Linux/Server 2008 External Firewire/eSATA

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Chilz0r, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Chilz0r macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Why for the life of me can I not get OpenSUSE/Random Linux Distro booting off my external firewire drive or through the ODD esata ports. I'm using rEFIt. At uni I just walk upto said PC, change BIOS options and I'm booting off the hard drive. Did a quick search and maybe something todo with bootloader???

    Anybody experienced this before? It's driving me nuts!!!111!
  2. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    You are describing the exact reason I bought a 2009 dual xeon and use vmware fusion. More problems than I can care to describe getting linux running well in a multi-boot mac.

    Only way I could get a reliable linux system was to mount the drive internal via sata. Firewire/esata/usb always showed showed some.

    Now with vmware and 16 gigs or ram, I am able to duplicate my entire production environment of 3 centos servers and a winblows virt for testing, simultaneously. I was able to eliminate 2 physical machines and use 1 physical machine for 10.6 server. Its much quieter and faster than the "real" machines.

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