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Re: boot stalls on ntpdate [was bootlog, control of modules]

Matt Price wrote:
On 10/3/05, Edward J Shornock <ed@crazeecanuck.homelinux.net> wrote:
Edward J. Shornock wrote:

A moot point now...

sysvinit (2.86.ds1-4) unstable; urgency=low
this is great, thank you.  I now have bootlogd running!  (found htis
out when I finally had an opportunity to reboot,  bit of a stressful
weekend).  COmmenting out a bunch of modules helped my problems,
thanks much for that help folks.

I notice now that bootup is stalling on ntpdate.  Here's what I see on
Tue Oct  4 21:13:32 2005: Running ntpdate to synchronize clockError :
Temporary failure in name resolution
Tue Oct  4 21:14:12 2005: .
so it hangs for about a minute.  I assume that the internet connection
has not been brought up yet when ntpdate is run... any suyggestions
what I should do?

If it's a name resolution problem, then try using the IP address of a
reliable time server, like your ISP's.  If it's a time out issue then
you can try lengthening the timeout period using the -t option.  Try both
if you're not sure.

  The init script for ntpdate is currently
/etc/rcS.d/S51ntpdate, which i think is the default.

That's just a link.  The init script is /etc/init.d/ntpdate, but even
that is not what you want.  In debian, init scripts have files of the same
name in /etc/default, reserved for custom configuration, so you can add the
changes there (in /etc/default/ntpdate).



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