Ventoy is an open-source tool to create a 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.
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 is needed
No need to be continuous in disk for ISO/IMG 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, 720+ iso files tested
Linux disk boot supported
Not only boot but also complete the installation process
Menu dynamically switchable between List/TreeView mode
“Ventoy Compatible” concept
Injection files to a runtime environment
Boot configuration file dynamically replacement
Highly customizable theme and menu
USB drive write-protected support
USB normal use unaffected
Data nondestructive during a version upgrade
No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released
How to install ventoy in USB drive
Download the installation package, like ventoy-x.x.xx-windows.zip, and decompress it.
Run Ventoy2Disk.exe, select the device, and click the Install or Update button.
You just need to install Ventoy once, after that all the things needed are to copy the iso files to the USB. You can also use it as a plain USB drive to store files and this will not affect Ventoy’s function.
Copy Image files
After the installation is complete, the USB drive will be divided into 2 partitions. The 1st partition was formatted with the exFAT filesystem (You can also reformat it manually with NTFS/FAT32/UDF/XFS/Ext2/3/4 … See Notes). You just need to copy iso files to this partition. You can place the iso/wim/img/vhd(x) files any where. Ventoy will search all the directories and subdirectories recursively to find all the image files and list them in the boot menu alphabetically. Also, you use plugin configuration to tell Ventoy only to search for image files in a fixed directory (and its subdirectories).