This issue has me pulling my hair out. It’s the same issue referenced here http://forum.atvflash.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=... but with no real solution.
Installing ATV flash from scratch and successfully up to ATV 3.01 and Flash 4.02. Then changing from internal to external storage. All with no problem. After rebooting though I get the standard intro apple logo, flying pics etc.........THEN instead of the menu I get a black screen. The ATV is obviously responsive to the remote because I can hear the beeps and clicks of scrolling through the menu..........and that’s it...........Just a black screen!!! There is no fix for this other than a factory reset which means the external storage has to be reformatted by ATV every time I reinstall........This basically renders the ATV useless if I opt for external storage. It does NOT recognize the drive again that was formatted in the previous install it just locks up when I try to change again to external (Luckily I have not lost any media over this problem). You can't download an earlier version of Flash from Fire Core, it's just not possible, so THAT avenue of trouble shooting is out - (to figure out if it is an issue in 4.02, or did it exist in earlier versions.) It’s not a plug-in issue that I can see because I only install the basic smart installer to activate the USB and little more. I've now had to reinstall 8 or 9 times. I don't want to give up on this (though I may have to If I do another reinstall and the wife flings it out the window from the time I'm taking up the TV with this :shock: )
Any ideas on this guys??
P.S. On the upside and if anybody is interested, I've successfully attached a 12 TB Drobo Pro (with the option of upping that to 16 TB) on the USB connection. Am going with RAID 5 dual redundancy so with a full load of 16 TB I'd have storage of between 11 and 11.5 TB. [I could have 2 drives fail and still not lose any media]