Linux Live USB Creator 2.9 released

LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9 recently released, is a powerful yet easy-to-use free, open-source software for Windows. LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux. If you are a beginner, LiLi will let you try Linux for the first time, keeping Windows clean of any modifications. And if you are a geek, LiLi will allow you to test almost any Linux distributions directly from Windows, or just install them from a USB flash drive instead of CDs.

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LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9 changelog

New Linux distributions supported

  • Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” (Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME)
  • Ubuntu Studio 14.10 (DVD)
  • UbuntuKylin 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn”
  • CentOS 7.0 (CD)
  • CentOS 7.0 (DVD) (Gnome/KDE)
  • Debian Live 7.6.0 (Gnome/KDE/LXDE/Xfce/Standard)
  • OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1
  • Tails 1.2
  • Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.5 (Deluxe)
  • KNOPPIX 7.4.2
  • CDlinux
  • ReactOS 0.3.17
  • Ubuntu 14.04.1 “Trusty Tahr” (Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME)
  • Edubuntu 14.04.1 (DVD)
  • Mythbuntu 14.04.1 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and Variants
  • SystemRescueCD 4.4.0
  • Gentoo Live DVD 20140826 x86/amd64
  • Gparted Live CD 0.20.0-2
  • Trisquel 7.0
  • Puppy Linux 6.0 (Tahrpup)

New major features

  • Improved support for 64-bit variants
  • Support for ReactOS / OpenMandrivaLX / CDLinux
  • Smarter autodetection of Syslinux version, INITRD and VMLINUZ files
  • Retry to format 5 times instead of 1 (with 5 seconds delay)
  • Retry to install boot sectors 5 times instead of 1 (with 5 seconds delay)
  • Error is returned to user when formatting failed
  • Autorun creation has been disabled (can be re-enabled in the advanced options)
  • Code has been simplified and commented
  • Storage controller in virtualbox is automatically changed to the best one (IDE or SCSI) to improve chances of booting
  • Type of VM automatically set (useful for 64-bit Linux)


  • Flush old logs (keep 1 month)
  • Latest AutoIT compiler
  • Syslinux 5 and 6 support
  • fat32Format 1.07 (GPT support + fix for boot sector when using Windows AIK’s bootsect.exe)
  • Use a more reliable method to fetch UUID/MBRID and physical drive numbers
  • Recognition options can be changed without reselecting the ISO
  • Changelog on website will give more info (new distribs, major features, improvements, fixed bugs and known bugs)
  • Warning when selecting a ZIP file containing only an ISO
  • Improved sourceforge download from global mirrors
  • Lighter compatibility list, should be faster to load
  • New languages : Armenian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Malay, Persian (Farsi)
  • Default RAM requirement for VirtualBox is now 384 MB
  • Removed unmaintained/unpopular distro : Meego / WifiWay / LiveHacking /Elive / Vyatta / Vortexbox / VectorLinux / Zenwalk / Zenix / SolusOS / PureOS / BlankOn

Fixed bugs

  • fix some crash when WMI was corrupted/not working
  • Could not cancel download when selecting the destination folder
  • Previous betas may not check for new beta availability (and option display was wrong)
  • Removed windows 7/8 progress bar in taskbar because it was crashing on other OSes
  • Hiren’s boot / Fedora / CentOS support was broken/compromised
  • Icons/names changed on all drives (autorun creation is now disabled by default)

Known Bugs

  • Graphic interface may flickers or hang when LiLi is busy but usually comes back
  • cannot stop a Linux download unless you shut LiLi down
  • Asian characters not displaying in the progress bar

Install LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9

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– Download the executable

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– Run the downloaded exe and click next to complete the installation


– Insert your USB stick > select the Linux Distro OS ISO file or CD > click the lightning icon to start the installation. When done, you will notice the message at the bottom “Your LinuxLive key is now up and ready!”


Boot your Windows machine with the LinuxLive USB key to load your Linux OS

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