Ticket #1310 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Support running systems with "hardware" clock on UTC => Fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||fjp||Owned by:|
As you probably know, linux mostly runs on systems with the hardware clock set to UTC; the timezone setting will correct that time to the correct local time.
VirtualBox currently always takes the local time of the host system as its hardware clock, which means that when I use VirtualBox for my Debian linux installation tests, I always end up with the clock set wrong as the Debian installer sets the system clock to UTC during the installation if no other operating systems such as Windows are detected. However, when the virtual machine is restarted, it gets set back to local time.
It would be great to have a per-machine config setting that lets the user choose between having the "hardware" clock of the virtual system in local time or in UTC (based on the host system's local time + its timezone setting).
TIA, Frans Pop
- Version changed from VirtualBox 1.5.6 to VirtualBox 2.0.2
- Guest type changed from other to Linux
comment:14 follow-up: ↓ 15 Changed 7 years ago by frank
- Summary changed from Support running systems with "hardware" clock on UTC to Support running systems with "hardware" clock on UTC => Fixed in SVN