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:

  • Image file name now can contain space and unicode characters(Chinese/Japanese/Korean …).

  • Add Driver Update Disk (DUD) plugin. Notes

  • Skip Ventoy EFI part when searching for bootx64.efi (issue #592)

  • Display a warning message when booting a non-bootable WIM file

  • Add -l command in Ventoy2Disk.sh to display Ventoy information in disk.

Download: Ventoy 1.0.29 | 7.3 MB (Open Source)
Download: Ventoy Live CD | 37.1 MB
Link: Ventoy Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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