MobaLiveCD v2.1

Midas on 6 Mar 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Nov 2009
  • Suggested by spacemonkey

A simple graphical frontend for QEMU that lets you boot any LiveCD ISO image in a virtual machine without complicated settings in only a few clicks.

QEMU is a processor emulator that provides you with VMWare-style virtual machines using a technique called "dynamic translation" that gives good performance.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and installs kqemu driver where administrator rights is available.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MobaLiveCD_v2.1.exe.
What's new?
  • Added USB boot support. You can now test your bootable USB drive (made with grub4dos, syslinux or other bootloaders) through emulation.
  • Updated qemu to the latest version for a better support of all new Linux distributions and Windows versions.


7 comments on MobaLiveCD  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2013-01-29 15:42


Roshan 2011-05-07 15:38

Wiz may b yr pen drive is faulty. Try to format it with hp usb format utility. Mobalive does not boot 64bit linux. Pity. I downloaded centos n mepis x64 but no use. Both the live images r not booting thru usb also. Can anyone help in this regard.


Wiz 2011-04-26 18:14

Tried it today on WinXP SP3 PC with a Kingston 4 GB USB flash drive and a Linux image for eeePC. The experience was horrible. I choose to not create a virtual disk (in belief that all would be done in RAM). After the Linux image start execution my brand new USB was corrupted, no data, not readable in Windows. After formatting it reports only 0.9 GB instead of 4 GB. I have rescued it using some low level utility and make an experiment in order to know is the corruption caused by MobaLiveCD v2.1 or not. After the booted image reports disk writing immediately USB stick LED indicates a writing operation and the stick became corrupted again. What if someone starts such utility from HDD? Did my experience mean that this tool can corrupt HDD too?


philip 2010-06-26 16:57

I tried getting the MobaLiveCD software but every link to it results in "403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access /en/ on this server."

Idunno 2010-05-20 07:02

MobaLiveCD front ending for QEMU offers a wonderfully simply one click VM particularly for the inexperienced user such as myself. Unfortunately my experience parallels that of einstein above. In trying to run Puppy 5 boot time was about 10 minutes and response to key clicks was on the order of 30 seconds. I also set up a VM using QEMU and tried to run Puppy. The results were the same.(This was my first attempt at setting up a VM so I could have done it wrong).

However, the blog on MobaLiveCD on this website suggests much better results are possible. It also offered a possible clue to the slowness. In the blog ashghost points out that MobaLiveCD is only for 32 bit systems. My system is an XP Pro 64 service pack 2 running on an AMD 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+.

I have entered this comment on both the MobaLiveCD and QEMU pages because it is applicable to both.

Spacemonkey 2009-02-02 02:18

Wooo my 1st submission to be included :D

This is by no means the fastest solution but by far the simplest solution to create virtual machines from Live disks or image files (ico's).

einstein 2009-01-28 00:37

very good soft,does exactly what it says it does.however if you do not have a strong hardware do not try it as the virtualized live cd will be running painstakingly slowly.i tried puppy linux in it and it was running but it is faster for me to insert the live cd and reboot the machine than waiting for this qemu to start up.not to mention the speed of the linux itself.

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