I tried installing elementaryOS onto a flash drive on my Razer Blade Stealth with the unetbootin program.
I was able to get into the installation process although the screen was flashing on and off a lot. What I mean by this is that, the installation process was working (i.e. asking about keyboard layout, timezone, etc) but the screen was randomly going black in very fast flashes unless I moved the mouse cursor in which case it would look normal and not flash. I figured this was just a glitch with the installer and continued with the installation. I formatted the flash drive that I wanted to install the OS on with the Ext2 filesystem (was that a good choice?) and I decided not to partition a swap space because the flash drive is only 16GB and my computer has a decent amount of RAM. The installation finished successfully.
Then, I restarted, got into the bootloader, booted elementaryOS, the elementaryOS logo splash screen displayed. Then, a loud static noise came from my speaker and the screen became a mess of multicolored pixelated rectangles and glitchy-ness.
I restarted and use the bootloader to boot into elementaryOS recovery mode where I received an error
UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
You can see the error message here. Sorry for the crap quality.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you!