Comment 69 for bug 43745

Justin Freeman (jfreeman) wrote :

It is with great sadness that I report Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy corrupts the bios on my old (5 years) Inspiron 8000 Pentium 3 1GHZ. So it appears that this problem is not limited to newer hardware.

Installed Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy, rebooted 5 times or so. And when booting up the Bios message appeared stating that the date/time had been lost and did I want to F1 Set the date/time now or F2 ignore this error. Luckily this BIOS has more user friendly options than my Inspiron 6400 which simply displays the infuriating "time of date clock stopped" message and then fails to boot or do anything.

This is very serious guys, what action is being done to investigate this problem? Nearly 6 months and no resolution.

(I'm surprised this has not been Slashdotted about yet).