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#1 Thibaut

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:51 PM

LinuxLive USB Creator (a.k.a "LiLi") is a free and open-source software for Windows. LiLi creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux.

It is designed to be used by both beginners and geeks.

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 computer 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.

Procedure


LiLi's user interface has been built with simplicity in mind. It is quite straightforward.

Best place to start is the Online User's Guide.

In a nutshell, creating a Live USB with LiLi is a five steps process :

  • Choose your USB key
  • Choose your source (ISO, CD or Download)
  • Choose the size of persistence (available on selected Linux only)
  • Select the options (Portable Virtualization, hidden install, format)
  • Create !

And that's it ! No configuration needed !

Main features


  • Free and Open-Source
  • No reboot needed : built-in virtualization feature that lets you run your Linux in Windows just out of the box !
  • Supports many Linux distributions : Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Debian, PCLinuxOS, OpenSUSE, Sabayon, ArchLinux ... see full list
  • Persistence : Save datas and install software on your Live USB
  • SmartClean : Clean your key from any previous Live USB.
  • SmartDownload : One-click download any supported Linux directly from the fastest mirror
  • Available in various languages : Dutch,English,French,German,Hungarian,Italian,Japanese,Korean,Norwegian,Portuguese,Russian,Spanish,Swedish

Additional features


  • Intelligent processing : works with many Linux, even if they are not officially supported. Can recognize almost any file.
  • Hidden install : LiLi hides the Linux install, your key stays clean
  • File integrity : tells you if your ISO is corrupted
  • No format needed if already using FAT16 or FAT32
  • Intelligent format : can format disks bigger than 32 GB
  • Auto-update : automatic updates when new Linux distributions are available
  • Dual mode : Also works with .IMG files (experimental)

A few technical details


  • software is coded using AutoIT (very easy language)
  • uses syslinux 3.X, syslinux 4.X or Grub4Dos depending on selected Linux
  • uses a custom version of Portable-VirtualBox
  • uses 7zip to extract ISO

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Edited by Thibaut, 17 January 2011 - 02:51 PM.

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:14 PM

Glad to see you are on board. ;)
Your project was linked to by agni some time ago:
http://reboot.pro/10974/
but it's good to know that it's Author :smiling9: visits boot-land reboot.pro from time to time. :thumbsup:

;)
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

Nuno Brito invited me to join Reboot.pro a few weeks ago and as you can see I accepted his offer Posted Image

Edited by Thibaut, 17 January 2011 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:35 PM

Welcome aboard Thibaut.

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#5 Thibaut

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:26 AM

Thanks ! I hope that you will continue to enjoy using LiLi.

If some of you are interested in joining the project (mostly AutoIT Coding but I also need a PHP developper for a special project) you can contact me through the website or this forum.

#6 Filip Hasa

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

Hello,

nice tools do you plan to support Live Windows?

Thank you

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

Seem good. I will try it!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:54 PM

welcome thibaut

do you have some explanations about your project

regard

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#9 Thibaut

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

Hello,

nice tools do you plan to support Live Windows?

Thank you


No plan yet but it could be done if it's not too complicated. I've never tried.

It's not my priority since it's called "LinuxLive" :-)


welcome thibaut

do you have some explanations about your project

regard

rog


What kind of explanations ? Could you be a little more specific ?

#10 Filip Hasa

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:31 PM

No plan yet but it could be done if it's not too complicated. I've never tried.

It's not my priority since it's called "LinuxLive" :-)


I see. ;o)

If you will want change name. You can check SARDU. It can boot linux/windows live/recovery/install images.

Thanks for your work.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:09 AM

Thibaut,

Just before the end of the procedure, my Symantec Anti-Virus popped-up and deleted the following 2 files:
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxNetDHCP.exe
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxTestOGL.exe


(I is the letter of the USB key.)

What's going on with that??

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:15 AM

Salut Thibaut,

Good work, I use AutoIt and I also find it very complete.
Coming perhaps windows on a liveLinux Live USB Creator, but that's another story, besides the seven passes as a letter in the mail on usb. :confused1:

Coming soon :confused1:

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

Thibaut,

I have downloaded the latest version of the official VirtualBox v4.02 .
I installed it, and copied the files (VBoxNetDHCP.exe, VBoxTestOGL.exe) from the install dir to the proper location on the LiLi USB key.

The files from the official version seem to be OK.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:20 AM

Thibaut,

Just before the end of the procedure, my Symantec Anti-Virus popped-up and deleted the following 2 files:
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxNetDHCP.exe
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxTestOGL.exe


(I is the letter of the USB key.)

What's going on with that??


Some antivirus are too paranoid. There is already a Bug Report filled on the website for this issue.

In a nutshell : it's a false positive due to the fact that binaries have been compressed using UPX.


ericgl> that's another way but it may lead to instabilities since it is a Portable-VirtualBox 4.0 (not 4.0.2).

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:38 AM

thanks and welcome on reboot :dubbio:

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:09 AM

it feels like home Posted Image

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

Be aware that persistence should NOT be used in VirtualBox.


why i cant use persistence in live modus (virtualbox)?
So im not able to save data etc. under live ?

*EDIT*

i cant start the VirtualBox correctly.
It loads the Linux and brings me too the boot menu.
There i select "Live" or "install" and Virtualbox crash.

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Edited by Frankstar, 21 January 2011 - 10:29 AM.


#18 Thibaut

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

Persistence should not be used in VirtualBox because :
  • It is simply not working on Seven and Vista
  • It could lead to a corruption of your USB device on XP (very unlikely though)

This means you CAN save your data but not when using your Linux in VirtualBox. I know it sucks but I can't do much about that.

For VirtualBox bug => File a bug report on the website and include logs.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:44 PM

Just before the end of the procedure, my Symantec Anti-Virus popped-up and deleted the following 2 files:
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxNetDHCP.exe
I:\VirtualBox\Portable-VirtualBox\app32\VBoxTestOGL.exe



Some antivirus are too paranoid. There is already a Bug Report filled on the website for this issue.

In a nutshell : it's a false positive due to the fact that binaries have been compressed using UPX.

The bad news :whistling: are that Norton (besides being a senseless mass of bloat) is VERY paranoid :ph34r: .
The good news :thumbsup: are there exist something even worse :blink: (McAfee), or at least with a much worse support :dubbio: .

JFYI, a quite recent issue :confused1::
http://www.msfn.org/...-xp-inst-v047z/

The risk of a "cry wolf" syndrome is high. :confused1:


:unsure:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:59 AM

Welcome to Reboot.pro Thibaut, you should feel right at home here.
It's nice LiLi now has a dedicated place on this forum !

Fr. greetings,

William Berzoff

#21 Thibaut

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:34 PM

LinuxLive USB Creator is here !!!

Read the announcement : http://www.linuxlive...lili-27-is-here


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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:36 AM

Hi thanks for sharing the creator of linux portable

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:38 AM

Thanks!
My dream for a long time was to study, how to work with Linux.
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