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Bug#405496: installation-report: successful installation on a rather old Pentium-MMX box

On Thursday 04 January 2007 17:16, Francesco Poli wrote:
> But nothing asked me whether the hardware clock was in local time or
> UTC!
> It was silently assumed to be UTC, which, BTW, was I what I wanted it
> to be, but forgot to set accordingly in the BIOS configuration menu.

It is asked in expert mode. For default installs, we have a smart 
algorithm that determines the likely value.
Roughly: if the box also has Windows installed, local time is assumed; if 
only Linux, UTC is assumed; in some cases the question is asked.

If the time is incorrect after the boot, the user is expected to either 
run 'date', or change the UTC setting in /etc/default/rcS.


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