external USB hard drive boot slow to wake prob..
Have Kalyway 10.5.2 running on my Dell Inspiron 1525, with one small hangup...
originally, i created two partitions on my internal HD, kept the Vista one and created a new 25gig one (all the space i could afford as i have a load of Vista stuff on here). tried the Kalyway installation as per above and got a nice new dual boot system with Vista and MacOSX.
as i wanted more HD space for MacOSX, i bought a new Maxtor Basics 500gb external Sata USB HD, and installed MacOSX to that, with two partitions split evenly (deleted the old internal install). This left me with Vista auto booting, and pressing F12 at the dell logo to boot from the MacOSX external drive if i needed the Mac.
the Maxtor external drive can be very slow to wake when the laptop is first switched on, and therefore doesn't always recognise Darwin when i press F12, just gives a "could not find boot sector error" about 50% of the time, otherwise MacOSX works great when it does find the bootloader. tried setting the bios to autoboot the ext USB drive first and its still slow to wake.
is there anything i can do to the ext drive to have it fully awake when i turn the laptop on?
I realised the issue...Try this
I have a Maxtor Extenal HDD. I never use the USB cable provided with the drive. Try to use it. Its Y kind, has two end on one side. Also what i think is that one is just to power the Drive the other is to carrry Data. If yoi can figure out the power one just plug it into an external USB power adaptor. This will make it to Power the Drive from an external source and not to pull power from the Laptop.