I've searched online but can't get an answer. Must be how I'm asking the question in the search bar.
I've found that when making a bootable USB stick that some sticks will work without issue and others just fail when used on certain computers.
IE I made a bootable Linux Kernel on an older Kingston 1GB USB that boots at school on the towers but won't boot on my laptop (Lenovo N500 or ASUS A53S). However when I made the same bootable on a Kingston Data Traveler 2GB it boots just fine on all.
Other folks in class have been trying to make bootable USB sticks too but are not having any luck. The USBs are varied brands so there must be something I/we don't know about the hardware inside these things that is causing problems sometimes.
I figure it might be a BIOS issue in conjunction with the USB hardware but there isn't anything really to change in the BIOS besides allow USB Boot.
Anyone have some insight as to what could be going on here?