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GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB Alternatives

GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB is described as 'GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment' and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB are Grub Customizer, Grub2Win, VMLite VBoot and Gag.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The...

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  1. GRUB icon

    GRUB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • OpenSolaris

    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.

    GRUB in non-graphical mode
  2. Grub Customizer icon

    Grub Customizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.

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  3. Grub2Win icon

    Grub2Win

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR.

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  4. VMLite VBoot icon

    VMLite VBoot

    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    VBoot boot entry can be easily added to XP-,2003-,Vista-,Win7 boot manager
  5. Gag

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.

    Discontinued

    The latest version (4.10) is from 2008.

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  6. Linux Loader icon

    Linux Loader

    • 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.

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  7. rEFIt icon

    rEFIt

    • 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 icon rEFInd - Boot Manager , a fork of the original program.

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  8. BootIt Bare Metal icon

    BootIt Bare Metal

    • Windows

    BootIt Bare Metal is a boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems, this is the product for you.

    Edit Boot Menu Item
  9. Yaboot

    • 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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  10. burg

    • 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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