Also, I had to switch out of AHCI mode for setup to even recognize my HDD.
You need to click the install driver button as Vista install starts up, on the screen where you select the HD. (on the screenshot by SS ~10 posts above, see where it says load driver) The driver is on the CD that comes with the mobo, but, it needs to be extracted to a usb driver or a floppy (
) -thanks Gigagbyte. The driver you will need to select is 82801 something.... It's in the readme on the cd somewhere. Or, Install in IDE mode. Once vista installs, delete all the ide buses from device manager and shutdown. Switch to AHCI, when you reboot one of two things should happen; Vista will use a generic AHCI driver that works fine, or it will ask you to supply a driver - in which case give it the one you got of the CD.That fat32 is weird, and contrary to what you'd expect. It's probably easiest to install windows first, leave a partition for OSX. After you get OSX on board, set that partition to active and use a boot manager of your choice.
I'm getting this error whenever I try to boot to a OSX86 install DVD (I've tried KALYWAY 10.5.1 and iATKOS v1.0i):System config file '/com.apple.Boot.plist' not found
All I can suggest is to make sure that the gigabyte controller is set to ide mode in bios, you need ICH9 on AHCI and the GB one on IDE for the eide connector to work. Also I need a patched IOATAFamily.kext to retain IDE drives after boot.