rEFIt Alternatives for Mac
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 is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to rEFIt.
- - GRUB is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to rEFIt.
rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI). Like rEFIt, rEFInd is a boot manager, meaning that it presents a menu of options to the user when the computer...rEFInd - Boot Manager has no features, suggest some!
OpenCore is an open-sourced tool designed to prepare a system for macOS booting and has been architected to alleviate many of the constraints imposed by its alternatives like Clover(these tools are sometimes referred to as "boot loaders").Suggest and vote on features
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.GRUB4DOS and WINGRUB has no features, suggest some!Discontinued
It was last updated in 2013.
This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org . To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder.Suggest and vote on features
Clover EFI bootloader Features
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.burg has no features, suggest some!Discontinued
The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released on 18 October 2010, can be still downloaded from Google Code.
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.gummiboot has no features, suggest some!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)
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.Chimera has no features, suggest some!
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.