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 an image of your preference (try a random spin/version/architecture)
- Write it to your flash drive
- 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
- Start Fedora Media Writer again in the original system you started testing in
- Insert the flash drive you used now
- Restore its partition layout inside the tool
- The USB stick should be wiped before being written with the image
- The image should download without error
- Writing should finish without error
- The stick should boot without error
- Media consistency verification before the actual boot should end without error.
- 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
- While restoring, you should get a notification that you can restore the drive. After restoring, the drive should contain a single FAT32 partition spanning over the whole drive.