SunFire X4100 MPT Issues 6.2 RC1

Spartak Radchenko spartak at
Fri Dec 1 18:24:25 PST 2006

Dave wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2006, at 12:47 PM, Vivek Khera wrote:
>> On Dec 1, 2006, at 11:29 AM, Dave wrote:
>>> We have talked to Sun about it and have not heard back on a fix for
>>> the latest BIOS.  We have been given an older version of the BIOS
>>> that does not have this issue.
>> Which version of bios is the latest that works for you?  I have two 
>> of these X4100's and they both came with bios 1.0.0 (even though 
>> purchased 10 months apart).  I'm now afraid to update the bios since 
>> we boot from an external RAID array.
> We are running the 1.2.1 package from Sun on the ILOM card and the
> system BIOS.  The LSI card is running:
>   LSI Logic Corp. MPT SAS BIOS
>   MPTBIOS- (2005.11.03)
>   Copyright 2000-2005 LSI Logic Corp.
> The upgrade to the ILOM card, and consequently the system BIOS,
> will not upgrade the LSI card and cause the boot problem that has
> been reported by me and others.  As far as I know, the problem is
> only caused by upgrading the LSI MPT card to version

I have problems too with booting FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 amd64 on the Intel 
SR2500 server with the LSI MTP card.

MPTBIOS- (2006.04.07)

FreeBSD boots from the installation DVD and installs ok, but I get "BTX halted" error trying to boot from the hard drive.

Spartak Radchenko SVR1-RIPE

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