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hurd and BIOS/RTC problem

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: hurd and BIOS/RTC problem
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:03:13 +0200
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while testing my old HURD box (remember, real hardware, not a VM) I noticed that I have troubles with my BIOS settings and the RTC.

The preface is that about a year ago, with my old install, I did not have this behavior.

If I boot into the hurd, the clock settings are gone! The BIOS fails checksum and I need to reenter all the values. This happens both if, after boot I just trigger the power-off button or and even if I do a clean shutdown (which i am able to do if I do not open any network connection or perform usage: just login, shutdown).

I thought at first that the battery has gone bad, but I changed it. Also, I tested, that if the clock is set, the settings saved but no boot is performed, the computer can stay unplugged for days. Thus something in the boot process disturbs the BIOS!

it is quite annoying, also because it means that the computer can't be used headless due to the bios checksum error.


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