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Running ntpd -q on a Fedora 14 VM gives the wrong time. I'm in the UK so my time should be UTC+1, but instead it's 6 minutes behind what it should be.

Anyone know why this might be and how to fix it?

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There's a useful (and comprehensive) White Paper on timekeeping in VMs: – Linker3000 Jul 4 '11 at 22:23

This previous answer Ubuntu time issues recommends against running ntpd in a virtual machine.

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The time on the server hosting your VM is off. Fix it and check again. Disable ntpd on your virtual machine, and sync to the virtual hardware clock.

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