Is it safe to install Apple TV OS on a new partition?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rrijkers, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. rrijkers macrumors 6502

    rrijkers

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    Hi,

    I heard about the possibility of installing and booting the Apple TV OS on your Intel powered Macintosh Computer or Laptop.

    Is this a safe thing to do? I assume it is, since it's just sofware, and if it does not work it will simply not work.

    I ordered a MBP SR, maybe it is worth a try or is there a chance of wrecking the baby?

    Thanks in advance for the tips! :cool:

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    http://www.appletvhacks.net/category/hardware/
     
  2. Richard Richard macrumors member

    Richard Richard

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    Hello there..

    I would say not - it's a stripped down OS and will not come with the drivers for your Mac

    Cheerrie Byyee
     
  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    No the apple TV OS definitely wont boot on a MBP.

    The best thing to do is just install the files necessary to run the Apple TV interface on your MBP. There are several websites around that tell you what you need to do. I had it running on my MAC MINI in a matter of 15 minutes.

    Here are instructions to replace Front Row with the appleTV (Back Row) interface. Backup your computer before trying it out :)

    Replace Front Row
     
  4. rrijkers thread starter macrumors 6502

    rrijkers

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    Thats a good point, will do, thanks :D

    (omg ship my new mac Steve!) ;)
     

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