Just so nobody gets the wrong impression ---
Porteus' very own Live-Usb creator works fine. Thanks for making that part of the image itself.
My use of Rufus is just a possible alternative for those who have NO other linux boxes around, and for whatever reason, the windows exe installer inside the Porteus image doesn't work for you and need to demonstrate and give a stick of Porteus to your boss at work, like immediately.
Once up, you can rely on the built-in live usb creator and leave your windows boxes behind...
Boss calls me: Hey nanZor, corporate says I need to learn linux, and I know it's your day off but, how do I get that Slynoox thing you were playing with at lunch?
Me: Ok, download the iso [and after a bit of insruction on where the -any- key is and so forth] the install doesn't complete due to some funky windows hardware .... ok, don't freak out. What usb stick are you using?
Boss: I found one in the toolbox labeled "Company picnic 2004 / Vista backup" . That swively cover just fell off it.
Me: ok, lets download another utility called Rufus - [and after a small instruction on GPT vs MBR] - we're good.
Boss: I just went into the machine room and rebooted the box labeled "Oracle server node 7", and it works! How does corporate know and why are all the phones ringing?
Me: Yeah, we'll talk about that later.
That's a UNIX book - cool. -Garth