New Update Ventoy: create bootable USB media that uses ISO images

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Ventoy 1.0.86: bypass Windows 11 hardware and online account requirement enabled by default​

The new Ventoy version improves the installation of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system further. The main improvement in the new release enables two Windows 11-specific bypass options by default.
  • VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_CHECK -- this bypasses the hardware compatibility checks that Windows 11 performs during installation of the operating system. Ventoy creates several Registry keys to bypass checks for TPM, CPU, Secure Boot and RAM during setup of the operating system. The feature was introduced in Ventoy 1.0.55, but it had to be enabled manually by the user.
  • VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_NRO -- this bypasses the online account requirement of Windows 11. Users may set up a local account during installation of the operating system instead.
The functionality was introduced in earlier versions of Ventoy, but the new default behavior improves things for users considerably. Since it is enabled by default, it works right away. Users who don't want these applied need to override the default values using Ventoy's global control plugin.
 

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2023/01/07 --- 1.0.87 release
  1. Add return to previous menu in secondary boot menu for convenience.
  2. Add max value for screen resolution option in theme plugin. Notes
  3. Fix the bug when F2 browse and boot VHD/VHDX files in an extend logic partition.
  4. Fix the menu title of F5 Tools ---> Power ---> $VTLANG_POWER_REBOOT_EFIFW
  5. Support BSD style for .md5/.sha1/.sh256/.sha512 checksum file. (#2112)
  6. Support VENTOY_CHECKSUM file for checksum value match. Notes
  7. Disable Fn hotkeys in autoinstall/persistence/wim select menu.
  8. Fix the blank item in the last of Language select menu.
  9. Fix the menu display issue when use persistence (VTLANG_NO_PERSISTENCE).
  10. Add support for Lenovo Product Recovery iso file.
  11. Add support for Dell PER ISO. (#2113)
  12. grub2 mode supports Porteus ISO file.
  13. Fix the file path when file checksum in F2 browse mode.
  14. Add new menu languages
  15. languages.json update
Source: Ventoy
 

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2023/01/13 --- 1.0.88 release
  1. Fix the VHD(x) boot issue introduced in 1.0.87.
  2. Add more options for Windows command line mode. Notes
  3. VentoyPlguson: Fix VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_CHECK option web page display issue.
  4. Fix that workaround #2 not working for Legacy BIOS access limit.
  5. Fix a syntax error in F4 localboot.
  6. Show file checksum menu title according to the existence of checksum value.
  7. Automatically switch to en_US when use text mode.
  8. Add unsupported tip message for 4k native disk.
  9. languages.json update
Source: Ventoy News


 
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2023/03/07 --- 1.0.89 release
  1. Fix the issue that VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT can not work in new linux kernel.
  2. Fix the issue that Ventoy2Disk_X64.exe can not run under altexe directory.
  3. Fix the issue that VentoyPlugson_X64.exe exit silently.
  4. Add missing /FS option for Ventoy2Disk.exe in Windows command line mode.
  5. Ventoy2Disk.exe automatically change current directory when started from other directory.
  6. Add tip message when theme file contains non-enclosed literal values. (#2166)
  7. Ignore reserved space when do non-destructive installation via GUI. (#2168)
  8. Fix the menu missing issue when there exist an invalid vlnk file. (#2228)
  9. languages.json update
Source: Ventoy News

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2023/03/26 --- 1.0.90 release
  1. Fix the issue that VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT option can not work for (Kernel 5.18+) + (Intel Gen11+ CPU).
  2. Support LibreELEC 11.0+. (#2281)
  3. Fix the issue that Fedora Rawhide install media not detected. (#2283)
  4. Add support for chimera linux. (#2309)
  5. Optimization for Fedora boot process.
  6. languages.json update.
  7. New iso support. (Total 1100+)
Source: Ventoy News

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2023/04/05 --- 1.0.91 release
  1. Add support for FreeBSD 14-CURRENT.
  2. Fix the issue for booting Bliss OS 15.x (#2329)
  3. Fix a bug that Fedora boot error if Ventoy partition is NTFS. (#2333)
  4. Add Recognition for NTFS with large cluster size (greater than 64KB).
  5. Improve grub2 mode process for legacy BIOS mode.
  6. languages.json update.
Source: Ventoy News

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2023/06/23 --- 1.0.92 release
  1. Fix the boot issue for Fedora/CentOS when file name contains special character. (#2360)
  2. Support unattended auto install for Deepin/UOS.
  3. Fix a bug that if you plug-out the USB drive during installation, Ventoy will be probabilistically installed to other disk.
  4. Correct EFI chainloader image device path. (#2397)
  5. languages.json update.
  6. Wana boot and install OS through network (PXE)? Welcome to my new project, iVentoy
Source: Ventoy News / Download
 

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This release was deprecated due to a critical bug, please use latest release.
New release:
  • 2023/06/23 --- 1.0.93 release
  1. Fix the boot issue for Fedora/CentOS when file name contains special character. (#2360)
  2. Support unattended auto install for Deepin/UOS.
  3. Fix a bug that if you plug-out the USB drive during installation, Ventoy will be probabilistically installed to other disk.
  4. Correct EFI chainloader image device path. (#2397)
  5. languages.json update.
  6. Wana boot and install OS through network (PXE)? Welcome to my new project, iVentoy https://www.iventoy.com
 

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Alongside the release of Ventoy 1.0.93, the developer has also released a new tool dubbed "iVentoy". The "i" could be indicative of the internet as iVentoy will allow users to install the OS through the network. The dev says the new software is essentially an "enhanced version" of the PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server.

A PXE server hosts Windows PE (WinPE) boot files, among others, such that the client computers in the network can be booted by downloading and installing them with the help of DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) client-server protocols.

iVentoy will work with WinPE, Windows, Linux, VMWare, and more. In total, it is said to support more than 110 types of operating systems (Full list). And in terms of UEFI and BIOS, the iVentoy supports x86 legacy BIOS, IA32 (Intel Architecture 32-bit), x86_64 or AMD64 UEFI, and ARM64 UEFI.

iVentoy boot menu
 

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2023/08/23 --- 1.0.95 release​

  1. Drag to resize Ventoy2Disk.exe dialog width.
  2. Fix a bug when booting veket_24.
  3. Fix a bug when booting the latest UOS server ISO.
  4. New distro support: vanilladpup
  5. New distro support: FydeOS 17
  6. languages.json update
  7. Wana boot and install OS through network (PXE)? Welcome to my new project, iVentoy iVentoy
Source: Ventoy News / Download
 

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When you want to create a bootable USB device, you may use programs like Rufus for that or tools provided by the developers of operating systems. What these tools do, usually, is to extract an ISO image to the USB device and make the device bootable in the process.

Ventoy is a new software application for Linux and Windows that does things a bit differently. Instead of extracting an ISO image, it allows you to place the actual ISO images on the USB device so that you may boot from them directly. The program supports multiple ISO images that you can place on a USB device and uses GRUB as the boot manager.

You can transfer multiple ISO images to the device once the Ventoy structure has been created on the device using an installer. It is possible to place Windows and Linux images on the device to boot from them whenever the need arises. Updating of ISO images is a breeze as well as you simply replace an ISO image with another.

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Installation is pretty straightforward on Windows. Just download the application archive from the developer website and extract it. Not that Windows may throw a Smartscreen warning when you execute it.

All it takes then is to select an USB device using the device selector at the top and to hit the Update button to start the process. Ventoy formats the entire disk and erase all content on it but warns about it. The application creates a FAT and an exFAT partition on the device.

Once the initial installation has been done, place ISO images on the partition. Ventoy will pick these up automatically when you boot it to provide you with a selection menu. Just select the operating system that you want to boot and wait for the boot process to complete.


Closing Words

Ventoy is an interesting program for Windows and Linux users who work with one or multiple ISO images regularly. It can be used to place multiple Windows client and server ISO images and/or Linux images on the same device to boot from them. For Windows, one could place Windows 8.1 and various Windows 10 ISO images on the device to boot from them and start the installation. The developer has a list of tested ISO images on the site that includes all current versions of Windows as well as numerous Linux distributions.

New ISO images can be placed on the device or you may replace existing ones, e.g. to update a Linux distribution ISO to the latest version. Please note that the full path to the ISO images may not contain spaces or non-ASCII characters as it won't be detected properly if it does.

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Well that is just neat!



Besides Kaspersky what other AVs offer boot iso scanners?
 

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Well that is just neat!



Besides Kaspersky what other AVs offer boot iso scanners?
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2023/10/06 --- 1.0.96 release​

  1. Fix that bootpwd not working for VentoyPlugson. (#2584)
  2. Add escaping for path in VentoyPlugson.sh (#2585)
  3. Fix the warning prompt for Ventoy2Disk.sh (#2593)
  4. Fix the issue that VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT=1 does not work on some distros. (#2475 #2551)
  5. vtoyboot-1.0.30 release. Notes
  6. languages.json update
  7. Wana boot and install OS through network (PXE)? Welcome to my new project, iVentoy iVentoy
Source: Ventoy News / Download
 

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2024/01/24 --- 1.0.97 release​

  1. Add support for FreeBSD 14.0. (#2636)
  2. Fix Proxmox 8.1 boot issue. (#2657)
  3. Fix VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT option does not work with latest linux kernel version. (#2661 #2674)
  4. Fix the VentoyPlugson issue that default_file value is wrong for more than 10 theme files. (#2608)
  5. vtoyboot-1.0.31 release. Notes
  6. Wana boot and install OS through network (PXE)? Welcome to my new project, iVentoy iVentoy
Source: Ventoy News / Download

 
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