User:Robertmwilliams/EXT4InstallationTestPlan

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Installation Test Plan

In the table below, duplicate the italicized example rows as needed and replace the user and pass or fail with your own user name and results.

User Description How to Test Expected Results Results

Assign ext4 fs with mount point


  1. Prepare system with ext4 filesystem(s).
  2. Boot the installer.
  3. Select the ext4 filesystem as a mount point except of /boot, preferably some 'data' filesystem.
  4. Ensure installation is finished successfully.


  1. ext4 filesystems are recognized.
  2. Mount point can be assigned to ext4 filesystem.
  3. Installation completes successfully.
  4. System starts properly with all filesystems mounted.


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Create new ext4 partition (non-root fs)


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new (or use existing) partition
  4. Assign a non-rootfs mount point to the partition, choosing ext4 fs type
  5. Complete installation
  6. Reboot into post-install system
  1. installation completes successfully
  2. post-installation system boots
  3. ext4 filesystem is correctly identified and mounted
user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Create new ext4 partition (root fs)


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new (or use existing) ext3 partition for /boot
  4. Create a new (or use existing) partition
  5. Assign a rootfs mount point to the partition, choosing ext4 fs type
  6. Complete installation
  7. Reboot into post-install system


  1. installation completes successfully
  2. post-installation system boots
  3. ext4 filesystem is correctly identified and mounted


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Identify ext4 filesystems


  1. Prepare system with ext4 filesystem(s).
  2. Boot the installer.
  3. Use "Create custom layout" for partitioning and keep existing partitions.
  4. Ensure ext4 filesystems are recognized and included in list of filesystems.
  1. Anaconda starts successfully.
  2. ext4 filesystems are detected and listed in partition layout of Disk druid screen.
  3. Disk druid allows basic manipulation with ext4 filesystems.


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

ext4 fs on LVM LV


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new (or use existing) LVM PVs
  4. Create an LVM LV using the PVs
  5. Assign a non-/boot mount point to the LVM LV, choosing ext4 fs type
  6. Complete installation
  7. Reboot into post-install system


  1. installation completes successfully
  2. post-installation system boots
  3. ext4 filesystem is correctly identified and mounted using LVM LV device.


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

ext4 native (non-LVM)


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new non-LVM ext4 partition and assign to / mount point
  4. complete installation


  1. installation completes successfully
  2. post-installation system boots
  3. ext4 filesystem is correctly identified and mounted


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Mount and recover ext4 partitions from rescue mode


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new (or use existing) ext4 partition and assign a non-/boot mount point
  4. complete installation
  5. reboot into post-install system using rescue mode


  1. installation completes successfully
  2. installation enters rescue mode
  3. rescue mode detects and mounts ext4 partition successfully
  4. user can interact with ext4 filesystem (read, write & edit files)


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Ext 4 fs encrypted


  1. Boot the installer
  2. Advance to the (ddruid) partitioning screen
  3. Create a new (or use existing) partition
  4. Assign a non-/boot mount point to the LVM LV, choosing ext4 fs type
  5. select "encrypt" for the partition
  6. complete installation
  7. reboot into post-install system


  1. installation completes successfully
  2. post-installation system boots
  3. ext4 filesystem is correctly identified as encrypted block device and mounted
  4. ext4 filesystem entry is present in /etc/crypttab


user * * * pass
user * * * fail

Exploratory Test Plan

If you perform an EXT4 installation test not in the list above (and feel free to) please enter the information here. We will incorporate selected tests in future test plans.

User Description How to Test Expected Results Results Notes
who am I summary what I did what should happen what did happen (pass/fail) notes or observations
cww PXE boot/setup ext4 in LVM and native partitions Start install via PXE, setup / as ext4 via LVM and /export as ext4 via a native partition Install should complete successfully Install completed successfully, PXE worked just fine. Both / and /export mounted post install and can been accessed via rescue mode Tested on i386