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Old 07-22-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation 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.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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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?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #5
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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:
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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:
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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.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 07-24-2009, 06:42 AM   #7
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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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