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wiki:setting_the_time_zone [2011/05/05 14:36] (current)
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 +====== Intro ======
 +
 +In Tiny Core 1.1rc and beyond, the time zone is set via the kernel argument tz=. You need to know how your time zone is related to UTC/GMT (+ how many hours). See the references below if you don't know yours.
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 +The only catch is that tz= reads its argument with a dash/minus instead of a cross/plus. For example, Melbourne, Australia is EDT+11 (UTC+11, daylight savings). For tz=, this will read EDT-11. To pass that to the kernel with GRUB:
 +
 +^title TinyCore Linux
 +root (hd0,0)
 +kernel /tiny/bzImage tz=EDT-11
 +initrd /tiny/tinycore.gz
 +^
 +
 +If you are using an ISO (CD boot), use tz=. Read about that arg by pressing F3.
 +====== Resources ======
 +To find how your time zone is related to UTC/GMT, visit [[http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/|timeanddate.com]] or google "UTC (your nearest major city)"
 +
 +[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time|Wikipedia on UTC]]
 +Forum Post - [[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=429.0|Tiny Core 1.1rc1 announcement and changes]]
 +Forum Post - [[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=469.0|Use dash, not cross in tz=]]
 +Forum Thread - [[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=389.0|Setting Time Zone in 1.0]]
  
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