Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149211
Boot hangs due to hwclock on FSC P250
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
*** This bug has been split off bug 120526 ***
------- Original comment by john stultz on 2004.04.09 16:08 -------
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Description of problem:
Installing RHEL4 alpha2 (rel0327), the installation hung while it was
preparing for the install (shortly before cd2 is requested). Switching
to an alternate console and running ps showed hwclock running. Killing
hwclock allowed the installation to continue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start install on x365
2. Note installer hangs while preparing for install
Actual Results: Installer hangs, ctl-alt-f2'ing to the console and
running ps shows hwclock hung.
Expected Results: Installer works properly
This bug was also seen under SLES 9 beta 2. Supposedly there is a fix
(so far untested) to hwclock to resolve this.
The problem also occurs on a RHEL3, with util-linux-2.11y-31.1 and a FSC P250
This also happends on FC4, during an upgrade. An install on the same system(s)
didn't exhibit the problem. The symptom I noticed (red herring) was that the
installed was stuck at "Finding packages to upgrade", or "moving (1) to step
findpackages" in anaconda.log.
This was on several newish Dells, which had the hwclock problem while running FC2.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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