Great way to contribute is ongoing.
Kernel 5.3 will arrive soon in Fedora.
It would be nice to test it on a wide range of systems: virtual machines are good, but also on different bare metal machines it would be very useful.
Testing the new kernel is easy. And there are various ways.
You can use a virtual machine:
- get the Test Day image
- configure a VM (KVM, VirtualBox, whatever)
- boot the test day image
Or you can use a bare metal machine (a laptop or a desktop):
- It is better to don’t test it on a production machine, and at least make a backup of your important data (it is advisable to regularly backup your data even if you don’t plan to test the new kernel )
- get the Test Day image, put it in an USB stick and boot the live system
- check if the live system boot (if you are not confident, it could be sufficient to do that)
Run the test:
- open a terminal
- Write your report on the test day webapp
In any case there is no need to install the 5.3 kernel on your system!
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