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Old 11-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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Failed to set system clock to hardware clock


I am unable to boot into my new gentoo system. It was working fine before, but after I tried changing the screen resolution, I had to poweroff the computer and when I tried to reboot it, I started getting the following error message:

*Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method. Use the --debug option to see the details of our search for an access method.

*Failed to set the system clock to the hardware clock
*Failed to start /etc/init.d/clock

*One or more critical startup scripts failed to start.


It then stops the boot process at this point and either lets me reboot, or log in as root to "fix the problem".

What can i do to repair this after logging in as root?

Thanks,
jrtayloriv
 
Old 11-11-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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I ran /sbin/hwclock --debug manually and got the following error:

Failed to open /dev/rtc errno=2 No such file or directory.

RTC is enabled in the kernel, and like I said it was working before I powered off my computer, where could /dev/rtc have gone? Is there any way to reinstall it?

Thanks,
jrtayloriv
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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If the device /dev/rtc is missing you can recreate it.

mknod /dev/rtc c 10 135

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