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Can I install Snow Leopard on a SCSI disk?


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Hello all!

 

I am (re)building my old computer. I have an Adaptec 29160N SCSI controller with a 36GB disk that I want to install Snow Leopard on. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and the retail OS X DVD, but can't seem to get past the grey Apple screen.

 

After [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] was done doing its thing, but before I swapped in the OSX DVD, I hit the down arrow and got a menu. One option was Verbose. I swapped, selected Verbose and got a few lines before the screen went black and got no DVD activity. I'm not sure it's even getting to read the OSX DVD.

 

Specs:

Asus P4C800 (Checks compatible)

P4 3.2GHz Northwood

2 GB RAM

ATi X1650 AGP graphics card (didn't see on HCL)

Adaptec 29160N

IBM 36 GB disk

Memorex SATA DVD-RW

 

I don't have a SATA drive in the machine. I was hoping to install on the SCSI drive.

 

I can't find much re: SCSI. I did find one guy that had SCSI in the machine, but installed to SATA. Can an install to SCSI be done?

 

Thanks for any help!

Joe

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Not sure, kind of doubt it though. Would be nice though, with one of those ultra320 15k drives but then again with ssd drives who needs scsi anymore =/ They do have mac drivers for the device though so what your asking isnt quiiite out of the realm of possibilities. Much luck to you but I think a cheap sataII drive might be more of a viable option. For extreme performance SSD, they also use sataII/III standard.

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Not sure, kind of doubt it though. Would be nice though, with one of those ultra320 15k drives but then again with ssd drives who needs scsi anymore =/ They do have mac drivers for the device though so what your asking isnt quiiite out of the realm of possibilities. Much luck to you but I think a cheap sataII drive might be more of a viable option. For extreme performance SSD, they also use sataII/III standard.

 

See possible solution here........ :)

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That's PPC

 

There are apparently SCSI cards supported by snow on intel still I believe, but only very few (LSI cards IIRC)

 

Do...oh!

 

I read it too quickly........but here is an alternative.......or here......or here......

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