Promise TX2300

Jacky Jack jackyjack at
Tue Jan 17 11:36:51 PST 2006


  Sorry, what do you mean:
>This is with a Promise BIOS from around a year ago.

  I assume both booting from floppy and cdrom have the same symptoms 
(reboots, etc..)?


>From: Stefan Bethke <stb at>
>To: Hendrik Hasenbein <hhasenbe at>
>CC: "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor at>,        Jacky Jack 
><jackyjack at>, freebsd-current at
>Subject: Re: Promise TX2300
>Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:33:48 +0100
>Am 17.01.2006 um 13:36 schrieb Hendrik Hasenbein:
>>Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>>>On Tuesday 17 January 2006 13:32, Jacky Jack wrote:
>>>>Booting off of the 6.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly or disc1 with a  Promise 
>>>>card installed causes my box to reboot at the bootloader.  Once  the 
>>>>card is
>>>>pulled out I can boot off of either ISO's.
>>>>Is there any known issues with the TX2300 card?
>>>I've had problems with Promise FT100/TX2 controllers with those  
>>>symptons. Also I have seen the loader spin dumping register info  until 
>>>you press the reset switch.
>>I got a Promise 300TX2plus (no RAID) and have the same problems.  The 
>>onboard SIL 3112 also triggers reboots.
>FWIW, with a TX4 it reboots if any disks are attached to the  controller.  
>Everything is fine if there are no disks.  This is with  a Promise BIOS 
>from around a year ago.
>Booting from hard disk is not a problem, only cdboot.
>atapci0 at pci1:3:0:       class=0x018000 card=0x3318105a  chip=0x3318105a 
>rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'Promise Technology Inc'
>     device   = 'PDC20318(??) FastTrak SATA150 TX4 Controller'
>     class    = mass storage
>Stefan Bethke <stb at>   Fon +49 170 346 0140

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