Note that If you use the manual install method I described you won't need to reformat your usb stick. It works on fat32 file systems, which is the file system type of the sticks when you buy one.
Frustrated--- not by what you folks have written [you are so generous and I appreciate it very much]--- but normally I am able to get right at a thing once I have formulated a question-- but schedule became unexpectedly busy. Three projects due for work- two tomorrow, and one on Monday-- then I hope to have some free time for myself.
As I read down the thread- I am again so appreciative of the generous spirit of the PCLos family. I am sure that as I work through the steps this will be resolved.