and I am loving it! I would like to use the NitoTV havk to enable the USB for external use, however I am running into issues. I found the instructions but they were all for :apple:tv 1.0. I tried them anyways but it did not work. Does anyone have a better solution? I am not strong at all with Unix so it will have to be spelled out pretty clearly for me.
     
  2. ehurdler macrumors member

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    Everything you can want is here: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Main_Page. In particular enabling USB you can find here: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Enable_USB. If you ran the patchstick to install Boxee all you need to do is run the installer for NitoTV. Follow the instructions here: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Enable_USB_Storage_on_1.x#Copy_files_to_AppleTV for "Copy files to AppleTV" and then run the NitoTV installer you should be good to go.
     
  3. aidricksdad macrumors regular

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    that is to confusing....after you install nitotv then what?
     
  4. MacKinvan thread starter macrumors member

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    That looks like it would work for version 1.0, but will it work with :apple:tv 2.3?
     
  5. ehurdler macrumors member

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    It does work for 2.3, it is the procedure that I followed which worked for me. Look at http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Take_2_Full_Update in the section "Required Files", it will tell you obviously the "required files" and where they need to be copied to the AppleTV. Either copy the 7 files that are listed, or you can copy the MacOS X 10.4.9 Combo Updater to the AppleTV. Either way NitoTV needs these files in order to work successfully(enable USB).

    It does work, try it out.

    Short version:
    Update AppleTV to Version 2.3
    Run Patchstick (which you have already done?)
    Either SSH the required 7 files to AppleTV or MacOS X 10.4.9 Combo Updater
    Run the installer for NitoTV from AppleTV or manually.

    Plug USB drive into AppleTV, reboot and USB drive should be recognized.
     
  6. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    It's even easier than that (or at least it might be) I didn't even have to copy the files for 10.4.9 over, nitoTV automatically downloaded them itself.
     
  7. ehurdler macrumors member

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    You are right. I have run the patch stick/jailbroken my AppleTV twice. The first time NitoTV downloaded the needed files by itself. The second time it did not so I just added the files myself, ran NitoTV and the USB was enabled again. I just gave MacKinvan extra options to try.
     

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