Interesting stuff, good to see you're getting something good from it. I grappled with Amithlon a few years back, using an Abit KV-80 motherboard. Seemed to work perfectly fine 99% of the time, but would choke copying large chunks of data around, esp. going from cd->hd.
Never did get it stable, I think I'd need a different motherboard tbh. That's definitely something you'll want to test before you rely on it to keep anything important.
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