Softpedia Editor's Review for uSbuntu Live Creator
Freeware app that helps you create a bootable USB key with Ubuntu on it
Written by Bogdan Popa on April 9th, 2013
uSbuntu Live Creator is a very easy to use application that allows you to create a bootable USB stick with multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu.
With a very appealing interface, uSbuntu Live Creator is addressed to beginners and experienced users alike, providing a very straightforward process for creating a bootable device.
First, the user is required to select the USB device to be used and then pick a source, which can be an ISO or a CD. If you still don't have a source file, there's a dedicated “Download” button that gets you to the official Ubuntu webpage to download the necessary files.
The third step allows you to enable persistency of your data, while the next one comes with a few options, including a separate setting to hide created files on the removable device. If the USB Flash drive isn't already formatted in FAT32, you must check this option as well.
uSbuntu Live Creator works pretty fast, but the bootable USB stick creation time also depends on the speed of your removable drive as well.
The application works with Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04, so older versions, such as 8.04 (Hardy Heron) or 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) are not compatible. In addition, it supports Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mint and Crunchbang.
uSbuntu Live Creator should be able to work with 64-bit releases as well, but various error may appear during the process of creating the bootable media.
All in all, uSbuntu Live Creator is one of the best ways to create a bootable USB Flash drives and since everything so straightforward, it can be safely used by those uninitiated and experienced users alike.
uSbuntu Live Creator description
Here are some key features of "uSbuntu Live Creator":
· create bootable USB device from Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu
· enable persistency of your data
· launch Ubuntu directly in Windows with a special Portable VirtualBox
· hide created files on the key
· automatically configure keyboards (supports French, canadian and US keyboards)
· 256 MB free RAM memory
· Local admin privileges to launch VirtualBox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· now supports Ubuntu 9.04, Linux Mint and CrunchBang
· creating a contextual menu to launch uSbuntu
· new language available : Italian
· updated VirtualBox to version 2.2.0
· great improvement of the launchers for VirtualBox
· native creation of VMDK
· formatting time is now adaptive
· a special crash log are created after a crash
Fixed bugs :
· bug when size of persistence = 4000 Mo
· crash when checking MD5