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I am having the same problem. I downloaded Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso and extracted the contents of the isolinux directory to my USB stick. I renamed isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg, and added a new ...
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    I am having the same problem. I downloaded Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso and extracted the contents of the isolinux directory to my USB stick. I renamed isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg, and added a new section as the default:

    label ks
    menu label ^Install from kickstart
    menu default
    kernel vmlinuz
    append ks=hd:sdb1/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img

    I then create a ks.cfg file, and then use the syslinux utility to make the USB stick bootable.

    When I boot from this USB stick I get a blank gray screen. When I click any key I get a "Password Required" prompt. What am I doing wrong???

    This problem happens on multiple PCs. And, if the same exact process is done with the Fedora 10 files, it works just fine.

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    Never tried it the manual way, but if just looking to make a bootable Fedora (or other distro) USB stick, take a look at unetbootin.

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    Otherwise here is the Fedora guide on making a bootable USB.
    How to create and use Live USB - FedoraProject

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    got it to work

    Ok, I got it to work by using the liveusb-creator tool on the F11 boot.iso. Note that this boot.iso was not included in the Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso; I had to download it separately from a mirror (from the /fedora/linux/releases/11/Fedora/i386/os/images path).

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