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Re: Dell PowerEdge SC420 & hwclock

On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 04:18:14AM +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> Hi all,
>   "Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:44:36 +0100", "Geert Stappers"
>   "Re: SATA on Dell PowerEdge SC420 & hwclock"
> >> >  If you know a reason about this strange behavior, please let me know.
> >
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=277298
>  Thanks. It seems that kernel problem in specific environment,
>  but in d-i, some "workaround" to avoid such situation should 
>  be provieded for users if we can. 

A workaround is provided in that bugreport.
And de "specific environment" is the hardware.
(hardware is allowed to be different)

>  Anyway I'll read it carefully later, again.

Okay, please read it with "how to trigger the workaround" in mind.

> >> I've seen this before on an IBM Thinkcentre. A firmware upgrade solved it.
> >
> >Are details about that "firmware upgrade" available?
>  It's interesting.
>  But now we cannot get any updated firmware  from dell.
>  see http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&SystemID=PWE_420SC&os=BIOSA&osl=en&deviceid=159&devlib=1&category=1&releaseid=R84250
>  It is just "Initial Release", no updates are inclued in it.

Besides that, hwclock works without a BIOS update.
(so no need to update BIOS)

Geert Stappers

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