Need help - AppleTV drive formatted :-(

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

  1. grenoble macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I made a mistake this week when trying to enable things like SSH on the Apple TV. I have a backup of the OSBOOT partition but unfortunately not of the EFI partition ... I'm able to boot a Mac OS X install from the USB drive but now I don't know how to restore the original OS of the AppleTV. I know how to create the gpt thing but I don't have a backup of the factory disk ...

    What can I do ?

    Best regards,

    grenoble
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    My understanding is that this image is available on bit-torrent, but I do not know where. Try google?
     
  3. grenoble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    OSBOOT is on some torrent sites but I'm not able to find the EFI image ...

    Thanks !

    Grenoble
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Isn't the EFI image inside the 1.1 update?

    The AwkardForums wiki had a direct link to the 1.1 update DMG file.
     
  5. grenoble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip - I downloaded the image

    hum, I don't think so ... I only see OSBOOT when I mount the dmg.
    Have a nice evening
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  7. grenoble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again !

    I understand now how this EFI partition works. It is automatically created when the hard drive is formatted with GUID table option. I restored OSBoot to the hard drive and now I can boot the AppleTV OS. The only thing that I don't have is the second partition which contains the recovery partition of the ATV. It is used to restore the software to the original factory state.

    Have a nice day

    Grenoble
     
  8. Jesuz macrumors newbie

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    Need more detail

    Would you please explain how to recovery AppleTV harddrive with OSBoot and EFI file?
     
  9. grenoble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In fact, you need to recreate the original partition scheme on the hard drive
    and use EFI and Recovery disk images. OSBoot is not necessary to do it.

    To do this without opening the ATV, I have installed OSX on a external usb2 drive. I did boot with OSX, logged on the ATV using Appe Remote Desktop and configured the hard drive.

    I can send you more info via email if you want.

    Thanks
     
  10. rsivan macrumors newbie

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    re

    I have same problem
    I need dmg image of 400mb partition or of a complete partition
    thanks
     
  11. marcowind80 macrumors newbie

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    hi, can you send me more info to recreate original partition with efi and recovery images without opening the atv, please?
    thanks you in advance

    email to: marcowind2002@hotmail.com
     
  12. pescista macrumors newbie

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    I'm an Idot

    So in the course of hacking my apple tv it got fubar'd. I had to wipe it clean and then use the disk image file i had created. only i didnt image the drive partition on the apple tv hdd. Here is my question, i have the osboot files and the boot.efi files, how do i go about using these to make my Apple TV operational again?
     

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