QA:Testcase Boot Methods Pxeboot

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|description=This test confirms that you are able to install a system when booting the installer using '''only''' a kernel and initial ramdisk image.
 
{{admon/note|Pxeboot Images Required|This test case requires having pxeboot images made available for a system. For further information on PXE, please see  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment]}}  
 
{{admon/note|Pxeboot Images Required|This test case requires having pxeboot images made available for a system. For further information on PXE, please see  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment]}}  
 
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# Boot test system off the network using the kernel and initrd provided in images/pxeboot/
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# Boot test system off the network using the kernel ({{filename|images/pxeboot/vmlinuz}}) and initial ramdisk image ({{filename|images/pxeboot/initrd.img}})
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# When prompted, entry a language and keymap preference
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# Choose an installation method (HTTP, NFS, hard drive etc...) and provide the requested information so anaconda can locate the installation source.  If selecting a network-based installation method, you may also be prompted to choose a network device and enter network parameters.
 
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# Installer boots into [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Stage stage1] loader and prompts for language, keymap, and installation source
 
# Installer boots into [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Stage stage1] loader and prompts for language, keymap, and installation source
# Able to transition to [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Stage stage2] anaconda using any available means
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# The installer transitions to [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Stage stage2] anaconda using the provided installation source (URL, Hard Drive, NFS etc...)
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# The installer utilizes the package repository at the provided installation source
 
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[[Category:Installer Boot Methods]]

Revision as of 13:24, 9 July 2010

Description

This test confirms that you are able to install a system when booting the installer using only a kernel and initial ramdisk image.

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Pxeboot Images Required
This test case requires having pxeboot images made available for a system. For further information on PXE, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment


How to test

  1. Boot test system off the network using the kernel (images/pxeboot/vmlinuz) and initial ramdisk image (images/pxeboot/initrd.img)
  2. When prompted, entry a language and keymap preference
  3. Choose an installation method (HTTP, NFS, hard drive etc...) and provide the requested information so anaconda can locate the installation source. If selecting a network-based installation method, you may also be prompted to choose a network device and enter network parameters.

Expected Results

  1. Installer boots into stage1 loader and prompts for language, keymap, and installation source
  2. The installer transitions to stage2 anaconda using the provided installation source (URL, Hard Drive, NFS etc...)
  3. The installer utilizes the package repository at the provided installation source