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QA:Testcase Packages and Installer Sources

Associated release criterion

This test case is associated with the Release_Criteria#Packages and Installer Sources 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 installer can successfully install any of the supported package sets via any of the supported installer sources.

The following package sets are supported for installs from local media:

  • server
  • minimal

The following package sets are only available from remote sources and require a network connection:

  • workstation
  • graphical-server
  • virtualization-host


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. For local package installations it is not necessary to enable networking or specify a mirror.
  2. For package installation from remote sources:
    1. From the Network and Hostname spoke, enable networking.
    2. From the Installation Source spoke, configure a remote software source, supplying an appropriate mirror for the version and architecture under test.
  3. Complete the installer and wait for the machine to reboot.

Expected Results

  1. The installation should complete and boot successfully.
  2. If a graphical package set was specified, the system should boot to a graphical login screen.

Testing in openQA

The following openQA test suites satisfy this release criteria, provided they pass the _do_install_reboot module at a minimum:

  • install_packageset_server
  • install_packageset_minimal
  • install_packageset_workstation
  • install_packageset_graphical-server
  • install_packageset_virtualization-host

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