Ticket #260 (closed task: fixed)
Cover USB-written images better in installation validation testing
|Reported by:||adamwill||Owned by:||jskladan|
It became clear in the Fedora 16 cycle that use of Fedora images (both live and non-live) written to USB sticks is now extensive, and our current installation validation tests don't really test this method very comprehensively. We should extend the installation validation matrix to cover at least boot and installation in the following situations:
- Live image written to USB stick using livecd-iso-to-disk
- Live image written to USB stick using liveusb-creator
- Live image written to USB stick using dd
- Non-live image written to USB stick using livecd-iso-to-disk
- Non-live image written to USB stick using dd
We may want to consider different l-i-t-d parameters also (especially the use or non-use of --format could be significant). We could also cover use of unetbootin as an _informational_ (non-blocking) test, but I'm not super sure about that.
Part of this ticket is deciding on the best way to represent this - whether it's by simply creating new test cases and adding them into the matrix, or somehow re-rendering the matrix to cover these cases as 'variants' of existing test cases, or some other method.
The changes from this ticket and https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/256 should be co-ordinated (possibly handled by the same person or group) as they both involve similar questions of how to revise the matrix to cover more situations.
This should be completed by Fedora 17 Alpha TC1.