Subject: Re: install/26635: Incorrectly Setting timezone when installing NetBSD 1.6.2 Release i386
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/22/2004 12:08:35
> 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.

NetBSD requires a kernel be built with the offset of the bios clock
configured in.

Of course windows (win 98 definitely, dunno about about anything later) 
will reset the bios clock when it detects summertime has changed.
Nothing, but nothing can fix this for a multi-OS system.

> Therefore the installer should be upgraded.

Not much point - it can't save theanswer any where.


David Laight: