Ventoy - A new bootable USB solution.

Created at: 2020-03-10 23:19:19
Language: C
License: GPL-3.0

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 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.
You can also browse ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files in local disk and boot 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/ChromeOS/Vmware/Xen...)
900+ ISO files are tested (List). 90%+ distros in distrowatch.com supported (Details).

Official Website: https://www.ventoy.net

Tested OS

Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022, WinPE

Linux
Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, Deepin, Fedora, Rocky Linux, SLES, openSUSE, MX Linux, Manjaro, Linux Mint, Endless OS, openEuler, Elementary OS, Solus, Linx, Zorin, antiX, PClinuxOS, Arch, ArcoLinux, ArchLabs, BlackArch, Obarun, Artix Linux, Puppy Linux, Tails, Slax, MiniOS, Kali, Mageia, Slackware, Q4OS, Archman, Gentoo, Pentoo, NixOS, Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Studio, Bluestar, OpenMandriva, ExTiX, Netrunner, ALT Linux, Nitrux, Peppermint, KDE neon, Linux Lite, Parrot OS, Qubes, Pop OS, ROSA, Void Linux, Star Linux, EndeavourOS, MakuluLinux, Voyager, Feren, ArchBang, LXLE, Knoppix, Robolinux, Calculate Linux, Clear Linux, Pure OS, Oracle Linux, Trident, Septor, Porteus, Devuan, GoboLinux, 4MLinux, Simplicity Linux, Zeroshell, Android-x86, netboot.xyz, Slitaz, SuperGrub2Disk, Proxmox VE, Kaspersky Rescue, SystemRescueCD, MemTest86, MiniTool Partition Wizard, Parted Magic, veket, Sabayon, Scientific, alpine, ClearOS, CloneZilla, Berry Linux, Trisquel, Ataraxia Linux, Minimal Linux Live, BackBox Linux, Emmabuntüs, ESET SysRescue Live,Nova Linux, AV Linux, RoboLinux, NuTyX, IPFire, SELKS, ZStack, Enso Linux, Security Onion, Network Security Toolkit, Absolute Linux, TinyCore, Springdale Linux, Frost Linux, Shark Linux, LinuxFX, Snail Linux, Astra Linux, Namib Linux, Resilient Linux, Virage Linux, Blackweb Security OS, R-DriveImage, O-O.DiskImage, Macrium, ToOpPy LINUX, GNU Guix, YunoHost, foxclone, siduction, Adelie Linux, Elive, Pardus, CDlinux, AcademiX, Austrumi, Zenwalk, Anarchy, DuZeru, BigLinux, OpenMediaVault, Ubuntu DP, Exe GNU/Linux, 3CX Phone System, KANOTIX, Grml, Karoshi, PrimTux, ArchStrike, CAELinux, Refracta, Cucumber, Fatdog, ForLEx, Hanthana, Kwort, MiniNo, Redcore, Runtu, Asianux, Clu Linux Live, Uruk, OB2D, BlueOnyx, Finnix, HamoniKR, Parabola, LinHES, LinuxConsole, BEE free, Untangle, Pearl, Thinstation, TurnKey, tuxtrans, Neptune, HefftorLinux, GeckoLinux, Mabox Linux, Zentyal, Maui, Reborn OS, SereneLinux , SkyWave Linux, Kaisen Linux, Regata OS, TROM-Jaro, DRBL Linux, Chalet OS, Chapeau, Desa OS, BlankOn, OpenMamba, Frugalware, Kibojoe Linux, Revenge OS, Tsurugi Linux, Drauger OS, Hash Linux, gNewSense, Ikki Boot, SteamOS, Hyperbola, VyOS, EasyNAS, SuperGamer, Live Raizo, Swift Linux, RebeccaBlackOS, Daphile, CRUX, Univention, Ufficio Zero, Rescuezilla, Phoenix OS, Garuda Linux, Mll, NethServer, OSGeoLive, Easy OS, Volumio, FreedomBox, paldo, UBOS, Recalbox, batocera, Lakka, LibreELEC, Pardus Topluluk, Pinguy, KolibriOS, Elastix, Arya, Omoikane, Omarine, Endian Firewall, Hamara, Rocks Cluster, MorpheusArch, Redo, Slackel, SME Server, APODIO, Smoothwall, Dragora, Linspire, Secure-K OS, Peach OSI, Photon, Plamo, SuperX, Bicom, Ploplinux, HP SPP, LliureX, Freespire, DietPi, BOSS, Webconverger, Lunar, TENS, Source Mage, RancherOS, T2, Vine, Pisi, blackPanther, mAid, Acronis, Active.Boot, AOMEI, Boot.Repair, CAINE, DaRT, EasyUEFI, R-Drive, PrimeOS, Avira Rescue System, bitdefender, Checkra1n Linux, Lenovo Diagnostics, Clover, Bliss-OS, Lenovo BIOS Update, Arcabit Rescue Disk, MiyoLinux, TeLOS, Kerio Control, RED OS, OpenWrt, MocaccinoOS, EasyStartup, Pyabr, Refracta, Eset SysRescue, Linpack Xtreme, Archcraft, ......

Unix
DragonFly FreeBSD pfSense GhostBSD FreeNAS TrueNAS XigmaNAS FuryBSD OPNsense HardenedBSD MidnightBSD ClonOS EmergencyBootKit

ChromeOS
FydeOS, CloudReady

Other
VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Xen XCP-ng

Subscription Service

Ventoy is an open source software under GPLv3 license. But Ventoy project need to pay for the server hosting, domain name, bandwidth, many USB sticks for test, large capacity of HDD (for downloading ISO files) and so on.
For the better and sustainable development of Ventoy, I provide the 【subscription service】.

Tested Image Report

【How to report a successfully tested image file】

Ventoy Browser

With Ventoy, you can also browse ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files in local disk and boot them. Notes

VentoyPlugson

A GUI Ventoy plugin configurator. VentoyPlugson

Features

  • 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
  • Support to browse and boot ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files in local disk
  • No need to be continuous in disk for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI 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 types of OS supported, 900+ 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 and GUI plugin configurator
  • 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

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Installation Instructions

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

Compile Instructions

Please refer to BuildVentoyFromSource.txt

Document

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

FAQ

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

Forum

https://forums.ventoy.net

Donation

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