First blog entry this Year will be in English and about creating ESX/ESXi and Linux installers on USB sticks.

During my IT work I tried so many tools which should create bootable Linux but always there was something wrong with this or that. I tried Unetbootin, ISO2USB and others.

Today I found working tool which is called LiLi – Linux Live USB Creator. You can download it here

I tried it with ESXi 5.1 and 4.1, Ubuntu and CentOS – in all cases installation was clean and smooth. Process of creating bootable USB was very fast and it works like a charm.

VMware ESXi 5.1 USB install - Linux Live USB Creator

Why I even started to look for new tool? I was following VMware documentation  but of course there was “small” problem. When I tried to boot it I got error related to wrong version of syslinux installed on the box I was preparing my USB (mboot.c32: not a COM32R image).

Long story short – this tool is very handy and it worked.

I recommend to use it for VMware ESXi 5.1 USB install.

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Wojciech Marusiak
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Wojciech Marusiak

Consultant at VMware Global, Inc.
I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 years in the IT industry specializing in VMware virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.

My experience and skills has been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization, Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Award.

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