QA:Testcase USB stick DVD litd

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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Fedora_21_MILESTONE_Release_Criteria#CRITERION_NAME release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


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Description

This test verifies that DVD.iso image can be booted and installed from a USB stick created by a livecd-iso-to-disk command.

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You might lose your data
This test case requires you to use low-level system utilities that can easily destroy all your data when used incorrectly. Only follow this if you are a highly-experienced user or you don't mind losing your system and your data.

Setup

  1. You need to have a USB stick that is larger than the DVD.iso image.
  2. Install Package-x-generic-16.pnglivecd-tools.

How to test

  1. Convert the DVD.iso image to the USB stick using livecd-iso-to-disk.
    • Example command is:
      # livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr Fedora-21-x86_64-DVD.iso /dev/sdX
      where you replace sdX by your USB stick device identifier. This will destroy all data on that disk.
    • If you need to test UEFI boot, you need to add --efi option.
    • A longer guide how to use this command is available at How to create and use Live USB#Using the livecd-iso-to-disk tool. You can also run the command with --help option.
  2. Boot the system from the USB stick.
  3. Proceed with the installation.

Expected Results

  1. The ISO image is converted to the USB stick without error.
  2. The DVD image boots into the installer without error.
  3. The installation finishes successfully.
  4. The new system initiates boot properly.