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What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Features/EFI. The objective is to verify that affected components (ie, grub, kernel, efibootmgr) provide the expected UEFI functionality on appropriate hardware (ie, it locates devices, installs, and boots). Fedora 11's UEFI 2.1 implementation has been tested on Intel UEFI-capable systems only; those with access to other vendors UEFI-capable systems are actively solicited to validate their hardware.

Supported Architectures currently are X86 and X86_64. No Fedora 11 compose of IA64 is available.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Normal practice is to find these people on #fedora-qa for assistance. Note that these folks are based in the eastern US and in Brno, Czech Republic. We are trying to find coverage for other timezones such as China, India. Testers in those locations can send questions by email if help is not available on IRC.

What's Needed To Test

Required for testing Features/EFI:

Optional but recommended for testing Features/EFI:

  • FAS Account - you can create an account in 3 minutes if you don't have one. This account lets you make non-anonymous contributions to the Fedora wiki.
  • Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions
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Rawhide is raw
Rawhide is a development branch of Fedora. While changes to Fedora post-beta are limited, it is advised you back up your data before participating.

How to identify if your system supports UEFI?

How to test?

Update your machine

See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide.

Live Image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive rawhide live image for your architecture:

  • [PLACEHOLDER i386]
  • [PLACEHOLDER x86_64]

Tips on how to use the Live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Latest syslinux?
Creating a LiveUSB of this rawhide image requires the latest version of syslinux, which is currently available in Rawhide and in the latest Windows liveusb-creator. Users of F10 and below can
# yum --enablerepo=rawhide update syslinux

Filing Bugs

All bugs will be tracked in Bugzilla. To file a bug found testing Features/EFI, click here


Perform each of the following test cases that you are able to with the resources available to you.

  1. Sample Test #1
  2. Sample Test #2
  3. Sample Test #3
  4. Sample Test #4