How to coordinate the clock when dual-booting with Windows

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Mon Dec 11 04:30:07 UTC 2017

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 1:42 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

> On 9 December 2017 at 23:00, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
>> I've installed Ubuntu into a Windows laptop.  I missed the place where I
>> was supposed to tell the install that the clock will be kept in local time,
>> so switching between Linux and Windows is a pain.
> The clock is not normally an issue when dual booting. Are you sure you
> have setup the timezone correctly in both environments? To check in Ubuntu
> run, in a terminal
> date

My Dell laptop running Xubuntu shows the correct time and time zone (PST)
The BIOS setup shows the same time (but does not know about time zones)
Windows 10 shows the correct time zone (UTC-8:00) but a time 8 hours
earlier, apparently UTC itself.  If I un-set "set time automatically" I can
correct this, but I have to do it on each reboot.  That's what I want to

> and it will show the date/time and timezone.  If it is wrong then you can
> run
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
> to set it up.  Don't know how to do that in Windows.
> Colin
> --
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
> mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users

Kevin O'Gorman
#define QUESTION ((bb) || (!bb))   /* Shakespeare */

Please consider the environment before printing this email.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: image/gif
Size: 441 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list