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How To Install Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Install Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. Ventoy is a powerful and versatile open-source utility that simplifies the process of creating bootable USB drives. With Ventoy, you can easily create a single USB drive that can boot multiple ISO files without the need for formatting or extracting the ISO contents. This makes it an essential tool for IT professionals, system administrators, and enthusiasts who frequently work with bootable media.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble Numbat). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies.
  • An Ubuntu 24.04 system with root access or a user with sudo privileges.

Install Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Noble Numbat

Step 1. Updating the Package Repository.

To ensure a smooth installation process and avoid potential conflicts, it is crucial to update your system before installing any new packages. Updating your system will fetch the latest package lists from the repositories and upgrade any installed packages to their newest available versions.

To update your system, open a terminal window and run the following commands:

sudo apt update

The sudo apt update command refreshes the package lists, while sudo apt upgrade upgrades any outdated packages to their latest versions. If prompted, enter your sudo password and press ‘Y’ to confirm the installation of updates.

Step 2. Preparing the USB Drive

Connect your USB drive to your Ubuntu system. It is crucial to ensure that the USB drive is empty and properly formatted. If the drive contains any important data, make sure to back it up before proceeding, as the installation process will erase all existing data on the drive.

To format the USB drive, you can use the Disks utility in Ubuntu. Launch the Disks application, select your USB drive from the list of devices, and click on the “Format Partition” button. Choose a suitable filesystem, such as FAT32 or exFAT, and confirm the formatting process.

Step 3. Installing Ventoy on Ubuntu 24.04.

Visit the official Ventoy GitHub page navigate to the download section select the appropriate version for Linux and download the Ventoy tarball using wget command:

wget https://github.com/ventoy/Ventoy/releases/download/v1.0.98/ventoy-1.0.98-linux.tar.gz

Once the download is complete, open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where the Ventoy tar.gz file was saved. Extract the contents of the file using the following command:

cd ~/Downloads

Extract the contents of the tarball using the following command:

tar -xzf ventoy-1.0.98-linux.tar.gz

Change into the extracted Ventoy directory:

cd ventoy-1.0.98-linux

With the USB drive prepared, navigate to the extracted Ventoy directory in the terminal. Inside the directory, you will find the Ventoy installation script named “Ventoy2Disk.sh.” To install Ventoy on the USB drive, run the following command

sudo ./Ventoy2Disk.sh -i /dev/sdX

Replace “/dev/sdX” with the actual device name of your USB drive. You can identify the correct device name by running the “lsblk” command in the terminal and locate the corresponding entry for your USB drive.

The installation script will prompt you for confirmation. Type “y” and press Enter to proceed with the installation. Ventoy will now be installed on your USB drive.

Step 4. Adding ISO Files to the Ventoy USB Drive.

Once the installation is complete, you can start adding ISO files to your Ventoy USB drive. Simply copy the desired ISO files, such as operating system installation images or live distributions, to the Ventoy partition on the USB drive.

You can obtain ISO files from various sources, such as official operating system websites or trusted third-party repositories. For example, you can download Ubuntu ISO images from the official Ubuntu website.

Step 5. Booting from the Ventoy USB Drive.

To boot from your Ventoy USB drive, restart your computer and access the BIOS/UEFI settings. The key combination to enter the BIOS/UEFI varies depending on the manufacturer, but common keys include F2, F10, F12, or Del. Consult your computer’s documentation or look for on-screen instructions during the boot process.

Once in the BIOS/UEFI settings, navigate to the boot order menu and prioritize the USB drive as the first boot device. Save the changes and exit the BIOS/UEFI.

Upon restarting, your computer will boot from the Ventoy USB drive, presenting you with a menu of the available ISO files. Use the arrow keys to select the desired ISO and press Enter to boot from it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ventoy. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Ventoy bootable USB drive on the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the Ventoy website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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