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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Basic_Release_Criteria#storage-interfaces 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 case verifies that installing on a PATA device works properly. Testing on bare metal (not in a virtual machine) is preferred for this test case. However, if bare metal hardware is not conveniently available, this test can be run in a KVM virtual machine by connecting a storage device with the IDE bus type.


  1. Prepare a test system with a working PATA storage device of sufficient size for a Fedora install, and a Fedora installation medium.

How to test

  1. Boot the installer using any available means
  2. Proceed to the installer's main screen, making sensible choices, and enter the Installation Destination screen
  3. On the Installation Destination screen, select your test PATA device as the target disk
  4. Partition as you like, but bugs in partitioning that are not related to the PATA device type are outside the scope of this test
  5. Complete the installation process, making sensible selections for all other installer options
  6. Boot the installed system

Expected Results

  1. All installable PATA devices are successfully detected by installer and are available for partitioning.
  2. Partitions are created and formatted properly.
  3. Install completes successfully.
  4. System boots successfully recognizing filesystems created on the PATA device(s).