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petitboot Alternatives

petitboot is described as 'Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism' and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are eight alternatives to petitboot 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 petitboot are coreboot, Libreboot, Das U-Boot and gummiboot.

This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm reboot mechanism.

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  1. 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.

  2. coreboot

    • 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.



  3. Libreboot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Like coreboot, libreboot is boot firmware intended as a free 'BIOS' replacement for your computer.

  4. Das U-Boot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD

    The "Universal Bootloader" ("Das U-Boot"), commonly shortened to U-Boot, is an open source primary bootloader for embedded systems.

  5. gummiboot

    • 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)



  6. SeaBios

    • 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.

  7. Chimera

    • 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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  8. XTIDE Universal BIOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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