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Re: Open Firmware and External 2TB HDD

On 10/27/2012 02:45 PM, Risto Suominen wrote:
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


The drive is connected to an external power supply. I could possibly split the USB and run it through 2 machines?

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