When I am in the mood I will try again. The machine worked well when I was away. Took most of my CDs and DVDs, took some mini speakers, and an HDMI cable. Watched stuff in airports, on planes and had my media collection on tap at the hotel. The device is good for the job.
I have been trying again, times out. Clonezilla on the same stick works. Maybe when new isos are out I will try again. Yes different versions, format ext and fat32, PClinux creator and unetbootin (newly updated). Different parameters as well. Out of ideas.