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What to test?[edit]

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will revisit:

Who's available[edit]

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

What's needed to test[edit]

Required for testing:

Optional but recommended for testing:

  • FAS Account - you can create an account in 3 minutes if you don't have one. This account lets you make non-anonymous contributions to the Fedora wiki.
  • Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions
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Rawhide is raw
Rawhide is a development branch of Fedora. While changes to Fedora post-beta are limited, it is advised you back up your data before participating.

How to test?[edit]

Update your machine[edit]

See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. Or:

Live Image[edit]

Optionally, you may download a rawhide live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture MD5SUM
i386 8b80b540016d06a292438d9787ec5c25
x86_64 c3582375fda8c0103a77e6a1c482e56a

Latest syslinux package?
Creating a LiveUSB of this rawhide image requires the latest version of syslinux, which is currently available in Rawhide and in the latest Windows liveusb-creator. Users of F10 and below can upgrade to the latest syslinux package using
yum --enablerepo=rawhide update syslinux


The following test cases are designed to stress the installer auto-partitioning:

The following test cases validate different software raid scenarios:

Got updates?
All testing should be performed using a Anaconda/Updates. To benefit from test day fixes, you must provide the following boot argument:

Report your results[edit]

  • If you experience any unexpected outcomes or failures while executing any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you.
  • Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below.
    • The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, typically in the format [[User:FasName]]
    • The second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see #What.27s_needed_to_test for details)
    • For each test case, refer to the test case instructions for details
    • Finally, the last column is available for any general comments or concerns


Please record autopart test results in the table below:

User Smolt Profile autopart autopart encrypt autopart shrink autopart freespace dmraid iSCSI Comments
Michal Nowak HW PASS PASS ---- ---- N/A N/A
  • running rawhide-20090407 -- recent trees are not installable for me due to several--reported already--bugs
  • so wide "Enter password dialog"
  • while entering password the screen ugly blinks
  • mouse pointer is set to "busy" when on GRUB screen -> "Back" -> "Continue" until next screen
James Laska KVM virtio guest PASS [1] PASS [2]

FAIL [3]

  1. Updates image required
  2. Updates image required
  3. 495785 - LVMError: lvcreate failed for vg_brutus/lv_swap
  4. 493219 - mixing disks from previous installs fails

Other bugs found:

  • 495708 - TypeError: argument 2 must be string, not None
  • 495713 - while reinitializing an empty disk
  • 491700 - while trying to SaveToBugzilla
James Laska IBM Power5 FAIL
  • 491754 - DeviceError: cannot commit to disk sda after 5 attempts
Andreas Thienemann HW PASS FAIL [1]
  1. 493575 - Off by one error calculating free extents
Andy Lindeberg PASS [1] FAIL
  1. 495708 - TypeError: argument 2 must be string, not None
G.Wolfe Woodbury HW FAIL N/A N/A N/A N/A FAIL
  • Failure setting "Root Password" after install - can't BZ due to lockup in exception finding storage devices
User Smolt Profile autopart autopart+encrypt autopart shrink autopart freespace dmraid iSCSI Comments

Any RAID test results can be noted in the following table:

User Smolt Profile RAID0 RAID1 RAID5 RAID6 RAID on LVM RAID on RAID Comments
Bruno Wolff None Yet N/A PASS [1] [2] N/A N/A N/A N/A
  1. 495288 - AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_active'
  2. 495608 - Traceback while doing custom layout install with raid and encryption
With anaconda I was able to install with a custom layout using encryption on top of raid 1.
James Laska
Messerting HW N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Fedora-11-Snap1-x86_64-Live-KDE on Asus P5E-VM HDMI. Tried Custom Layout, but hit bz 495582 when I tried to keep my /home and reformat swap and "/". That left the two latter empty/uninitialized, so my second attempt resulted in bz 495584 (-> bz 495288). I then booted the live cd again, downloaded and update anaconda- from koji, and tried again and hit bz 495665.
User Smolt Profile RAID0 RAID1 RAID5 RAID6 RAID on LVM RAID on RAID Comments