Bug 5277 - Intel ca810 M-Boards hang on boot, no tick to sync hwclock.
Intel ca810 M-Boards hang on boot, no tick to sync hwclock.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-21 12:42 EDT by george_georgalis
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-12 14:33:34 EDT
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Description george_georgalis 1999-09-21 12:42:20 EDT
It looks like there is a compatibility problem with the
810 series of Intel M-boards (I'm using RH 6.0 but I
expect this issue with earlier versions as well). This
is a Celeron board, my experience has been with two
CA810 boards, the BIOS version of one of them is Phoenix
8c1a100a.86a.0010.p03 (really) and I've come across the
deja post

http://x38.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=476753527&CONTEXT=937526718.243400716&hitnum=0

Apparently, the on-board clock doesn't provide a tick for
the system clock to sync to, and rc.sysinit hangs setting
the system clock (/sbin/hwclock). Apparently ctrl-c will
bypass the hang, but I haven't tried tried that.

If the clock section of rc.sysinit is commented out, it
will boot, but expect problems (networking, filesystem,
etc) from not setting the clock. A better solution might
be to write a script to request current time at boot-up
then run a script to set it more accurately from the
network.

#!/bin/bash
rdate -s <url of a timeserver>
setclock

Some links on the board...

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/ca810/
http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel810/
http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel810/i810feat.htm
http://support.intel.com/design/chipsets/810/

// George

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-21 14:04:59 EDT
Do you have another example on this? Quoting the post:
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Never mind, I'm banging my head on the keyboard right now. The
motherboard was faulty.
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Comment 2 george_georgalis 1999-10-12 14:18:59 EDT
Actually the motherboard was faulty. The bios clock would not advance.
When Linux boots it waits for 1 tick of the clock before booting.

I troubleshot linux to death before even looking at the hardware.

Lesson well learned.

-- original author

Their have been two additional instances that I've been made aware of.

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