Quad boot problems

#1
Hello all,
Im not sure that this is a EasyBCD problem or not hope to get some feedback. I am presently booting 3 iterations of Vista Home Premium , and Linux Helena8 . Here is the bug . When i switch from either linux to vista or vista to linux the clock time gets reset to the wrong time. easy enough to re-set but a pain in the neck to do every time . Does anyone else have a similer experience or any suggestions on what the cause might be? Also i have tried to post this for the third time and each time i get the message is too short by 5 characters? then the post resets and i have to re-do all over whats up with this? Regards Fred
 

Terry60

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#2
Have you got different time-zones defaulting in Windows and Linux ?
No idea why you're having problems with reply length (there is a 5 char minimum, so it sounds like it wasn't picking up anything you entered, - what browser ?)

(I've noticed some server congestion problems in the last 1/2 hour, perhaps that screwed you)
 
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#3
Terry60,
Hello and thank you for your response. I posted using FireFox 3.6. No both are set to the same time zone(EST)This happens with my other two "Vista Versions" as well. I posted this in my first posts but forgot to mention this in the last that i am using EasyBCD Beta to make my booting into "Helena" possible (Grub2 option) Regards Fred
 

JustinW

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#4
Fred, are you sure its times/timezones or does the date get reset too? About the only other explanation I can think of is your CMOS battery.
 
#5
Kairozamorro,
Hello and thank you for your response. I have just received a response from the "Linux" forum and the thought is that there is some problem with my "UTC" settings in "Helena v8" not sure at this point as i have not at this point re -booted "linux" to try the "Fix" . I will re-post when and if this works ... thanks again to all . Regards Fred
 

JustinW

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#6
I know when I installed Ubuntu I had to adjust the timezone but other than that the time should be correct. Hopefully they'll be of assistance.
 
#7
Kairozmorro,
Hello and thank you for your help, The problem was resolved ... it was a setting of the "UTC", had to use the "Terminal" commands to reset to "OFF" thanks again Regards Fred
 

JustinW

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#8
Mind posting the solution? I'm sure other readers with the same problem would love to find out how its done.
 
#9
Mind posting the solution? I'm sure other readers with the same problem would love to find out how its done.
Hello,
Here is the solution : Open the terminal and input this command
gksudo gedit /etc/default/rcS (make sure the "S" is in upper case)

When opened find the line that says "UTC= yes", and change that to " UTC=no" save and exit
for an explanation see this thread Linux Mint Forums View topic - Dual boot problem
as i am new to "command line interface " im just starting to learn so i can't give an explanation as to what these commands actually do. Regards Fred
 
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soniyajack

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#11
If you use the Vista Boot Manager, you can install as many as you want. It will find them, and present options at boot.
However, if you are going to use a Linux Helena8 in the mix, you'll need to have the grub run first, then Vista's Boot Manager.
I can never understand this fascination with multiple O/S's. They are a PITA, at best.