I’ve been encountering an interesting issue recently with Debian running as a guest in side of VirtualBox on Windows XP. When I initially installed Debian, I told it to adjust the hardware clock to UTC. More here
Why is this a problem? Well, when booting Debian in VirtualBox, it wants to mount the volumes (just a file residing in Windows), but the last mount date timestamp shows a date in the future. This is because I’m 7 hours behind UTC. So, on every boot, I am dropped to an sulogin prompt, where I need to provide the root password to fix the system.