David Kelly writes: > On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 12:09:47PM -0600, Doug Poland wrote: > > Hello, > > > > I'm looking for an external, firewire-based, hard-drive from which to > > run FreeBSD 7.0 (i386). Ideally, I'd boot from this device as well, but > > I'm not sure if FreeBSD (or my BIOS) supports booting from firewire. > > > > Can anyone recommend a manufacturer and/or model? > > I haven't used it with FreeBSD but my Seagate 300G works very with > Macintosh. LaCie is another highly respected brand among Mac users. > > There were some Western Digital Firewire externals on the market but > many Mac users had problems. With Apple as one of Firewire's parents its > pretty sad if a Firewire product doesn't work with a Mac.
Are you running Mac OS X on your mac, or FreeBSD? I've had (until last week) an 8-core mac pro that was dual booting FreeBSD RELENG_6 and Mac OS X. FreeBSD would lock up the machine whenever I plugged a firewire disk drive into it (I tried 4 different disk drives). I'd see a couple of messages via syslog and boom. I didn't have time to debug it and now no longer have the machine, so this is useless as a bug report, but I'm curious what your experience has been. I'm planning to buy myself a mac pro in the near future (as soon as they announce the penryn based models) and am planning to dual boot RELENG_7 on it. If it's still having firewire problems, I'll follow up with a proper bug report. g. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"