Ventoy

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 ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)EFI files to the USB drive and boot them directly. You can copy many files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them. Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. Most type of OS supported (Windows/WinPE/Linux/Unix/Vmware/Xen…)

Ventoy features:

  • 100% open source
  • Simple to use
  • Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
  • Directly boot from ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI file, no extraction needed
  • Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported (since 1.0.07+)
  • Persistence supported (since 1.0.11+)
  • MBR and GPT partition style supported (1.0.15+)
  • WIM files boot supported (Legacy + UEFI) (1.0.12+)
  • IMG files boot supported (Legacy + UEFI) (1.0.19+)
  • Auto installation supported (1.0.09+)
  • File injection supported (1.0.16+)
  • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
  • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
  • Most type of OS supported(Windows/WinPE/Linux/Unix/Vmware/Xen…), 550+ iso files tested
  • Not only boot but also complete installation process
  • ISO files can be listed in List mode/TreeView mode
  • Linux vDisk boot supported (vdi/vhd/raw)
  • "Ventoy Compatible" concept
  • Plugin Framework
  • Menu Alias/Menu Style/Customized Menu supported
  • 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

Changelog:

  • Add image list plugin. Notes
  • Optimization for Linux vDisk boot in Legacy BIOS mode. vtoyboot-1.0.1 release Notes
  • Support different themes for Legacy BIOS mode and UEFI mode. Notes
  • Fix bug for VTOY_DEFAULT_IMAGE in TreeView mode when VTOY_DEFAULT_SEARCH_ROOT was set.

New iso support:

  • kali-linux-2020.3-installer-amd64.iso (Legacy + UEFI)

Download: Ventoy 1.0.25 | 7.2 MB (Open Source)
Link: Ventoy Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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