(2012-05-02 06:20)primus11 Wrote: Here is another question for an aspiring Crystalbuntu user.
I currently have ATV flash "firecore" installed on my ATV1. I want to install Crystalbuntu to the HDD so I can use the USB for a portable hard drive until I get a NAS in place. So I am assuming the proper steps would be to uninstall ATV flash "firecore" to the stock ATV settings, update to the latest firmware, switch to RGB High AV settings, install the CrystalHD card, then install Crystalbuntu to the internal drive. Does it make any sense to deviate from these steps? I was thinking of booting up in between the Crystal HD card install and the Crystalbuntu install just to make sure everything still works.
Also, I can't seem to find much on using a USB drive with Crystalbuntu, is it pretty much plug and play through XBMC or are there other configuration steps I need to take through the command line? Will a USB attached Mac OS Extended partitioned portable HDD work with Crystalbuntu or do I need to reformat?
In the Wiki for installing Crystalbuntu, step 2. is "Open Terminal, navigate to the downloaded file, and enter the following command followed by return:" So I understand how to enter gunzip USB.img.gz command after I have navigated to the file, but how do I navigate to the file? Perhaps I need to just go read up on the basics of using terminal. Is it like DOS? CD C:\downloaded file.exe? Something like that? Sorry for such a newbie question.
Once I start to install Crystalbuntu, I need to plug in a USB hub, jumpdrive and keyboard. Does this ever give anyone problems? It says in the wiki to log in using atv as both username and password, is there any navigation required to get to this point? Are there any Linux basics I will need to know other than what is written down in the wiki?
And since it asks you to log in as atv for username and password, I am also assuming this replaces the 'frontrow' username and password I currently use to FTP files to the ATV using Cyberduck. When using Cyberduck, I probably won't be able to connect to appletv.local after installing Crystalbuntu anymore either. What is the method for FTP'ing files to the Linux based ATV?
Again, thanks for all the help, this is a awesome community! Any tips and tricks people have used would be helpful as I am really hoping to plan in out ahead of time to get this done in a few hours and not end up troubleshooting for hours on end when it doesn't work.
You can install the BCHD at any time, since it works both under the original modded OS and Crystalbuntu. It doesn't matter when that happens. You also don't have to uninstall ATV Flash, just make sure you are on ATV OS 3.0.2 (the act of updating will flash the HDMI controller chip with new firmware) and do the RGB settings.
USB on Crystalbuntu is plug and play. It will read HFS+ (Mac formatted) drives just fine. When in XBMC, USB HDDs even auto-mount in Files.
Pretty much that (even the cd command is the same).
I use a USB hub on mine and it works out just fine. Never had any issues with it.
For the most part you won't need to really know or deal with anything in Linux. Crystalbuntu will boot right into XBMC, and updates are handled automatically.
You can keep using Cyberduck, but you will use SFTP instead of FTP. Replace "appletv.local" with the IP address the ATV1 gets (you can see this in XBMC's system info, or from your router's settings on your network).