I'm having a problem with the clock running fast in Ubuntu 8.04 server (2.6.24-24-generic kernel) running in VirtualBox 3.04.
It's drifting quickly, something like 5 minutes per hour.
I think it was working fine until I upgraded to VirtualBox 3.04 (from 2.something). I had
ntpd running and the only thing I had to do was
/etc/init.d/ntp start when the virtual machine was suspended/resumed.
Today, I've tried installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions, and they're running (according to
vboxadd-service --foreground --verbose
vboxadd-service: Starting 'timesync' in the main thread vboxadd-service: adjtime by -380331911000 ns vboxadd-service: adjtime by -381107064000 ns vboxadd-service: adjtime by -381883899000 ns
Which looks like it's trying, but failing, to update the time.
So, I'm not sure what to do, I can't find any consensus on whether
ntpd should be running or not? And if not, how do I stop it from starting up again on reboot?