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Bug 160483 - Installer crashes at timezone selection screen
Summary: Installer crashes at timezone selection screen
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
: 161363 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-15 13:21 UTC by Jesse Edwards
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-01-15 15:09:26 UTC

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Description Jesse Edwards 2005-06-15 13:21:18 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes after the firewall/SeLinux selection screen on an IBM T42p laptop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installer (graphical or command line)
2. Manual partitioning
3. Any combination of firewall/selinux options

Actual Results:  Installer hung for a few minutes, then generated the error listed.

Expected Results:  Timezone selection screen should have appeared.

Additional info:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 876, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1198, in setScreen
    new_screen = apply(self.currentWindow.getScreen, args)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 53, in getScreen = TimezoneMap(zonetab=zonetab, map=path)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 139, in __init__
AttributeError: 'TimezoneMap' object has no attribute 'currentEntry'

Comment 1 Raymond Prach 2005-06-15 20:06:04 UTC
The exact same thing happens on a Thinkpad T41.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-06-15 20:38:09 UTC
Have you verified your installation media with media check?  What is your
installation language?  Can you switch over to tty2 (ctrl-alt-f2) and verify
that the file /usr/share/zoneinfo/ exists?

Comment 3 Jesse Edwards 2005-06-16 13:34:33 UTC
Media passed verification.  I'll check on the  

Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2005-06-24 11:51:08 UTC
*** Bug 161363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Mårten Lerner 2005-06-28 11:34:32 UTC
The same thing happens me on my dell Precision M 20. The media passes okey but
anaconda dies after the firewall-view. (dont know if it matter but im installing
from the DVD-iso)

Comment 6 Mykel Alvis 2005-08-23 00:45:49 UTC
Precisely the same issues happen to me.  Using the DVD iso, verified the media,
checked for the existence of /usr/share/zoneinfo/ (which exists but is

Comment 7 Mykel Alvis 2005-08-23 00:49:27 UTC
I should also note that I'm running the install DVD from an external usb2.0 DVD
drive plugged into a usb 2.0 port.

Comment 8 Mykel Alvis 2005-08-23 08:53:16 UTC
Just to make it more interesting, the exact same effect occurs when I install
from CDs on the external DVD-ROM drive.

HOWEVER, I did come up with something that may have a bearing.  When I installed
from an internal IDE device, boththe DVD and CD got past the TZ check
immediately, but as I mentioned, both failed when I was installing from an
external USB drive.   Apparently the issue was that I was taking too long
choosing the manual disk configuration.  When I didn't take long breaks where
the drive would sit idle, the effect does NOT occur.

Comment 9 James Turner 2005-10-15 17:08:34 UTC
I also noticed that if I rushed through the disk partition selection, it didn't
happen, but if I took my time, I got the error.

Comment 10 Gavin 2005-11-13 05:15:41 UTC
I'm getting the exact same problem on a Compaq Armada M700. The DVD verified OK.

Comment 11 Chris Lumens 2006-03-29 16:49:00 UTC
Are you still experiencing this problem with FC5?  I have redone the timezone
screen completely, so this could be fixed.

Comment 12 Mykel Alvis 2006-03-29 17:18:08 UTC
I will attempt to reinstall with FC5 as soon as I have an available partition on
that machine.

Comment 13 Stuart MacDonald 2006-06-05 21:20:16 UTC
I have not seen this with FC5.

The new timezone screen is missing one nicety of the old: when twiddling the
city-arrow around the old screen used to dynamically mention which city was
currently selected; the new does not.

Comment 15 Mykel Alvis 2007-01-15 08:32:40 UTC
I have upgraded that system to FC6 and I did not see that issue.  Thanks!

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