Installing Mac OS X on an Apple TV - Krazy Ken's Tech Misadventures

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Can you install Mac OS X on an Apple TV (first-gen)? Mac OS X runs on Intel, and the Apple TV uses an Intel Pentium M, so it's gotta be possible, right? Today, Krazy Ken and Brainiac Brent are gonna do it, and you're gonna join the suffering!
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  • ilikemacsalot
    ilikemacsalot4 hari yang lalu

    It gets hot without MacOS, so It should be like a stove with MacOS

  • d4m4s74
    d4m4s745 hari yang lalu

    Just in case, What are Brent's pronouns?

  • Foxy
    Foxy7 hari yang lalu

    Hey Clan Here is a dd tip dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null status=progress Thats what it is

  • Aryx PlayZ
    Aryx PlayZ8 hari yang lalu

    Get sata working lol and get windows 10 on it

  • Jad Shayya
    Jad Shayya9 hari yang lalu

    Hey Ken, where can I get that awesome wallpaper of the inside of a computer, then one you set for the Apple TV?

  • Lucas Ferrare
    Lucas Ferrare12 hari yang lalu

    Run windows on it

  • Connor Ashcroft Entertainment
    Connor Ashcroft Entertainment13 hari yang lalu

    Next video: Playing Minecraft 1.17 snapshot on Mac OS 9.2

  • Citro
    Citro20 hari yang lalu


  • Daniel Rhodes
    Daniel Rhodes23 hari yang lalu

    So, did the Apple TV 1st gen work as far as have movies installed on it to play? Can it be attached to a Powermac G4 and TV, load it with movies and get it to work?

  • Wyatt Jones
    Wyatt Jones26 hari yang lalu

    1:35 M A I L

  • dkhl02
    dkhl0227 hari yang lalu

    Se parece ahh Glenn Quagmire

  • mawj09 Second channel
    mawj09 Second channelBulan Yang lalu

    18:23 I love the background song, but can’t figure it out what it is...

  • Macfan124
    Macfan124Bulan Yang lalu

    You just made a raspberry pi running os X

  • Jimmy Hodge
    Jimmy HodgeBulan Yang lalu

    can you put windows 7 on the apple TV

  • dario lloshi
    dario lloshiBulan Yang lalu

    Hey Krazy ken I'm also making a project installing windows XP on a networked multimedia tank

  • Aldo Adirajasa Fathoni
    Aldo Adirajasa FathoniBulan Yang lalu

    Waiting macOS Big Sur installation on 5th gen Apple TV lmao

  • tonmyakira
    tonmyakira2 bulan yang lalu

    Where serious Alexis get it correct the first time where not stalling or wasting anymore of there time life or death alexus

  • Gabriel Shetterley
    Gabriel Shetterley2 bulan yang lalu

    Ok, where did you get a Intel version of 10.4? I've been looking forever and have only been able to find PPC versions

  • Martin Nobel

    Martin Nobel

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Macintosh Garden is the most recommended place. You will need the MacBook version of 10.4.8

  • Topic Crazy
    Topic Crazy2 bulan yang lalu

    now run the tv`s os on an imac.

  • ast meditech
    ast meditech2 bulan yang lalu

    Hello can I want what is your mobile number I want that I am a big subscriber of you

  • Lunk
    Lunk2 bulan yang lalu

    *a rare sight* 13:10

  • Lunk
    Lunk2 bulan yang lalu

    oh no

  • joaquin beltran
    joaquin beltran2 bulan yang lalu

    Now do "installing apple tv os on a mac mini"

  • Gaming York
    Gaming York3 bulan yang lalu

    I love all your videos but it’s pain to watch an apple product being dragged on a table without a cloth below it

  • Gaming York
    Gaming York3 bulan yang lalu

    I mean the Apple TV had an intel cpu and 6800 NVIDIA GPU

  • SMG3
    SMG33 bulan yang lalu

    7:15 linux confirmed

  • EasonTekReviews
    EasonTekReviews3 bulan yang lalu

    dd can give feedback. Pipe the command through with pv. dd if=/dev/Blah | pv -s | dd of=~/Desktop/Blah.img THis will get you a progress bar

  • 29bacar
    29bacar3 bulan yang lalu

    Ken: How are you all doing? Me: Bad Ken: That is just great!

  • Viyaan Chauhan
    Viyaan Chauhan3 bulan yang lalu

    5:34 next step does that sound like a OS?

  • Filip Łuszczykiewicz
    Filip Łuszczykiewicz3 bulan yang lalu


  • Lightbulb Productions
    Lightbulb Productions4 bulan yang lalu

    What's the song used in the outro?

  • Ari Logue
    Ari Logue4 bulan yang lalu

    hi, i think this video need an update. big sur can install on arm. i think big sur can install on apple tv 4th & 5th gen. am i wrong? : )

  • a weirdo
    a weirdo4 bulan yang lalu

    it's rectangular

  • Carl Williams
    Carl Williams4 bulan yang lalu

    What’s different between a SATA and a PATA drive?

  • Bill Scully // Driftwood Garden

    Bill Scully // Driftwood Garden

    3 bulan yang lalu

    PATA is much slower than SATA.

  • TvHabiaire


    4 bulan yang lalu

    s and p

  • Jacockis Titsworth
    Jacockis Titsworth4 bulan yang lalu

    That dude's nails are as long as his hair.

  • Jurtaani
    Jurtaani4 bulan yang lalu

    this makes me think, if same thing could be done with the new apple tv devices and the arm version of mac os.

  • Johnny Games
    Johnny Games4 bulan yang lalu

    awesome but apple tv was not made to run macOS X

  • Epix
    Epix4 bulan yang lalu

    I'd like to see you try it with an ssd if you can get your hands on one

  • Damien Cantu
    Damien Cantu4 bulan yang lalu

    Lol that tool is a dab tool😂

  • Dee Willerd
    Dee Willerd4 bulan yang lalu

    haha frucken ha

  • RigaRiggleMan
    RigaRiggleMan4 bulan yang lalu


  • wut
    wut4 bulan yang lalu

    699th comment

  • TroniX FiX
    TroniX FiX4 bulan yang lalu

    Now please vice versa... Apple TV OS on a Mac mini

  • D L
    D L4 bulan yang lalu

    It's not a Core M as the Core M series was released much later than the 1st gen Apple TV.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    4 bulan yang lalu

    I meant Pentium M

  • Paul Aucoin
    Paul Aucoin4 bulan yang lalu

    Is it just me or did he say drog n drap

  • Ingwie Phoenix
    Ingwie Phoenix5 bulan yang lalu

    Oof. You guys have so much half-knowledge that I am cringing my rear off. xD Still a fun experiment. But, my god. Giving DD a blocksize and then maoning about bus speed. Say what xD Also, there are ways to tell DD to give you an output - just hit ctrl-d; or was it ctrl-t? I usually use a wrapper around DD to help me with that. Alternatively, you could've gone into the Disk Utility and just imaged the root partition - that is almost identical to what you are doing with DD, just the Apple way. Oh well, gonna resume playback. Give me all the cringe. :D edit1: Also, the kernel panic? "14=page fault" smells a lot like the kernel isn't exactly compatible with the CPU. However, I am a bit stumped that it crashed right after looking up the drive. Is it trying to use raw PATA commands and struggles with the USB bridge? Hm... Either way, it panics due to hardware, not software - but software that expects hardware that is either not present or not present in the way the OS would love it to be. edit2: Pausing again... man, you guys are killing me. xD The Bless utility configures the BIOS - actually a UEFI on Intel Macs - to accept this specific disk as being bootable. Some other variants of Bless on Linux will also leave a hint of boot-ability in the Master Boot Record for non-EFI compatible drives. This however does not always work and only serves as a hint when a UEFI is looking for bootables. This information, about a drive being bootable, is either stored in the computer's UEFI memory OR a drive't GPT. edit3: Could you post the spec sheet reported by Hardware Information? (Click the Apple logo, halt Option) I'd love to see if it would, in theory, run Linux. If yes, there's something I want to try out :)

  • Nikhil M Warrier
    Nikhil M Warrier5 bulan yang lalu

    The very song for my top-20 album... I got a PATA in my pocket... lalalala...

  • Margaret Hale
    Margaret Hale5 bulan yang lalu

    What about Finder

  • Aaron
    Aaron5 bulan yang lalu

    I watched this whole thing on 1.25x and could not work out what you were on about when you said everything was moving slowly.. . . .it only just clicked.

  • HECKLER Computers
    HECKLER Computers6 bulan yang lalu

    “What do you think the most intensive app this thing will be able to run is?” “MAIL.”

  • Something
    Something6 bulan yang lalu

    Mac OS X TV

  • Antogamer
    Antogamer6 bulan yang lalu

    how can i install mac os on apple tv 4? Apple announced the apple silicon thing so there is a way

  • mrcorpz
    mrcorpz6 bulan yang lalu

    the animation is slow because there is no driver.

  • ThE-UnKO-LeMa
    ThE-UnKO-LeMa6 bulan yang lalu

    Didn’t the original Apple TV just ship with a modified version of Mac OS X Tiger? I always just assumed it was Tiger but the function that closed Frontrow was disabled. Frontrow (on an ordinary Mac) pretty much depended on all those Tiger apps - iPhoto, iTunes, quicktime etc ... With that in mind, I’d love to see how much the original AppleTV OS has lurking behind the FrontRow curtain. Maybe needs a bit of hacking. I’m simultaneously surprised how laggy running ‘full’ Mac OS X Tiger is but looking at the spec also not surprised.

  • OSS Headquarters
    OSS Headquarters6 bulan yang lalu

    Try getting Windows XP to run on an original Xbox system?

  • with
    with6 bulan yang lalu

    *”it looks like a strip of gum. Let’s eat it!”*

  • Eric
    Eric6 bulan yang lalu

    ken is have mirror brain

  • Blue Channel
    Blue Channel7 bulan yang lalu


  • atarixle
    atarixle7 bulan yang lalu

    Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken! You got to find out something for me: Will a current gen Apple TV be able to be hacked to run the Apple SoC Build of macOS (Big Sur)?? Anyone asked this question already?

  • J Bali
    J Bali7 bulan yang lalu

    Make a follow-up with Windows XP/7 on it

  • Nonje4560
    Nonje45607 bulan yang lalu

    You should try and put windows on

  • Nicholas Ramirez
    Nicholas Ramirez7 bulan yang lalu

    An Apple TV is legit just an underpowered Mac mini

  • cinkyman64
    cinkyman647 bulan yang lalu

    Pentium M actually

  • GummyChocolate
    GummyChocolate7 bulan yang lalu

    666th comment

  • Nintenblox Shorts
    Nintenblox Shorts8 bulan yang lalu

    Man, if only i could run on one of those!

  • iMac G5
    iMac G58 bulan yang lalu

    Your title screen taught me that to open a .app file in terminal, you have to type open -a Thanks, KKTM Intro!

  • MelonFelonies
    MelonFelonies8 bulan yang lalu

    Next up on Krazy Ken Tech Misadventures, installing Mac OS Big Sur on an iPad.

  • Cotton's Tech World
    Cotton's Tech World8 bulan yang lalu

    try to get windows 7 in it (if windows 7 works at like full speed, then try windows 10)

  • FireFox Gamer
    FireFox Gamer8 bulan yang lalu

    Almost 666 comments, oh no

  • Swaffle
    Swaffle8 bulan yang lalu

    Windows: change boot order MacOS: THIS DRIVE HAS BEEN BLESSED BY STEVE JOBS

  • LevelUpGaming_Erik
    LevelUpGaming_Erik8 bulan yang lalu

    Congrats. You guys made the very first Mac Air.

  • Dahcrazychicken
    Dahcrazychicken8 bulan yang lalu

    when i opened my APTC 4th gen somehow i didn’t break the back rubber case, lol. it looks simmalar to the one on the apple tv!

  • Tyler
    Tyler8 bulan yang lalu

    now install Windows XP on the Apple TV

  • Tyler


    8 bulan yang lalu

    (or any version you want, just really interested in seeing how far back you can go with the device.)

  • Alyx Mitchell
    Alyx Mitchell8 bulan yang lalu

    Wait you could theoretically run macOS on a newer Apple TV

  • MrParalyzed
    MrParalyzed8 bulan yang lalu

    Put an SSD in there!

  • Federico Calello
    Federico Calello9 bulan yang lalu

    no. probably the most intesive app it could run is probably Finder *L M A O*

  • Christian Quimno
    Christian Quimno9 bulan yang lalu

    You Can Do This Too in your New Apple TV Thanks for the macOS Big Sur

  • GrayGrumps
    GrayGrumps9 bulan yang lalu

    now put an ssd in it :P if you can.

  • Bendys Nightmare
    Bendys Nightmare9 bulan yang lalu

    Idea: Install a modern macOS on a device running iOS :D

  • atarixle


    7 bulan yang lalu

    like current gen Apple TV

  • NikTech
    NikTech9 bulan yang lalu

    8:25 7MB per Second? That's faster than my internet Connection :)

  • 徐子翔
    徐子翔9 bulan yang lalu

    Too few RAM on it......

  • CaseyPlayz
    CaseyPlayz9 bulan yang lalu

    Software - Aww, I'm too lazy.

  • Bart
    Bart9 bulan yang lalu

    Not totally related but I had a mac mini at work, it was maybe 1 model old.. only used it for testing and creating profiles for iphone. Anyway it was so slow and I knew why. It came with a 500gb 5400rpm laptop hard drive... (think it was 500, maybe 1tb) Anyway it was slow. I can't believe they would do that and give users such a bad impression of Apple and OSX. They surly turned people off to any future Apple PC's because they got one and it was so crazy slow. Even thought it was only test and I didn't use it much I couldn't take it.. I opened it up and replaced the drive with an SSD. WOW.. the little guy came alive! Even with it's 1.4ghz CPU it worked so much better. It was really a shame the entire package, the entire eco system, was such a bad experience because of a cheep 5400rpm drive. I'm sure they could have put in a SSHD and it would still have been so much better. Such a premium product with a bottom of the line drive that literally ruins the exp...

  • Reki
    Reki9 bulan yang lalu

    no< the CPU is not a core M it is a Intel Pentium M (Pentium 3 architecture basically)

  • Reki


    9 bulan yang lalu

    @Computer Clan oh sorry the pinned comment doesnt show up for me

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    9 bulan yang lalu

    Which I corrected in my pinned comment, but thank you ; )

  • Saturniun YT Tech AKA WEPR2020
    Saturniun YT Tech AKA WEPR202010 bulan yang lalu

    Now make the latest apple TV run macOS Catalina.

  • Ivan Alexandrov
    Ivan Alexandrov10 bulan yang lalu

    The Apple TV doesn't use a Core M (which was first made around 2014/2015), it uses a Pentium M

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    10 bulan yang lalu

    Yeah, I made a booboo

  • empyrical
    empyrical10 bulan yang lalu

    You can use the key combination CTRL+T to see the progress of the `dd` command

  • Nick D
    Nick D10 bulan yang lalu

    How about a lightweight distro of linux?

  • Royal__Twistt 12 [CRINGE ALERT!]
    Royal__Twistt 12 [CRINGE ALERT!]10 bulan yang lalu

    Try running Catalina on an Apple TV LOL

  • John Gaspar
    John Gaspar10 bulan yang lalu

    as usual - useless

  • Leonardo Arsie
    Leonardo Arsie10 bulan yang lalu

    It’s a Mac mini

  • Luigi Mario
    Luigi Mario10 bulan yang lalu

    Link to 'Stuff' folder?

  • Luigi Mario
    Luigi Mario10 bulan yang lalu

    When you sayed:'all right', i listened it as '🗿'

  • Filip
    Filip10 bulan yang lalu

    Now do an episode where you install Apple TV software on a iMac

  • Naso4265
    Naso426510 bulan yang lalu

    I'm pretty sure that the reason why the hard drive is squealing when you minimize is because the animation has to be stored in the swap file, instead of physical ram.

  • Andi Palmer
    Andi Palmer10 bulan yang lalu

    Really enjoyed this :D kinda reminded me of myself trying to install Mac OS Leopard on my G4 eMac ages ago

  • Makarov Fox
    Makarov Fox10 bulan yang lalu

    fired your cut hair guy, that cut is horrible

  • Makarov Fox

    Makarov Fox

    10 bulan yang lalu

    @Computer Clan long hair is better that this cut

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    10 bulan yang lalu

    Honestly, it wasn’t my normal guy. The place I go to was mega-backed up after the first wave of the pandemic. Everyday was a 3-hour wait. No thanks. x_x

  • Skyler Keeble
    Skyler Keeble10 bulan yang lalu

    I thought Ken was gonna come out lol. I really am a gay techie

  • dat_gye_joe_daddy
    dat_gye_joe_daddy10 bulan yang lalu

    Can you load iPad os on a modern  TV so it would be like a virtual iPad with mouse and keyboard support

  • PJ Broke
    PJ Broke10 bulan yang lalu

    did you try that Apple TV os install on that older mac?