Yaboot AlternativesBoot Managers and other similar apps like Yaboot
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 Yaboot.
- - GRUB is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Yaboot.
EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies multiple award-winning answer to tweaking Windows bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible, e.g. to boot a Win7-VHD-image. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right...
EasyUEFI owns comprehensive EFI/UEFI boot option management functions, such as create, delete, edit, clean up, backup and restore EFI/UEFI boot options, specifies an one-time boot entry for the next restart, or change EFI/UEFI boot order, all these operations done under Windows...
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.Discontinued
It was last updated in 2013.
Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR.
Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, 2000 or Vista. It boots native, open source GNU grub version 2.00 code. Everything is contained in one 7 MB directory on your Windows C: drive.
The simple Windows.
Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems.
The development of LILO as classic bootloader for GNU/Linux systems was restarted in June 2010. Because of the simpleness LILO has some advantages comparing with Grub and Grub2. But nowadays LILO is not the bootloader for all situations. But LILO is longtime proved and stable.
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rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013.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.
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.
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.
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 30 different operating systems.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/