[SATLUG] OT: sata on osx

pixelnate pixelnate at gmail.com
Thu May 8 13:33:06 CDT 2008


On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 11:45 -0500, Jeremy Mann wrote:
> This is probably OT so its marked as such. I got a 966mhz PPC Mac at
> home running Tiger and I have a file server with 2 SATA drives. I'm
> curious if Leopard (and the PPC Mac) will boot from the SATA drive? As
> a test, I put the SATA card in the Mac and Tiger didn't recognize it
> or the drive. I want to know if Leopard patches the BIOS code (or
> whatever Apple calls it) to allow booting from a SATA drive on older
> Macs.


How does it connect to the Mac, USB, Firewire or eSATA? And when you
tried to load Tiger on it, what filesystem were the drives formatted
for? I believe Leopard and Tiger will only load on an HFS+ volume. You
may need to go into the Drive Utility and reformat the drives.



~Nate



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