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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Basic_Release_Criteria#disk-selection release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


This test case tests whether you can successfully select a particular target device during a guided partitioning-based system installation.


  1. Prepare a test system with two or more working, supported storage devices of sufficient size for a Fedora install, and a Fedora installation medium.
  2. Ensure at least one of the devices contains some form of data (for later verification that it was left alone).

How to test

  1. Boot the GTK-based installer using any available means. Do not use Fedora Workstation live on Fedora 41+, as that uses the webui-based installer.
  2. Proceed to the installer's main screen, making sensible choices, and enter the Installation Destination screen.
  3. Select only one of the target devices you prepared as the installation target disk (if you have one populated and one empty disk, choose the empty one).
  4. Ensure the option to let the installer handle partitioning is set, and complete this screen.
  5. Complete the installation process, making sensible selections for all other installer options.
  6. Boot the installed system.

Expected Results

  1. The device(s) not selected as install target disks should not be touched by the installation process.
  2. The expected partition layout should be created on the target device(s).
  3. The install process should complete successfully and the installed system should boot as expected.