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It seems that the canonical instructions for making a bootable USB flash drive that runs memtest are at:

http://forum.canardpc.com/showthread.php?t=28875

However, after following them to a T, I boot up the new machine and get:

"could not find kernel image: linux"

Do I need to set up a lilo.conf first?

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Download System Rescue CD follow the instructions USB stick.

Boot from the USB, press F2 then type memtest

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