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Revision as of 23:36, 8 July 2014

Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Basic_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.


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

Data loss
Any data on the USB stick used for this test is likely to be destroyed. Please do not use a stick whose contents you need to keep.


  1. Download the live image you wish to test.
  2. Ensure you have a USB stick that is larger than the live image whose contents you can afford to lose (the contents of the stick will be destroyed as a part of the test).
  3. On an existing Fedora system, install Package-x-generic-16.pnglivecd-tools.

How to test

  1. Write the live image to the USB stick using livecd-iso-to-disk.
    • Example command is:
      # livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --efi Fedora-28-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso /dev/sdX
      where you replace sdX by your USB stick device identifier. This will destroy all data on thatstick.
    • 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. Start the installer.
  4. Proceed with the installation.

Expected Results

  1. The live image is written to the USB stick without error.
  2. The stick boots without error.
  3. The installer starts without error.
  4. The installation finishes successfully.
  5. The new system initiates boot properly. Note that problems after boot that do not seem to be related to writing the image to a USB stick are likely out of the scope of this test case, though they may count as failures of one of the other installation validation test cases.