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install-sparc64-minimal-20110829 init stops when setting system clock

Jim Faulkner
I'm trying to get my Sun Blade 100 going w/ install-sparc64-minimal-20110829.iso
but the init system gets stuck at "Setting the system clock using the
hardware clock [UTC]".

That's not to say the system locks up:  I can type characters and they
show up on the screen, but init doesn't let me proceed past the setting
system clock script.  The machine is definitely still working.  I've
waited 10 or 15 minutes but init won't give up on the "Setting the
system clock" script.

Actually I can ctrl-c out of it the first time init tries to start the
script, before runlevel 3.  But as soon as it enters runlevel 3 it tries
to start the system clock script again and I'm unable to ctrl-c out of
it.

I see in my kernel messages before modules are loaded that the kernel
successfully sets the system clock from the hardware clock:  apparently
install-sparc64-minimal-20110829.iso's kernel has CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS
set.  On my x86 systems /etc/conf.d/hwclock tells me "You do not need
this if you are running a modern kernel with CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS set to
y."  Should setting the system clock from the hardware clock be enabled
on the installcd at all?


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Re: install-sparc64-minimal-20110829 init stops when setting system clock

Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto-2
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Hi.

On 02-09-2011 01:31, Jim Faulkner wrote:
> I'm trying to get my Sun Blade 100 going w/
> install-sparc64-minimal-20110829.iso but the init system gets stuck
> at "Setting the system clock using the hardware clock [UTC]".
>
> That's not to say the system locks up:  I can type characters and
> they show up on the screen, but init doesn't let me proceed past the
> setting system clock script.  The machine is definitely still
> working.  I've waited 10 or 15 minutes but init won't give up on the
> "Setting the system clock" script.

Raúl (armin76) noticed this past week that the install-cds weren't
bringing up the login script. He tracked it down to an issue with the
livecd-tools ebuild and fixed it.
So we're sorry about this, but it should be fixed on the next run of the
auto-builds.

> Actually I can ctrl-c out of it the first time init tries to start
> the script, before runlevel 3.  But as soon as it enters runlevel 3
> it tries to start the system clock script again and I'm unable to
> ctrl-c out of it.
>
> I see in my kernel messages before modules are loaded that the kernel
> successfully sets the system clock from the hardware clock:
> apparently install-sparc64-minimal-20110829.iso's kernel has
> CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS set.  On my x86 systems /etc/conf.d/hwclock tells
> me "You do not need this if you are running a modern kernel with
> CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS set to y."  Should setting the system clock from
> the hardware clock be enabled on the installcd at all?

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Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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