This test case is to test that boot and default repository installation work on a given install-capable Fedora medium, assuming working hardware and no showstopper issues in areas covered by other test cases. Non-install-capable media are covered by other test cases.
- Prepare your test system for booting and installing from an install-capable Fedora image.
- If testing in a virtual machine, attach the image to the virtual machine as a CD or DVD.
- If testing optical media on a real machine, burn the image to a CD or DVD, insert it into the system's optical drive, and ensure the system is configured to boot from the optical drive.
- If testing USB media on a real machine, prepare the USB stick according to the official instructions, using the most prominently-recommended method (currently Fedora Media Writer), and ensure the system is configured to boot from the USB medium.
- If the image you are installing from is a network install image, ensure the system has a working network connection.
How to test
- Boot the system from the prepared install medium.
- In the boot menu select the appropriate option to boot the image.
- Once booted, run the installer (if necessary) and complete an installation using the default repository configuration.
- If the network connection requires configuration, configure it.
- Do not adjust the default repository configuration in any way.
- In order to improve the efficiency of release validation testing, it's OK to change any other installation settings (disk layout, language, and so on) so the test run simultaneously covers this test case and some other test case. Any successful install attempt using the media under test and the default repository configuration can be considered a pass for this test. A fail should only be reported if any of the expected results below does not transpire.
- A boot menu must be displayed for users to select install options. Navigating the menu and selecting entries must work. If no option is selected, the installer (or live environment) must load after a reasonable timeout.
- If the image under test is a dedicated installer image, the default package set must be the intended default for that image.
- An installation using the default install repository for the image under test must reach the package installation stage successfully.
- Failures once package installation begins are likely out of scope for this test case.
- Failures related to some particular installation configuration, pre-existing disk content or system hardware or configuration are also likely out of scope for this test case (but may be a violation of one of the other release validation test cases). If any install attempt using the medium under test and the default repository configuration works, and the other conditions listed here are met, this test should be considered to have passed.
- If the image under test is intended to act as a package source, it must be the default repository and installation must in fact use the media as the package source.