Acard AEC6280 / ATP-865
I've seen many questions posted on public message boards and mailing
list archives about Linux support for the Acard AEC6280 PCI card /
ATP-865 Ultra ATA 133 controller chip, possibly marked:
Device ID: 0x0009
but I haven't seen support for it expressed anywhere, particularly
not in response to those public questions. I ran a Debian current
(3.0r1) boot cd on a Macintosh B/W G3 last night, and neither of the
installation kernels finds the controller or the disk attached to it.
If I could find something like an acard.o somewhere, I could probably
put it on an ext2 partition on an ATA Flash disk, boot from the first
Debian cd-rom and use insmod to have the controller and disk
recognised, and then mount a couple of Linux partitions on the hdd to
get the Debian installation going, but for now, there seems to be no
support at all from the 2.4.x kernel in Debian 3.0r1.
Was this issue ever resolved?