Ubuntu Server 9.10 on Embedded Board Alix2d2 (AMD Geode & CF card over IDE)

Ramon Hofer ramonhofer at bluewin.ch
Mon Jan 18 22:54:08 UTC 2010

I found a post here: http://forums.imedialinux.com/index.php?topic=139.0

The title of this thread is "System time resets to Jan 1 2000 on

The author writes: "Even though this specifies and loads ntpd, it never
seems to actually *hit* any time server to update the system clock,
ever, so all my files show up as created or modified in 2000."

Even though I don't understand it completely it seems that this could be
my problem too.

My error message was:
alix-root: Superblock last mount time (Sun Jan 17 20:39:33 2010,
        now = Sat Jan  1 01:00:19 2000) is in the future.

Because of that I think I can solve it in the same way: "The solution was to add a script file (I called it M01-ntpdate) to the /etc/rcS.d directory to use /usr/sbin/ntpdate to set the system clock."

But unfortunately I don't know exactly what to write into that script. Hope someone can help me here.

Or would it be better to add a battery (http://www.pcengines.ch/cr2032.htm)?
But because the server is probably going to run all day I think it's not needed.


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