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I tried installing osx tiger on my laptop about 1-2 years ago but it didnt work. I am not 100% sure but I think my ide controller wasnt compatible.


I'd really appreciate some help if you guys can tell me if all/none/ some of my hardware is compatible


Specs are:


Motherboard: Asus P4R800VM

Processor: Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHZ

Ram: Elixir 512MB

Hard Drive: Seagate 160GB

Hard Drive Controller: two IDE UltraATA 100/66 controllers

Video: S3 Integrated AGP with 64MB video rom

DVD: Toshiba DVD +/- RW

Sound: ADI AD 1888 6-channel audio CODEC


I/O Ports


1x Parallel Port

6x USB 2.0 Port (4 rear and 2 front)

1x PS/2 Keyboard

1x PS/2 Mouse

1x 15pin VGA

1x Line In jack (Light Blue)

1x Line Out jack (Lime)

1x Mic In (Pink)


LAN port 10/100 Ethernet

1x Serial port is on a expansion port and plugs onto the board



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I can provide more info if needed.


thanks in advance

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you may have problems with your video card.. if you do get it to work, it certainly won't look nice.


your audio probably won't work out of the box, but I believe there are some drivers floating around here.


...and 512mb of ram really isn't enough to run leopard smoothly in proper way.. you may want to look at trying tiger instead.

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You posted neither the manufacturer of your ide controller, nor the model of your ide controller. you simply stated that you have one. ultra ata 100/66 is a description of its speed.


it's pretty safe to assume it will work though, most ide controller work, it's sata controllers that are often incompatible, though still about 90% of them work.

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it's IDE because of the sheer age of your computer.

also instead of saying "IDE Controller" it would say "SATA Controller".


UltraATA133 / 100 / 66 are speeds of Parallel ATA controllers. Serial ATA controllers have speeds of 1500 or 3000 (mbps).

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