Alternatives to GRUB for DOS for Mac with any license

  • GRUB

    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. ...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Solaris ... OpenSolaris

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  • rEFIt

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out http://alternativeto.net/software/refind/ , a fork of the original program.
  • Chameleon Bootloader

    Chameleon is a boot loader for Mac OS X. It seems that standard boot loaders for Mac OS X either lack many cool features, or have many cool features, but are...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • burg

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer maintained.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

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  • Extended Operating System Loader

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/
  • Partita 2000

    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...

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    • 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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