[PlanetCCRMA] fc4 freeze on boot!

Mark Knecht markknecht@gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 21:01:01 2005

On 8/17/05, Jonathan Segel <jsegel@magneticmotorworks.com> wrote:
> hello, i'm suddenly (last day or so) having a serious problem booting
> my fc4 machine. in the init phase it gets past the S88rtirq setting,
> through the next few (crond, xfs, anacron, atd, system message bus,
> cups and HAL) then big problem:
> the realtime module does not exist on this kernel    [WARNING]
> and the system freezes.
> i rebooted a couple time, and once it got past the warning and
> everything was fine, but now again it's stuck...

Run memtest86. I came home from traveling for a few days. My last
Windows box booted fine. Windows said it had updates to do. I let it
do them. It said it had to reboot. I did. The machine wouldn't boot.
Windows is bad, right?

Wrong. I ran memtest 86 and my memory had gone bad. Called up Crucial
(lifetime guaranteed memory) and they're shipping me a new one for

One last thing. If you look in BIOS and settings look weird then how
long has it been since you've changed the system clock battery?

Good luck,