lfs-6.6 booting on my vmware!, but allays checking consistence of sda1

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 08:25:12 PDT 2010

mhenriquezs at terra.cl wrote:

> One minor issue that is bugging me, is that there is something wrong 
> about the sda1 and ext3 filesystem about the dates, since each time that 
> I turn on the virtual machine the system stop at booting telling me that 
> the check date on the filesystem is in the future and it have to stop 
> the booting, so, next boot I enter into the Vmware BIOS and change the 
> date there to something in the future (let say 5-6-2011), then booting 
> my lfs it check that the cheking date expire,and it do a checkdisk over 
> the partition, after that it boots ok and all goes well. But on next 
> boot it again claim that the filesystem check date is in the future and 
> I have to do all over again...
> So, I wonder if there is some way to check what dates the ext3 
> filesystem is taking into account to see what is wrong there or more 
> simple, a way to turn off that checking consistence of the filesystem 
> acording to a date on boot?

It sounds like a mismatch between the vmware hwclock and the system 
clock.  Generally it's easiest to use GMT for the hw clock.  Make sure 
/etc/sysconfig/clock has UTC=1 and check the old, but still mostly 
valid, hint at 

   -- Bruce

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