Installing Fedora 16 from USB

Joel Gomberg obligor11-fedora at
Sat Nov 12 01:05:49 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 04:14 PM, Michael Ekstrand wrote:
> 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.

I installed F16 on my laptop from an SD card using the dvd.iso and unetbootin 
without any problem.  It was an upgrade, rather than a fresh install, which 
might make a difference.


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