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As of Fedora 17, the askmethod parameter is no longer valid.


This test is designed to test installation from an ISO image on a local disk partition by askmethod.

Spare disk partition required
This test requires a local disk partition sized large enough to house a 4.5Gib ISO image. For further details please refer to the Fedora 40 Installation Guide, sections Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation and Installing from a Hard Drive.


  1. Prepare a system with a spare disk partition to store a 4.5Gib ISO image. Typically, this can be accomplished by booting into the installer and proceeding to the disk partitioning step
  2. Create a 5G physical disk partition (cannot be a LVM logical volume) with mount point /iso. Remember the disk partition device (e.g. /dev/sdc4) as this will be needed in later steps.
  3. Complete the installation as desired.
    Speed up
    While any package set would be sufficient, the preliminary installation will be faster when using a smaller package set.

How to test

  1. Copy the installation ISO image into the /iso directory. For Fedora 14 and earlier, the installation program also requires that you copy the images/install.img file from the DVD into partition containing the ISO image (e.g. /iso/images/install.img). In Fedora 15 and newer, only the ISO image is needed.
    Don't mix images
    When testing DVD ISO images, only copy the DVD ISO image for the exact architecture being tested. Do not mix ISO images from different architectures.
  2. Boot your system into the installation program using any available means. As of Fedora 15, you must add the boot argument askmethod so you can direct the installer to perform a hard drive installation method.
  3. When prompted, select Hard drive as your installation source
  4. Select the disk partition where you copied the ISO image. Note, this was the disk partition created in #Setup above.
  5. Complete the installation as desired

Expected Results

  1. Anaconda uses the install repository from the hard disk provided
  2. Anaconda completes the hard drive installation successfully
  3. Package errors (install.log) should not occur
  4. System boots successfully