Alternatives to coreboot for all platforms with any license

  • gummiboot

    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. -

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD

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  • SeaBios

    SeaBIOS is an open source implementation of a 16bit X86 BIOS. SeaBIOS can run in an emulator or it can run natively on X86 hardware with the use of coreboot.

    • SeaBios allows you to boot from other bootable devices, unlike Coreboot. I own a Chromebook, but I wasn't able to boot my USB's from it. So I put my Chromebook into developer mode and installed SeaBios! My USB's are working fine now! Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • U-Boot

    The "Universal Bootloader" ("Das U-Boot") is a monitor program. Free Software: full source code under GPL hosted on SourceForge:...

    Free Linux

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  • petitboot

    Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • XTIDE Universal BIOS

    XTIDE Universal BIOS makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's.

    • Discontinued
      No recent development, the project site is archived.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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