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erasmix

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Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:01:26 pm »
No. I'm not crazy. For 2 years I had the mac mini as my media player. I just had it with all the limitations/bugs/weaknesses/crap of FrontRow. So I want to try LinuxMCE. Has anybody tried this? Will the apple remote control work?

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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 09:25:06 pm »
One guy installed kubuntu 7.10 on appleTV. I don't know the details but it's true. The problem is that support of disked media directors is removed from 0710 beta 4. But this is only one way to use Mac mini or appleTV as LMCE media directors.
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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 07:36:18 am »
There is a trick that is here http://www.mythic-beasts.com/resources/appletv/ for getting an AppleTV to boot Ubuntu. Somewhre on the site is the necessary info to get it to boot from a USB stick and then a network boot. worth a try if you have a core and the rest of it. The AppleTV uses nvidia graphics so you should have UI2.

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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 09:29:57 am »
Thanks for the excellent point, 1audio! I'll try to play with AppleTV and let you know, if you're interested to use it as MD.
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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 12:37:41 pm »
Thanks for the excellent point, 1audio! I'll try to play with AppleTV and let you know, if you're interested to use it as MD.
Please keep us posted.... We're all after such solutions...

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Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Bulek.

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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 03:10:35 pm »
Here is the link for creating a bootable flash module http://www.mythic-beasts.com/resources/appletv/mb_boot_tv/stick.html it seems to be a little bit of work. But it may be worth the effort. If someone were to post the image for the flash drive pointed at a standard core for booting it would be appreciated. . .

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Re: Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 11:53:55 pm »
I'm asking about a MAC MINI, not APPLE TV. Please dont hiyack the thread