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Topic FaQtqm885dLinuxHangsBootingFromNfsWithoutRtc not in WebOrder Linux hangs when booting the ELDK root filesystem over NFS

Question:
If I boot Linux on the TQM885D with the ELDK root filesystem mounted over NFS, it hangs after printing "Configuring kernel parameters: [ OK ]". Why?

Answer:
This is most probably, because you use a TQM885D board whithout a populated RTC in conjunction with a kernel where the RTC driver is build in. If no RTC is populated on your TQM885D board, make sure that you use a kernel without build in RTC driver.

Explanation:
After "Configuring kernel parameters: [ OK ]" is printed to the console hwclock tries to access the RTC of the board. If no RTC is there, the RTC driver returns an error to hwclock. Unfortunately hwclock then tries to repeat the faulty access to the RTC - which results in an endless loop.