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Boot several ISO images from a single USB thumb drive with Ventoy

Boot several ISO images from a single USB thumb drive with Ventoy
Ventoy - Choosing ISO image on startup (https://www.ventoy.net/en/screenshot.html)

I have a few USB thumb drives in my drawer and never remember what each of them does. One was a Windows 10 installation medium, the other was Ubuntu Desktop, and so on. Mostly I will download a new ISO and just flash it again.

But that time stops now with Ventoy!

It is a USB thumb drive capable of booting from several ISO stored on the thumb drive.

The installation is super simple. Just download and run the script against a thumb drive. Be careful, this will delete all data on the drive:

sudo sh Ventoy2Disk.sh -i -g /dev/sda

This will partition the drive into 2 partitions. The second one will be available to store several iso images which you then can choose to boot off.

Now I have a single drive with the following iso images to use:

This is particularly helpful if I again mess up my tuxedo os and need to boot a live environment in order to restore my OS as I described here from a timeshift backup:

Restore snapshot with timeshift from a live medium with LUKS and LVM
Today I learned to restore a snapshot with timeshift on a LUKS and LVM installation of Ubuntu.