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From: Jim Faulkner <jfaulkne@...>
Subject: install-sparc64-minimal-20110829 init stops when setting system clock
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:31:26 -0400
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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