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Bug#506252: success: d-i lenny rc1 on nslu2 armel

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 10:28, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
> * Devin Carraway <devin@debian.org> [2008-11-19 13:31]:
>> Timezone setup was fine, but the system RTC does not appear to be running,
>> so attempts to write to the hardware clock (which require an RTC poll)
>> failed, causing a brief (but properly detected by the installer) hang.
>> Installed files were timestamped correctly, but on post-install reboot the
>> clock was wrong (also if the clock isn't running the hwclock access on boot
>> will stall, taking hours for the first boot, but I'd disabled that before
>> the reboot.)
> Rod, Gordon, do you know what to do about this situation?  I think RTC
> works fine here, but what can we do in the case described by Devin?

This problem didn't occur when I last checked the RC1 installer image.
Sounds like a hardware problem. I wonder if removing and then
reinstalling the NSLU2 battery will solve the problem [1] (search for
rtc on the page). Alternatively, you could boot the Linksys firmware,
and then try the installer again.


[1] http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Debian/TroubleShooting

Gordon Farquharson
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