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Date 2016-09-20
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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 25 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]

Run the tests[edit]

Visit the QA Test case page and click on the appropriate binary title link. After running the test , you need to update the result page which can be found at the bottom of the Test day wiki page.

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]

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component mediawriter. 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]

Basic tests[edit]

User Profile Basic (Fedora) Basic (Windows) Basic (Mac OS) References
AnilKul thinkpad Z lenovo running fedora 24 i7 16gb
Pass pass
[1]
  1. I tested it last time too for fedora 24 beta . Everything works fine.Sumantro helped me to run the test cases. Thanks .
Anisha Windows 10 Acer
Fail fail
[1]
  1. System halted . Boot media failure for workstation
Ankita Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 64 bits
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Media check error , system halted while boot
BikramUTD fedora 24 workstn DELL Latitude
Pass pass
Jain Lavana fedora 24 i5 8GB & sandisk 16GB
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Thanks , Sumantro for the invite & helping me participate.
Ravi Sekhar F24
Pass pass
[1]
  1. This tool is very helpful :)
a2batic F24 workstation/gnome
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
  1. Creates fedora24 workstation live USB
adam820 Dell Latitude 3570 (F24)
Fail fail
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. RHBZ #1377655 RHBZ #1377604
  2. 1 .Doesn't detect a Sandisk USB2.0 8GB thumbstick at all, MBR/GPT w/ or w/o partition on it. 2. Recognizes WD Passport 500GB USB3.0 external disk; when writing "Other" (F24 Live), just says "Finished" without writing anything. 3. Using downloaded image, doesn't boot on Latitude 3550, throws SQUASHFS error (mount: wrong filesystem type)
anshul Fedora 24 1.2
Pass pass
cmurf
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1377825 Fails to launch
desubham fedora 24 i7 16gb dell
Pass pass
em3rson Fedora 24 64bits, Lenovo G460 Intel Core i5 M540, 8GB Ram
Pass pass
em3rson Windows 10 Pro 64bits, Lenovo G460 Intel Core i5 M540, 8GB Ram
Pass pass
fredlima F24, Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.7.3-200.fc24.x86_64, KDE5 Plasma, i5-4570 @ 3.6GHZ, GeForce 210, 16 Gigas of RAM
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1378152 Socket error - won't work through proxy
fredlima Windows 7 64 bits professional
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1378168 It don't read system proxy settings
h4xr Fedora 25 Workstation
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Works fine and image boots properly
josereyesjdi Dell Latitude E6440 Fedora 24
Pass pass
josereyesjdi Dell Optiplex 7010 Fedora 24
Pass pass
juliuxpigface Fedora 24 x86_64
Warning warn
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1377627 RHBZ #1377604 RHBZ #1377856 RHBZ #1377712
kparal
Warning warn
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1377712 RHBZ #1377721 RHBZ #1377718 RHBZ #1377714 RHBZ #1377683 RHBZ #1377678 RHBZ #1377616 RHBZ #1377627
linkdupont MacBookPro11,5
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Downloaded mediawriter.dmg from github, *not* from the sources linked on the test page. Download timed out once, but picked up where it left off.
mhoungbo MSI CX61-2PC running fedora 24 i7 16gb
Pass pass
pfrields Mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro, OS X 10.11.2 (El Capitan)
Pass pass
potty HP Omni 27-1057c x64. Fedora 24.
Pass pass
potty HP Omni 27-1057c x64. Windows 10 Home 64-bits.
Pass pass
potty Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro, Fedora 24
Pass pass
potty Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro, OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
Pass pass
pschindl Fedora 25
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1377627 RHBZ #1377616
renault Fedora 25
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1377721 Image was not written in the USB stick
renault Windows 10 x86_64
Fail fail
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1378246 Download corrupted images
satellitgo@gmail.com M$ windows 10 Thinkpad T560
Pass pass
[1]
  1. https://github.com/MartinBriza/MediaWriter/releases/download/3.96.0/FedoraMediaWriter-win-3.96.0.exe writes f24 Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop and mate-Compz D/L and writes USB with error message. Did (cancel) (write to disk) USB wrote and booted in win10 efi...Corrupted message seems bogus downloaded sept 20 am no corrupted message
satellitgo@gmail.com MS Windows 10 /T560 Thinkpad
Fail fail
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
  1. WRONG LINKS: workstation and KDE are f23-x86-23-10 not f24 https://mbriza.fedorapeople.org/liveusb-creator.zip
  2. mate and cinnamon spins download f24 and install to USB (may have to quit and restart download to finish) "custom" fails to install .iso's in /Download; if not downloaded by LMC https://github.com/MartinBriza/MediaWriter/releases/download/3.96.0/FedoraMediaWriter.exe
satellitgo@gmail.com MacBook Pro -f24 KDE to USB install to external USB HD
Pass pass
[1]
  1. MacBook Pro -f24 KDE to USB install to external USB HD - ,dmg not signed with xcode https://github.com/MartinBriza/MediaWriter/releases/download/3.96.0/FedoraMediaWriter-mac-3.96.0.dmg kde does not see wireless AP; long delay (several minutes) before TZ is resolved (no networking) On install boot (f) ctrl power asks for network sign in to wireless AP Boot works but no networking available.
satellitgo@gmail.com f24 workstation/cinnamon
Pass pass
[1]
  1. installs Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-24-1.2.iso to 8 GB USB after restore Fedora : sudo dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh --best install mediawriter
sumantro Windows 10 x64 Lenovo Z50
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Boot media is getting corrupted after writing and hence doesn't boot
sumantrom F25 workstation
Pass pass
tenk Fedora 24 Workstation
Pass pass
[1]
  1. - USB Creation (Workstation), USB Live Workstation Test before Install
tenk Fedora 24 Workstatoin
Fail fail
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
  1. Want to test previously Live USB Server Created: On the boot menu: Install => Anaconda Install, Test and Install => Directly on Anaconda Installation (UEFI Boot)
  2. USB Creation (Server)
tenk MS Windows 10 Samsung Laptop
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Image corrupted after download
tenk MS Windows 10 Samsung Laptop
Fail fail
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
  1. Added test: Cancel after Download is corrupted. Write to disk => Boot => Image test failed => Boot failed
  2. 1. Added test: Cancel after Download is corrupted. Write to disk => Boot => Image test failed => Boot failed
tenk MS Windows 7
Fail fail
[1]
  1. The downloaded image is corrupted
tenk MS Windows 8.1
Fail fail
[1]
  1. On Fedora Media Writer for windows, every image i downloaded (Server, Workstation, Xfce) are corrupted. If i click on retry button (other choice is cancel), the next step is to write image on USB (Should be download again). Write ok but after booting on the usb -> Test image failed => system halted. If i launch the tools again and choose a previously chose version of OS, when i click on the main page to create Live USB -> I directly have the panel to write on USB (and not to be able to download it again)
thunderbirdtr Fedora 24 Workstation
Fail fail
[1]
  1. 1.Fedora 24 has 3.96.0 version and looks like newest version is 3.96.1 and when we tried to compile that version It gives some problems 2. Github issue link : https://github.com/MartinBriza/MediaWriter/issues/16