OK here's a weird question.

I have like, 7 year old hardware. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I ever have a need to go into the BIOS, it's showing the time incorrect - I think it's showing it in GMT. I'm in EST. When I go into Ubuntu, it reflects the time accurately in the OS.

If I correct the time in the BIOS and go into Ubuntu then reboot into BIOS again, the time is once again set to GMT.

Is this normal behavior?


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Yes, it is normal to have the BIOS time in UTC.

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