Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 611453
Drops to text mode when battery runs out
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:24:06 EDT
1. Suspend running laptop to RAM
2. Don't wake it up until it runs out of battery
3. There's no backup battery, so the clock is out of sync
4. Plug in power, and boot machine
5. Be dropped to the command-line on boot with the system requiring command-line tweaking to reset the system clock
The machine is a MacbookAir1,1, and it does not have a backup battery for the clock itself. When running out of battery, the date/time is lost, and reset to the 1st Jan 2001. Ext4, on boot, will complain that the previous mount date is in the future and refuse to carry on.
Instead of dropping to the command-line, and asking me for a root password, I should be asked for the date and time, probably in some semi-graphical mode in plymouth, or even be asked at GDM or login time (if automatic login was selected).
Given that I have NTP setup, it should probably never even ask me anything, and figure out the right date by itself.
Well, this is before you have a network, so NTP can't really help. I'm trying to figure out how you'd guess this information without either constantly storing the time locally, or keeping track of various machine's epoch date for comparison.
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