You are right, Jason, I meant sandisk. I needed a magnifying glass to verify this.
As for Aaron's assertion that there are USB flashdrives around that do not
support the Ext2/Ext3 file system, it would be nice if he could tell us his
source of this information. Without a proof, it is just a rumor.
The memory sticks that use flash memory are internally organized similar to hard drives and floppies. They have a front end for boot purpose. Unfortunately the vendors cater to the MS-Windows market and put some crap into the front end to pedle their ware. With proper knowledge (which I don't have) it is possible to re-format any of these drives to get rid of the frontend garbage.
If you succeed in doing this, then there would be no reason to get a bootable thin-client basic linux onto the stick.
Am I talking nonsense or do I have a point