Re: Open Firmware and External 2TB HDD
On 10/26/2012 1:46 PM, Milan Kupcevic wrote:
To be clear, the external hard drive connects though the Seagate GoFlex
Desk Adapter. In other words, the controller I have follows Hard Drive
-> SATA -> USB. The controllers Milan shared follow Hard Drive -> SATA
-> PCI Slot (which has no benefit for a Powerbook G4 user). Is anyone
familiar with SATA to USB controllers with proper OpenFirmware to boot
from an Open Firmware machine?
On 10/26/2012 02:47 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I have been struggling to boot Debian-PPC from a new 2TB Baracuda HDD with
a Seagate GoFlex controller... FOR DAYS!
Add-on SCSI, SATA, and ATA controllers must have proper OpenFirmware
support to be able to boot an OpenFirmware machine. There are very few
add-on SATA controllers with proper OpenFirmware support.
These four are known to work:
Sonnet Tempo SATA PCI 
Other SeriTek cards explicitly described as "compatible with all
PCI-based Power PC Macintosh computers" with "completely self-contained
booting functionality" should probably work equally well.
If you find other add-on sata controller(s) able to boot a PowerMac
machine, please let me know.