Open Source EasyBCD Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to EasyBCD is Grub Customizer, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to EasyBCD and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to EasyBCD are rEFInd - Boot Manager (Free, Open Source), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), rEFIt (Free, Open Source) and Linux Loader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 20, 2020

    1. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
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      Grub Customizer vs EasyBCD opinions
      Most users think Grub Customizer is a great alternative to EasyBCD.
      Grub Customizer customizes Grub and EasyBCD changes windows
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      is for linux, easy bcd is for windows
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      It can REALLY rescue you, when you have NO access to Windows & it's bootloader.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      • 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
      • 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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      the name grub makes it ok to me
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • 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      rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013.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.

      • 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/FreeBSD, etc.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released on 18 October 2010, can be still downloaded from Google Code.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Yaboot is a PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines.
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    2. Written in C++ and licensed under GNU GPL, XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) is a user-friendly, window-based graphical boot manager handling large disks and over 30 different operating systems. Some features...

      Discontinued

      Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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 trunk version. It is designed for maximum compatibility across platforms.
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