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Old 04-11-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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hwclock problem

My machine froze during boot with the line:

Setting system time from the hardware clock (localtime).

I started looking in forums and found an old post about someone having the same problem. He said CTRL-C didn't work for him, but I tried it and my system finished the scripts and allowed me to log on. I found from replies to that post that /etc/rc.d/rc.S is the script that runs the /sbin/hwclock program. I found the --show option in the man pages and tried it; hwclock froze. This makes me think it may be a BIOS or hardware problem.

Slackware 9.1 OS
Asus A7A266 Motherboard with 1.6 GHz AMD and 512MB RAM
80 GB Hard drive, hda1 is 1GB swap, hda2 is 15GB /, hda3 is the rest for /home
The rest probably isn't important, but it has 2 Ethernet cards, a Ge-Force 2 video card, a cheap seal 32 bit sound card and 52x CD-ROM drive.
Old 04-11-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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You might be able to get more information about the problem by issuing:

hwclock --show --debug

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 04-11-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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I typed halt and hit enter before leaving to go to Easter dinner, I just returned and found that the damn thing froze while running hwclock to save the system time. I hit the reboot button on the case, and when it ran the initialization scripts it was able to get past hwclock without a problem. It also runs hwclock --show without problems. No idea about what is wrong... Thanks for the --debug idea though.


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