Linux mint 17 now boots from usb with wireless and basic videocodec (the non free ones required for old stored movies/clips) it required the annoyance of avlinux first oddly as such came with a working usb key making utility. so all that foul whining about damnthat debian seem a tad overblownn. the remains are tranfering old/new clips for work activities and permanant installation to hard drive so I can have my key for raspberry pipurchasing. I am not good even, but I am determined and just lucky enough not to have given up. go me.