I was looking at Prasys’ blog, and I found a post about a newer EFI Boot CD that’s supposed to be better than Empire EFI called ModCD. I saw that it supports both Intel and AMD machines, so I tried it out on my laptop and actually got the Snow Leopard install disc to boot. It recognizes the battery and the WiFi right away, but unfortunately it doesn’t recognize the SATA hard drive. I’m currently using the older version since the download link for the current version wouldn’t work, but I’m hoping that if/when I do get the new version it will work a little better. I’ll keep trying, and hopefully I’ll get it working and if I do I’ll write a tutorial.
Slightly off topic, I downloaded the new version of iBoot and tried it out on my P5Q Pro Turbo, it worked great. I booted it after installing to a USB hard drive and iBoot has GraphicsEnabler enabled and has the correct audio driver for the motherboard, so I got to enjoy the welcome video with audio and in full resolution. It doesn’t have the ethernet driver, but that probably wouldn’t be too hard to add to the ISO file before burning. I might do a fresh install this weekend; if I do I’ll write an updated guide using iBoot and maybe ModCD. It’s nice to be back to “hackintoshing,” it’s been a while. And in case I don’t write again this weekend, happy early Halloween!