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Old 07-15-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
theraven
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Linux system hangs at boot, help..


Hi, I got linux working perfectly, but its only now i got a problem

when i boot up, i get to a part that says,

"Setting system time from hardware (localtime)"

it doesnt go any further..

just wondering whats causing it to hang,

also is there a way to fix this???

i can press CTRL+C to by pass it but i think its like safe mode for linux coz it doesnt log onto my network so i can surf the net..

I'm a linux noobie so dont talk techy to me :P
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Linux system hangs at boot, help..

Quote:
Originally posted by theraven
Hi, I got linux working perfectly, but its only now i got a problem

when i boot up, i get to a part that says,

"Setting system time from hardware (localtime)"

it doesnt go any further..

just wondering whats causing it to hang,

also is there a way to fix this???

i can press CTRL+C to by pass it but i think its like safe mode for linux coz it doesnt log onto my network so i can surf the net..

I'm a linux noobie so dont talk techy to me :P
There are two clocks in linux ,one is the hardware clock which is by the hardware,the other one is the system clock which is maintained by the kernel.The command hwclock returns the hwclock
http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2
whereas command such as date returns the system clock
http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2
I think the problem is with the CMOS battery.I think that you have to check the battery.Try running in single runlevel
(by giving boot option
single
(append single in either your lilo prompt or in grub(press a))
)
and try to boot.
If it goes to the shell try the both clocks and see if something is wrong.If it is usually the CMOS battery is down.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:07 PM   #3
theraven
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thanks man.. thanks for your time to help..

couldnt get it fixed..

so i just took out the board and replaced it with another board installing now :P wish me luck :P
 
  


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