Create flexible multiboot USB sticks with Ventoy

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For example, if you want to try out or install different Linux distributions, you either have to juggle several sticks or overwrite one over and over again, which is a time-consuming process. Because the start media of current operating systems usually want to hog a complete USB stick. Even those in their relatives who regularly act as an emergency helper when it comes to computers, quickly want a USB stick that combines several start media. The open source program Ventoy creates exactly such a multiboot stick under Linux and Windows.

Ventoy first sets up a boot manager on the USB stick. Then copy the system images of all required operating systems, i.e. the ISO or IMG files, onto the stick. As soon as you start a computer from a stick prepared in this way, the Ventoy boot manager automatically offers you the transferred systems to start.

This way of working allows you to delete or add to operating system images at any time and replace existing images with updated versions. Among other things, Ventoy supports Windows from the outdated version 7, numerous Linux distributions and various BSD derivatives. As a result, several Windows and Linux systems can be accommodated on a USB stick at the same time.

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