Alternatives to Chameleon Bootloader for all platforms with any license

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  • GRUB icon

    GRUB

    GNU GRUB is a multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Solaris OpenSolaris

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  • EasyBCD icon

    EasyBCD

    EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies multiple award-winning answer to tweaking Windows bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible, e.g. to boot a Win7-VHD-image....

    Free Personal Windows

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  • PLoP Boot Manager icon

    PLoP Boot Manager

    The PLoP Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start...

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux

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    Grub Customizer

    Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.

    Open Source Linux

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  • BURG

    burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB . It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released on 18 October 2010, can be still downloaded from Google Code.
  • BootIt Bare Metal icon

    BootIt Bare Metal

    BootIt Bare Metal is a boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems...

    Commercial Windows

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    Grub2Win

    Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR. Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, 2000 or Vista. It boots native, open source GNU...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • GRUB for DOS icon

    GRUB for DOS

    GRUB for DOS is an universal boot loader based on GNU GRUB. It can boot various OSes (some directly, some using their standard boot managers) on different media (HDD...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • OSL2000 Boot Manager icon

    OSL2000 Boot Manager

    OSL2000 is an advanced multi boot manager. Using OSL2000 boot manager, you can directly install, boot and manage upto 100 independent OSs in your computer.

    Commercial Windows

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    DualBootPRO

    A boot editor for the Windows 7/Vista bootloader. Takes the pain out of BCDEDIT. The logical and easy to use DualBootPRO interface makes it easy for both the novice...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Extended Operating System Loader icon

    Extended Operating System Loader

    Written in C++ and licensed under GNU GPL, XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) is a user-friendly, window-based graphical boot manager handling large disks and over...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/
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    rEFIt

    rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out http://alternativeto.net/software/refind/ , a fork of the original program.
  • bootcfg

    Used to edit boot configuration data on Windows systems. Predecessor of bcdedit. Found on Windows XP and prior versions.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Chimera icon

    Chimera

    Chimera is a Hackintosh bootloader that merges the best features from various branches of Chameleon bootloader, into a new branch based on the latest Chameleon 2.0 RC5...

    Open Source Mac

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Chameleon Bootloader Comments

Where to download Chameleon

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Chameleon Bootloader Mar 2012

The homepage for Chameleon is a joke. The downloads section hasn't been updated in 2 years. And even if you go to Chameleon's developer page (which is very hard to find in Google, by the way), you'll only be able to download the source.

To download a .pkg installer for the most recent release of Chameleon, you'll have to go to Kexts.com. Be sure to download the "trunk" version, unless you're looking for a specific branch of Chameleon.

Or, instead of using Chameleon, install Chimera, a branch of Chameleon by tonymacx86.

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