Been a long time since I last logged in to check out my old thread. Just wanted to thank you for your kind words and say your welcome.
I had built 3 homebrews over the years, 1 P35 and 2 P45 (I even tried that POS EFIX chip). All 3 of them have been repurposed into VMWARE hosts that run 24/7 and are doing great. Unfortunately due to business and time constraints, I don't have time to put into building hacks anymore and I'm "sold out" and using official apple hardware on the desktop now. I'm actually going to convert my entire office to the Mac soon... I'm addicted to Mac Minis! haha 8GB of Ram i7, and SSD.. bam!
My friend created a new add on card you can use to boot your partitions... I have not personally tried it, but you might want to check into it. If I had time, I would be using it in my hack...no doubt!
Take it easy bro!
Hey there LTL.
I just wanted to say 'Thank you' for this guide which was the only light showing me the way to a functioning OS X installation when you first posted it. You were very helpful to me, with my now-antiquated Gigabyte EP35-DS3L motherboard (which still works wonderfully-- I have it running 8gb RAM, dual 20-inch monitors @ 1680 x 1050, Logitech 9000 Webcam, dual-core CPU, 3 hard drives, a Chameleon Boot partition and boot drive, plus a 640gb data drive and a 1.5tb Time Machine drive each in SATA hot-swap bays, running on OS X 10.6.7 now).
For Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro 4, the i- suites (iLife and iWork) and even web-browsing, I think this is a wonderful machine. Several of my friends are jealous of the power of this system, and then when I show them it's a self-build and tell them the price of components, sometimes I have to help them up off the floor!! But that is 99% thanks to you [I'll modestly take the 1% for the build effort and working your guide to successful completion. ;-) ]
Anyway, to you I want to express my deepest thanks in the help of this effort!!