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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: install-sparc64-minimal-20110829 init stops when setting system clock
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 02:21:41 +0000
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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?

- -- 
Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
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