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Offline ordep

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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2012, 02:54:34 AM »
While you get the output of 'showbootcodes' as posted above, what is the output of 'uname -a'?


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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2012, 03:29:08 AM »
Any idea where that "BOOT_IMAGE=TCL-sdb9" could come from?
Have you manually ever given such a name anywhere?
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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2012, 04:10:36 AM »
Any idea where that "BOOT_IMAGE=TCL-sdb9" could come from?
Have you manually ever given such a name anywhere?

In my working box Salix in lilo.conf the section for TCl reads:
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image = /mnt/TCL/tce/boot/vmlinuz
initrd = /mnt/TCL/tce/boot/core.gz
root = /dev/sdb9
label = TCL-sdb9
read-only

Aha, and there is the

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append="quiet vt.default_utf8=1"

at the beginning of lilo.conf.

So it seems those bootcodes come from the lilo.conf. 
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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2012, 07:57:19 AM »
There you go!

What started as "Confusing Local Time" eventually turns out to be "Confusion about a misconfigured bootloader".

Better fix your boot configuration...
I seem to vaguely remember that one may have to update or rerun lilo after installing a new kernel or changing config. Consult documentation.
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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2012, 04:26:04 PM »
There you go!

What started as "Confusing Local Time" eventually turns out to be "Confusion about a misconfigured bootloader".

Better fix your boot configuration...
I seem to vaguely remember that one may have to update or rerun lilo after installing a new kernel or changing config. Consult documentation.

Yes that is SOP in my Linux book!  ;)
It is then still confusing why TCL uses those codes and not the once give. Godfather DSL or KNOPPIX will not do it with the same lilo.conf settings.
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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2012, 08:15:01 PM »
Now how about these codes:

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~$ showbootcodes
BOOT_IMAGE=TCL-sdb9 ro root=819 noswap noutc tz=PHT-8

or now

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~$ date
Tue Jul 24 11:07:11 PHT 2012

Added in lilo.conf in TCL section
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append = "noswap noutc tz=PHT-8"

Hopefully this ends all confusions. :D :D :D

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Re: Confusing Local Time
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2012, 11:34:00 PM »
Also delete "root =" & "read-only"
Any system based on initramfs must not have such options.

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Re: [SOLVED] Confusing Local Time
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2012, 08:25:41 PM »
Can we then say that if TCL is installed on a hard drive and boot loader is lilo the boot codes have to be placed into the /etc/lilo.conf file as append = .

In my lilo.conf the section for TCL reads now:
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image = /mnt/TCL/tce/boot/vmlinuz
initrd = /mnt/TCL/tce/boot/core.gz
root = /dev/sdb9
append = "quiet noswap noutc tz=PHT-8"
label = TCL-sdb9

The vga=mode, in my case vga=791, is placed before the Linux bootable partition config begins at the end of the global section.

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Re: [SOLVED] Confusing Local Time
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2012, 10:55:25 PM »
What is the output of "showbootcodes" now?
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Re: [SOLVED] Confusing Local Time
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2012, 12:44:10 AM »
What is the output of "showbootcodes" now?

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BOOT_IMAGE=TCL-sdb9 quiet noswap noutc tz=PHT-8

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Re: [SOLVED] Confusing Local Time
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2012, 05:16:19 AM »
Looks much better now.  :)

Still not sure if that "root = /dev/sdb9" should be in there though...
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Re: [SOLVED] Confusing Local Time
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2012, 06:21:00 PM »
root = /dev/sdb9 there or not does not seem to make any difference.

Just to double check for the whole concept of bootcodes in lilo.conf I booted from CD with "base". Installed to HD w/o any bootcodes.  Used the bootcodes in lilo.conf as outlined as "append = *". Run lilo, booted into the new TCL partition and all was set correctly such as set to local time.