Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160483
Installer crashes at timezone selection screen
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes after the firewall/SeLinux selection screen on an IBM T42p laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 876, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1198, in setScreen
new_screen = apply(self.currentWindow.getScreen, args)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/timezone_gui.py", line 53, in getScreen
self.tz = TimezoneMap(zonetab=zonetab, map=path)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/timezone_map_gui.py", line 139, in __init__
AttributeError: 'TimezoneMap' object has no attribute 'currentEntry'
The exact same thing happens on a Thinkpad T41.
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/zone.tab exists?
Media passed verification. I'll check on the zone.tab.
*** Bug 161363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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)
Precisely the same issues happen to me. Using the DVD iso, verified the media,
checked for the existence of /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab (which exists but is
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.
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.
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.
I'm getting the exact same problem on a Compaq Armada M700. The DVD verified OK.
Are you still experiencing this problem with FC5? I have redone the timezone
screen completely, so this could be fixed.
I will attempt to reinstall with FC5 as soon as I have an available partition on
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.
I have upgraded that system to FC6 and I did not see that issue. Thanks!