I am setting up a development environment with Ubuntu in a virtual machine. The date in the VM must be in 2009 due to some silly timebombing issues, so I want to disable any automatic time synchronization (e.g. ntpdate).
$ sudo apt-get remove ntpdate ... The following packages will be REMOVED: ntpdate ubuntu-minimal
Obviously, I don't want to remove ubuntu-minimal. Unfortunately, the machine keeps resetting the time forwards every couple of seconds. How do I disable this or stub out this feature?