Run Linux Mint in Windows without any configuration or installation

  12 years ago

The problem

Some people are just Windows users and new to the Linux-based operating systems. Usually they may want to see how it works on their computer but without making changes to their hard-drive because (they think) this coud break their Windows installation. Also, some people usually want test some new software without leaving their current operating system.

A solution

Linux Live USB Creator is a free and open-source software for Windows for creating portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux.


Step 1 : Choosing a USB key

Step 2 : Choose a source

Step 3 : Persistence

Step 4 : Options

Step 5 : Create

Using your LinuxLive Key

Optimizing your key

Alexio 12 years ago

UNetbootin is also a solution, but LiLi has more useful features:
+ Integrity Check (checks the downloaded ISO files automatically),
+ Persistent Mode option (your data will be saved when you reboot) and
+ the optional automatic download and installation of VirtualBox for Windows (a background task of 5 -10 minutes).

I recommend using an external hard-drive to install something with LiLi using the Persistent Mode option and the VirtualBox installation on the same external drive. This way you can "run Linux Mint in Windows without any configuration or installation".

ratick 12 years ago

I prefer use unetbootin

more simple I think, instead of lili