[SOLVED] Sync BIOS time with system time - help

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[SOLVED] Sync BIOS time with system time - help

Postby NJ_Dude on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:00 am

I have a problem, I have installed Debian (a minimal install) and I have a problem synchronizing the time, the problem is that the BIOS time is correct but the system time is off, if I adjust the system time, then the BIOS time is incorrect which causes problems because is a test machine, so, if I swap hard drives, and install Windows, the time is off.

How do you sync the system time to the BIOS time?

Thanks.
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Re: Sync BIOS time with system time - help

Postby proxima_centauri on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:08 am

Edit the file /etc/default/rcS

Change the variable UTC to no, or vice versa
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Re: Sync BIOS time with system time - help

Postby NJ_Dude on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:29 am

That did it.

Thanks for your help.
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