[OpenIndiana-discuss] USB boot Sometimes?

Udo Grabowski (IMK) udo.grabowski at kit.edu
Fri Mar 28 16:46:26 UTC 2014

On 28/03/2014 17:05, Edward Ned Harvey (openindiana) wrote:
>> From: wim at vandenberge.us [mailto:wim at vandenberge.us]
>> My guess would be that this is due to the lack of USB3 support in
>> OpenIndiana.
>> Have you tried plugging the drive into a USB2 port, forcing the device into
>> USB2
>> mode, and seeing if it works (I know that's not what you really want but it
>> would narrow down the issue)
> Good guess.  I checked - although the usb device is usb3, the machine hardware is usb2.
 > So I *think* that rules out the usb3 incompatibility possibility.
Not that easy, USB3 is claimed to be compatible to USB2, but in
reality some devices sold today are NOT ! A colleague just had to
return a bunch of USB3 sticks which do not work on USB2.
Vendors are just lazy....
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