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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.
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?
- [A copy of the http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/17-Beta/Fedora/x86_64/iso/Fedora-17-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso Fedora 17 pre-release x64 DVD http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/17-Beta/Fedora/i386/iso/Fedora-17-Beta-i386-DVD.iso i686] with all updates from
- Usb key
- DVD ISO image of latest Fedora 17 beta
- Free space on HD
- (optional) Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions
- (optional) Beer (if you're adult)
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:
- Download liveusb-creator from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator
- Double click 'liveusb-creator'
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
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.
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   vicodan HW