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Date 2016-04-19
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Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?[edit]

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on testing the rewritten and updated LiveUSB Creator tool, now known as Fedora Media Writer, for different operating systems and architectures. The new tool is intended to be provided as the primary download option for Fedora 24 Workstation, with the aim of lowering the barrier for potential users to try and install Fedora.

Who's available[edit]

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

Prerequisite for Test Day[edit]

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Data loss
Any data on the USB stick used for this test is likely to be destroyed. Please do not use a stick whose contents you need to keep.
  • USB flash drive (min. 4GiB)
  • Root access on the system used to write the drive (or admin access in Windows)
  • The latest version of the tool (see next section)

How to test?[edit]

Install the tool[edit]

  • Fedora : sudo dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --best install liveusb-creator
  • Windows: Download liveusb-creator.zip, extract it, and run the executable

Run the tests[edit]

Visit the result page and click on the column title links to see the tests that need to be run: most column titles are links to a specific test case. Follow the instructions there, then enter your results by clicking the Enter result button for the test.

Exploratory testing[edit]

If you run out of test cases, congratulations! But that's not the end! You can still help out by playing around with the tool in whatever ways you can think of: try out all the things you can find, and try writing different Fedora images with it. If you have systems with different Windows versions, try running the tool on all of them. Get creative! Any problems you find please file a bug, or report to the IRC channel.

Reporting bugs[edit]

Include some instructions on how to report bugs, and any special instructions. Here's an example, from a Palimpsest test day:

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component liveusb-creator. Please also make the bug 'block' the tracker bug for issues with the tool, by putting '1310542' in the Blocks: field. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you.

Test Results[edit]

Fedora 24 changes[edit]

User Profile LUCasPrimaryDownloadable References
bfahr Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit i7-4700mq
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Windows admin permission prompt came up and requested permission to run windows dispart.exe. Once approved a windows dos box with diskpart comes up and is waiting for input to proceed. This happened after I had clicked on the write button.
cpanceac Fedora Workstation x64 (first boot option)
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Host: i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16 GB of RAM command to boot: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 1G
cpanceac Windows 10
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Host: i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16 GB of RAM command to boot: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 2G
deaddrift Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1, 64bit i5-2310
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Crashed with "This is most likely caused by not having the necessary graphics drivers installed" error
fmiz Windows 10
Pass pass
[1]
  1. On Windows 10 Smartscreen protection blocks execution of liveusb-creator.exe, ignoring that I left the tool to download and also checked the option to have the image written to the usb flash as soon as download was done. Boot works fine with BIOS mode, UEFI mode and SecureBoot enabled.
lsatenstein dumb end user
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1310542 F23 experience. Download testing live games. Notes: No indicator on main screen when download is under way, allows double download attempt, crashes. No download location information or option. Switching to/from the main to secondary window causes live-creator to crash.
renault F23 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
renault F23 Workstation 64 bits with BIOS laptop
Pass pass
roger.k.wells Fedora 23, 64bit
Pass pass
[1]
  1. No feedback when installing OS to USB drive, the progress indicator never changed. I was just about to kill it when it completed. The USB stick that I used has no activity indicator. Excessive CPU load when liveusb-creator is running, ~150% at all times after first activity. The end result seemed to work well though.
satellit f23 x86-64 cinnamon 2.8.7 kernel: 4.4.6-301.fc23.x86_64 Bios boot (not tested in Windows)
Pass pass
[1]
sumantro F23 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
sumantro F23 x86-64 design studio
Pass pass
superM -
Warning warn
[1]
  1. No persistence?? Didn't even tried it. Unfortunately, staying with F23 (created with liveUSB Creator).

Basic tests[edit]

User Profile Basic (Fedora) Basic (Windows) References
Ayan Ayan Choudhury
Pass pass
Karthik Subrahmanya Fedora22
Pass pass
[1]
  1. LGTM
achembar Fedora 22
Pass pass
arehtykitna Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit creating F23 Cinnamon 64-bit media
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Works fine. Nice GUI layout. The alternate options icon needs to be a little more obvious what it is. It looks like a panel grab handle. Please make it resemble a menu button e.g. firefox/chrome or android...
cmurf
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1328560 RHBZ #1328563 crashes when ISO is on a (samba) file server; continuously flashing light on USB stick;
cpanceac DragonflyBSD (dfly-x86_64-4.4.3_REL) ( .img )
Fail fail
[1]
  1. it comes from an .img file. Not sure if the creator can handle this.
cpanceac DragonflyBSD (dfly-x86_64-4.4.3_REL) ( .iso )
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz , 16 GB RAM $ sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 2G
cpanceac GhostBSD10.1-RELEASE-20150912-mate-i386
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz , 16 GB RAM sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 2G
cpanceac Mgeia 5 beta 1
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Host: i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16 GB of RAM command to boot: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 1G
cpanceac PC BSD 10.3-RELEASE-03-31-2016-x64-DVD
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz , 16 GB RAM $ sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom /dev/sdb -m 2G
cpanceac Windows 10
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1328794 the stick is created fine (?: i have yet to test the actual installability) but the USB stick that was created is no longer "seen" by the creator
deaddrift F23 - 64bit i5-2310
Warning warn
[1]
  1. Due to the fact that you can not select a different mirror and the one it selects runs at glacial speeds, this test was aborted.
deaddrift Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1, 64bit i5-2310
Fail fail
[1]
  1. liveusb-creator.exe failed to run with OpenGL errors
frantisekz frantisekz
Pass pass
[1]
jsedlak Windows 10 64bit
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1328484
juliuxpigface Fedora 23 Workstation
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1318491 RHBZ #1328337
kparal
Fail fail
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
Warning warn
[3]
Fail fail
[4]
Warning warn
[5]
Fail fail
[6]
Fail fail
[7]
Fail fail
[8]
Fail fail
[9]
  1. RHBZ #1329611
  2. RHBZ #1329608
  3. RHBZ #1328789
  4. RHBZ #1328498
  5. RHBZ #1328462
  6. RHBZ #1328457
  7. RHBZ #1328452
  8. RHBZ #1328369
  9. RHBZ #1328337
lbrabec Fedora 24 Workstation 64bit
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1328340
priynag F22 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
pschindl Fedora 24 Workstation 64bit
Fail fail
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. RHBZ #1328369
  2. RHBZ #1328337
qqqqqqq Windows 10 Pro
Fail fail
[1]
  1. When I click "Write to disk" it prompts me for administrator credentials. I enter them and a diskpart.exe windows opens and does nothing. output from liveusb-creator.exe: file:///C:/Users/robert.s/Desktop/liveusb-creator/qml/QtQuick/Controls/ComboBox.qml:560:5: QML Menu: Binding loop detected for property "__selectedIndex" file:///C:/Users/robert.s/Desktop/liveusb-creator/qml/QtQuick/Controls/Private/ScrollViewHelper.qml:186:9: QML Binding: Property 'raised' does not exist on Item. file:///C:/Users/robert.s/Desktop/liveusb-creator/qml/QtQuick/Controls/Private/ScrollViewHelper.qml:137:9: QML Binding: Property 'raised' does not exist on Item. [gui:213] 'Logger' object is not callable Traceback (most recent call last): File "liveusb\gui.py", line 209, in run File "liveusb\gui.py", line 219, in ddImage File "liveusb\creator.py", line 602, in dd_image TypeError: 'Logger' object is not callable qrc:/components/DownloadDialog.qml:82: ReferenceError: cross is not defined qrc:/components/DownloadDialog.qml:81: ReferenceError: cross is not defined [gui:213] 'Logger' object is not callable Traceback (most recent call last): File "liveusb\gui.py", line 209, in run File "liveusb\gui.py", line 219, in ddImage File "liveusb\creator.py", line 602, in dd_image TypeError: 'Logger' object is not callable qrc:/components/DownloadDialog.qml:82: ReferenceError: cross is not defined qrc:/components/DownloadDialog.qml:81: ReferenceError: cross is not defined
renault F23 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
renault F23 Workstation 64 bits with BIOS laptop
Pass pass
Pass pass
roger.k.wells Fedora 23, 64bit
Pass pass
[1]
  1. I am a current F23 user and there were no surprises/disappointments when booting from the USB memory stick
satellit
Warning warn
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
  1. not tested
  2. bios boot f24 KDE :5.6.2 QT:5.6.0 Kernel 4.5.0-302.fc24x86_64 live install fully updated
sayak F23 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
sumantro F22 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
sumantro F23 Workstation 64 bits
Pass pass
Pass pass
sumantro Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 64 bits
Pass pass
swarnava
Pass pass