Liveusb-tools

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live-usbtools

Date <<04-19-2012>>
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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.

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?


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 and Linux using the liveusb-creator.

For Windows using the following steps:


If you are using Fedora use the command line:

$ su -c "yum install liveusb-creator"

Flash the DVD ISO image to the live USB stick by running the following command in a terminal: livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr <path to iso> /dev/sdb #(the attachment point of the *device*)

To start the flash process, run <code>liveusb-creator in a terminal.

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

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.


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 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 HW
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress