Installing Fedora 16 from USB

Michael Ekstrand michael at
Sat Nov 12 00:14:51 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 12:44 PM, Miguel Cardenas wrote:
> I've download Fedora 16 to install in onto my new notebook that comes
> with no dvd drive... so I used liveusb to create a bootable USB with the
> ISO... It starts the installation but then it says it does not detect a
> DVD drive and it starts to install slowly via internet, so what is the
> case of generate the USB with the installation disk? Or what should I do
> so it installs from the USB?

Anaconda's scan for media skips all non-optical media, so unless your 
USB stick can fake being a DVD drive, you're out of luck.

There is an open bug against Anaconda to get this fixed. Don't remember 
BZ number off-hand, though.

- Michael

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