Ventoy

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Ventoy is a free and open source tool to create drives that allow you to select and boot any EFI, IMG, ISO, VHD(x), or WIM files stored on a rewriteable partition on the drive.

Installation

Install ventoy-binAUR.

Setup

Warning: The drive used will be erased and all its existing data will be lost after setup.

There are three utilities for setting up the media:

  1. /opt/ventoy/Ventoy2Disk.sh, which is a shell script to be run from the command line.
  2. /opt/ventoy/VentoyGUI.x86_64, which is a graphical application. xauth or a similar application is needed to escalate to root if the application is not started with root permissions.
  3. Opening file:///opt/ventoy/WebUI/index.html with a web browser.

The same utilities can be used for upgrading the Ventoy installation on the drive.

Usage

Ventoy creates two partitions on the drive: one to store the bootable images and another for the Ventoy binaries.

To add images from which you can boot, mount the first partition and copy the images over.

Use without installing

If you just want to create a multiboot drive and are not interested in future updates to the utility, you can simply download the latest ventoy-VERSION-linux.tar.gz archive from the GitHub releases page. After unpacking, you can display the included CLI's help page by running the shell script without any arguments:

# ./ventoy-VERSION/Ventoy2Disk.sh

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