README.md

    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.
    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...)
    730+ 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 Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, 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, BackArch, Obarun, Artix Linux, Puppy Linux, Tails, Slax, 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, ......

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

    ChromeOS
    FydeOS, CloudReady

    Other
    VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Xen XCP-ng

    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
    • 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 type of OS supported, 730+ 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
    • 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 detail

    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

    项目简介

    A new bootable USB solution.

    www.ventoy.net

    发行版本 51

    Ventoy 1.0.53 release

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