ATV1 + NitoTV + External USB Drive - Printable Version
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ATV1 + NitoTV + External USB Drive - kayo - 2012-02-01 07:33
I got ATV1 and NitoTV installed and configured followed this guide:
However when I go to XBMC to add a Source, I cannot find my USB External Drive.
Does it have to be formatted as HFS+ or can it be regular NTFS?
- davilla - 2012-02-01 09:17
HFS+ or fat32 (which is useless for video content)
- kayo - 2012-02-01 21:25
davilla Wrote:HFS+ or fat32 (which is useless for video content)
ahhh...gotcha....what a bummer
- Ned Scott - 2012-02-02 00:16
You might be able to do something if you install MacFUSE (should work on 10.4, which is basically what the ATV1 has). Then you can install some NTFS drivers (assuming the first part worked).
However, I would suggest taking a look at Crystalbuntu for the ATV1. It will run a lot better than the original ATV OS, even if you don't have the Broadcom Crystal HD card. And it supports NTFS "out of the box".
- kayo - 2012-02-08 00:11
I've installed the Broadcom Crystal HD Card and its driver already. I'll take a look at installing Crystalbuntu.
I didn't know it's another OS that supports NTFS. I thought it's only for the Crystal HD Driver which I've already installed using the XMBC Patchstick Method.
- Ned Scott - 2012-02-08 01:21
Crystalbuntu supports NTFS
- kayo - 2012-02-10 18:05
Thanks Scott. I'll try it out this weekend. Been super duper bz with it
- phi303 - 2012-03-08 03:22
I'm currently running the latest crystalbuntu on my ATV1, I've got a 3TB drive that's formatted OSX Journaled, will xbmc see the drive if i plug it directly into the ATV1? if so, are there any other steps I need to take ie drivers to get the 3TB drive to mount in /Home/media?
- Ned Scott - 2012-03-08 08:59
Just plug it in and it should mount under files in the XBMC interface, with no need to add it as a source.
- Memphiz - 2012-03-08 12:44
crystalbuntu == linux - it won't be able to write the HFS+ partition. Read only.