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How to create a Linux boot disk with Linux Live USB Creator

How to create a Linux boot disk with Linux Live USB Creator

Also known as Lili, this utility, with an exotic design, will allow us to create boot units for Linux distributions, just as unebootin does, but with some very interesting additions to the functions of Unebootin.

You can download it here, on the official website.

The operation is similar. We first select the USB drive that we want to adapt to bootable, where we want to put our Linux installer, we hit the refresh button if we have put it on the PC after starting “Lili” and we select it.

The second step is to select the image, ISO or compressed file of the Linux distribution that we want to install on the Pendrive. If we choose to discard at the moment Lili will show us her list of compatible distributions. The list is endless. We select the one we want and we give it to download automatically, it will only ask us in which folder we want to leave the downloaded files.

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If the distribution is compatible, it will allow us to leave some space to store an image with persistent data from the operating system. So we can have a bootable Linux where we do not have to reinstall programs or configurations every time we start it. It will allow us up to 4GB of persistent storage. We select how much and continue.

The two options that Lli has that we will not find in Unebootin is that we can hide the files of the Linux operating system in the Pendrive (they will be visible if we have the operating system configured to show hidden files) and on the other hand we can generate a virtual machine with the new one operating system that we can run directly from Windows. It does this by installing VirtualBox on our PC and I am very afraid that the persistent storage option is not available in this mode.

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We can also format the drive (it will ask us for confirmation) if we want to leave it ready and ready for the system load, or we can tell it to simply generate the proper boot without deleting a single one of our data. We hit the lightning and wait for it to end.

If we want to start the virtualized system, we only have to enter the pendrive, go to the VirtualBox folder and click on “Virtualize_This_key”. If you find problems running as a virtual machine, it has worked for me, in Windows 8.1, to use the host cache mode for the storage unit and increase the RAM for the graphics.