FreeNAS on Apple TV 1st Gen????

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    gsi095, Aug 7, 2011

    Hi,

    I have installed an ubuntu variant on my Apple TV previously. Has anyone installed FreeNAS on an AppleTV (silver version)? Is it possible?

    Dave
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    pjdw, Aug 15, 2011

    I use my apple TV2 with my NAS. Runs OK.
    Cannot imaging that you can install freenas on a apple tv. I believe it runs on i86 or amd64.
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    gsi095, Aug 15, 2011

    I have run a custom ubuntu distro made for the first gen apple tv so it is possible. I did say firstbgen appletv not the black one.

    If I had an image I could run it
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    Tekkie, Aug 15, 2011

    ubuntu is not freebsd so I am not sure how you want to run FreeNAS... Also why would you want to run FreeNAS on an Apple TV? I can imaging running XBMC or something like that on an Apple TV but FreeNAS???
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    gsi095, Aug 15, 2011

    It would make a good freenas box, it's free ( I already own it), it's low power, quiet, add USB hard drives and away you go. I don't use it to watch video at the moment.

    I guess if it can't run freebsd that's my answer
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    insaneboy, Nov 22, 2011

    I was thinking the same thing. looking for a new NAS since LaCie has decided to drop support for my d2 NASand it doesn't work with mac os 10.7's AFP :mad:

    in any case I have a first gen appleTV kicking around just using it for internet radio on the stereo in my workshop right now, have the second gen hooked up to the TV.

    I think the ATV would be ideal for this usage, for it's size and low power use and it just looks nice (and matches the two external drives I own too!)

    it has a 10/100 ethernet and wifi(my network is only 10/100) and USB 2.0 port processor is a 1GHz PentiumM so in theory it should work, right? :cool:

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