View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing to Apple TV error /proc/mounts

June 3rd, 2009, 01:18 AM
Posted this on the mythbuntu forums but no help there. My goal is to get mythbuntu installed on the atv but at this point getting anything installed would be a plus.

Anyway. Here it is.

Okay guys, I need some help
Been at this all weekend and still no joy.
I have followed this guide exactly

Everything goes well and no errors seen.

I then follow this guide.

I do the netboot install and all goes well.

This is what I do.

Boot the AppleTV using atv-bootloader and connect using telnet. Then

mkdir tmp

mount /dev/sdb1 tmp

kexec --load tmp/linux --initrd=tmp/initrd.gz --command-line="vga=normal vesa video=vesafb"

kexec -e

I install ubuntu, no errors noticed. I install system to partition 4 and swap to 5.

Now here is where I am stuck.
When I reboot the atv, nothing happens and the atv logo with the question mark appears.
So I stick in the atv-bootloader usb stick and it boots to give me the login prompt.

I can login. I just don't know where to go from here??????
How do I start linux? Should it start automatically?

If I run boot_linux.sh this is what I get.

sda4/boot/brub menu.list found
kexec load /mnt/rootfs/boot/vmlinux (alot of numbers and stuff I am to tired to type)

kexec jump to new kernel

mount: /proc/mounts: No such file or directory
mount: /proc/mounts: No such file or directory

I have been at this all weekend and my eyes are shot.

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

November 1st, 2009, 11:33 AM
I had similar problem, but i figured out by using auto mode, also, copying recovery stick content to recovery partition, than i was able to boot with out USB flash inserted.

I supouse that next step, what i need to do, is make OS partition (HSF boot partition of apple TV) valid to boot without recovery status my ubuntu ...

When i will figure out, i can make some manual.

About partitions - what size of is OS & Recovery for you, and what size is your HDD ?