Test Day:2012-04-19 liveusb-tools

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Graphical Method - Windows only. For flashing from Fedora please use the terminal for now.
 
Graphical Method - Windows only. For flashing from Fedora please use the terminal for now.
  
Fedora LiveUSB sticks can be created in Windows and Linux using the [http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator liveusb-creator].
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Fedora LiveUSB sticks can be created in Windows (for this test) located at [http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator liveusb-creator].
  
 
For Windows using the following steps:
 
For Windows using the following steps:
 
* Download liveusb-creator from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator
 
* Download liveusb-creator from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator
 
* Double click 'liveusb-creator'
 
* Double click 'liveusb-creator'
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* Point to ISO image
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* Choose Fedora 16 and x86_64 or i686 and the type of desktop you want.
  
If you are using Fedora use the command line:
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If you are using Fedora open a terminal and run the following commands:
 
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$ su -c "yum install liveusb-creator"
 
$ su -c "yum install liveusb-creator"
 
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Flash the DVD ISO image to the live USB stick by running the following command in a terminal:
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Flash the DVD ISO image to the live USB stick by running the following command:
 
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$ livecd-iso-to-disk --format --msdos --reset-mbr <path to is> /dev/sdb #(the attachment point of the device)
 
$ livecd-iso-to-disk --format --msdos --reset-mbr <path to is> /dev/sdb #(the attachment point of the device)
 
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To start the flash process, run the following command in a terminal:
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To start the flash process:
 
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$ liveusb-creator
 
$ liveusb-creator
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== Test Results ==
 
== Test Results ==
 
Construct a table or list to allow testers to post results.  Each column should be a test case or configuration, and each row should consist of test results. Include some instructions on how to report bugs, and any special instructions. Here's an example, from a Palimpsest test day:
 
  
 
If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to [https://bugzilla.redhat.com Bugzilla] for liveusb-tools. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the [[Template:result|result template]] to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.
 
If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to [https://bugzilla.redhat.com Bugzilla] for liveusb-tools. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the [[Template:result|result template]] to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

Revision as of 10:18, 19 April 2012

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Contents

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on liveusb-tools and creating a live usb image via liveusb-tools on fedora 17 and windows liveusb-creator.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Prerequisite for Test Day

List any prerequisite needs for the test event. A fresh system, virtualized guest, a blank DVD ... a desire to break software?


Update your machine

If you're running Fedora 17, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager or yum.


How to test?

Graphical Method - Windows only. For flashing from Fedora please use the terminal for now.

Fedora LiveUSB sticks can be created in Windows (for this test) located at liveusb-creator.

For Windows using the following steps:

If you are using Fedora open a terminal and run the following commands:

$ su -c "yum install liveusb-creator"

Flash the DVD ISO image to the live USB stick by running the following command:

$ livecd-iso-to-disk --format --msdos --reset-mbr <path to is> /dev/sdb #(the attachment point of the device)

To start the flash process:

$ liveusb-creator

After flash run the this command:

$ livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr <path to iso> /dev/sdb #(the attachment point of the *device*)

Test Results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla for liveusb-tools. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

User Smolt Profile Flash USB with DVD ISO 64/32bit in Fedora Boot from USB drive flashed in Fedora Flash USB drive with DVD ISO 64/32bit in Windows Boot off USB drive flashed drive in Windows References
Sample User HW
none
Pass pass
Warning warn
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345
vicodan [Windows 7 x64 system and Virtualbox VM]
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress