How to Install Ventoy Bootable USB Creator on Manjaro 21 Linux

Ventoy is a free, open-source tool used to write media’s ISO image files directly onto storage media to create bootable USB flash drives. Ventoy provides many benefits, including operating on USB devices with low disk space. It also does not take up much room. Almost anyone can install it quickly, making it popular among users who don’t want their data saved in image files instead of directly onto removable media like SD cards or CF Cards (though there are some limitations).

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Ventoy USB Bootable Image Creator on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the yay AUR helper, ideally most users may be using some wrapper for Pacman, for new users, it is essential to install one to keep your packages up-to-date while you learn Arch/Manjaro.

Update Manjaro

Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.

sudo pacman -Syu

Install yay Helper

To begin the installation, you must have GIT installed to import the yay repository to install/build. From your command terminal, use the following code to begin the installation.

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git

Now clone the yay archive using the following terminal command.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-git.git

Next, move the archive to the /OPT/ directory. This is a good location for any other archive installs, keep everything located, and traditionally the location is a commonly used area for different applications.

sudo mv yay-git /opt/

Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.

cd /opt/yay-git

Build the package using the makepkg command.

makepkg -si

Install Ventoy

Now that you have installed the package management helper, you can install the Ventoy using the following command.

yay -S ventoy

Add --noconfirm to skip most of the questions for automatic default to all.

Launch Ventoy

The best way to use Ventoy is to open the GUI of the application by following the path: Taskbar > Accessories > Ventoy.

Example:

Once open, insert a USB, and you can begin. The program itself is straightforward as it should be for a USB creator.

Example:

How to Install Ventoy Bootable USB Creator on Manjaro 21 Linux

How to Update Ventoy

The best way to check for updates and upgrade Ventoy is to use the following command.

yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate

How to Remove (Uninstall) Ventoy

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

yay -Rns ventoy

Optionally, you can run the following command to clean up any leftover unused dependencies, and this is highly recommended to run, so your system does not become bloated.

yay -Yc

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install yay AUR helper quickly and install, maintain, and, if so, remove Ventoy USB Bootable creator on Manjaro Linux.

Ventoy is a great way to keep your data safe and accessible. Not only does it offer a variety of benefits, but it is also easy to use. Simply install the software on any USB device, and you are ready to go.



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