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I used a Patchstick to enable SSH on my Apple TV so i didn't have to open the box. Now that is enabled i try to install ATVFiles but i can't because the disk is on Write only mode.


I used this code


sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/disk0s3 /


but it didn't work. neither this one;


sudo /sbin/mount -uw /


I used Mac OX 10.3 and 10.4 terminal, also the putty software on Windows. Nothing works. I logged into the Apple TV as frontrow user and then i even used "sudo -s" and tryied the above codes, no luck neither.


My last try was writing


touch /Volumes/OSBoot/.readwrite


It didn't work out.


What am I doing wrong?!!?!? ;)

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how are you trying to install atvfiles ? I could not scp the file to the correct directory. I had to scp it to the /users/frontrow directory and then sudo mv it to the correct location. This might be where your problem lies.



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I'm trying to install ATVFiles with scp command and also with fugu, dragging the file into the correct directory as the Engadged Tutorial explains.


So, this, doesn't work for me:


Now, copy the ATVFiles plugin, Perian and AC3 QuickTime components to the Apple TV. (As always, depending on the location of these files your command will differ.)

scp -1 -r /Users/Engadget/Downloads/ATVFiles-0.2.1/ATVFiles.frappliance/ frontrow@AppleTV.local:~
scp -1 -r /Volumes/Perian\ 0.5/Perian.component frontrow@AppleTV.local:~
scp -1 -r /Volumes/A52Codec\ 1.7.2/A52Codec.component frontrow@AppleTV.local:~


Neither with Fugu, dragging the file into /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns on the Apple TV.


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you cannot fugu directly into /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns


you need to scp/fugu the files to /Users/frontrow and then from your shell (ssh connection)

sudo mv /users/frontrow/<filename> /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns

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Man it worked!! Thanks!


BUT now every 5 minutes my Apple TV RESTARTS by itself and i have to choose the language and set the screen resolution...


WHAT'S HAPPENING?! i'm going crazy :thumbsdown_anim::(:thumbsup_anim:


My guess is that watchdog is rebooting your apple tv.


Are you killing the finder process?



Try this:


Disable ripstop

Purpose: Ripstop is part of the watchdog system that reboots if the default application doesn't run



mkdir /etc/mach_init.disabled mv /etc/mach_init.d/ripstop.plist /etc/mach_init.disabled


from http://0xfeedbeef.com/appletv/


and this:


Up the number of reboots before triggering recovery

Purpose: If the BackRow application doesn't launch after 5 boots, the built-in recovery procedure is run. Up it to 9 times.



sudo nvram max-boot-attempts=%09


See if that helps the restarting problem :)

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Ok thanks!


I stoped ripstop and also i killed Watchdog (unloading the kext). Now it doesn't restart but...i didn't turn off the power of my Apple TV for 2 days afraid something (ripstop or watchdog) wakes up and starts restarting againg :)

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