[arch-general] Installation: after first reboot ext3 superblock mount time in future

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 09:16:00 EDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 02:12:35PM +0100, Gerhard Brauer wrote:
> Hello,
> i've noticed this meanwhile quiet often after many installations.
> Currently after a test with 2008.03-0.3, but also with older ISOs:
> After install and first reboot i got such fsck notice during rc:
> ,----
> | /dev/sda3: Superblock last mount time is in the future. FIXED
> | /dev/sda3 has gone 49710 days without being checked, check forced.
> `----
> Here¹ you could download a screenshot from such a situation where also a
> reboot is required after fsck.
> Cause this is the *first* reboot after installation users will get a bad
> impression about Arch.
> First i thought this comes from vmware, but i also get it in virtualbox
> and i've seen this also during real installations.
> I have a suspicion: During (c)fdisk and formatting the disks current locale
> and timezone is set to US values (don't know at the moment the initial
> settings presented in rc.conf).
> During configuration i set my locale and timezone always to de_DE.utf8
> and Europe/Berlin. And when first reboot is made that from umounting /
> there is a time difference that could cause such and flag it on ext3
> partition?
> Or with the order in rc scripts?
> Maybe also that the hwclock is changed during/after installation...
> Have others also seen such? 
> ¹ http://users.archlinux.de/~gerbra/screen.png
> -- 
> Don't drink and root!

Yes i used to get that all the time. I think its somehow related to changes in
tzdata that happened around a year ago.
This only appears if you set the  HARDWWARECLOCK to UTC as far as i can
Even though i dont have Widnows installed localtime works better for me,
no such issues and plus the clock uses the correct time. UTC is 2 hours


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