Install = endless loop during Ubuntu install

John dingo at
Tue Sep 21 09:47:25 UTC 2004

J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:

> Steve . wrote:
>> FEEDBACK/SUGGESTION:  Add a 'Set System Time?' query during install...
>> ??? ( if laptop hardware is detected...or maybe, temp reset system
>> time to years in the future for a laptop auto install... ??? )
> Wouldn't the real fix be to make sure the battery in your clock 
> works?  Even if the workaround is appropriate, is it really necessary 
> to ask to set the time? What would be the harm in simply turning on a 
> network connection (if available), getting the time and date, and 
> setting the clock?

I was doing some work at a local shop one time.

The Windows blok installed XP for demonstration.

I installed Linux and set the clock automatically.

Windows expired;-)

We figured the clock had been set about a year in the past. Gave us all 
a good chuckle;-)

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