Bug 160483 - Installer crashes at timezone selection screen
Installer crashes at timezone selection screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
: 161363 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-06-15 09:21 EDT by Jesse Edwards
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-15 10:09:26 EST
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Description Jesse Edwards 2005-06-15 09:21:18 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):

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/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'
Comment 1 Raymond Prach 2005-06-15 16:06:04 EDT
The exact same thing happens on a Thinkpad T41.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-06-15 16:38:09 EDT
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?
Comment 3 Jesse Edwards 2005-06-16 09:34:33 EDT
Media passed verification.  I'll check on the zone.tab.  
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2005-06-24 07:51:08 EDT
*** Bug 161363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Mårten Lerner 2005-06-28 07:34:32 EDT
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 2005-08-22 20:45:49 EDT
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
Comment 7 Mykel Alvis 2005-08-22 20:49:27 EDT
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 04:53:16 EDT
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 13:08:34 EDT
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 00:15:41 EST
I'm getting the exact same problem on a Compaq Armada M700. The DVD verified OK.
Comment 11 Chris Lumens 2006-03-29 11:49:00 EST
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 12:18:08 EST
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 17:20:16 EDT
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 03:32:40 EST
I have upgraded that system to FC6 and I did not see that issue.  Thanks!

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