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RE: [TCLUG:6524] Y2K, linux and bios

Don't quote me on this, but I think "turn-over" referrs to your later hunch.
If you shut the thing down on Dec 31, then turn it on Jan 1 and *manually*
set the BIOS clock to 2000, you'll be fine. My understanding is that this is
a very common issue. For some reason, they have trouble with that one second
where it actually switches from 1999 to 2000, but work fine otherwise. You
can test it by manually setting it to some date in 2000 now. If it works,
this is the problem.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Luey []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 10:53 PM
> Subject: [TCLUG:6524] Y2K, linux and bios
> I just downloaded from to test if my bios is
> y2k compatible. It says that it failed the year 2000 turn-over test. Is
> this bad? What will it do to my linux box? I think the test failure
> means that the bios can't be set to years over 2000 -- can I just use
> ntpdate to override that on startup? Or does this mean it can't deal
> with the New Year's party, but once it gets settled in the new millenium
> it will be fine.
> Ben
> --
> Ben Luey
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