Subject: Re: Can Promise Ultra133TX2 use on NetBSD/alpha?
To: Felix Deichmann <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/31/2003 22:52:10
On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 05:48:32PM +0200, Felix Deichmann wrote:
> Well, my Promise Ultra100 TX2 does NOT work in my AXPpci33. I don't know 
> why; Manuel Bouyer suggested that it could be sort of register setup 
> which is done by the Promise BIOS on i386, but not on Alpha.
> Or the Promise could have problems with the PCI mapping on some Alpha 
> machines.
> Manuel said that a card with HPT chip (e.g. Abit Hot Rod 100) might work 
> better. Unfortunately he is on vacation now, so we could not try to fix 
> my Promise problem on the Alpha :-)

I'm back, trying to catch up with email :)
With a 133TX2 it may be different. It's known to work in macpcc, it's the
controller used in recent Xserve. But we won't know before someone tries ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference