Ticket #82 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Update existing dual-boot tests and add to test plan

Reported by: jlaska Owned by: jskladan
Priority: major Milestone: Fedora 17
Component: Wiki Version:
Keywords: retrospective Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:



See RHBZ#590661 - GRUB bootloader should have a few seconds delay on a multi-boot setup


Due to RHBZ #590661, the dual-boot experience was not well understood and tested for the final release. It was discovered late and unclear whether this behavior was critical to Fedora success.

enhancement recommendation

Recommend updating existing dual-boot test cases, and create new test as needed, to reflect updated dual-boot release criteria. Also, add tests to the install matrix (depends on ticket#80).

The current tests concern dual-booting windows and Mac. I believe Mac is no longer a primary concern. However, we may wish to add a test for dual-booting Ubuntu or even Fedora.

See existing dual-boot tests at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Installer_Dual_Boot_Test_Cases

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by rhe

  • Owner set to rhe
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I'm not an expert of this, so feel free to reassign the task if anyone is interested in dual-boot cases.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by adamwill

I can take it if you like. Note that I happen to have talked to installer team recently about dual-boot with other Linux distros, at present we don't have support for this in the way we do for Windows (obviously you can do it, but anaconda isn't smart about it, you have to set things up manually). Brian Lane is working on it and hoping to have something in place for F14 timeframe, but that's not guaranteed.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by rhe

  • Owner changed from rhe to adamwill
  • Status changed from assigned to new

Thanks Adam, reassign to you. :)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jlaska

  • Owner changed from adamwill to jlaska
  • Milestone changed from Fedora 14 to Fedora 15

I'd like to move this into F15 milestone and link it with the dual-boot test day event. I'm also opening this ticket up for contributions from anyone. Any objections? If so ... feel free to revert the change.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by adamwill

  • Milestone changed from Fedora 15 to Fedora 17

Not being aware of the pre-existing test cases, I drafted a new install-alongside-Windows test case a while back:


so we could merge that with the existing one and push it into the matrix. It's probably worth having test cases for Ubuntu and OS X as well, indeed. Let's bump this to F17.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by jskladan

  • Owner changed from jlaska to jskladan
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by adamwill

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Well, we have an updated Windows dual boot test and it's now in the matrix: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_dualboot_with_windows . I think we can close this, and file new tickets if we want to add Linux dual boot tests.

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