LiLi with Ubuntu 16.04 Persistent Mode (Linux Live USB Creator)

In this post I have tested creating a persistent & bootable Ubuntu 16.04 USB drive with Lili (Linux Live USB Creator) on Windows.

The Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS desktop image was used (ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso) — and LiLi gave the following warning in step 1:

"This Linux is not in the compatibility list. However LinuxLive USB Creator will try to use same install parameters as for: "Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" (Unity) (64-bit)."

Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) Ubuntu 16.04

I went ahead with it anyway and boot halted with this error:

SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD 2014-20-06
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!


The solution was to use Universal USB Installer alternative instead. Drive creation was very simple and worked great.

Settings used:

  1. Distribution: Ubuntu
  2. ISO file: ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
  3. Drive letter: XX FAT32 FDD
  4. Persistent file size: 4085MB

When booting to Ubuntu; simply select the “Try Ubuntu without installing” option; despite rebooting the drive all changes are kept in the persistent file.

Tip: Enable “Community maintained free and open source software (universe)” in Software & Updates to get access to all packages on live image.

Did this solution work for you?

Comments welcome.

Dave Walls

6 thoughts on “LiLi with Ubuntu 16.04 Persistent Mode (Linux Live USB Creator)”

  1. Hi, does this “uni. usb installer” also generates a portable vm box so that we can start it directly from windows instead of rebooting the machine?


Leave a Comment