Criteria revision proposal: Expected installed system boot behavior (Alpha)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Jul 18 23:00:50 UTC 2013

As per and the
Retrospective, we really need to adjust the "Expected installed system
boot behavior" criteria for the new world of user creation in anaconda
and initial-setup and gnome-initial-setup replacing firstboot.

After some thought, I propose that the most straightforward way to do
this is with the following changes to the Alpha criteria. Reference this

We could replace the first two "Expected installed system boot
behaviour" criteria with these:

"A working mechanism to create a user account must be clearly presented
during installation and/or first boot of the installed system.

A system installed with a release-blocking desktop must boot to a log in
screen where it is possible to log in to a working desktop using a user
account created during installation or a 'first boot' utility."

The third criterion, "A system installed without a graphical package set
must boot to a state where it is possible to log in through at least one
of the default virtual consoles.", remains unchanged.

We add one more 'footnote':

"On the first boot after installation, a utility for creating user
accounts and other configuration may run prior to a log in screen

I think that covers the changed situation and does not create any
unrealistic requirements. Any thoughts, comments, improvements,
questions etc? Thanks!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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