Your LinuxLive USB key should now be ready! Thank you for using LinuxLive USB Creator.

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Before going any further, properly unplug your USB device then reconnect it. This will force Windows to check the autorun of the key and update the icon.

You now have two possibilities: the first one is to boot your Linux directly in Windows (=virtualization), the second one being to boot your PC from your LinuxLive USB key.

In both methods, it is exactly the same Linux that is booted.

Using your LinuxLive USB key directly within windows:

Open your USB key in Windows Explorer. You should see a folder called VirtualBox. It contains two executable files:

  • Virtualize_This_Key.exe: will directly launch your Linux in Windows (inside VirtualBox)
  • VirtualBox.exe: will launch the full VirtualBox interface

Be aware that persistence CAN'T be used in VirtualBox.

Booting your PC from your LinuxLive USB key:

Shutdown Windows and insert your USB key in one of your PC's USB port (preferably a rear one for a desktop PC).

Power on your PC and quickly press the corresponding keyboard key to access the BIOS. Each BIOS has its own menu so this explanation is generic :

Find the boot menu and put USB devices before Hard drives/CD for the boot order. If you don't have any USB option it may mean that your PC is not able to boot from USB.

Save and exit the BIOS.

For recent PCs, directly hit the boot menu key (F8, F11, F12 depending on the PC) from the boot screen instead and select your USB device there.

Your LinuxLive USB key menu should appear (options may vary):

  • Persistent Mode (your data will be persistent)
  • Live Mode (all your data will be discarded after reboot)
  • Install (to install Linux on your hard drive)

Usually, you will boot with Persistent Mode by default.

For any question or issue you may have, take a look to the FAQ.

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