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Chameleon Bootloader Alternatives

Chameleon Bootloader is described as *'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 many cool features, but are closed-sourced. With Chameleon you can have all benefits of features while you can inspect/bugfix/extend the codebase.

M'* and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Chameleon Bootloader 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 Chameleon Bootloader are EasyBCD, rEFInd - Boot Manager, coreboot and Grub Customizer.

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Chameleon is a boot loader for Mac OS X.

It seems that standard boot loaders for Mac OS X either lack many cool features,...

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  1. GRUB icon

    GRUB

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • OpenSolaris
    23 alternatives to 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.

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    GRUB in non-graphical mode
  2. EasyBCD icon

    EasyBCD

    20 alternatives to 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. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right...

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    EasyBCD Home


  3. rEFInd - Boot Manager icon

    rEFInd - Boot Manager

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to rEFInd - Boot Manager 

    rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI). Like rEFIt, rEFInd is a boot manager, meaning that it presents a menu of options to the user when the computer...

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  4. coreboot icon

    coreboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to coreboot 

    coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a free software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware found in most computers with a lightweight system designed to perform only the minimum of tasks necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

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  5. Grub Customizer icon

    Grub Customizer

    17 alternatives to Grub Customizer 

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

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  6. Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to 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 grub version 2.00 code. Everything is contained in one 7 MB directory on your Windows C: drive.

    The simple Windows.

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  7. EasyUEFI

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    20 alternatives to EasyUEFI 

    Manage EFI/UEFI Boot Options & Manage EFI System Partitions & Fix EFI/UEFI Boot Issues.

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  8. GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB icon

    GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    It was last updated in 2013.

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  9. Visual BCD Editor icon

    Visual BCD Editor

    16 alternatives to Visual BCD Editor 

    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.

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    Visual BCD Editor
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    Linux Loader

    20 alternatives to Linux Loader 

    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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