[Grml] Timezone problem

Bob bobnaylor at fastmail.us
Tue Apr 20 12:16:44 CEST 2010

Darshaka Pathirana wrote:
> On 04/19/2010 10:37 PM, Ulrich Dangel wrote:
>> On Monday 19 April 2010 11:06:51 Darshaka Pathirana wrote:
>>> When booting grml on a system where Windows is installed and the
>>> hardware-clock is set to local time I often get annoyed when finding
>>> out that the timestamps are all wrong because grml assumes the system
>>> is set to UTC.
>>> There might be a boot option to fix this ("grml gmt tz=..." ?) but I
>>> would prefer such an option somewhere in the start menu.
>> What do you mean with start menu? Bootloader with several additional 
>> boot-options for grml  or grml-quickconfig (menu after you booted grml 
>> allowing easy start/change several things like keyboard layout)?
>> For the later it should be easily doable to write a new entry. Have a 
>> look at man grml-quickconfig and the menu entries in /usr/share/grml-
>> quickconfig/
> Yes. I meant grml-quickconfig and I will take a look at it. Thx.
> But my actual question is: how is this problem (change to local-time /
> set timezone) solved by others (as this should be a common problem)?
> Everything done by hand or is there already a script to solve that?
> Greetings,
>  - Darsha
To see what the timezone setting is: 'tzselect'
To change the timezone: ’dpkg-reconfigure tzdata’
Look at 'man tzselect'


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