New stable version 2.9

with lots of improvements

I finally found enough time to release the new version I've been working on for past monthes (maybe even years).

You may not see a lot of changes but trust me, there are quite a few under the hood.

I am still amazed by how many people are using LiLi in the world. I would never have thought when I started this project for fun that one day it would be used by 6.7 million people and would create 20 millions live USB !

So thank you all for using and sharing LiLi.

Here is a list of new features/linux for LiLi 2.9.0 :


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

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