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Hey,

I got a theroretical question: Would it be possible to install Mac OSX SL on a Motherboard that doesn't support AHCI nor SATA. (Only IDE)?

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fsch said:
Hey,

I got a theroretical question: Would it be possible to install Mac OSX SL on a Motherboard that doesn't support AHCI nor SATA. (Only IDE)?

Greetings
Since it is possible to install on a GA-G41M-ES2L, which has a ICH7 southbridge and, AFAIK, does not support AHCI in its BIOS, it might be possible, but how well it would work? Your guess is as good as mine. You might read through this post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... pic=182655
and do a search for the G41 mobo's on insanelymac.com.
You might find a way there.
 
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Thank you very much! I'll look into this! ;)
 
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Does anyone have additional information regarding Mac OSX SL on a chipset with a SiS IDE-Controller? As mentioned, it doesn't support AHCI.
 

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fsch said:
Does anyone have additional information regarding Mac OSX SL on a chipset with a SiS IDE-Controller? As mentioned, it doesn't support AHCI.
It won't work. You need a motherboard with an Intel chipset for installation.
 
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Firstly, thank you for the information!

But I got another question ;)
Would an Asus P5GD1-FM be more compatible? Its IDE-Controller supports [Disabled] [Enhanced] and [Compatible] mode.

Edit: Don't see any AHCI Mode

Thanks
 

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fsch said:
Firstly, thank you for the information!

But I got another question ;)
Would an Asus P5GD1-FM be more compatible? Its IDE-Controller supports [Disabled] [Enhanced] and [Compatible] mode.

Edit: Don't see any AHCI Mode

Thanks
Enhanced == AHCI
 
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MacMan said:
fsch said:
Firstly, thank you for the information!

But I got another question ;)
Would an Asus P5GD1-FM be more compatible? Its IDE-Controller supports [Disabled] [Enhanced] and [Compatible] mode.

Edit: Don't see any AHCI Mode

Thanks
Enhanced == AHCI
Are you sure? The BIOS reads "Use Enhanced Mode when Native OS (e.g. Windows XP)" is used.
 
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