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Re: NetBSD on an Apple TV?

Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 02:36:59PM +0100, Chris Wareham wrote:
I'm just about to get my hands on an Apple TV, and was wondering whether
anyone had attempted to install NetBSD on one of these devices. In
principle it should be similar to the Mac Mini, as it has an EFI boot
loader, Pentium M processor, IDE hard drive and a USB 2.0 port.

The EFI on Apple TV requrires all EFI drivers/applications/loaders to
be cryptographically signed by Apple.  (However the OS X bootloader
doesn't have a similar requirements for kernels.)

IMO this is not a hack-friendly platform.

        Jonathan Kollasch

It definitely looks that way. There has been some work at getting a
custom Linux bootloader loaded by the Apple one:

But frankly, it doesn't seem to be worth the effort. I think this
particular machine is heading towards eBay.


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