The timezone dropdown is empty and I cannot get pass locale selection in magento 1.8 install wizard.

I copied all the files to hosting ... so whats the idea?

btw ... this solution http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/288663/ does not work.

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The timezone select is rendered by the method Mage_Install_Block_Locale::getTimezoneSelect() that looks like this:

public function getTimezoneSelect()
    $html = $this->getLayout()->createBlock('core/html_select')
        ->setTitle(Mage::helper('install')->__('Time Zone'))
    return $html;

So most probably Mage::app()->getLocale()->getOptionTimezones() returns null or an empty array.
You can start debugging there.
The values come from the file /lib/Zend/Locale/Data/supplementalData.xml path timezoneData->mapTimezones->mapZone.
Make sure this file is correct and has values for these tags.
Also make sure that you php version parses xml files correctly.

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