Clover EFI bootloader Alternatives

    Clover EFI bootloader is described as 'This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org . To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to Clover EFI bootloader for Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is rEFInd - Boot Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Clover EFI bootloader are gummiboot (Free, Open Source), rEFIt (Free, Open Source) and OpenCore (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 11, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern (glob) or an on-screen menu.

      Discontinued

      In May 2015, gummiboot was fully integrated into systemd to form its systemd-boot component that serves as a UEFI boot manager. Following this action, the source code repository of gummiboot was emptied out in July 2015. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummiboot_(software)



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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 setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

      Discontinued

      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out rEFInd - Boot Manager , a fork of the original program.

    1. OpenCore is an open-sourced tool designed to prepare a system for macOS booting and has been architected to alleviate many of the constraints imposed by its alternatives like Clover(these tools are sometimes referred to as "boot loaders").
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      the others dont boot macos
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