Haiku and 1st gen Apple TV


#1

Hi guys!

I have a 1st gen Apple TV collecting dust on my desk and think: It’s a very basic PC that orginally runs a striped down version of OS X, but with EFI. There was some effort to run linux on it, replacing the original system, but its hardware is very weak for a media center by current standards. Is there any way to boot haiku in it? Currently I have no dedicated machine to Haiku and have no space for a second computer, but this Apple TV is very compact and is already taking some space on my desk so…

Does anyone has any advice?

Thank you all!


#2

Haiku currently does not offer support for ARM based devices. There are work on this field, but the target is not Apple iDevices. But you can send your patches nevertheless.


#3

The 1st gen Apple TV isn’t an ARM based device, so that comment is irrelevant to the topic.


#4

Thanks for the clarification.


#5

It appears to be EFI on a 32 bit cpu. This is currently completely unsupported by Haiku.


#6

Maybe Clover can help…


#7

Hey guys! Thank you very much for your time in answering my question!

This Apple TV is a very weak hardware and I would like to run something not resource hungry on it, so Haiku would be the perfect choice if it could run on it.