seeking "geek stick" USB drive clarification
What is the magic so that I might select some flash memory device for
use as a boot device?
I suspect that there are device features that are favorable to this task and other features that are not-favorable. I'm not trying to use any of the excessively win-dose-centric "security" or similar devices.
I've tried to put linux (Ubuntu CreateBootUSB, DamnSmall, CloneZilla, SystemRescueCD, etc) onto any of several "geek stick" "thumb drive" "key drive" USB devices as well as various media cards without success.
My systems will boot from USB, but I cannot get the right bits onto the devices --or-- I have the right bits but the device won't boot.