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I have a Debian downloaded from http://www.raspberrypi.org/.

When I boot it up, it hangs when staring NTPD, and takes a few minutes to get to the login.

A message shows up after this showing its IP address.

I'm guessing there's something wrong with the boot order?

I tried to change the ntpd's "panic" time but it didn't work.

Adding

panic 5

to /etc/ntp.conf doesn't work.

Also, ntpd -g doesn't accept an argument either, so I don't know how to change its default threshold.

Has anybody experienced this before?

It seems that this is an issue that has happened on other Linux distributions on other platforms, but I don't think I've found a suitable solution yet.

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    Have you got ntpdate installed too? – Alex Chamberlain Jul 12 '12 at 16:32
  • I doubt this is a boot order problem, if it were everyone would be having this issue. You may want to try a new SD Card image. – Steve Robillard Jul 12 '12 at 21:32
  • @AlexChamberlain Thanks! That was the problem, I almost forgot about it. – Tianyang Li Jul 13 '12 at 1:55
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As Alex noted, if ntpdate is also installed, then removing it solves the problem.

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    Can someone elaborate on why this is the case? This answer appears incomplete. – Jivings Jul 15 '12 at 21:22
  • I'm on the latest Debian (Wheezy) for RPi and removing ntpdate did not fix the problem. Running ntpd -gq causes the command prompt to simply hang; it never actually gets anywhere. I have to cancel the command using Ctrl+C. – vaindil Mar 4 '15 at 19:46

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