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No ISO files found (Press enter to reboot...) - elisatems - 11-04-2021

This is the message Ventoy gives me when I try to boot from a USB stick with Ventoy installed and two Linux dist ISOs copied to it. With the disk mounted under Linux, a directory listing gives:

ls -al /run/media/lise/Ventoy/
total 3956224
drwxrwxrwx. 1 lise lise    131072 Dec 31  1969 .
drwxr-x---+ 3 root root        60 Nov  3 22:16 ..
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 lise lise 2007367680 Nov  3 20:21 Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-34-1.2.iso
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 lise lise 2043674624 Nov  3 20:21 SL-79-x86_64-2020-10-17-LiveDVDgnome.iso


Did I misunderstand what is meant by "you just need to copy iso files to this partition"?

For completeness: in order to mount the Ventoy disk to copy the files to it, I needed to install the fuse-exfat package for RHEL. But the disk does mount, and df returns:

% df
Filesystem        1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs            16417944        0  16417944  0% /dev
tmpfs              16433800        16  16433784  1% /dev/shm
tmpfs              16433800    10200  16423600  1% /run
tmpfs              16433800        0  16433800  0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda5          275321120  19337296 241975148  8% /
tmpfs              16433800        8  16433792  1% /tmp
/dev/sdb1          480587432  44105740 412046032  10% /usr2
/dev/sda3            487634    189181    268757  42% /boot
macbookpro:/backup 488245312 488245312 218162432  70% /mac/backup
tmpfs                3286760        28  3286732  1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdc1          120093696  3960320 116133376  4% /run/media/lise/Ventoy

%

The last line shows that the partition containing the iso files is the first partition on /dev/sdc. I installed Ventoy with
Code:
sh Ventoy2Disk.sh -i /dev/sdc
Was this wrong? Should I have specified something other than /dev/sdc?

Any help would be appreciated.


RE: No ISO files found (Press enter to reboot...) - elisatems - 11-04-2021

Solved. The filesystem type needs to be a Linux native type (I made it ext4), at least on my system Ventoy will not see the iso files if the filesystem on the USB stick is exFAT.


RE: No ISO files found (Press enter to reboot...) - longpanda - 11-04-2021

After install, Ventoy will dived the disk into 2 partitions. and partition 1 is formated in exfat filesystem and also is where to put the iso files.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_disk_layout.html

So /dev/sdc is your USB disk, and /dev/sdc1 is partition 1 /dev/sdc2 is partition 2. Partition 2 is for internal use of Ventoy.
You just need to mount /dev/sdc1 and copy your ISO files to this partition.
If you don't use this USB disk in Windows, ext4 is OK.


RE: No ISO files found (Press enter to reboot...) - Steve2926 - 11-04-2021

Since the default is exFAT for partition 1 and many 1000s of people have no problem with Ventoy and exFAT, maybe you need to consider what may be different about your system?
'I needed to install the fuse-exfat package for RHEL. ' - a clue here ?
Did you safely eject the drive and use sync after copying the ISO files?