Release Engineering


FS#12941 - The new ISO doesnt set the time right

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Greg (dolby) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 21:05 GMT
Last edited by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 20:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Roman Kyrylych (Romashka)
Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2009.01-beta
Due in Version 2009.08-alpha
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Despite the fact that the time is actually set twice during the procedure, my system wouldnt boot in correct time.
I always use UTC as time setting cause i dont use anything other than linux.
When i was thrown into to console to set the timezone, in the end i got informed that accrding to localtime time is now : $correcttime.
According to UTC time is now: $correcttime -2 hours.
Then when the installer leaved the console to go back into the dialog menu to set the date, and again verify current time which showed the correct time.
When i booted into my newly installed Archlinux system the time was $correcttime +2. I didnt change the USEDIRECTISA setting in rc.conf, i left it to the default no.
Two notes:
a) I would prefer the timezone setting to be done inside the installer dialog instead of dropping to console.
b) The only Archlinux ISO that i was able to boot into a system that used a correct time by default is the 2008.12 ISO made by tpowa.
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Closed by  Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Monday, 26 January 2009, 20:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing: ject=6&status[0]=
Comment by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Sunday, 25 January 2009, 02:07 GMT
Did you change HARDWARECLOCK="localtime" to HARDWARECLOCK="UTC" in /etc/rc.conf after installation?
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Sunday, 25 January 2009, 02:12 GMT
Yes of course i did. Thing is, this has always been like that for me in many systems for around two years using UTC. If the BIOS shows correct time, the time in the system is BIOS + 2 hours. Maybe its time to switch to localtime even if Windows isnt present. Localtime always worked as expected during that period.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 14:53 GMT
hm, I consider this as a regression from the old installer (still in use in tpowa's ISOs)
I hope we have some time to look at this before the final release
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:17 GMT
I've had this behavior in at least 2008.06, maybe even in earlier releases.
I agree this should be fixed but I don't consider it a showstopper for 2009.01
I'll look at it before the next release.
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 20:15 GMT