LinuxLive USB Creator or LiLi USB Creator is a software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key of any Linux distribution. LiLi USB Creator was formerly called Live uSbuntu Creator which we reviewed earlier on Instant Fundas. LiLi USB Creator is an improved version that supports not only Ubuntu but 30+ different Linux distribution.
LiLi USB Creator hasn’t changed it’s former look, nor the steps required to create the USB key. The only change as I said, is the larger support for Linux distributions. The USB creator currently supports the following distributions. (Note: 64 bit versions are not supported)
- Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Xubuntu 9.10 & 9.04 Desktop CD
- Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10
- Ubuntu Moblin Remix 9.10new
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2
- BackTrack 4 Final
- JoliCloud Pre-Beta
- SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15new
- antiX M8.2new
- Xange & OpenXange 2010new
- CentOS 5.4
- Debian Live 5.0.2 Gnome/KDE/LXDE/xFce
- Damn Small linux 4.4.10
- Puppy Linux 4.3.1
- Toutou Linux 4.3.1
- Gparted Live 0.5.1-1updated
- Clonezilla Live 1.2.3-27
- Fedora 11 & 12 (KDE / Gnome) Live CD
- Kuki 2.8
- Mint 7 & 8 Main Edition
- Crunchbang 9.04 Standard & Lite Editions
- Super OS 9.04
- Tiny Core 2.8.1updated
- Slitaz 2.0
- Parted Magic 4.6
- Grml 2009.10
- KNOPPIX 6.2
- Gentoo Live DVD 10.1
- Sabayon Linux 5.1 (Gnome/KDE)
- xPud 0.9.2
- PLoP Linux 4.0.4 (X-Server)new
- Element 1.0new
- Android x86 1.6new
- Trisquel 3.0.1new
- SystemRescueCD 1.4.0updated
- Ophcrack XP & Vista 2.3.1
- .IMG file
.IMG files are supported but it's experimental. It works only with a Live mode, provides no persistance and no virtualization. LiLi USB Creator will just burn the .IMG on your key, nothing more.
Creating a bootable live USB consist of 5 simple steps:
Step 1: Start the program and choose a USB key in the list
Step 2: Select the ISO image or CD of any of the above mentioned Linux distros.
Step 3: Choose the size of the data and programs to be stored. Normally, on a Live CD or Live USB you lose all your data when you shut down the system. The persistence of data keeps the data and user preferences. These data are stored in a file from the system entirely transparent to the user.
Step 4: Check the options you want to use which includes an ability to hide files on your stick and "allow windows to launch" that allows you to launch the Linux OS directly under Windows without restarting, made possible by virtualization.
Step 5: Start the installation.
Once the USB key is created, you can boot your computer from it or use it to launch Lnux directly within Windows through VirtualBox.