For the last several days I have been trying to successfully download a ISO of both XFCE and Mate to maybe try later on and transfer to a bootable USB Thumb drive. The intention was to create another live version that I could try without installing.
This partially worked. By hook or by crook I succeeded with the down load but not without issues. Those issue will be discussed in seperate posts dedicated to those issues [off topic] to this one but related to this one.
Createing a bootable USB stick also presented it's own problems also a subject for another post. I tried several different methods
In the process I discoverd that Mint Cinnamon has a builtin tool to create a bootable USB stick.
This seemed to work except it will not boot from the stick. I followed the procedure to the letter. Verified that the ISO was on the stick, even checked the hash but it will not reboot into a live session like My dvd did.
Thought you guys may want to chew on this while I am offline for awhile.
Thanks for your time and any thoughts.