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. Installation FAQ  - 

  1. Can I install Ventoy to local disk ?
  2. Yes !    You can install Ventoy to USB drive, Removable HD, SD Card, SATA HDD, SSD, NVMe ...
    In Windows, Ventoy2Disk.exe will only list the device removable and in USB interface type by default. If you want you can run from cmd Ventoy2Disk.exe -U then all the devices will be in the list.
    In this case you must take care about the list and make sure to select the right disk.
    In Linux, you need to specify the device to install Ventoy which can be a USB drive or local disk.

    It should be specially noted that, no matter USB drive or local disk, all the data will be lost after install Ventoy, please be very careful.

  3. Ventoy2Disk.exe can't enumerate my USB device
  4. In Windows, some processes will occupy the USB drive, and Ventoy2Disk.exe cannot obtain the control right of the USB drive, so that the device cannot be listed.
    Some known process are as follows:
    1. Paragon ExtFS for Windows
    2. ParagonMounter
    3. DokanMounter
    4. ext2fsd

  5. Ventoy2Disk.exe always fail ?
  6. Maybe something about antivirus software or Windows Defender. Besides, you can delete all the partitions with other tools and then try again.

    If you still fail after various attempts, it is recommended to use Ventoy LiveCD to install, please refer to Notes

  7. Can I reformat the 1st partition ?
  8. Yes. You can reformat it with FAT32/NTFS/UDF/XFS/Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 filesystem, the only request is that Cluster Size >= 2048.
    You can use these commands to format it:
    1. Format NTFS in Windows: format x: /fs:ntfs /q
    2. Format UDF in Windows: format x: /fs:udf /q
    3. Format Ext4 in Linux: sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1
    4. Format XFS in Linux: sudo mkfs -t xfs /dev/sdb1

. Boot Process FAQ  - 

  1. What kind of BIOS does Ventoy support ?
  2. x86 Legacy BIOS, IA32 UEFI, x86_64 UEFI and ARM64 UEFI

  3. Can't boot in UEFI, some Secure error ?
  4. Secure Boot is supported since Ventoy-1.0.07, please use the latest version and see the Notes.

  5. Display abnormal when booting Windows/WinPE
  6. This generally happen when boot Windows/WinPE in Legacy BIOS mode and is generally related to the screen resolution.
    Use F5 Tools ----> Resolution Configuration to change the resolution before boot the image.
    In most cases, choosing a smaller resolution will be better, for example 800x600x16 800x600x32 1024x768x32

  7. Can't install Windows 7 ISO, no install media found ?
  8. Most likely it was caused by the lack of USB 3.0 driver in the ISO.

. Boot Menu FAQ  - 

  1. Where can iso files be placed ?
  2. You can put the iso file any where of the first partition. Ventoy will search all the directories and sub directories recursively to find all the iso files and list them in the boot menu.

  3. How to suppress iso files under specific directory ?
  4. You can put a file with name .ventoyignore in the specific directory. When ventoy detects this file, it will not search the directory and all the subdirectories for iso files.

  5. $xxx.iso was shown in boot menu
  6. Probably you didn't delete the file completely but to the recycle bin.

. Plugin FAQ  - 

  1. Where should ventoy.json be placed
  2. ventoy.json should be placed at the 1st partition which has the larger capacity (The partition to store ISO files). Do NOT put the file to the 32MB VTOYEFI partition.
    After install, the 1st larger partition is empty, and no files or directories in it. You need to create a directory with name ventoy and put ventoy.json in this directory(that is \ventoy\ventoy.json).