OK, thanks, I will try that (installing GRUB to the partition). Good to know about the stick working on a different computer. I did test out the persistent memory with install iso, and it did work. After connecting the laptop to ethernet and updating the wireless driver, I then was able to restart Mint with my wireless connection remembered. And it did work on my other laptop as well. The problem I had with it was doing the software updates to the system. There was about 150mb to download, and it did that, but when it installed the software, it ran out of room and errored out. After that, the system was crippled and couldn't remember any more settings, probably due to no more room on the device. The stick now only showed about 2.6g of space taken up by the system, with an 8gb stick there is plenty of room left. The file system in mint shows the system as having 0 bytes of room left, but when I plug the stick into another system, I can see that there is more room. As well, the boot up time is as slow as using the hard drive, and it should be faster when booting from the stick using the persistent memory installation. I guess this is due to the live cd type of system that was installed vs. a proper linux install with its own filesystem.