Ventoy - Easy USB multiboot for ISO files (UEFI, too!)

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Atari800XL, May 1, 2020.

  1. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Does anyone know how to add entries for .efi files? I want to add "EFI Shell" as an option.
     
  2. ventoy

    ventoy MDL Novice

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    Just copy the efi file to the USB just like the ISO file and that's all.
    Ventoy will list it in the boot menu. Of Course you should in UEFI mode.
     
  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    My Bad. I moved the .EFI files into my ISO folder & it worked.
    My ventoy.json file contains:
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    { "VTOY_DEFAULT_SEARCH_ROOT": "/ISO" }
    Doh!
     
  4. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Senior Member

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    Will be good if @ventoy use Refind as Default Bootloader so that user will have choice to select any efi files inside ventoy directory or for local system boot because refind scan all external inernal manual optical disk efi files for boot. its a great usb boot loader . ventoy must take it into consideration.
     
  5. ventoy

    ventoy MDL Novice

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    Why not put a refind-cd iso file in Ventoy USB drive and boot it from Ventoy if needed?
     
  6. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Senior Member

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    @ventoy if i put Refind ISO its only showing Local System Windows Boot without any other scan of all efi files i put there in your ventoy directory where ventoy.json is created as per your instructions.
    If you can update Ventoy with default Refind as Bootloader with your custom theme file which will select Ventor boot file as default & boot ventoy in 10-30 seconds as per your convenience & if user will turn arrow right or left via keyboard within that 10-30 seconds then user can choose among all efi files inside ventoy directory which is there where ventoy.json is created.
    i hope everybody will like this new feature update to ventoy & this will be a great addition too .
     
  7. ventoy

    ventoy MDL Novice

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    You can boot .efi files in Ventoy directory directly from Ventoy.
    Can you give an exact example about your requirement?
     
  8. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Senior Member

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    i have many boot loaders copied to ventoy directory as standalone efi files . everything worked fine . but when in case refind iso or its bin it didnot work as it only show local system boot plus ventoy in its boot menu i want refind to show all the efi files inside ventoy directory from ventoy boot . if its possible.
     
  9. fakjea

    fakjea MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    Strelec's Boot Menu (WIN8PE - Native - for older computers) don't work, it just reboots.
    Also old Hiren;s Boot boots into system, but not all icons are displayed.
     
  10. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot for sharing ventoy update :)
     
  11. taylorlawson

    taylorlawson MDL Novice

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    Odd that this got ignored?

    Lot of complaints around the web about this tool setting off alerts in Virus scanners?
     
  12. VDev

    VDev MDL Junior Member

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    Have been using Ventoy since 6 months ago after switching from YUMI EFI/Legacy, AIOBoot. Very easy to use and write amplification is less since every ISO stays intact w/o any issues. E2B went over my head so I gave Ventoy a try and it worked!
     
  13. maverick_GE

    maverick_GE MDL Member

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    Any guide how to prepare flash for it?
     
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  14. Kyhi

    Kyhi MDL Novice

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    Insert your USB stick - launch Ventoy - point to USB stick - ventoy will prepare USB flash drive for you..
     
  15. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    @Kyhi
    Nice to hear from (again) you here on MDL.
    Have you had more experience now with Ventoy and Win10XPE (the PE project, for readers that don't know).
    For me, compatibility has been OK, but I must admit I test more with direct boot.wim boot (which Ventoy also supports) than with "regular" .iso boot.
    Is the Win10XPE iso correctly (re-)mounted after booting the iso, in your tests? I know some seem to have problems with that...
     
  16. Kyhi

    Kyhi MDL Novice

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    I still have v1.0.16 on USB Stick - My usual method of booting is via the working directory or separate partition - I do not do much portable use