I followed the direction given here under:
Why would I want to make a USB device installer from the DVD instead of the LiveCD
I tried the same process on two different desktops and I also tried automating the steps by placing a kickstart file on the usb drive and the result is the same.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 712596 ***
Are you sure this is a duplicate? The reporter of bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=712596 said that his USB stick would not boot at all. Mine boots. Also he said that running isohybrid on worked. I tried running isohybrid on the DVD ISO and I still get the same result.
Ok. Please provide more details on what you are doing:
Commands you used to make the USB stick, what .iso you used as the source, logs from /tmp/*log attached as individual plain/text files.
livecd-iso-to-disk path-to/Fedora-15-x86_64-DVD.iso /dev/sdb1
This created a bootable USB. It works up to the point where the Anaconda asks:
"What type of devices will your installation involve?".
Regardless of what I select (Basic Storage Devices or Specialized Device), the installation hangs after attempting to examine the storage devices with the message: "The installation source given by device ['UUID=BE47-24FC'] could not be found. Please check your parameters and try again.
The only option at this point is to exit the installation.
Here is a listing of the /tmp contents on the machien I used to create the USB:
[root@localhost ole]# ls /tmp
at-spi2 orbit-ole tmpJpc3an virtual-ole.HX76Xl
est_17105_00024 orbit-root virtual-ole.3N5jOL
keyring-pqKqWd pulse-4O2uM69wgrQT virtual-ole.aNRnnm
orbit-gdm pulse-9vyJcXyHZzsR virtual-ole.Hx0sOH
Please let me know if you need any of these.
When the install hangs change to tty2 (ctrl-alt-f2) and copy the logs
from /tmp/*log to a machine where you can attach them as individual plain/text files to this bug.
Please also attach the output of blkid
Have you ever dd'd an .iso to this flash drive? That is a common problem which you can solve by running wipefs -a /dev/FLASHDEV (be careful, that will wipe all filesystem info from the target device).
Running wipefs did the trick - Thanks! I'll go ahead and close the ticket. Have a terrific weekend,