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Re: Open Firmware and External 2TB HDD

2012/10/26, bfb@riseup.net <bfb@riseup.net>:
> When I give the cmd+opt+o+f command on start up to load the Open Firmware
> interface problems happen. I try the 'dev / ls' command for the device
> tree. The external hard drive does not show up under any of the usb tree
> members. However, Open Firmware is able to "see" my 2GB thumb drive on the
> device tree just fine.
I suspect this might be a timing issue: hard drives take much longer
time to start up than thumb drives. Is there a way to give external
power to the drive to make it start up before open firmware scans the


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