Created Sunday 27 February 2022
Ventoy is a tool for creating a multi-boot thumb drive or USB hard disk. It is not avaialble in the Ubuntu/Mint repositories.
Get the tool from github at this URL:
Locate the .tar.gz file. The version number should be the latest release. Save it into ~/Downloads.
Open a terminal.
Create a build folder, if there is not already on there.
Change directory to the build folder.
Unpack the tarball (.tar.gz file).
Open a terminal if you do not already have one open.
Go to the Ventoy folder
Enter your password when prompted.
Plug in a thumb drive. Dispose of any file browsers that open.
Click the refresh button.
Select the thumb drive from the Device window.
Remove the thumb drive.
Install a distro
Insert the Ventoyified thumb drive.
Copy or save a distro file (.iso, .img) to the Ventoy file windwo that opens. You can create folders in here if you like, to keep them orderly.
Eject the drive.