Test Day:2017-04-20 Fedora Media Writer
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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 boot-media creation on Windows, OS X, and Fedora, specifically targeting creation of ARM-bootable media
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.
- Development - Martin Bříza (Mbriza)
- Quality Assurance - Adam Williamson (adamw), Mike Ruckman (roshi), Geoff Marr (coremodule), Sumantro Mukherjee (sumantrom)
Prerequisite for Test Day
- 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.
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.
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.
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