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TristanDee 07-22-2009 06:09 AM

Time zone sets inappropriate time during Ubuntu 9.04 installation
 
While installing Jaunty Jackalope, the Time Zone selector gave a time which was whopping five hours ahead of my Bangladesh Standard Time. It was around 01:30am when I was installing Ubuntu and the time it set was beyond 06am! I don't know why it happened, but I can recall it happened earlier too on several occasions. I always had to reset the time manually later.

And this even changed my system time as well as the time set in Vista.

Is this a hardware problem? Or is there something to do with the Ubuntu installer?

Does anyone have any idea, please!

Bangladesh is GMT+6 and now we are having DST set at GMT+7. Could that be a factor for the anomaly?

However, I surely couldn't configure boot options correctly for dual booting with Vista (the error did not take place while installing Vista) and my Ubuntu is not booting :(, but that's ANOTHER problem. Right now I'm searching for a good tutorial for Vista-Ubuntu dual booting.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 07-22-2009 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by TristanDee (Post 3616224)
While installing Jaunty Jackalope, the Time Zone selector gave a time which was whopping five hours ahead of my Bangladesh Standard Time. It was around 01:30am when I was installing Ubuntu and the time it set was beyond 06am! I don't know why it happened, but I can recall it happened earlier too on several occasions. I always had to reset the time manually later.

And this even changed my system time as well as the time set in Vista.

Is this a hardware problem? Or is there something to do with the Ubuntu installer?

Does anyone have any idea, please!

Bangladesh is GMT+6 and now we are having DST set at GMT+7. Could that be a factor for the anomaly?

However, I surely couldn't configure boot options correctly for dual booting with Vista (the error did not take place while installing Vista) and my Ubuntu is not booting :(, but that's ANOTHER problem. Right now I'm searching for a good tutorial for Vista-Ubuntu dual booting.

When you correct the system time, does it stay correct for the rest of the session? Does the system time change every time you boot up from a shutdown?

TristanDee 07-22-2009 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} (Post 3616522)
When you correct the system time, does it stay correct for the rest of the session? Does the system time change every time you boot up from a shutdown?

Thanks Nexus for replying. But I'm afraid I don't remember what happened when I did that. Actually, I was planning to come back to using Linux after quite a while....As for now, like I said, I haven't been able to boot into Ubuntu yet.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 07-22-2009 02:37 PM

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I haven't been able to boot into Ubuntu yet.
Post any error messages and we might be able to assist.

TristanDee 07-24-2009 12:00 AM

Do you think my time-zone problem has anything to do with how I installed Ubuntu?
This is the message I get on the Vista BootLoader page:
Quote:

BootPart 2.60 Bootsector © 1993-2005 Giles Vollant http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm
Loading new partition
Bootsector from C. H. Hochstätter
Cannot load from harddisk.
Isert Systemdisk and press any key.
I installed Ubuntu with a separate /boot partition and included that partition in Vista's BootLoader with EasyBCD. However, after the inclusion the settings in EasyBCD has this:
Quote:

Entry #2

Name: NeoSmart Linux
BCD ID: {ec7faeb3-5dc9-11de-9463-001a4d39a7ee}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_grub.mbr
I don't understand why it shows D:/ for the Bootloader path.
I have two HDDs on my system--one SATA where my Vista resides, and another IDE. This IDE HDD automatically became D:/ during formatting while installing Vista although I intended to make a few partitions on this hraddrive sequentially towards the end. BIOS shows this as secondary slave.

I don't know if anything else could be useful information.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 07-24-2009 12:44 AM

I don't think your bootloader has any bearing on your timezone. Does the time in the other OS change like it does in Ubuntu?

TristanDee 07-24-2009 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} (Post 3618446)
Does the time in the other OS change like it does in Ubuntu?

After installing Ubuntu it did. But it hadn't while installing the other OS. Also, after installing a patch for DST and selecting the right TimeZone in Vista, the time got adjusted correctly.


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