BootIt Bare Metal Alternatives

    BootIt Bare Metal is described as 'boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems, this is the product for you' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BootIt Bare Metal for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BootIt Bare Metal are EasyBCD (Free Personal), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), Grub Customizer (Free, Open Source) and GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      • OpenSolaris
      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.
    1. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 grub version 2.00 code. Everything is contained in one 7 MB directory on your Windows C: drive.
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    2. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment.


    3. Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      EFI/UEFI boot option management EasyUEFI owns comprehensive EFI/UEFI boot option management functions, such as create, delete, edit, clean up, backup and restore EFI/UEFI boot options, specifies an one-time boot entry for the next restart, or change EFI/UEFI boot order, all...
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    4. Boot-US is an universal boot manager. It allows you to easily use of all your existing operating systems completely independent of each other. The boot manager can be comfortably installed directly under Windows.
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    5. VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The development of LILO as classic bootloader for GNU/Linux systems was restarted in June 2010. Because of the simpleness LILO has some advantages comparing with Grub and Grub2. But nowadays LILO is not the bootloader for all situations. But LILO is longtime proved and stable.
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