Ventoy - A New Bootable USB Solution

Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files.
With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk over and over, you just need to copy the image files to the USB drive and boot it. You can copy many image files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them.
x86 Legacy BIOS, IA32 UEFI, x86_64 UEFI, ARM64 UEFI and MIPS64EL UEFI are supported in the same way.
Both MBR and GPT partition style are supported in the same way.
Most type of OS supported(Windows/WinPE/Linux/Unix/Vmware/Xen...)
700+ ISO files are tested. 90%+ distros in distrowatch.com supported.

  • 100% open source
  • Simple to use
  • Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
  • Can be installed in USB/Local Disk/SSD/NVMe/SD Card
  • Directly boot from ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files, no extraction needed
  • No need to be continuous in disk for ISO/IMG files
  • MBR and GPT partition style supported (1.0.15+)
  • x86 Legacy BIOS, IA32 UEFI, x86_64 UEFI, ARM64 UEFI, MIPS64EL UEFI supported
  • IA32/x86_64 UEFI Secure Boot supported (1.0.07+)
  • Persistence supported (1.0.11+)
  • Windows auto installation supported (1.0.09+)
  • RHEL7/8/CentOS/7/8/SUSE/Ubuntu Server/Debian ... auto installation supported (1.0.09+)
  • FAT32/exFAT/NTFS/UDF/XFS/Ext2(3)(4) supported for main partition
  • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
  • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
  • Most type of OS supported, 700+ iso files tested
  • Linux vDisk boot supported
  • Not only boot but also complete installation process
  • Menu dynamically switchable between List/TreeView mode
  • "Ventoy Compatible" concept
  • Plugin Framework
  • Injection files to runtime environment
  • Boot configuration file dynamically replacement
  • Highly customizable theme and menu
  • USB drive write-protected support
  • USB normal use unaffected
  • Data nondestructive during version upgrade
  • No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released

Installation Instructions

See https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_start.html for detail

Compile Instructions

Please refer to BuildVentoyFromSource.txt

Title Link
Install & Update https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_start.html
Secure Boot https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_secure.html
Customize Theme https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_theme.html
Global Control https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_control.html
Image List https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_imagelist.html
Auto Installation https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_autoinstall.html
Injection Plugin https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_injection.html
Persistence Support https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_persistence.html
Boot WIM file https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_wimboot.html
Windows VHD Boot https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_vhdboot.html
Linux vDisk Boot https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_vtoyboot.html
DUD Plugin https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_dud.html
Password Plugin https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_password.html
Conf Replace Plugin https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_bootconf_replace.html
Menu Class https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_menuclass.html
Menu Alias https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_menualias.html
Menu Extension https://www.ventoy.net/en/plugin_grubmenu.html
Memdisk Mode https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_memdisk.html
TreeView Mode https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_treeview.html
Disk Layout MBR https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_disk_layout.html
Disk Layout GPT https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_disk_layout_gpt.html
Search Configuration https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_search_path.html


See https://www.ventoy.net/en/faq.html for detail



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