News

2020/11/19 --- New release ventoy-1.0.29   more ...

What is 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 ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)EFI files to the USB drive and boot them directly. You can copy many files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them (screenshot).
Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. Most type of OS supported (Windows/WinPE/Linux/Unix/Vmware/Xen...)
560+ ISO files are tested (list),     90%+ distros in distrowatch.com supported (detail),

Features

  • 100% open source (license)
  • Simple to use (Get started)
  • 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/IMG files
  • MBR and GPT partition style supported (1.0.15+)
  • Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported (1.0.07+) Notes
  • Persistence supported (1.0.11+) Notes
  • Windows/Linux auto installation supported (1.0.09+) Notes
  • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
  • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
  • Most type of OS supported, 560+ iso files tested
  • Linux vDisk boot supported Notes
  • Not only boot but also complete installation process
  • ISO files can be listed in List mode/TreeView mode Notes
  • "Ventoy Compatible" concept
  • Plugin Framework
  • Injection files to runtime enviroment
  • 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

Contact

You can discuss general ventoy issues in the forums or send a mail to longpanda admin@ventoy.net or join in the QQ group 950400797