I want to change from Linpus to either Mint or Ubuntu.
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I have the Acer Aspire One A110l (modified to use SATA 2.5" hdd)
Getting rid of Linpus was the best thing I ever did!
I recommend that you upgrade your ram at some point! Just make certain that when you do, you get the 533Mhz DDRII ram because the faster rams won't scale down.
Lxde Mint is a good choice for this machine, although I can say from experience that it ran well with Ubuntu! (up to Maverick after that I started using Crunchbang)
The stick should only contain about 700MB.
But you will have to change the boot order in your BIOS. You can do this by pressing F2 just after power-on. Select boot options, highlight the USB stick, use F5 to move it to the top of the list!
It does, indeed look like unetbootin is not playing nicely with your USB stick.
Given the trials and tribulations of dealing with unetbootin and Linux Mint, both of which are fine products, and both of which I've used on my Aspire One in the past, let me throw out an alternative Linpus replacement path: Fedora LXDE spin. Fedora is not without its disadvantages; (1) the two most significant being support for a new release lasts only 13 months or so, and (2) it's not the most noobie-friendly distro. On the other hand, Fedora-LXDE's iso file can be directly (and very, very easily) copied to a 1GB or larger USB stick using just the dd command; no fuss, no muss. Furthermore, it works well - I've been running Fedora-LXDE spin as the primary distro on my Aspire One for about a year and a half now.
I'm not recommending that you give up on Linux Mint yet, just keep in mind that there are alternatives (including distros other than Fedora that will allow you to use dd to create a bootable flash drive).