QA:Testcase Kickstart Http Server Ks Cfg

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This test case is associated with the Fedora_25_Beta_Release_Criteria#kickstart-delivery release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.
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This test case is associated with the Fedora_25_Beta_Release_Criteria#scripted-installation release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.
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This test case is associated with the Fedora_25_Beta_Release_Criteria#unattended-installation release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


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Description

This test will verify that anaconda can download the requested kickstart file using a HTTP(S) url. It requires a valid kickstart file and a working HTTP(S) host.

Setup

  1. Prepare a valid kickstart file.
    • You can use an example kickstart from here:
      https://fedorapeople.org/groups/qa/kickstarts/example-minimal.ks
      This will install a minimal installation from the Internet repos. It will reformat all your disks, be sure to run this in a VM, and make sure you have no important data in there. The root password of the installed system will be fedora.
    • If you want to create your own kickstart, you can examine the file /root/anaconda-ks.cfg on a previously installed system. This file contains the kickstart instructions used to install that system. For additional guidance on kickstart syntax, see Anaconda/Kickstart.
  2. Copy the kickstart file to a publicly-accessible place on your HTTP host (or use the example one provided above).

How to test

  1. Boot the system and add a inst.ks=url argument to the boot command line. Example:
    inst.ks=https://server.tld/path/to/your/ks.cfg

Expected Results

  1. The kickstart file is successfully obtained from the specified location
  2. The installer should honor the commands provided in the kickstart file
  3. If sufficient commands are provided to fully automate an installation, the installer must not prompt for user input.