Alternatives to GRUB for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Visual BCD Editor icon

    Visual BCD Editor

    Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • rEFInd icon

    rEFInd

    rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI)....

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR. Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, 2000 or Vista....

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • BURG Discontinued

    burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB . It uses a new object format which allows it to be...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • DualBootPRO icon

    DualBootPRO

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

    Commercial Windows

  • rEFIt icon

    rEFIt Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac

  • Chameleon Bootloader icon

    Chameleon Bootloader

    Chameleon is a boot loader for Mac OS X. It seems that standard boot loaders for Mac OS X either lack many cool features, or have...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • bootcfg

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Chimera icon

    Chimera

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

    Open Source Mac

  • Know any more alternatives to GRUB?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • Extended Operating System Loader icon

    Extended Operating System Loader Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Gag

    GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Linux Loader icon

    Linux Loader

    The development of LILO as classic bootloader for GNU/Linux systems was restarted in June 2010. Because of the simpleness LILO has...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • gummiboot icon

    gummiboot Discontinued

    gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD

  • Partita 2000 Discontinued

    Partita 2000 is a tiny boot manager with a Y2K patch for old BIOSes. It features a timed autoboot and can automatically change...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • Yaboot

    Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM...

    Open Source Linux