Re: rtc module hangs system - prevents new installation of Etch from fully booting
Quoting Frans Pop <email@example.com>:
> On Wednesday 23 May 2007 12:07, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I have an old x86 system that fails to fully boot after a clean
> > installation of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.
> Same message, so same answer:
As I said this is not causing me a problem, so I'm not really after an answer.
I just thought that as I had a system where the current stable release of
Debian won't boot on, that I had a good example of a serious stability issue -
if anyone wanted to investigate it.
Probably you are right and this is fixed in a later kernel, there are certainly
lots of references to rtc in the kernel changelogs, however me upgrading my
kernel does not help someone else installing Debian 4.0 on a system like mine.
How do you suggest we improve Debian 4.0 so it boots ok on systems like mine?
My thoughts were:
Describe this problem in the Errata ; or
Blacklist the rtc module in the udev package ; or
Fix / remove the rtc module in the linux-image-2.6.18-4-486 package
What do you think would be best?