Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181737
timezone --utc in kickstart file ignored if MS-Windows is found
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
The timezone specified in the timezone line in a kickstart file selects the
right timezone, but if --utc is there, it makes no difference to the timezone
selection screen, at least in an interactive install: the UTC check box is not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a kickstart file with timezone --utc America/Sao_Paulo, for an
interactive kickstart install
2.Start the installer using that file
When you get to the timezone screen, the UTC check box is not checked, and the
installed system does not assume the BIOS clock is in UTC
The box should be checked, and the directive should take effect
It might be that a non-interactive install works, but I sort of doubt it. It's
more likely another fallout from the ks parser rewrite.
FWIW, I've verified that a non-interactive install works. It only drops --utc
in interactive ks installs.
Close, but this is actually fallout from reworking the timezone screen. Too
late for test 3, but this will be fixed in Rawhide.
This is back in the current tree :-( In the interactive install, the local time
is in UTC button is not checked even though I have the --utc option in the ks
file. Unfortunately I can't test non-interactive installs atm due to other
installer bugs :-(
Hmm... Odd... On another box, it worked. Differences: the one on which it
didn't work is x86_64, whereas the other is i386; the working one didn't boot
with `expert', but the faulty one did because it has a USB disk on raid 1 for
the root-containing volume group physical volumes. I hope this helps.
I've double-checked the timezone line, and they are bit-by-bit identical on both
Anything in the log files for the machine that doesn't work?
Nope, but it hit me when I proceeded to install it on another notebook that also
had a MS-Windows left-over :-)
Surely this shouldn't override the ks setting. I don't care if Windows gets the
time wrong (I never use it anyway :-)
Ah yes, that would do it. Thanks for figuring that out. Let me know if the
next anaconda build works better for you.