So I was trying to create a USB stick that I can use to boot Linux on my laptop, and ended up using Etcher. I “successfully” flashed the newest version of Pop_OS onto the stick, and restarted my computer to try and boot from my USB stick. However, when going through the BIOS, I could not find the USB stick anywhere. Furthermore, the USB stick is no longer visible in the windows 10 file explorer, though from what I can tell that is part and parcel of using Etcher.
Am I missing something that I need to do to be able to boot from the USB stick? Or if the USB stick is borked, is there a way to recover it so I can at least use it for other things? Sorry if the answer is simple, as I am new to all this.
The version of Pop_Os I used was 19.10 Nvidia, and the USB stick I am using is the SanDisk SDCZ48-128G-U46. The laptop I am trying to boot on is an ASUS TUF FX504 laptop.