Subject: install/26635: Incorrectly Setting timezone when installing NetBSD 1.6.2 Release i386
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/13/2004 00:25:24
>Synopsis: Incorrectly Setting timezone when installing NetBSD 1.6.2 Release i386
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 13 02:50:00 UTC 2004
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.2 Realease i386
Whenever I install NetBSD 1.6.2 Release, I can't set my timezone correctly. The timezone of my IBM laptop BIOS is for GMT+8 other than GMT. However, everytime the installer didn't ask me for selection but thinking by default my time is for GMT, and then asked me to select timezone. In other words, if my BIOS time was 9:00(GMT+8), sysinstall recognized as 9:00(GMT) and asked me to select timezone. If I selected GMT+8, the time would be 17:00(GMT+8).
Since I install other OS's such as linux & solaris on my laptop, it's not convenient for me to change my bios timezone from GMT+8 to GMT. When I installed Debian Linux, it asked me first to select the current timezone in BIOS and then asked me to select timezone for OS. Only NetBSD has the problem. Therefore the installer should be upgraded.
I haven't tested on NetBSD 2.0 Beta.
Install NetBSD 1.6.2 release on any i386 laptop.