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Old 03-06-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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How to set the clock

I'm running the Mandrake Move Live CD. My clock shows the wrong time. It either shows it one hour too fast or two hours too fast. I went into Adjust Date and Time and clicked on Change Time Zone. I tried looking for Central Standard Time but it does not appear to be listed. I live in Minnesota and I'm in CST. I chose cities close to me like Detroit or Chicage but when I hit OK I get this "Is your hardware clock set to GMT?" What does GMT mean? Do I answer Yes or No for that? All I want is to choose Central Standard Time which is my timezone.
Old 03-06-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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I'm not so sure you can do this with a liveCD.
Old 03-06-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
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GMT = Greenwitch Mean Time (SP?)

If your system runs ONLY Mandrake you want to set this to YES then adjust your bios to GMT which should be -6Hrs from your local time.

If you run other OS's set this to no.

You'll need to save your configuration to USB (I hope you have the RETAIL version of MDLive not the download version!!! The download version is crippled to prevent this!)
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I downloaded the .iso image of Mandrake Move and then burnt a disc from it so I guess that means I'm working with the download version.

I do currently have Win 2000 installed but if I choose to install Linux there is a good chance I will delete Windows altogether and just run Mandrake. So are you telling me that there is a place in the Bios where I can set the clock to GMT and then hit F10 to save that configuration? If I do that then would I go into Adjust Date and Time and just choose the city nearest me like Chicago for example and then the clock will show the right time?
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The download version of MMove is purposely crippled.

You cannot save the configuration changes. For that you need the retail version.

To answer your second question.

If you are only using Mandrake, it's best to set the CMOS/BIOS clock to GMT.

You will NOT find anything specifically stating GMT, rather you must manually set the clock to GMT.

Then in Mandrake I'd

urpmi wizards

which will add some missing "wizards" to the Mandrake Control Center.

One of which is the one to set up your system as a TIME SERVER.

Do so, in the process it will install some additional packages.

One automatically syncs the system bios time with GMT.

Another will cause the Linux box to act as a time server for your Windows systems.

When you have things configured, the windows machines can either be pointed to the Linux box to get their time, or you can type

net time 192.168.x.x /set

where the IP is that of the Linux box.

This will cause the Windows machine to set itself to the Linux box's time standard.


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