Subject: Re: Booting firewire external hard drives
To: Thomas Klausner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Wolfson <email@example.com>
Date: 07/10/2001 08:58:38
At 5:45 PM +0200 7/10/01, Thomas Klausner wrote:
:)NetBSD's Firewire support is 'not there yet'. At least not enough to
:)use hard discs, I was told.
"FireWire booting, as the name implies, is the ability to start up a
computer from an internal or external FireWire drive.
FireWire booting is possible on all Macintosh models that have built-in
FireWire ports with the exception of the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White)
and the Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics) models. You may need to upgrade the
computer's firmware before FireWire booting will work [...]"
Then, the question becomes how well does NetBSD handle FireWire hard
drives, and how well can it boot from them.