coreboot Alternatives

    coreboot is described as 'extended firmware platform that delivers a lightning fast and secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems'. There are eight alternatives to coreboot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like coreboot are Libreboot (Free, Open Source), gummiboot (Free, Open Source), SeaBios (Free, Open Source) and Chimera (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 20, 2019

    Platforms

    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Solaris
    • OpenSolaris
    • Chrome OS

    Features

    • Booting from USB
    • Customizable
    • Text-based
    • USB to NTFS
    • Zero configuration

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • 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. View 21 alternatives to GRUB
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      • OpenSolaris
      GRUB vs coreboot
      pros, cons and recent comments
      elonsatoshi GRUB is a bootloader, not firmware.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Not a BIOS/UEFI replacement
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • Libreboot is a distribution of coreboot with proprietary blobs removed. View 8 alternatives to Libreboot
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux


    • 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. View 7 alternatives to gummiboot

      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
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
    • 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. View 5 alternatives to SeaBios
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      SeaBios vs coreboot
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 20 alternatives to Chimera
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac


    • Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism. View 8 alternatives to petitboot
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • The "Universal Bootloader" ("Das U-Boot") is a monitor program.Free Software: full source code under GPLhosted on SourceForge:... View 5 alternatives to U-Boot
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
    • XTIDE Universal BIOS makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's. View 5 alternatives to XTIDE Universal BIOS

      Discontinued

      No recent development, the project site is archived.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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