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Visual BCD Editor Alternatives for Mac

Visual BCD Editor is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Visual BCD Editor and four of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Visual BCD Editor are rEFIt, burg and Chimera.

This page was last updated Feb 3, 2021
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  • Windows

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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.

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    GRUB does not allow for editing of the BCD store

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    VBCDEdit is for EDITING of BCD storage for using it by WinLoader. While this tool doesn't touch this storage at all.

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  2. 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    rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013.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 , a fork of the original program.



  3. 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    The project is no longer maintained.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.

  4. 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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