[Linux-aus] Dual-booting Win*/*nix with UTC BIOS Clock

Peter Lawler linux-aus at bleeter.id.au
Mon Nov 18 01:06:22 EST 2013

On 17/11/2013 1:50 AM, David Lyon wrote:
> On 2013-11-16 14:59, Michael Still wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Peter Lawler
>> <linux-aus at bleeter.id.au> wrote:
>>> Last time I looked, I recall MS had decided on insisting system
>>> clocks
>>> be in local time. It certainly explains why Win* boots in one time
>>> zone,
>>> the same as it logs in as, but then flips '($X*$Y) / ($moon phase^2)'
>>> seconds after loading the desktop.

>> I know this was an issue for Windows VMs running on OpenStack until
>> recently...

> One option is to remove the RTC-IC from the motherboard entirely.

Now there's a bright idea, simple and elegant.

I'm loathed to desolder on 'production' machines. Will give it a go when 
I next retire one. Seems certainly like a good excuse to hopefully 
replace this 30+ year old analogue 'scope I've inherited ;)

Thanks for the brainwave!


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