How to install and use Ventoy
Ventoy is an useful tool that can make USB drives which can have more than one ISO at once, rather than traditional ISO burners, which can only use one ISO at a time.
Making Ventoy media on Windows
Go to Ventoys GitHub page
Click on "ventoy-1.0.xx-windows.zip"
Extract the downloaded zip and open "Ventoy2Disk.exe"
If your machine supports GPT/UEFI, click on options and select GPT as partition style, if your machine requires secure boot click on "Secure boot support"
Choose your USB drive from the dropdown menu and hit install. all data on it will be wiped.
Making Ventoy media in Linux
If you are in a linux live session, you will require two usb drives. All commands are case-sensitive.
Open your web browser, go to the Ventoys github page and click on the '.tar.gz' file, wait for the downloads to finish.
cd ~/downloadsfollowed by
tar -zxvf ventoy-1.0.49-linux.tar.gz.
- This name may vary with different versions, you may need to replace '1.0.49' with the current ventoy release
cd ./ventoy-1.0.49, followed by
sudo ./Ventoy2Disk.sh /dev/sdX -i, this will delete everything on the target drive. Type "y" if prompted with a warning.
- Replace 'sdX' with your flash drives label. If your computer supports uefi, add the '-g' switch, if it requires secure boot, also add the '-s' switch.
Once you have installed ventoy, you can put any amount of ISOs onto the newly created "Ventoy" partition. Do not mess with the "VTOYEFI" partition, as it holds Ventoy's boot data. A few notable ISOs to download are: Windows 10 Installation ISO, Our live linux session or Our WinPE amongst others.
In Windows, you can drag & drop ISOs to the "Ventoy" partition.
Incase you are using Linux, this is how to access and use Ventoy:
- Open a terminal instance and run "lsblk", your usb should now have two partitions on it. Ignore the 32Mb one, mark down the number of the bigger one. In this case it is 'sda1' with the size of 16Gb.
Run these commands:
sudo mkdir /mnt/abcand
sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt/abc.
- Replace 'sdXY' with the label of the aforementioned partition, in this case it is 'sda1'
cd ~/Downloads followed by sudo mv ./xyz /mnt/abc.
- Replace "xyz" with the name of your downloaded ISO.