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SubjectRe: Who can backport the AHCI driver to older kernels
Rainer Koenig wrote:
> New mainboard platfrom with latest chipset from a chipset vendor that
> can't do the job that we are asking for. The chipset (especially the
> SATA controller is supported in Kernel 2.6.24 and later.
> The target market for those boards is using old fashioned distributions
> like CentOS, Debian, Fedora 8 openSUSE 10 and so on. So the gap is that
> the latest driver from 2.6.24 is not yet in those distributions.

Debian will offer the option to install a system using 2.6.24 with its
next update for Etch (stable). That point release is expected within the
next few weeks.


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