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AppleTV OS on a Mac mini

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AppleTV OS on a Mac mini

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There is a copy of the AppleTV OS floating around on the torrents now and some folks are yoinking it off their AppleTV to see what happens when the run it on their Macs, el frijole writes…

This is what happened when I loaded the AppleTV OS onto a partition on my Mac mini.

Here’s what I had to do to get this:
1) hold down option for the bootloader
2) pick the “OSBoot” partition
3) hold apple-v to induce verbose mode
4) while the EFI is loading (the driver loading screen ), unplug the keyboard
5) wait, and watch.

I think there’s some more work to be done.

AppleTV OS on my Mac mini on Flickr – Link.

10 thoughts on “AppleTV OS on a Mac mini

  1. Oracle1729 says:

    It’s pretty cool that people are working on this already, but isn’t AppleTV OS basically a stripped down Mac OS?

    Any chance we’ll see a full Mac OS (or linux, etc) on the AppleTV?

  2. mightydave says:

    I have the AppleTV OS running on my Mac mini now. It works exactly as my AppleTV does – only faster.

    I followed the instructions on and all went as expected.

    Now I have a Mac mini – which I have VNC, file system, and Terminal access to – all running the nice Apple TV interface.

  3. philliptorrone says:

    dave, would you write an quick how-to and send it along to us?

  4. mightydave says:

    Phil, I just sent it to you.

  5. philliptorrone says:

    hmm, nothing can you post it somewhere/send a link or try my address again or torrone 4t gmail d0t c0m

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