QA:Testcase USB stick Live dd

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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Fedora_21_Alpha_Release_Criteria#initialization-requirements 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 Live.iso image can be booted and installed from a USB stick created by a dd 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 Live.iso image.

How to test

  1. Convert the Live.iso image to the USB stick using dd.
    • Example command is:
      # dd if=Fedora-21-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=16M
      where you replace sdX by your USB stick device identifier. This will destroy all data on that disk.
    • A longer guide how to use this command is available at How to create and use Live USB#Using dd for a direct copy.
  2. Boot the system from the USB stick.
  3. Start the installer.
  4. Proceed with the installation.

Expected Results

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