I downloaded the current 18.04.2 Desktop ISO, checksummed it, and ran LiLi from Windows 10 to generate a LiveUSB. In Step 4, I selected the Virtualization feature shown at the LiLi link (see 'No reboot required').

LiLi's Step 4 dialog box

I can boot from the LiveUSB and run Bionic AOK, but the virtualization feature fails when I go to the VirtualBox folder on the LiveUSB and launch


A black-on-clear dialog box appears when I launch that, asking me not to close VirtualBox.

I do have Local Admin rights on my Windows 10 Pro machines (tried on several, both RS4 and RS5).

I left a request for support on 2019-07-31 on the LiLi website; echo answereth not, no response.

Virtualization was enabled in the BIOS/firmware setup; I had been running Hyper-V AK on one of these boxen before I uninstalled it in advance of this test. All virtualization methods are now uninstalled.

Anyone use this feature? Any special tips to make it work on a supported Ubuntu? Or is this app pining for the fjords?

  • Did you run Virtualize_This_Key.exe from the CLI (command.exe)? Did it output any error messages? If running from start menu did a windows dialog box pop up with an error message? Aug 10, 2019 at 1:24
  • See this to confirm you have virtualization enabled.
    – alfred
    Aug 10, 2019 at 13:18
  • Virtualization is, indeed, enabled.
    – K7AAY
    Sep 19, 2019 at 18:33

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Lili hasn't been updated in 3 years. The last supported Ubuntu Release appears to be Vivid Vervet. Basically no supported Ubuntu release works on Lili. The author doesn't intend on updating it:

lili vivid vervet

It is no surprise your request for help on Lili went unanswered...


Do you installed VirtualBox? If not, then install VirtualBox and try again. If it even not works then download the VirtualBox extensions pack and do the following:

  1. Open VirtualBox.
  2. Select File > Preferences or press Ctrl + G.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the + in the Window.
  5. Select the file you have downloaded.

Now try again to open the program "Virtualize_This_Key.exe". If it fails again then you have create a new VM (Virtual Machine). You may need to enable Virtualization in our BIOS. Then follow this guide "How to Boot From a USB Drive in VirtualBox".

  • Virtual Box comes with it on the USB. The instructions from Lili say to use theirs, not anything on the local drive. Virtualization was enabled in the BIOS/firmware. Therefore, I don't think this is the answer.
    – K7AAY
    Aug 16, 2019 at 15:29

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