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This is to verify that Anaconda's inst.repo boot option works together with an NFS repository.


  1. You need to have a Fedora repository accessible over an NFS protocol. If you do have it, no further setup is needed. If you don't, you can mount a DVD.iso image and export it over NFS this way:
    • Mount the image over loopback: # mount -o loop Fedora-41-x86_64-DVD.iso /mnt/repo
    • Install nfs-utils.
    • Let's say your (virtual) test machine is in the subnet. Put the following line into /etc/exports:
    • Restart NFS service: # systemctl restart nfs-server.service
    • The repository is now accessible over NFS via <your_IP>:/mnt/repo
  2. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target NFS repository by adding a following boot option:
    Make sure the repository architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
  2. Proceed with installation

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested NFS repository as the installation source in its GUI
  2. The requested repository is used to download and install required packages. This can be checked by inspecting /tmp/storage.log, example output:
    13:03:57,859 DEBUG blivet: is mounted on /run/install/repo

    and /tmp/packaging.log, example output:

    13:03:58,139 INFO packaging: adding yum repo, name: anaconda, baseurl: file:///run/install/repo, mirrorlist: None
    13:03:58,224 INFO packaging: gathering repo metadata
    13:03:58,228 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo fedora
    13:03:58,229 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo fedora-workstation
    13:03:58,230 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo updates-testing
    13:03:58,231 INFO packaging: gathering repo metadata for anaconda
    13:03:58,296 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo updates
    13:03:58,297 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo fedora-server
    13:03:58,299 INFO packaging: skipping disabled repo fedora-cloud
  3. The installation completes and the new system initiates boot properly