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Create Live USB

Li-f-e: Linux for Education OS image is included on the server and can be used to create a bootable media by booting into Admin-Desktop and thereafter logging in as mssadmin user.


Select “isohybrid” / “EFI” option when creating a bootable media intended to boot computers that only support EFI booting. This option can also boot on legacy hardware so use this if you are not sure about your hardware capabilities.

Use of “isohybrid” option is officially recommended way of creating bootable USB, hence more reliable. Do note that this will wipe the USB device and cannot be used as a normal storage media from Windows PC.

Use “Ubuntu” / “Legacy” option if you wish to use the device as a storage media on Windows or to preserve data. This method requires one vfat formatted partition on the USB stick. The partition should not be in use at the time of creating boot media. If booting fails using this method, use isohybrid / EFI mode.

Via Shortcuts

Use either of these launcher icons on the Desktop - Live USB GUI EFI or Live USB GUI Legacy as per your bootable media preference.

Via Menu

System Tools -> Live USB GUI

You will be requested for the ISO image in the above process. The Li-f-e.iso file is located at one of these directory paths - /recovery/ or /home/mssadmin/.

Via Terminal

It may be more convenient to use command line for running this task multiple times.

sudo live-grub-stick --isohybrid /recovery/Li-f-e.iso /dev/sdb


See the following external links (requires internet) to learn how to boot from USB stick and troubleshoot if the USB does not boot:

Change the boot order in BIOS

Boot from a USB device