[Fedora QA] #47: Obsolete install test cases for Fedora 13

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Mon Jan 18 13:55:34 UTC 2010

#47: Obsolete install test cases for Fedora 13
  Reporter:  jlaska       |       Owner:           
      Type:  task         |      Status:  new      
  Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  Fedora 13
 Component:  Test Review  |     Version:           
Resolution:               |    Keywords:           
Comment (by jlaska):

 Replying to [comment:2 rhe]:
 > Agree.
 > Do you think if
 QA/TestCases/BootMethodsCdrom] is already covered by
 QA/TestCases/InstallSourceCdrom], and
 QA/TestCases/BootMethodsDvd] covered by

 Good question.  I'm not fully convinced these tests could be consolidated
 since I they do target different areas of the installer.  For example, the
 Boot* tests are designed to validate that the media is properly
 constructed, can boot into stage#1 loader.  The InstallSource* tests focus
 more on whether the installer is able to load the stage#2 install.img from
 the specified location.  They are similar in that if you boot and install
 from a DVD, you've tested both scenarios.  But it's also possible to boot
 from {CD,DVD,PXE,USB,grub} and install from

 The general test strategy for installation test outlines testing the
 inputs/outputs at each phase of the installer (see
 It's definitely a bit odd at first, but given the complexity of the
 installer, it's proven to be a useful approach.  That said, I'm 100% open
 to devising a new test strategy if there are ideas on improving the
 workflow/procedure.  I'd be hesitant on removing tests that cover
 different areas until there is a larger workflow/procedure defined to
 account for the change.

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