Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) from Windows

The Linux Live USB Creator is an awesome tool that can be used to install various Linux compilations, versions and distributions to a USB Flash Drive. The end result is a Bootable Live USB (in some cases with Persistence as well).  Created by Thibaut Lauzière, LiLi USB Creator formerly known as uSbuntu Live Creator, can create your Linux USB Flash Drive from a source Image, ISO or CD. It can also download the IMG or ISO for you. But it doesn't stop there. LiLi USB Creator can also install a Portable Virtualbox on the USB device. You can then either boot the Linux installation from inside Windows emulated using Virtualbox on USB or Boot from USB natively (if your computer supports booting from USB).

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Create a MEPIS 8 USB Key using the Live CD

How to make a "MEPIS 8 USB Key" using the official "MEPIS System Assistant" produced by MEPIS to create the MEPIS 8 Flash drive. This USB creation process is accomplished while running from the Live CD. SimplyMEPIS 8 is based on a stable Debian 5 core using the 2.6.27 Linux kernel. MEPIS Linux is a product founded by Warren Woodford.

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Install Simply MEPIS 8 to a Flash Drive in Windows

How to create a SimplyMEPIS 8 USB Flash Drive using our Universal USB Installer while running from Windows. MEPIS Linux was founded by Warren Woodford in November 2002. Warren didn't like how current Linux desktops worked, so he decided to create his own. The first version was released to the public in May 2003. The SimplyMEPIS 8 version is based on a Debian 5 stable core with a 2.6.27 Linux kernel.

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Cairo Dock Black Background Fix

How to Fix the Cairo Dock Black Background problem. On many Linux systems when hardware rendering is disabled and a composite manager is disabled, Cairo themes will display a black box or rectangle behind the dock. This issue can be fixed by installing a video hardware driver, activating desktop effects, starting compiz or activating composition in metacity. However, to quickly address the issue, we can simply emulate a transparent background.

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How to Install Cairo Dock on Ubuntu 9.10

In the following tutorial, we will show you how we installed Cairo Dock on Ubuntu 9.10. Cairo Dock is an animated application launcher or desktop dock that works much like the dock used in Mac OS X, but is much more flexible and customizable. Cairo-Dock also supports composition and Open GL rendering, allowing for some fascinating animated effects.

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Create a Linux Mint 7 USB Flash Drive from CD

How to Create a Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive using Ubuntu's USB Startup Disk Creator while running from the Linux Mint 7 Live CD. Linux Mint 7 is a remix based on Ubuntu 9 that includes integrated media codecs and a face lift. Upon completion of this tutorial, you should end up with a Persistent USB Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive that makes use of the casper-rw persistent loopback file to save your changes for restoration on subsequent boots.

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Make a USB Boot CD for Xubuntu 9.10 or 10.04

How to Create a USB Boot CD that can be used to boot a Xubuntu USB flash drive on computers with a BIOS that does not natively support booting from USB. A Boot CD created via this process works by loading the Initial Ram Filesystem along with any USB drivers from the CD. Because the USB drivers are made available from the Boot CD, the system will then attempt to find, decompress and load the final Xubuntu squash filesystem and casper-rw persistence file (if it exists) from the USB flash drive.

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Make a USB Boot CD for Kubuntu 9.10 or 10.04

How to create a USB Boot CD that can be used to boot a Kubuntu Live USB Flash Drive from a computer with a BIOS that does not natively support booting from USB. The USB boot CD created using this tutorial launches the initrd (Initial Ram Filesystem) along with the necessary USB drivers from the CD, and then tries to boot the squash filesystem from the USB drive. Kubuntu, a derivative of Ubuntu that uses a KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome is a product of Canonical Ltd.

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Make a USB Boot CD for Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04

How to create a USB Boot CD that can be used to boot your Ubuntu Live USB Flash Drive from a computer with a BIOS that doesn't support booting from USB. The USB Boot CD you create via this tutorial will contain the USB drivers necessary to open a USB connection. GRUB is used to launch initrd (Initial Ram Filesystem) from the CD.  The Initial Ram Filesystem then locates the squash filesystem and persistent casper-rw persistence block file on the USB device and proceeds to boot the Live USB Persistent environment.

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Run Damn Small Linux in Windows

The following tutorial explains how we were able to Run Damn Small Linux in Windows using Qemu Emulation technology. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a tiny Linux Operating System created by John Andrews that is based on a Knoppix 2.4 Kernel. The advantage of DSL is that it runs well on older and slower computers and will fit on even a 64MB USB Flash Drive or other portable device.

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Install SLAX to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a SLAX Flash Drive from Windows. In the following tutorial we show you how easy it is to install SLAX Linux to a USB Flash Drive from within Windows. Created by Tomas Matejicek, SLAX is a tiny 200MB Linux distribution. It is essentially a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. SLAX is offered in a compressed tar format for extraction to a USB stick, SLAX Linux does feature the ability add or remove modules on the fly and save your changes persistently for use on subsequent boots.

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Create a Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains How to create a Xubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive using Ubuntu's official USB Startup Disk Creator while running from the Live CD. The persistent feature is utilized (via a persistence loop block file). By installing Xubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive via this approach. The Persistence option can be used to to save basic changes and then restore those changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is essentially Ubuntu with a XFCE desktop. It is designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

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Install Xubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive using Windows

In the following tutorial, we will show you How to Create a USB Persistent Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive using Windows. Xubuntu 9.10, a product of Canonical Ltd is basically Ubuntu with a XFCE desktop GUI. Xubuntu is designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu, which gives us even more reason to run it from a portable device. Upon completion, you will have a Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive that should boot and run on any PC that supports booting from USB.

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Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive from CD

How to Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive using Ubuntu's USB Creator while running from the Live CD. Kubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd that is simply Ubuntu utilizing a KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. This Kubuntu Flash Drive installation example will make use of the persistence feature, so you can save your basic changes and then restore those changes at each boot.

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Install Kubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows:  Kubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd that features the KDE desktop environment. In the following tutorial, we show you how we installed Kubuntu 9.10 to a USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to perform the install. Once finished, Kubuntu 9.10 can be booted and run directly from your portable device. This process uses the casper-rw loopback image file to allow you to persistently save changes and restore those changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from Windows

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows: In the following tutorial, we show you how we installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), a product of Canonical Ltd to a USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to perform the install.  Upon completion, Ubuntu 9.10 can be natively booted and then run directly from your portable device. Note that this installation process does utilize the casper-rw loopback image file for persistently saving and restoring changes on subsequent boots.

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Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB from CD

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive from the running Live CD:  In the following tutorial, we explain how we installed Ubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from the running Live CD. This Ubuntu USB Flash Drive creation process is accomplished using the built in USB Disk Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team). Upon completion, the persistence feature is utilized (via a casper-rw loopback block file) for saving changes on the fly and then restoring those changes on subsequent boots. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd

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Install Kiwi Linux to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a Kiwi USB Key: In the following tutorial, we will explain how to quickly and easily install Kiwi Linux to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. Kiwi Linux is a minimal remix based on Ubuntu that includes Adobe Flash along with audio and video codecs for restricted formats and support for encrypted DVDs. Kiwi is for English, Romanian, and Hungarian speaking users. This Kiwi USB install tutorial does support the persistence feature, enabling you to save and restore most of your changes on subsequent boots.

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How to resize casper-rw Images in Windows

How to Resize casper-rw images: TopoResize is a Free Image Resizing Tool create by Chris Semler that can be used to resize images containing an ext2 or ext3 file system within Windows. This nifty tool can be used to create a new image and shrink or enlarge an existing image. Cygwin is used to port Linux file system tools like efs2progs to Windows. TopoResize can be used to resize casper-rw loop files and even resize Pendrivelinux 2009 filesystem images. TopoResize was witten by Chris Semler and was mainly used to resize coLinux ext2 and ext3 file system images.

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Install Debian Live to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a USB Debian Live Flash Drive using Windows and the Ubuntu Win32 Disk Imager (Image Writer for Windows). In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing Debian Live to a USB Flash Drive from Windows. Debian Live is a continuing project headed by Daniel Baumann, that offers (usb-hdd) Debian Images and ISO's of the Debian Live operating system with the Gnome, KDE, lxde or Xfce desktops.

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Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains How to Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive using the USB Creator (Created by the Ubuntu Team). Installing Xubuntu 9.04 to a FLash Drive using this approach will enable the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) that will be used to to save your basic changes like desktop modifications,  settings, and browser bookmarks and then restore those changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains how to install Ubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive from a running Live CD. This installation proceedure is accomplished by using the built in USB Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team) to create an Ubuntu USB Startup Disk. Installing via this method will enable the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd.

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Install Kubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains the process of installing Kubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive using the Ubuntu team's USB Creator. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu that, instead of Gnome, utilizes a KDE desktop environment. This Kubuntu Flash Drive installation method does make use of the persistence feature, enabling you to save your desktop changes, settings and bookmarks and then restore those changes on each boot.

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Install Sugar on a Stick to a Flash Drive in Windows

Sugar on a Stick by sugarlabs.org is a compressed version of Fedora 11 that was created specifically for children as an alternative to the office style desktop. Sugar is essentially a learning platform that promotes collaborative learning through activities that encourage critical thinking. Sugar is currently being used daily in an educational environment by over 1 million children worldwide and is available in 25 languages. Creating your own Sugar on a Stick is relatively straight forward and can be accomplished in just a few clicks by using the Fedora LiveUSB Creator as outlined below.

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Install Eeebuntu to a Flash Drive from Windows

Persistent Eeebuntu Flash Drive Install tutorial. In the following tutorial, we show you how to use Windows to create a Portable Eeebntu USB Flash Drive using our automated creation script. Eeebuntu is based on Ubuntu but is optimized for the Asus EeePC. More information about Eeebuntu can be found at the Official Eeebuntu site. Upon completion of this tutorial, you should be able to boot from your Eeebuntu Flash Drive on your Asus EeePC or any PC that supports booting from USB.

Note: Using this tutorial, the persistent feature should work just as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save and restore most of your changes.

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