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QA:Testcase Kickstart Installation

Associated release criterion

This test case is associated with the Release_Criteria#Kickstart Installation 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 installations via both local and remote Kickstart configuration files are successful.


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. Copy a valid Kickstart file to a USB stick
  2. Connect the USB stick to the test system
  3. Obtain access to supported system and hardware class to be installed.
  4. Prepare appropriate media for the selected ISO to be tested.
  5. Boot the system from the prepared optical, USB media or virtual device attachment.
  6. In the boot menu select the appropriate option to boot the installer.
  7. Hit the Tab key to edit the boot command
  8. Provide a local Kickstart file by supplying the GRUB boot option inst.ks=file:/path/to/local.ks or a remote Kickstart file by supplying the GRUB boot option inst.ks=

How to test

  1. Continue booting the installer as normal.

Expected Results

  1. The installation should complete and boot successfully, automatically populating the options specified in the Kickstart file.

Testing in openQA

The following openQA test suites satisfy this release criteria:

  • install_kickstart_nfs
  • server_realmd_join_kickstart

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