QA:Testcase install repository NFSISO variation

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Description

This is to verify that Anaconda's inst.repo boot option works together with a DVD.iso mounted over an NFS protocol. This is called "NFSISO repository", because it uses the DVD-mounted-over-NFS as a repository.

Setup

  1. You need to have a DVD.iso accessible over an NFS protocol. If you do have it, no further setup is needed. If you don't, set up a NFS share this way:
    • Install Package-x-generic-16.pngnfs-utils.
    • Create a directory that will be shared: # mkdir /share
    • Let's say your (virtual) test machine is in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. Put the following line into /etc/exports:
      /share    192.168.1.0/24(ro)
    • Restart the NFS service: # systemctl restart nfs-server.service
    • Copy the DVD.iso into /share directory. Make sure the file has world-readable file permissions.
    • The directory is now accessible over NFS via <your_IP>:/share
  2. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target NFSISO repository by adding a following boot option:
    inst.repo=nfs[:options]:<server>:/<path>
    where <path> can refer to a directory containing a single .iso file or multiple .iso files, or to the .iso file directly.
    Example:
    inst.repo=nfs:your_IP:/share/DVD.iso
    Make sure the .iso file architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
  2. Proceed with installation

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested NFSISO 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: mounting 192.168.1.1:/share/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