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Re: future f12 test days



Jeremy Katz wrote:
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 H�ger 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.

Jeremy

but sometimes both of those don't work, as i've recently found out with both the i686 gnome and xfce live f11 beta iso's, livecd-iso-to-disk nor liveusb-creator create working usb images, though this may be the iso's themselves that are the problem as previous versions worked with f9 and f10 iso's :-/


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