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Problem: Ubuntu Xen System Boot Hangs After Setting System Clock Message

After installing the Ubuntu xen-server packages and rebooting the operating system using the Xen kernel the boot process appears to hang after displaying the "Setting system clock..." message.

This is a problem related to the hwclock binary which is common to a number of different Linux distributions in addition to Ubuntu.

The cleanest way to prevent this problem from occuring on an Ubuntu system is to edit the following system initialization files:


and place a exit 0 line immediately after the #!/bin/sh. For example:

exit 0
Once this change has been made to both the and files simply reboot the system and Ubuntu should boot fully without hanging.

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