kevdaddy, on Oct 2 2009, 11:56 PM, said:
NOTE: YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO RUN OS X FROM AN INTEL RAID ARRAY. You can make one from within OS X via Software RAID.
Hey everyone. Im stuck trying to get my HDD to be recognized. The error I get is "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."
My setup is an ASUS P6T, i7 920 @ 2.67ghz, 6gb ram, 4 750 sata HDDs, Pioneer DVD-RW, nVidia 8600gt (temp card till I get more money). I plan on raiding win7 and duel booting. I have the Snow leopard installed on one drive that is in Port0. It installed onto the HDD but I cant get it to show the little icon on the desktop. I plan on using a External thumb (512mb) drive to boot up using chameleon so I can pick between SL and win7 (raided in stripe). Any suggestions on what I might be doing incorrectly? Ive previously installed tiger, and leopard on a different system so I have an idea on what's going on but Im wondering if I overlooked something.
Here is what i have selected in my bios (v 0603)
Configure SATA as [RAID]
HD write Protect [Disabled]
ide Detect timeout (sec) 
Ai tweaker everything is AUTO and I have Intel speedstep tech ENABLED and Intel Turbo mode ENABLED.
ADVANCED>Onboard Devices Configuration
J-micron eSATA/PATA controller [Enabled]
Controller Mode [AHCI]
Boot>Boot Device Priority
1st: Raid WDC (my port 0 Hdd)
2nd: Removeable Device
3rd: IDE:Pioneer DVD-RW
Boot>Hard disk Drives
1st: Raid:WDC (Port0 drive)
2nd: Raid:WDC (Port1 drive)
3rd: Raid: Intel Win7 (Port3 & Port4)
4th: USB:Sandisk Cruzer (Thumbdrive 512mb)
Any help would be greatly appreciated. PS my audio isnt working but I havent even tried to tackle that yet I want to get the install on correctly. Thanks and great guides so far!
Alright dude, this is how you fix it. Change your primary hard drive to the USB:Sandisk Cruzer drive under Boot>Hard disk Drives. I bolded it up top. That should be 1st.
Hopefully you have another copy of Snow Leopard or Leopard available, or you installed a patched DVD ala iATKOS, Kalyway, iPC, iDeneb, etc. version. If this is accessible for you, you want to format the USB Cruzer drive as HFS+ and use the GUID Partition scheme. Then you can install Chameleon 2 RC3 onto it using the script, "2_Boot Prep," included in the P6T SE Essentials folder. There, you'll enter the name of this freshly partitioned and formatted Cruzer drive. Hopefully you added any Kexts you needed to the KEXTs folder. You'll likely want to modify the com.apple.Boot.plist and smbios.plist files at some point too. That you can access directly from the drive once you're into OS X again. Once you've prepared your Cruzer drive, you can plug it back into your P6T machine.
Turn on your desktop unit again. You may want to double check your BIOS to make sure the thumb drive is the primary boot device before passing POST. Otherwise it SHOULD bring up the Chameleon boot menu and prompt you to boot a certain drive. You can select other ones (or at least you should be able to). Otherwise I recommend that you start over and try using this guide. It's pretty simple, just replace the Kexts included in the Essentials folder with the ones you need before running any of the scripts.