This test case tests whether the Palimpsest disk management tool can manage a remote system's disks. It requires two systems on the same network, with working Zeroconf (Avahi) browsing and ssh access between the two: ensure Avahi and ssh are installed and enabled, and correctly configure or disable any firewalls.
must be installed on both systems
- Ensure the
packages is installed
- Launch Palimpsest, with the command
palimpsestor as System Tools > Disk Utility on the system menus
How to test
- Open the File menu and click on Connect to Server...
- Click on Browse...
- Verify that the desired remote machine (and any other appropriately-configured systems) appear in the dialog
- Select the system, and enter appropriate credentials (user name) to connect to it
- Check that the disks attached to the remote system are accurately displayed in the tool
- If you have the appropriate credentials, connect as root and try to configure the disks (mount, unmount, create and destroy partitions)
- The tool should discover all appropriately-configured systems on the network, and connect to any you choose, given appropriate credentials
- The tool should accurately display the disks attached to the remote system, and allow you to configure them if connected as root