Linux & Windows dual-boot – BIOS time problems

The problem is that by default these systems interprets hardware time in different way. Windows thinks that this is a local time, Linux – UTC (GMT). As a result you can have problems with jumping time each time you reboot into some OS. However you can force Linux to interpret hardware time as local, edit /etc/default/rcS and set UTC=no.
If you are running these two shits (Win & Linux) on a laptop you may have additional problems, Linux may still show wrong time. If you look into logs, you’ll find that probably it can’t open /dev/rtc device. In this case edit files /etc/init.d/ and and set parameter HWCLOCKPARS=--directisa

Thursday, October 4th, 2007