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So I was trying to install OSX ( Mac OS X 10.4.6 x86 Install DVD (JaS) ) last night, but I ran into a problem..

 

When I opened the drive utility in the installer, only my DVD drive was listed, the 15 gb partition i had formatted as FAT32 was not there, and yes it wasnt behind any logical drives.

 

This must be some problem with my sata drives right? I have two SATA drives in raid0 on a P4C800 motherboard.

 

Here's my CPU-Z output, any ideas how I can get OSX to list the partition?

 

Thanks in advance for any help guys!

 

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 CPU-Z version 1.35
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CPUID Output
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Number of CPUs			2 (1 Physical)

CPU #1
APIC ID				0
Name				Intel Pentium 4
Code name			Northwood
Specification			Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Family/Model/Stepping		F29
Extended Family/Model		F/2
Brand ID			9
Package				mPGA-478 (2h)
Core Stepping			D1
Technology			0.13um
Instructions Sets		MMX, SSE, SSE2
Features			
Clock Speed			2998.6 MHz
Clock multiplier		x15.0
Front Side Bus Frequency	199.9 MHz
Bus Speed			799.6 MHz
Stock frequency			3000 MHz
L1 Data Cache			8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache			12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache			512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed			2998.6 MHz (Full)
L2 Location			On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic		yes
L2 Bus Width			256 bits


Chipset
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Northbridge		Intel i875P rev. A2
Southbridge		Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
Graphic Interface	AGP
AGP Revision		3.0
AGP Transfer Rate	8x
AGP SBA			supported, enabled
Memory Type		DDR
Memory Size		1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency	199.9 MHz (1:1)
CAS#			3.0
RAS# to CAS#		3
RAS# Precharge		3
Cycle Time (tRAS)	8
Performance Mode	disabled

 

Full output in the attatchment!

cpuz.htm

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But the RAID0 is handled before even getting into an OS, any OS will think its just one drive, so the raid shouldnt be a problem.

 

The OS has to recognize and interface with the RAID controller and there are no successes to my knowledge.

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So I was trying to install OSX ( Mac OS X 10.4.6 x86 Install DVD (JaS) ) last night, but I ran into a problem..

 

When I opened the drive utility in the installer, only my DVD drive was listed, the 15 gb partition i had formatted as FAT32 was not there, and yes it wasnt behind any logical drives.

 

This must be some problem with my sata drives right? I have two SATA drives in raid0 on a P4C800 motherboard.

 

Where have you created the FAT 32 partition, in the Raid of do you have a PATA disk ?

 

If you put it on a PATA disk I suggest you either disable SATA in BIOS or disconnect your SATA drives then do the install.

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Yeah the partition was made on my two 120 gb sata disks in raid0, not pata disks, or are those the same as sata?

 

No, PATA is standard IDE drive.

 

What Jester1o1 says is true as I could verify from the wiki.

 

SATA (non RAID) works for your motherboard, but Promise SATA doesn't.

 

If you want to keep your RAID for another OS you should put a new disk either is SATA (non RAID) or in IDE for OS X.

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