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RE: [opensuse] fsck running amok
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 16:51:14 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701201644340.8622@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Friday 2007-01-19 at 21:57 -0600, Greg Wallace wrote:

> >AFAICT, your BIOS clock was set to localtime
>
> Here we go again with the BIOS clock being set to localtime. I've already
> been admonished on this topic and told that the BIOS clock is just set to a
> time, period and that localtime vs UTC only gets involved in the operating
> system. Then I hear see these types of notes and, of course, it's
> confusing.

And here you go again. X-)

Yes, the bios clock can be set to local time, or to utc time, or to
martian time, or whatever. Doesn't matter. The only thing is that the bios
doesn't know what type of time it is! That's all. You set it to local
time: fine. You set it to UTC: fine. Martian: fine. But don't try to ask
the bios which time it has, it knows nothing. It's _you_ who know which
time it keeps.

So, _you_ set the bios to martian time, then _you_ tell the system to mind
that the bios has martian time. Only make sure that it is correct.

Capishi? :-)

> >PS Please learn to quote only the necessary parts of previous messages.
> >They are much easier to read.

¡¡¡YES, PLEASE!!!

¡Remove unneeded text from emails!

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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