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Fedora Media Writer

Date 2017-04-20
Time all day

Website QA/Test Days
IRC #fedora-test-day (webirc)

Mailing list

Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Fedora Media Writer. Fedora Media Writer, is used for creating bootable flashdrives on different operating systems and architectures. The tool is intended to be provided as the primary download option for Fedora 25 , with the aim of lowering the barrier for potential users to try and install Fedora.In this test day we aim to test both Fedora 25 and Fedora 26 Pre Release for MAC, Windows , Fedora and ARM architectures.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion. In case of problem related to test day organization/wiki/whatever, please reach out to sumantrom.

Prerequisite for Test Day

Data loss
Any data on the USB stick used for this test is likely to be destroyed. Please do not use a stick whose contents you need to keep.
  • USB flash drive (min. 4GiB)
  • Root access on the system used to write the drive (or admin access in Windows)
  • The latest version of the tool (see next section)

How to test?

Run the tests

Visit the QA Test case page and click on the appropriate binary title link. After running the test , you need to update the result page which can be found at the bottom of the Test day wiki page.

Exploratory testing

If you run out of test cases, congratulations! But that's not the end! You can still help out by playing around with the tool in whatever ways you can think of: try out all the things you can find, and try writing different Fedora images with it. If you have systems with different Windows versions, try running the tool on all of them. Get creative! Any problems you find please file a bug, or report to the IRC channel.

Reporting bugs

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component mediawriter. Please also make the bug 'block' the tracker bug for issues with the tool, by putting '1310542' in the Blocks: field. 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.

Test Results