Ultimate goal: Boot a live system on Vaio desktop PC (model pcv-rs204, P4 with only 1GB RAM)) from USB stick.
I downloaded the 64 bit 16.04.1 image and dd'ed it to an usb stick. The Vaio machine automatically booted from it, but I got the message that this machine isn't 64bit capable (or something alike).
Next, I downloaded the 32bit image, verified MD5, and dd'ed it to the same stick.
Problem: The 32bit image doesn't boot, as the system doesn't recognize the usb stick as being bootable.
I verified that the partition that's created on the stick is bootable using cfdisk - it is. The partition type is "17 - Hidden HPFS/NTFS", is this OK?
I also tried with Lubuntu 16.04.1 32bit, but after dd'ing the image to the stick, the stick is not recognized by the PC, just like with Ubuntu.
What can I try next?