AFP Shares - Sorted !!!!


I bought the aTV Flash at the weekend and I was really disappointed to discover it did not resolve the issue of how to get AFP working.

24 hours on and little sleep I have it up and running and it wasn’t too difficult…

If anyone is still having problems please let me know and I will try and help.

I am running ATV Flash 3.5.1. on a brand new 40 Gb ATV on 2.3.1


I’ve tried it but it have not been posible. Did you used the restore 1.0 partition method? Please, help me!!!

A 1.0 restore image is required for setting up AFP. There is no way around this unfortunately.


I will type up comprehensive instructions over the next day or so and let you all know what I did. I did use some files from a 1.0 image but the files needed are less than 1Mb. Please bear with me.


Okay, here goes, I have used these files from a 1.0 dmg.

from sbin directory…


from System>Library>Filesystems…

Appleshare directory and its’ contents.

(If you need them send me a PM, they are about 900K in size)

Please note - To enable write access of the root account, run the following…

sudo -S mount -uw /
sudo -S touch /.readwrite
sudo -S sync

Copy these files to your Apple TV (to the same location)

To create a symbolic link from AppleShare/afpfs.kext to afpfs.fs in /System/Library/Filesystems on Apple TV, run the following command…

cd /System/Library/Filesystems
sudo ln -s AppleShare/afpfs.kext afpfs.fs

To then set owner and permissions, run the following…

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Filesystems/Appleshare
sudo chmod +x /sbin/mount_afp
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare
sudo chown root:wheel /sbin/mount_afp
sudo chmod +s /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad

That works perfectly for me…

Ian :slight_smile:

could you please flick me those files. All i could find in the OS1 image was these afp_mount, afpfs.kext, afpLoad, asp_tcp.kext, check_afp, sshHelper I could find no mount_afp or sbin folder?

or is afp_mount the same as mount_afp

Nevermind show/hide hidden files :slight_smile: duh!