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Hi, I recently purchased and ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard from newegg, and I am wondering first, if I can run snow leopard on this board, and second, if I can, how would I go about doing this. I've done some homework and am considering using empire EFI as my bootloader, but I need to know if snow can run on my hardware.

my specs are:

 

ASUS P6X58D Premium specs can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131614

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Video Card

6GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 RAM

2 OCZ Vertex Turbo SSDs in RAID 0 for my windows 7 installation

1 WD Caviar Black 640 GB which houses most of my data

1 Seagate 120GB SATA II drive I pulled from my previous machine that I use for word documents and such

1 Soundblaster XIFI card (which I know probably DOES NOT work in OSX) I have on board audio too though,

which is some variant of realtek I believe

and a D-Link DWA 140 Wireless N USB adapter

 

Now, for the fun part. I have a lot of space free on the WD drive, I am thinking about creating a 120 GB partition for Snow Leopard, but I also have another NTFS partition on that drive, which houses over 300 GB of documents, music, games, and video that I Do NOT want to lose at all costs. I don't have a drive large enough for backing this up and need to know if installing the bootloader to this drive would Wipe out all data basically, could I create 120GB of Free Space on the drive in Windows and install Snow leopard there without losing anything??

 

secondly I am well aware of there being a -v option that you have to specify at boot, being familiar with UNIX systems through use of CentOS and Ubuntu, I am wondering whether this option is in a configuration file that I have to edit in terminal and if so, where can I find this file?

 

lastly, are there any special kexts I will need, such as ethernet drivers, sound drivers... etc and if so, where can I find them.

and oh yeah, can I do this with the ICH10R in RAID mode, because if I cannot, that pretty much puts me on the creek with no paddle...

 

Thanks for all your help,

serviceAce511

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