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About stevemagin

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  1. [GUIDE] Gigabyte X48-DQ6 et Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400

    tofuconfetti, Thanks again for your guide. I've successfully installed 10.6.3 on two GA-X48-DQ6 boards and a GA-X38-DQ6 - which is essentially the same board. I do have a question though. Is it possible to install SL on a RAID 0 configuration running off the ICH9R controller? I've done a fair bit of searching, but I may not be searching for the right terms or phrases. Currently, I'm running SL on the JMICRON controller and the ICH9R Controller is in RAID Mode - as I have two drives in RAID 0 with Win 7. Under this configuration, SL only sees whats on the JMICRON controller i.e. my DVD Drive and the hard drive SL is installed on. So: 1. Is there anyway of getting SL to see the drives on the ICH9R whilst in RAID mode ? my understanding is that RAID Mode for this board still has AHCI activated. I've tried an updated IOATAFamily.kext but it didn't work, I'm assuming its only useful when the ICH9R controller is in AHCI or IDE modes. 2. If there is a kext which can make SL see all drives on the ICH9R in RAID mode, how would I modify the installation USB described in your guide, so that I can install SL on two drives in RAID. I did recall reading about a version of AppleAHCIPort.kext which may hold the answer, but as I understand it, there is some conflict between this and the IOATAFamily.kext. Thank you in advance, and sorry if there is a post already on this somewhere - of there is, I'd be grateful if you could post it. Thanks again for a great guide. Steve.
  2. [GUIDE] Gigabyte X48-DQ6 et Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400

    tofuconfetti & Le père citrouillard my thanks to you both. Going though your setup was a snap and in about 40 mins I have a fully functioning Hack Pro. Kudos to you both. I do have one query though. As per your instructions I set the SATA controller to AHCI to install SL, but I this naturally means turning off RAID. I have six disks attached to this PC, two of which are RAID 0 holding Windows 7. SL is on its own SATA drive. With AHCI turned I need to go back into BIOS to turn on RAID and thereby allowing me to boot back to Windows. This is more an inconvenience than a real issue - after all I can't really use the two OSes at the same time! But it would be good to just be able to select (via the BIOS boot menu) which drive I want to boot off in order to select each OS rather than having to turn AHCI on and off. I noticed in the myHack doc page that there is a AppleIntelPIIXATA kext driver which apparently removes the need to have AHCI turned on and according to some reports actually speeds up access (not sure if there is any real validity to that last claim though). I've tried the instructions here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversi...p/t88335-0.html but when I turned RAID back on and booted to the SL drive it brings up a GPT error so I'm assuming the kext did not work. Do you have any experience or insight into how I might be able to turn off AHCI and still get SL to boot? Or, as an alternative is it possible to boot SL off the Gigabyte SATA controller (purple connectors) rather than the ICH9R controller? Grateful for any assistance and again thanks for your hard work in working out the install procedure for the GA-x48-DQ6. BTW my system config is: GA-x48-DQ6 Q9950 C2Q 8 GB Corsair Dominator RAM 2x 750 Samsung (RAID 0) - Win 7x64 2x 500 Seagate (RAID 0) - Ubuntu 2x 250 Seagate (indépendant) Snow Leopard 1 x Samsung DVDR on Gigabyte Controller (AHCI mode) Thanks again Steve - quick update - got SL to boot off the Gigabyte Controller -which is strange because it wouldn't install originally to the drive on this controller. Either way I can switch the ICH9R to RAID again. Awesome! Thanks again to you both, you guys rock. Steve