2375 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2010 1:35 PM by legolas-woodelf
Are you connecting using USB? If you are it won't work. It must be a firewire connection on a non-Intel Mac. You can boot an Intel Mac with an external drive connected via USB or Firewire.
Provided, of course, the chipset of the external drive supports it. To find out if the Freecom drive is capable of booting ask their tech support team.
No USB, all Firewire 400. I've even made sure the drive is connected straight into the Mac rather than through a hub or daisy chain.
I've managed to get it to boot with a little fiddling, but the desktop picture is corrupted and the behaviour generally flaky so something definitley isn't tight. But all the settings are correct and everything that can work on or verify the disk says it's bootable.
I have another external HD - a CrossFire Smartdisk - which I've also used for bootable backups and it works flawlessly.
I've posted my question on Freecom's manufacturer forum, but something tells me I'm going to have to press them for a reply.