Live CD changes BIOS clock
I use a laptop that usually runs Windows XP. To try out Ubuntu 9.10 on it, I booted Ubuntu from the Live CD, selecting the boot screen's menu item "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". Ubuntu booted up; I played around with it for a while; everything went fine so far. Although Ubuntu's clock was set to different time than Windows' -- GMT I guess -- that was no problem for the purpose of trying it out.
The problem appeared when I shut down Ubuntu and rebooted into Windows: The system clock still showed the time to which Ubuntu had changed it. I had to correct it by updating Windows' system time. Ubuntu had changed the computer's BIOS clock.
Now, I admit that from a narrowly technical point of view, this bug in itself isn't a big deal. After all, it's almost trivial to work around. Nevertheless, it _is_ a serious problem for me that this behaviour breaks the deal Ubuntu had offered me before I booted it: "Try Ubuntu _without_
Date: Wed Dec 16 17:50:45 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: yelp 2.28.0-0ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
(nautilus:3389): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences
(yelp:3561): Yelp-WARNING **: Failed to load config file: No such file or directory
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