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Bug 142872 - Cannot install Fedora on external USB Harddisk (usb storage device)
Cannot install Fedora on external USB Harddisk (usb storage device)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-12-14 15:57 EST by Hanno Boeck
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-14 16:27:27 EST
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Description Hanno Boeck 2004-12-14 15:57:40 EST
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Description of problem:
I wanted to try out fedora on an external USB Harddisk, but it isn't possible with the installer, it doesn't see the disk.
The harddisk is (as most external harddisks) a usual usb mass storage device, so this could simply be changed by loading the usb-storage module before starting the disk druid.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot fedora install cd.
2. select manual partitioning

Actual Results:  external usb hdd doesn't appear.

Expected Results:  should be possible to install on external hdd.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-14 16:27:27 EST
Unfortunately, we don't support installation to USB drives due to some
of the fun related issues around actually then being able to boot the

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