Yaboot Alternatives

    Yaboot is described as 'PowerPC bootloader for Open Firmware based machines including New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries and IBM OpenPower machines' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Yaboot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is GRUB, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yaboot are EasyBCD (Free Personal), Grub2Win (Free, Open Source), Grub Customizer (Free, Open Source) and Visual BCD Editor (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 3, 2018

      • 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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    1. 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. Some features...


      Since XOSL is no longer maintained, but still usable, a modified version has stemmed form the original one: see https://sourceforge.net/projects/xosl2/

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.


      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website, in the Early Work section.

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