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UEFI Boot Menu showing 2 entries for Ventoy UFD - bbertrand007 - 07-08-2022

My system has UEFI firmware.  When I ask to display my UEFI Boot menu, I get the 2 NVRAM permanent entries but  instead of 1 entry for my Ventoy UFD, I get two.

UEFI Kingston Datatraveler 3.0PMAP Partition 2  - if I select this one, Ventoy works great
UEFI Kingston Datatraveler 3.0PMAP Partition 3 - if I select this one, I'm returned to the UEFI boot menu

It is a dynamic, UFD based entry.  It doesn't exist in my NVRAM.  If I remove the Ventoy UFD these two entries do not show up.  Do you know why this 2nd entry is showing up.  More an inconvenience than anything.


RE: UEFI Boot Menu showing 2 entries for Ventoy UFD - Steve2926 - 07-09-2022

Does your USB drive have three partitions?
Is there a \EFI folder on partition 3?


RE: UEFI Boot Menu showing 2 entries for Ventoy UFD - bbertrand007 - 07-15-2022

(07-09-2022, 08:43 AM)Steve2926 Wrote: Does your USB drive have three partitions?
Is there a \EFI folder on partition 3?
The UFD has 3 partitions - Ventoy, VentoyEFI and OTHER.  Only VentoyEFI has a folder \EFI (partition 2).  Partition 3 there is no EFI folder in the root or anywhere else.


RE: UEFI Boot Menu showing 2 entries for Ventoy UFD - Steve2926 - 07-15-2022

It is probably a BIOS issue. Some show other partitions as boot options even if they are not UEFI bootable.
When you say 'When I ask to display my UEFI Boot menu,' what exactly do you mean? Are you pressing F12 on boot for BIOS Boot Selection menu pop-up?

Make/Model/BIOS rev.?
In WIndows\Linux OS, can you Change option to show all files and hidden files in File Explorer and then give us details of Ptn 3.
FAT32/NTFS/exFAT? Size? How made? What files and folders are on it? Partition Type number of ptn 3 (RMPrepUSB - Drive Info - 0)?
Any hidden folders?


RE: UEFI Boot Menu showing 2 entries for Ventoy UFD - bbertrand007 - 07-17-2022

(07-15-2022, 10:46 AM)Steve2926 Wrote: It is probably a BIOS issue. Some show other partitions as boot options even if they are not UEFI bootable.
When you say 'When I ask to display my UEFI Boot menu,' what exactly do you mean? Are you pressing F12 on boot for BIOS Boot Selection menu pop-up?

Make/Model/BIOS rev.?
In WIndows\Linux OS, can you Change option to show all files and hidden files in File Explorer and then give us details of Ptn 3.
FAT32/NTFS/exFAT? Size? How made? What files and folders are on it? Partition Type number of ptn 3 (RMPrepUSB - Drive Info - 0)?
Any hidden folders?

Hot key to display UEFI boot menu. AsRock UEFI Z390-ITX/AC P4.30. UFD Part 1 and 2 exactly as per Ventoy with reserved free space.

Partition 1 - Ventoy exFAT 80 GB
Partition 2 - VtoyEFI FAT32
Partition 3 - NTFS 150

On Partition 3 -

DIR f:\*.* /a

Directory of F:\

07/10/2022 09:29 PM <DIR> FSI0FullBackup
01/05/2022 01:40 AM <DIR> System Volume Information
0 File(s) 0 bytes
2 Dir(s) 126,028,820,480 bytes free