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  1. Did I do something wrong?

    Actually, I was only trying to determine if I'd breached etiquette when I posted the original message in this thread. Apparently not, since you didn't indicate that I had. Thank you for responding. I have gotten some responses to my 2nd post, which instead of being at the end of a longer thread was a new topic of its own, so I now have something to go on while I'm starting to compile the rest of my hardware. This may well work out after all, and I'm grateful to those who responded to me.
  2. Has anyone else tried this system board?

    Yes, that is the exact board. Mine has all the RAM slots filled, I'm presuming with 512Mb sticks, and the person I got it from added fans to the heat sinks on top of the Xeon processors, but the rest is the same. Thank you for the suggestion, I'll be looking into that idea you posted.
  3. I've posted a query elsewhere looking for assistance with building a machine with a system board I was given, but in the weeks since I posted that no one has replied at all and there have been no indications of anyone offering to assist me. I admit I'm new here, so I wonder if I maybe broke some protocol or something? I've posted 4 times (including this one) to date, one was a response to a different topic in this section, the other two were asking my questions. Or am I just being too sensitive and no one has seen the board I'm attempting to use, meaning I'm on my own? If so, I'll keep reading and see what I can pick up, but I was getting curious about it.
  4. Does anybody know this movie?

    Well, there are 11 feature films, plus the 79 original episodes from the 1960's, plus 7 years of Next Generation, I think that many of Deep Space 9, 6 or 7 of Voyager, and 5 or 6 years of Enterprise. It would only take a couple of months if you had all of them on DVD and started now.
  5. I posted this in a different part of the forum several weeks ago, but no one seems to have seen it, and I'm hoping to be able to find someone who has encountered this board before. I've modified the text to make it appropriate to this forum (after doing a search and finding no other posts at all about this board except my prior one). I'm very new here, and I have no Unix programming background (though given good directions I'm not afraid to edit code if I have to, so long as I'm editing a copy and still have the original saved on different media). I am interested in building my own machine, and have been gifted with an Intel (I think) Super X5DPA-TGM system board, dual Xeon processors and 2Gb of RAM installed. Based on what I've seen from reading much of this topic no one has attempted this board before. The board says it is Rev 1.01, and it has an AMIBIOS 786Q copyrighted in 2000. It has 5 PCI slots, PS-2 and USB, appears to have ethernet on the board as well as ATI video and DB9 serial, 2 IDE controllers and a floppy controller. There is what appears to be a VRAM slot (assuming I've identified it correctly), but it is empty and I don't know what sort of RAM would go in it. Since I'm a total newby at this, I am looking for the files I would need to install OS X Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5. I will not be ready to do this for a time, since I don't yet have a case, power supply, or DVD drive for it; I'm just gathering what I will need when I'm finally ready to go. I will likely want to get a PCI video card since I don't know if the on-board video will work with either of these versions of OS X (it's ATI RageXL according to the graphics chip), and I may have to invest in a SATA card since I keep seeing posts that indicate IDE or EIDE (UltraATA) drives don't appear to work (though I have a 120Gb IDE Seagate drive that came with the board, if there's a way to get it working). Since I know there are Mac Pro machines out there that Apple built with dual Xeons, I think it would be interesting to have a similar machine for far less than the cost of a Mac Pro. Any suggestions or instructions would be greatly appreciated, even if all you can offer are links to software and/or websites, and I will try to repay what I learn here in some fashion going forward. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
  6. DFE's BOOT-132 Resources Thread

    I'm very new here, and I have no Unix programming background (though given good directions I'm not afraid to edit code if I have to, so long as I'm editing a copy and still have the original saved on different media). I am interested in building my own machine, and have been gifted with an Intel (I think) Super X5DPA-TGM system board, dual Xeon processors and 2Gb of RAM installed. Based on what I've seen from reading much of this topic no one has attempted this board before. The board says it is Rev 1.01, and it has an AMIBIOS 786Q copyrighted in 2000. It has 5 PCI slots, PS-2 and USB, appears to have ethernet on the board as well as video and DB9 serial, 2 IDE controllers and a floppy controller. There is what appears to be a VRAM slot, but it is empty. Since I'm a total newby at this, I am looking for the files I would need to install OS X Leopard 10.5. I will not be ready to do this for a time, since I don't yet have a case, power supply, or DVD drive for it. I will likely want to get a PCI video card since I don't know if the on-board video will work (it's ATI RageXL according to the graphics chip), and I may have to invest in a SATA card since I keep seeing posts that indicate IDE or EIDE (UltraATA) drives don't appear to work (though I have a 120Gb IDE Seagate drive that came with the board, if there's a way to get it working). Since I know there are Mac Pro machines out there that Apple built with dual Xeons, I think it would be interesting to have a similar machine for far less than the cost of a Mac Pro. Any suggestions or instructions would be greatly appreciated, and I will try to repay what I learn here in some fashion going forward. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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