I did some more testing.
Instead of disconnecting the BB pedal during startup I let it go to see if anything would eventually happen. It finally resumed and completed the startup after several minutes. Depending on the Mac and what type of drive you have, the time will vary. My MacBook normally takes 10 seconds to boot, but took about 3 minutes when the BB was connected. And still, the BB is not recognized by the Mac.
For what it’s worth, I have yet to read any posting clearly indicating a Mac user has successfully connected to the BB. This means specifically, it can be seen in the Apple Profiler and the SD card when inserted into BB would show up as a accessible. In Terminal, the device is nowhere to be found. My pedeal came with 1.29 firmware - out of the box, so I can’t say whether this was an issue with the earlier version.
Also, the BB display always shows as USB Connected.
I have considered BB development is aware of this issue and decidedly leaves it this way until the software is ready for Mac. There’s some logic to this except that Mac users, all along have had the option of running a virtual OS environment and could have been using BBM for Windows during this time.
Psalm40, I appreciate your response. There’s no option needed to configure the boot order on the Mac. In the Mac, there is a System Preference to select a preferred Startup Disk when it’s available; ONLY if one exist. For example, I can select OS X, Windows, Linux, and can choose what OS to boot into, regardless where it is, even on a USB source. But I have only OS X, and running Windows in a virtual environment.
Your question, “Can you not boot the Mac and plug in the SD card into it following boot up?”
The issue is not with the SD Card. I can put the SD Card into the Mac’s card slot reader and it reads and boots with it, just fine. The issue is with the BB pedal itself, it’s not recognized as a connected Device. That’s the issue.