Running from a Toshiba Satellite with an i7 processor, not sure of the motherboard. Bringing up BIOS I have the option to select USB, doing so merely boots from hard disk, without even an error message.

The selection also looks really odd, it merely says USB: rather than any specific model. Next to ODD It gives the specific model number of the drive, as does it with LAN and HDD. I have tried updating drivers (all are updated) and were updated fully. I have tried using Unetbootin and Linux Live! with nothing working.

Sure this brand new laptop has the ability to boot from USB?