Just downloaded solydx32 for quick test.
edit1: All my tests below are on msdos-partition hard disk/flash.
Use dd, my usual method, to create bootable USB flash. No issue to boot and few computers.
a quick check on Media playing from shared file of my NAS.
could not play... surprise to see no vlc.. not sure if this is intentional to leave out vlc?
Install to a USB drive, no issue to install. select to install grub to the MBR of USB drive, i.e. /dev/sdb
Reboot with USB drive., not too good:
1. on first computer, can never boot from USB drive.. timeout and bios switch to boot from internal hard disk
There is no hardware/bios problem on this computer because no issue to boot many USB flash and USB drive for many Linux OS and Windows OS.
It seems the installer did not install grub properly to MBR of the USB drive.
2. on second computer, it seems to boot from USB drive, then hang up on loading initramfs.... waited for a long time
gave up after some 10 minutes, way too long for typical test run.
3. on third computer, it seems to boot from USB drive... took a very long time to load initramfs , finally able to get SolydX32 xfce desktop...
However, no internet . This computer has realtek gigabit, almost all WinOSes/Linux OSes have no issue to get automatically into internet .
Not yet troubleshoot to figure what is the issue.
In order to be sure iso is OK, I create another USB flash, format with fat32, run unetbootin and make bootable USB flash.
Boot up first computer, saw what Grizzler reported: repeated entry on unetbootin start menu:
Another thing. It hasn't even been that long since I installed something using an iso on a USB-stick, but is it normal to have several of the boot menu items on the stick duplicated? Items two to five were repeated as the last four, with slightly different wording. I vaguely remember having seen something like that before, but I'm not sure.
I used unetbootin for too many times, I do not think this duplication of entry is normal.
However in my years of memory, I saw such duplication before, not too often though.
attached image to show actual menu:
for comparison purpose, I used a december downloaded solydx32-latest.iso, use unetbootin to prepare bootable usb flash , the boot menu is like this image, there is no duplication of boot entries.
By the way , with dd method on USB flash, it boots straight to solydxk xfce desktop and not such boot menu.
Then I choose to run with
a. Check the integrity of Media
b. Check the integrity of DVD
In both cases, it completes with no errors and proceeds to reboot automatically.
This is an indication that the iso burned and read on USB flash works..at least with unetbootin.