How to install Ventoy

d/l the tar.gz file and extract it. Click VentoyGUI.x86_64.

Took me a while to figure this out. LOL.

It's especially useful if you want to install Tiny11 since Balena Etcher can't do Windows iso's. Neither can Unetbootin. BTW, Unetbootin is great for creating a FreeDOS boot thumb-drive for updating your BIOS.

To install Ventoy:

sudo apt install git

git clone

Or download the tarball and extract wherever.

This will "install" Ventoy into your home directory (or whatever directory you are currently in). It does not need sudo to install or run.

Next we'll go into the directory:
cd Ventoy/INSTALL/
Now we can run the script that will allow us to configure and install to a USB drive.

This will require sudo.
sudo bash

  • Note: You can also specify the IP and port like this: sudo bash -H -P 8080
    Then you can visit the WebUI from another computer.

Open your web browser and type in the address bar.


My way seems easier.

Either way will work.... whether using the gui or the web interface.

Odd. Single click on VentoyGUI.x86_64: nothing happens. Double-click: nothing happens. Right-click and "open": nothing happens.
But the web method does work for me.

Try to right click on the file and go into properties to check the permissions. I don't remember the exact wording but should be something that makes the file "executable". Alternatively, from the command line:

chmod u+x VentoyGUI.x86_64

And try again. You can also try to run it from the terminal like so:


You may also need to specify the full path to this file, maybe it looks something like /home/4box/Downloads/VentoyGUI.x86_64.

If there's something wrong when you run it from the terminal you will most likely see some kind of message that can hopefully lead to the cause of the issue.

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In Permissions:

So it looks already executable.

And I can't do the command line because I'm too incompetent with it to get any result other than "no such file or directory" (I'm not sure how I did it before, I'd have to find the online instructions again). Whatever I type after "cd" ain't working.

How did you installed / downloaded it, and which version?

I can't remember how. I followed instructions in an online tutorial (which explained the web server route) but I can't find it again. (Not history, not bookmarks, not re-googling.)
Not a big deal: I've already got Ventoy installed and working on a USB so I'm OK for now.
Version: 1.0.91

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A while back I installed Nemo as the principal file manager, whereas ZL's default is Thunar.

Today I redownloaded Ventoy, extracted and clicked on VentoyGUI.x86_x64... and again no reaction. At least, no reaction when clicking in Nemo.

So then I tried clicking in Thunar, and up popped the window asking me for my root password and once entered, the Ventoy GUI appeared. :slight_smile:

So I guess now I have to find out what's the problem with Nemo.

I guess it's just not configured to allow executables to run by default? I don't know I haven't really use it in that way.

However I found this thread over on the Linux Mint forums, maybe this suggestion helps:

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if you have trouble using ventoy use :
sudo bash

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