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QA:Testcase Bootloader Disk Selection

Associated release criterion

This test case is associated with the Release_Criteria#Bootloader Disk Selection release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion.


This test case verifies that the user is able to select an alternative disk on which to install the bootloader. It also verifies that, if the user is so inclined, they may choose not to install a bootloader at all.


Depending on installer choices this MAY destroy all the data on the test system. If you choose to complete the installation of the test system any/all data on the system may be lost. Please do not install on a system whose contents you need to keep.


  1. Obtain access to supported system and hardware class to be installed.
  2. Prepare appropriate media for the selected ISO to be tested.
  3. Boot the system from the prepared optical, USB media or virtual device attachment.
  4. In the boot menu select the appropriate option to boot the installer.

How to test

  1. In the Installation Destination spoke, select the disk(s) to install to, then click the "Full disk summary and bootl loader..." button at the bottom of the screen: Full disk summary and bootloader...
  2. Click the checkbox next to the disk on which the bootloader is desired
  3. Alternatively, uncheck the boot checkbox next to all disks to skip bootloader installation
  4. Proceed with installation on the test system.

Expected Results

  1. Installation should complete successfully.
  2. Note that if no bootloader is installed, the system may not boot after installation is complete. This is expected.

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