I had a goal. It sounded simple. I wanted to make a classroom full of machines boot up to Live Debian Linux desktops, so they could maintain their Windows installations unchanged. I am aiming to utilize these machines in an upcoming DynEdu class I'm working on at Dyn. This is a classroom full of relatively simple machines that will use WiFi to connect to the network. What I learned can hopefully help just about anyone who wants to make custom Debian bootable USB sticks.