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Daylight saving on a dual boot Linux/Windows box

On a dual boot Windows/Linux box the BIOS time must be the local time as Windows do not support having a system time different thant the hardware time. So what happened when the time change because of daylight saving ?

  • Boot on linux
  • Starting network interfaces call ntpdate which change the system time (+3600 or -3600 seconds)
  • Shutdown linux save system time to hardware time
  • Boot Windows
  • Windows change the time (system and hardware as it’s the same for it) because it do not know that it was already changed. So you are now +7200 or -7200 second from the local time.
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