This test verifies that a Fedora live image can be booted and installed from a USB stick created by Fedora Media Writer.
- 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).
- Run the tool:
- On Fedora, run
sudo dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --best install mediawriter, then launch Fedora Media Writer from the system menus
- On Windows, visit the GitHub page and download the latest release, install the application using the installer and either run it after installation or find Fedora Media Writer in your application list.
- On macOS, visit the GitHub page and download the latest release, download the dmg file, open it and run
- On Fedora, run
How to test
- Select the version of Fedora you want your flash drive to have
- Let it download and see if the tool successfully wipes the content before writing the downloaded image
- Boot the system from the USB stick. If possible, try both:
- UEFI boot
- BIOS boot
- Start the installer
- Proceed with the installation
- Verify the installation is fully operational
- The USB stick should be wiped before being written with the image
- The stick should boot without error
- If you choose to perform media consistency verification before the actual boot, the check will be skipped and not performed at all, the medium will boot right away. That's expected, media verification works only for dd-style conversion.
- The installer should start without error
- The installation should finish successfully
- The installed system should 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 another test case