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    Libreboot Alternatives

    Libreboot is described as 'Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer'. There are eight alternatives to Libreboot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Libreboot are coreboot (Free, Open Source), Das U-Boot (Free, Open Source), gummiboot (Free, Open Source) and SeaBios (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 29, 2021
    Libreboot
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer.
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      • 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 vs Libreboot opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      GRUB is a boot loader while Libreboot is a BIOS replacement (which starts before the bootloader)
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a free software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware found in most computers with a lightweight system designed to perform only the minimum of tasks necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
      coreboot vs Libreboot opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it supports a wider range of hardware libreboot doesnt support, such as thinkpad T60s with ATI GPUs, and its possible to extract proprietary binary blobs from the BIOS to fix VGA graphics and make windows/TempleOS/BSD run as it should
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    1. The "Universal Bootloader" ("Das U-Boot"), commonly shortened to U-Boot, is an open source primary bootloader for embedded systems.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      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.

      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
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      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.


    2. 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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    3. Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism.
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    4. XTIDE Universal BIOS makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's. You can then enjoy quiet or noiseless drives with more capacity than you'll ever need for old computers.

      Discontinued

      No recent development, the project site is archived.

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