Ubuntu affecting Windows XP clock

Daniel Borgmann spark-mailinglists at web.de
Thu Sep 23 23:23:04 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 15:10 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It fails when Windows is installed second.
> Have you tried to install Windows on a system with Linux on it?  The RTC is
> the least of your worries.  Windows has never attempted to coexist with
> another OS.
> > You don't allow for _other_ operating systems. Some people still use OS/2.
> The solution described in the bug allows for arbitrary operating systems, as
> long as we can reasonably guess what they expect of the clock.

Would it be possible to change the clock to local time on system
shutdown when a legacy OS exists on the computer, log this somewhere in
a textfile and then restore to UTC on next boot when necessary? This way
it would not break if a legacy OS gets installed after Ubuntu (but maybe
this eliminates all advantage of using UTC in the first place, I don't
know much about it).

Daniel Borgmann <spark at mayl.de>

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