I'm curious about the times seen in /var/log/boot. Please do # perl -nwe 'next unless /Setting the System Clock/.. /System Clock set/; s/: S.*//;print' /var/log/boot Wed Sep 28 08:18:54 2005 Wed Sep 28 00:18:54 2005 What is the timezone of first time? No its not my BIOS time. It appears to be a timezone 4 timezones east of New Zealand, GMT+16, i.e., out of this world. How about on your machine?