Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive – the title sounds odd, but basically with a third party single software, you can carry Ubuntu and run. Most Linux enthusiast knows the name of the software – it is known as LiLi. It uses Oracle VirtualBox for Virtualization. Here is a guide to Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive for anyone.
Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive : Needed Resources
In order to Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive, you will need the following resources :
Ubuntu 12.10 (we used 12.04 as it was downloaded before) or latest when available :
Always download the 32 bit version. It is more difficult to use a 64 bit version with this kind of setup on an usual laptop or desktop. And the other tools you will need is LiLi :
The above all resources are Free Softwares. LiLi from the beginning looks a kind of unusual. Download LiLi and install as a normal software.
Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive : Steps
You need a pen drive. For virtualization you will need a processor that supports virtualization. Run LiLi from Start Menu or by clicking Finish button in installation wizard. LiLi looks odd, here is the needed guide :
The traffic light like icon is actually interactive. It shows the status. Before you hit the power like yellow icon, all should be Green. LiLi is very good software, but it looks quite odd. The Portable VirtualBox package made it more easy for any level of user. After the process of building is done, if you go to the pen drive folder, you will get two exe files and one folder under virtualbox :
So, if your Processor Supports Virtualization, you can easily run under VirtualBox, otherwise the Live Bootable option is always there. For running it as Live Ubuntu, you need to reboot your computer, hit the appropriate key to select USB pen drive as bootable drive, hit Enter and within few minutes after following the on screen instruction, you will be able to Run Ubuntu Live version.
Now you have understood why we named the guide as – Run Ubuntu as Live USB or Virtualization from Pen Drive – it serves both purposes.
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