Installing troubles with Asus NCCH-DL Dual Xeon Board

Contact contact at
Sat Oct 23 10:07:59 PDT 2004

Problem solved, the Promise controller was the reason for
that abnormal rebooting within the BTX loader...

disabling it for installation worked fine....
after installation, enabling the Promise Controller again did also work,
FreeBSD is handling the mirrored disks correctly....

Cheers... now it's time for a beer =)

At 17:57 22.10.2004, Contact wrote:

>I've just got a new machine to play with,
>for detailed specs of the machine see below...
>I've tried to install several releases of FreeBSD,
>5.2.1 Release and the 5.3 RC1, but after some lines of boot initialisation,
>the machine just reboots without any further notice....
> > Normal Startup and BIOS checks.... then:
>Building the boot loader arguments
>Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found
>Relocating the loader and the BTX
>Starting the BTX Loader
>BTX Loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01
>console: Internal video/keyboard
>< here comes the REBOOT...
>I've searched the available mailinglists, but because the mainboard is 
>quite new,
>I couldn't find anything related...
>Doe's anyone has any suggestions for solving that problem ?
>Could it be just a DVD ROM problem with Freebsd ?  (I've read something 
>about some incompatibalities...)
>(although Knopix boots correctly from that DVD ROM and can handle both 
>Asus NCCH-DL Mainboard (Award BIOS v6.00PG, ACPI BIOS Revision 1003)
>Dual Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz 1MB Cache
>Intel 82875P/6300ESB Chipset (North/Southbridge)
>1 x AGP Pro/8x
>2 x 64-bit/66MHz PCI-X
>2 x 32 bit/33MHz PCI
>2 x SATA (support RAID 0/RAID 1)
>Promise PDC20319 4 x SATA
>Intel 82547GI Gigabit LAN
>TI TSB43AB22A IEEE 1394
>and some standard Interfaces (like PS/2 keyboard mouse....etc)
>2 x 200 GB Raid over the Promise Controler (2 x ST3200822AS 3.01)
>1 x 200 GB on the onboard SATA (ST3200822AS 3.01)
>Thanxs in advance !
>PS: I'd like to thank you all for supporting FreeBSD, it's just the BEST 
>OS ever build ! =)
>freebsd-questions at mailing list
>To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list