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

Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
I am an innovative and experienced IT professional with over 13 years in the IT industry.

My experience and skills have been proven by leading vendor certifications like AWS, Alibaba Cloud, VMware, and Microsoft. I contribute to the IT community and I received VMware vExpert 2014 - 2019, vExpert Pro and VMware vExpert NSX 2017 Award.

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