Files aren't Copying 0%

Hi guys,

I’m using the latest version to try and create a flash drive, but when it gets to the copying part nothing happens and it sits at 0% and nothing happens.

I left it in this state for over an hour with no results and have tried 5 different flash drives with no luck

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Sorry for the trouble.

I did,

So far no answer

Seems the command (ATV Flash process) needs to run as root.

Here is a piece of my /var/log/system.log file:

Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -p, /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 1
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -Rp, ./root/BootLogo.png, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/BootLogo.png]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 1
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -Rp, ./root/com.apple.Boot.plist, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/com.apple.Boot.plist]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 1
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -Rp, ./root/mach_kernel, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/mach_kernel]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 1
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -Rp, ./root/patchstick.sh, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/patchstick.sh]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 1
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: return code = 0
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini [0x0-0x26026].ATVFlash[350]: [cp, -Rp, ./root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext]
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini /bin/cp[374]: Cannot make directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext/KernelMemoryAccess.kext: Permission denied
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini /bin/cp[374]: Cannot make directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext/KernelMemoryAccess.kext/Contents: No such file or directory
Sep 26 23:40:13 macmini /bin/cp[374]: Cannot make directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext/KernelMemoryAccess.kext/Contents/MacOS: No such file or directory

If someone knows how to start this Java-app as root, I would be happy for a hint :wink:

EDIT: I ran the app from /Volumes/aTV Flash/ATVFlash.app/Contents
with the command: java -cp Resources/Java/aTvFlash.jar ATVFlash
(i.e. in a terminal window). This created the patchstick - now I am heading for the aTV for an attempted patch.

It just needs to be run under an admin account. Root access is not required.

The same thing is happening to me and I am using an admin account. Next guess? This worked fine a couple of versions back. I pay for ATVFlash for convenience and time savings - not because I can’t build my own patchstick.

I second that. My above post, saying it was a permission problem seems to have been a bit premature.

I was able to look more at this process today and found that I had a “Patchstick-root” already in /Volumes - so whenever I ran aTV Flash a new volume was mounted, called “Patchstick-root 1”, but the rest of the commands tried to copy its files to “Patchstick-root” the remnant folder owned by root (there by creating the “operation not permitted/ return code 1” messages in system.log.

Now I am off to see if I actually CAN patch the aTV box.

EDIT: It worked!