future f12 test days

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Thu Apr 2 21:53:35 UTC 2009

On Thursday, April 02 2009, Christoph H?ger said:
> Am Donnerstag, den 02.04.2009, 11:11 -0700 schrieb Adam Williamson:
> > On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 17:00 +0200, Christoph Höger wrote:
> > > a) we should _always_ have USB images ready. That should lower the
> > > testing costs to zero.
> > 
> > Well, we don't provide USB images for releases on the basis it's a waste
> > of space and bandwidth since you can simply convert them with the
> > script. I don't see why that reasoning doesn't hold for test days.
> I disagree on that: Using an USB image is the most non-invasive and
> cheapest way, to run those tests. They allow modifying something and
> rebooting, which is a real advantage in test cases IMO. 
> Also USB devices are common nowadays - tools to convert cd images to usb
> media are not (not every possible tester runs fedora yet).
> If we really care about that little extra space we should provide USB
> images and show how to convert them to cd/dvd images.

An image for a USB device, though, has problems with a) multiple sizes
of USB devices b) deleting data off of the USB devices c) a couple other
things that I'm flaking on at the moment.

livecd-iso-to-disk is a shell script that should run on basically any
Linux distro with syslinux installed (and people have sent patches to
fix up things, eg, for Ubuntu) and liveusb-creator works on Linux
platforms and Windows.


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