Soyo 6-in-one USB memory card reader

Doug White dwhite at
Tue Apr 6 10:48:48 PDT 2004

On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Fred Gilham wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm using 5.2 CURRENT as of March 6.  I've been using CURRENT on this
> box for a year or so now, and the behavior described below has
> occurred since I installed the Soyo device.
> I have a Soyo 6-in-one memory card reader/writer that connects to a
> USB port on my computer.  When this device is plugged in, the system
> will not boot but halts with a BTX error.

Can you try disabling booting from USB mass stoarge devices in your BIOS?
It sounds like the BIOS screws up bigtime if it sees such a device

Also check for a BIOS update.

What motherboard do you have?

> If I hit spaces before the system tries to boot FreeBSD, then I get a
> prompt and I can type "/boot/loader" at the prompt and the system will
> boot and everything will work.  The 6-in-one reader works fine once
> the system is booted.
> Seems like a stray interrupt problem that gets masked when I generate
> interrupts by hitting space on the keyboard.  (Does this sound right
> or is it total nonsense???)
> Any suggestions as to how I can deal with this?

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