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A very basic test to ensure the installer kernel boots.

How to test

  1. Load the kernel/initrd by any of these methods:
    1. Burn and boot the boot.iso CD image
    2. Fetch the kernel and initrd images listed in .treeinfo and add them to an existing /etc/grub.conf
  2. Allow the bootloader to load and start the kernel

Expected Results

  1. The kernel starts
  2. A whole lot of messages scroll by, including lines like these:
    • Linux version 3.1.0-0.rc6.git0.3.fc16.x86_64 ( (gcc version 4.6.1 20110824 (Red Hat 4.6.1-8) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Fri Sep 16 12:26:22 UTC 2011
    • Unpacking initramfs...
  3. The kernel finds the initrd and starts /init - this will be indicated by line like this:
    • Starting Anaconda version 16.19.