EasyBCD Alternatives for Linux

    EasyBCD is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to EasyBCD are rEFInd - Boot Manager (Free, Open Source), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), VMLite VBoot (Paid) 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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    2. VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit.
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      • 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
      • 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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      • 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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    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Partita 2000 is a tiny boot manager with a Y2K patch for old BIOSes. It features a timed autoboot and can automatically change partition type to hidden for selected partitions when loading a given OS.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website, in the Early Work section.

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