QA:Testcase install repository Hard drive variation

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Description

This is to verify that Anaconda's inst.repo boot option works together with a DVD.iso placed on local disk partition.

Setup

  1. Prepare a system with a spare physical disk partition (not an LVM logical volume) to store the DVD.iso image.
  2. Copy the DVD.iso to the disk partition.
  3. Remember one of the partition's identifiers - either partition device (like /dev/sdb1) or LABEL or UUID. Package-x-generic-16.pnggnome-disk-utility can help you with that.
  4. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target hard disk repository by adding a boot option in one of these forms:
    inst.repo=hd:<device>:<path>
    inst.repo=hd:LABEL=<label>:<path>
    inst.repo=hd:UUID=<uuid>:<path>
    

    The <path> can refer to a directory containing a single .iso file, or to the .iso file directly.

    Example:
    inst.repo=hd:sdb1:/DVD.iso
    Make sure the .iso file architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
  2. Proceed with installation.
    • Make sure you don't remove or overwrite the partition used as the installation repository (containing the DVD.iso image).

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested disk repository as the installation source in its GUI
  2. The requested repository is used to download and install required packages. This can be checked by inspecting /tmp/packaging.log. Example output:
    14:44:07,093 INFO packaging: setting up device sdb1 and mounting on /mnt/install/isodir
    14:44:07,217 INFO packaging: mounting /mnt/install/isodir/DVD.iso on /mnt/install/source
    ...
    14:44:07,545 DEBUG packaging: adding yum repo anaconda with baseurl file:///mnt/install/source and mirrorlist None
    14:44:07,568 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo fedora
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates-testing
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates
  3. The installation completes and the new system initiates boot properly