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.

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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 the test system via PXE, using the vmlinuz (kernel) and initrd.img (initrd) files provided by the server, and passing a valid inst.repo argument pointing to a server containing a Fedora tree matching the release you are testing (see the inst.repo documentation for further instructions)

Expected Results

  1. The kernel/initrd pair boots and, via dracut, handles download of the anaconda image from the specified repository
  2. Dracut hands over to anaconda without error
  3. The installer utilizes the package repository specified on the command line