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Old 08-05-2020, 11:33 AM   #1
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Ventoy


I found this and have decided to give it a try. Used it for CentOS7 and it worked very well. Maybe now I wont ruin so many usb flash drives

https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html
 
Old 08-05-2020, 11:46 AM   #2
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Cool.
 
Old 08-05-2020, 11:49 AM   #3
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I use ventoy for some time now and I like it a lot.
I have some usb flash drives with .ISOs for installing windows10, centos7 and fedora32 (for work), plus some system recovery tools.

Last time I tried, AlienBOB's live slackware .ISO did not work, unfortunately.

+1 for ventoy
 
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Old 08-05-2020, 11:54 AM   #4
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Here is a video explaining ventoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLKk...K3szcxGvAOYkac
 
Old 08-05-2020, 12:24 PM   #5
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This does look interesting, I haven't had much success with other utilities; particularly multibootusb; sometimes it just doesn't work and running it into a terminal shows weird python errors...
 
Old 08-05-2020, 12:29 PM   #6
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Been using it myself as a test. Been a lot of improvement from about 1.14 to the current 1.18. Still doesn't work with ALL distro's, but the amount it works with is up SIGNIFICANTLY from even a few months ago. It also supports (not that I've confirmed) persistence.
 
Old 08-05-2020, 12:31 PM   #7
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I usually use dd to copy ISO files to my USB sticks.

sudo dd if=nameofiso of=/dev/sdx

Is this utility less destructive than dd?
 
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I usually use dd to copy ISO files to my USB sticks.

sudo dd if=nameofiso of=/dev/sdx

Is this utility less destructive than dd?
Supposedly, but also I think the point again is to have multiple isos to boot off of too, unless you have no intention of loading multiple isos; dd works just fine (well sorta), I could never get a windows ISO to boot using dd, but I think thats cause windows ISOs are weird and only works if the utility writes it to the USB drive as an NTFS volume.
 
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I usually use dd to copy ISO files to my USB sticks.

sudo dd if=nameofiso of=/dev/sdx

Is this utility less destructive than dd?
It's not that it's less destructive, it lets you use a single USB for multiple iso's. So you install it (which is as destructive as dd), but after that you can simply drag-n-drop iso's into the partition and next time you boot the USB, it'll have automatically added the iso into the boot menu. I currently have a 32GB USB with Ventoy installed to that has 16 iso's (not all boot properly) on it to choose from...
 
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:35 PM   #10
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Supposedly, but also I think the point again is to have multiple isos to boot off of too, unless you have no intention of loading multiple isos; dd works just fine (well sorta), I could never get a windows ISO to boot using dd, but I think thats cause windows ISOs are weird and only works if the utility writes it to the USB drive as an NTFS volume.
Right! The ability to have multiple ISOs on the same USB stick is very useful.
 
Old 08-05-2020, 12:38 PM   #11
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cp nameofiso /dev/sdx
 
Old 08-05-2020, 12:52 PM   #12
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cp nameofiso /dev/sdx
How would that work, as cp is just meant to copy a file and not actually destroy a disk - how would it even boot?
 
Old 08-05-2020, 01:09 PM   #13
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How would that work, as cp is just meant to copy a file and not actually destroy a disk - how would it even boot?
It will boot fine for UEFI. Legacy bios booting will eventually be a thing of the past.
 
Old 08-05-2020, 01:50 PM   #14
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How would that work, as cp is just meant to copy a file and not actually destroy a disk - how would it even boot?
It works, if the ISO is hybrid, as are the recent Slackware ISO. I use it to transfer the ISO on an USB stick, which is then bootable. I learned that from Thomas Schmitt, author of Xorriso.

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Old 08-05-2020, 01:55 PM   #15
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It works, if the ISO is hybrid, as are the recent Slackware ISO. I use it to transfer the ISO on an USB stick, which is then bootable. I learned that from Thomas Schmitt, author of Xorriso.
Oh ok, I legit did not know that as I thought the cp command in a basic sense is just to copy a file; and so I would not see how it would work.
 
  


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