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Re: [opensuse] BIOS/GRUB Problem
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:20:03 -0500
  • Message-id: <4CE5DED3.5000701@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2010/11/19 00:13 (GMT+0200) Stan Goodman composed:

David Haller wrote:

>Interesting that the file system was most recently mounted and written
>two months before it was created.

Is your time set correctly? Or more specifically: the hwclock in the
BIOS? I'm not sure at what time that is read to the system-time during

No, it isn't, as I have mentioned some time ago. When normal booting
fails, the BIOS time is displayed (along with a notice that it is wrong)
as 2002/1/12. When the system is up, the time is correctly displayed
because NTS has corrected it.

If the BIOS cannot retain the time, likely it cannot retain uncorrupted other settings either. You need to verify the clock can keep time while powered down overnight or longer, by going into the BIOS to confirm correct time right before powering down for an extended period. After shutdown, unplug the power cable. If it cannot keep time for several hours or more, more than likely there's a common 2032 pancake battery on the motherboard that isn't making good contact, or needs to be replaced. Bad battery & resultant BIOS data corruption and/or memory loss could explain the installation and Grub trouble you experienced in recent weeks.
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Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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