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okay, i think i will wait, i have to buy a floppy drive! do you thik this will come out on a dvd sometime soon?

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you can run this in Qemu as well or vmware

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Any news on this project? :-) i really hope it is not dead...

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Its not dead, work is being done behind the scenes. :ninja:

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if this really works. i buy intel board straigh away ^^

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if this really works. i buy intel board straigh away ^^


I own one already: Intel D945GNTLKR. Every component of my present computer was very carefully chosen in order to be as OS X compatible as possible.

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I own one already: Intel D945GNTLKR. Every component of my present computer was very carefully chosen in order to be as OS X compatible as possible.


Does your board support Core2Duo processors? Listening to Intel it shouldnt...

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Does your board support Core2Duo processors? Listening to Intel it shouldnt...


It doesn't indeed. I bought it in April. At some stage next year I'll buy one which supports OS X and Core 2 (Duo or Quad). At the moment one of the best should be the Bad Axe 2 (D975XBX2)

Bofors is our in-house hardware expert :smoke:

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It doesn't indeed. I bought it in April. At some stage next year I'll buy one which supports OS X and Core 2 (Duo or Quad). At the moment one of the best should be the Bad Axe 2 (D975XBX2)

Bofors is our in-house hardware expert :happymac:


the problem is that I need a micro-atx form factor. I use an original Apple G5 case for my machine.

Also, does the MaacEFI preclude the possibility to overclock-tweak?

In case, is it possible to have it as a software-only loader in order to preserve BIOS settings?

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Also, does the MaacEFI preclude the possibility to overclock-tweak?

In case, is it possible to have it as a software-only loader in order to preserve BIOS settings?


I don't know the answers, to be honest, but this project is still highly experimental.

I expect that by the first stable release we'll know a lot more.

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hmm, we should still be able to preserve your boards OverClocking features, but this is yet to be seen.
Wait until the first release and then we will see.

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Kiko: when can we expect a release? will it be soon?
I don't want to annoy anyone, just that's not very obvious what and when we should expect!
Any piece of information would be appreciated.

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I'm unsure were as to post this, but I was going to update the BIOS on my Abit board and when I was looking at the guide there is a section for three different cases; Award, AMI and EFI.... does anyone know of an Abit board that can handle EFI?

http://www2.abit.com...nload/guide.php

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Well AMI has there own imp of EFI, with a csm on top. So Abit might be efi compatible but it is in the same boat as our intel boards with the CSM

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Well we are working on it, slowly, its a bit hard as everyone is in different time zones but we are getting it done slowly. When its time its time

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Anyone who knows what this project, and the project to boot Apple's firmware on EFI boards propose is very excited and hopeful for releases. I wish I knew the current developments, but perhaps there's reason for discretion (?) regarding that. I don't know of any release projections, but I am hopeful for this spring :D

I'm sure people noticed, but-
https://www.tianocore.org/

January 11, 2007
A special thanks to Tristan Gingold for porting the Nt32 Simulator code to Unix! This exciting new Package in EDK II enables people on Linux and other Unix Operating Systems to compile and run an EFI simulator. Please get the latest EDK II code from the subversion repository to try it out for yourself! More information is in the BuildNotes.txt for the EDK II project.


Edited by frizbot, 23 January 2007 - 02:53 AM.


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On intel itanuim boards you can flash the efi firmware from windows using iflash64 it basically flashes the efi partition to the firmware. Assuming that can be down on a regular board could one flash your efi modules

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I'd assume that once Microsoft releases an EFI-compatible OS ("a subsequent Windows Vista release will support UEFI" - microsoft.com), the motherboard manufacturers will enable EFI as a feature, especially since they'd have had more time to develop their implementations. Other than that page tomtefar found, I can't find anything about ABIT and EFI. I'd assume that these companies would have to have some internal way of easily disabling the CSM for debugging purposes, but knowing how requires some access, and I'm sure its not an easy jumper setting.

Really difficult to buy motherboards without knowing which are EFI compatible. MacEFIx86 plans for EFI partitions etc, but a built-in fallback position is always comforting.

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Yeah, when microsoft supports UEFi it will easy as efi should become accesible, if u want to buy a board, just get a intel made one. as long as its >945G chipset, it will be Framework based.

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the problem is that I need a micro-atx form factor. I use an original Apple G5 case for my machine.

you have only one choice at the moment
Intel D945GCL.
it support conroe, but only 2 DDR slots =((





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