Ventoy on a USB?

@ Forum Members,

How to install and use Ventoy on a USB stick in Manjaro Xfce ?

  • Does Ventoy need to be installed first using the software package manager ?
    – would like a step by step explanation on how to make a multiboot usb then because I do not know the use of Manjaro and entering the correct commands in the terminal yet.
    Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.
    Kind regards,

My system:

  Kernel: 5.13.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: MEDION product: P6624 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: MEDION model: P6624 serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends 
  v: 0.07 date: 08/20/2010 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 100.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 100.7/63.4 Wh (159.0%) 
  volts: 16.7 min: 14.4 model: SANYO M10B1 status: Full 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3 M 370 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Nehalem rev: 5 cache: L2: 3 MiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19157 
  Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 931/2394 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1463 2: 1331 
  3: 991 4: 1463 
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Wistron 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 425M] vendor: Wistron driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: modesetting 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 21.2.1 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Wistron 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: no 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Wistron Medion Akoya E7214 Notebook PC driver: atl1c v: kernel 
  port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN driver: rtl8192se v: kernel 
  port: c000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 18.54 GiB (8.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Fujitsu model: MHZ2250BH G2 size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 228.17 GiB used: 18.54 GiB (8.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: 41.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 52.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 187 Uptime: 15m Memory: 3.64 GiB used: 1.33 GiB (36.4%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 1325 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 inxi: 3.3.06]

Everything is explained here:

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I’ve done it for you this time. :wink:

Thanks for the reference.
Will have to read and implement step by step.

I don’t use Windows anymore (haven’t since 2014).
So is this the right way to proceed ?

Download Ventoy:

switch to folder where you have extracted ventoy:

Install ventoy to the USB disk:
sudo sh -i /dev/sdX (where X is your USB drive)

copy the .iso file (s) to the USB drive. Ventoy can handle multiple .iso

This is how I install ventoy to a usb. First install the software ‘ventoy’. Then:

sudo ventoy -i /dev/sd?

Of course replace the ? with the correct drive.

EDIT: Ventoy is in pamac.

sudo ventoyweb

Then go to the page it links in the output of the command, and use the web interface to create your Ventoy USB (much more user friendly than command line). Close Ventoy from terminal when you’re done with CTRL+C keys.

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@ Forum Members,

I managed, after trial and error and using the description in the Wiki, to put 5 .isos of a ‘Linux-controlled operating system’ on a USB stick.
All iso’s boot up nicely so they can be explored and, if necessary, installed.

To be able to do that I needed a lot of time:

  • first download the .isos you wish to place, then install a Ventoy on the USB stick and then copy the .isos to it. Making a next Multiboot USB stick will take less time because I learned from the mistakes I made during the first processing.
    I also first consulted the Wiki on this after a tip provided.
    (It was all new to me and given my age, things don’t come as easily as they did when I was “young”).

For your information.

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