How to create a bootable USB stick from multiple ISO images on Linux
How to install Ventoy
- Download Ventoy
You can download the latest release from this link:
- Extract it
Open your File-manger, and right click on the compressed file, and choose Extract archieve here from Extract
- Plug your USB stick and identify the name assigned to it
sdbif you have one hard disk, but if you have multiple disk disks, it might take another name like
ctrl + alt + t to open the terminal, then type
lsblk in the terminal, and you will get output like these picture:
As you see in the picture, sdb is the name of my USB stick
- Go to the folder where you extracted the compressed file
~/Downloads, because it is the default location for downloaded files, but if you saved the compressed file to another location, choose that location instead.
- Install Ventoy to your USB stick
Write this command in the terminal:
It will ask you twice if you want to continue, because that will destroy the data on your USB stick
You have to press y from the keyboard twice, and press enter
If everything went ok, you will get output from the terminal like this:
- Mount ventoy partition
Unplug your USB stick, and insert it again, and mount the partition ventoy using your File-manager
- Transfer all your ISO files to your USB stick
Copy all your ISO files that you want to boot from your USB stick to the partition ventoy
After copying all your ISO files, reboot your machine, and boot from your USB stick, and you will find all these ISO in the boot menu.
Here is the list of all tested ISO files that you can boot using Ventoy
- If you choose an ISO image from the list, and you end up with a black screen, press Enter from the keyboard, then wait for a few seconds.
How to update Ventoy to a newer version
Download the new version of Ventoy.
Execute these commands:
Press y, then Enter to confirm.