Wow. The new MEPIS release is geared a lot more toward Mac Tel users than ever before.
Quote from Warren Woodford
"The MEPIS CDs contain an experimental "SimplyMEPIS Assistant" for OSX that helps prepare a MacTel computer for the installation of SimplyMEPIS. And the MEPIS installer detects MacTel hardware and disables features that might damage an OSX system drive. It appears that MEPIS is the only Linux committed to this level of MacTel support."
MEPIS is the only linux that I have heard of doing this. Good news for the mac users.
And some good news for the JMicron IDE chip
Quote from warren..
"Our 2.6.15 kernel works out-of-the-box with the JMicron IDE chip that was placed on several Intel 965 based motherboards including the Asus P5 series."
The story is good news all around. Here's the link to 'the rest of the story'