booting Linux on usb flash drive
I just recently purchased a PNY 8gb attache flash drive and have been trying to install Linux to it, with no success. Tried DSL, with all possible scenarios. Tried Ubuntu, again trying different ways. Xubuntu, Knoppix, etc. Even tried the HP format program.
Nothing works. But I also own a PNY 256mb and 512mb flash drives. Both could boot my rig using DSL, Xubuntu, Knoppix, etc. with no problem.
Boot menu recognizes the two small PNY's as HDD, but not the 8gb. One exception, it did recognize it as HDD after I ran the HP program but had no OS on it. After I installed Linux, no good.
Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
For info purposes, I have the following m/b & proc:
amd anthlon 64 3500+
My error is immediate, saying no boot record.