I have a wired eth connection, but I unchecked 'download updates while installing' and 'Download mp3 codecs and nonfree graphics drivers' to speed things up for a quick install to another USB stick /dev/sdc2.
/dev/sdc is a 20G USB stick that looks like this; the first 4G partition is unseen, virtually untouchable, and already taken by another distro that works with Broadcom out-of-the-box (OB Revenge, a lucky find) but I want to have Bodhi take over the 16G, so that I can personalize it and make this Dell Studio work with Bodhi with all of that 16G (with swap too).
I proceeded to install, picked 'other' when it came to partitions, and the install starts the slideshow while it is copying over the files it needs. It takes a while, but it fails, and the installer tells me the next few screens will let me fill out a report so that our intrepid crew can work out some kinks left in the installation.
From what I can discern, I was notified that /dev/sdc2 is read-only. I was able to glean that much before another black box told me there were no error messages, and that this box will be saved in some-file-I-could-not-find.log. I am going to give it another try tonight. The 15" laptop is a Dell studio with a 64bit AMD Turion chip and DVD-RW drive and 4G ram. Maybe somebody here has a few ideas?