rEFIt!

The current release is 0.14. It is available in various forms. Both disk image distributions include the Installer package and can be burned as a bootable CD as well. All three binary distributions can be used to install rEFIt on a USB memory stick or other disk drives. * rEFIt 0.14 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/refit/rEFIt-0.14.dmg?use_mirror
(6.5M Mac disk image * rEFIt 0.14 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/refit/rEFIt-0.14.cdr.gz?use_mirror
(6.5M ISO disk image * rEFIt 0.14 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/refit/refit-bin-0.14.tar.gz?use_mirror
(3.2M .tar.gz * rEFIt 0.14 source code http://downloads.sourceforge.net/refit/refit-src-0.14.tar.gz?use_mirror
(253K .tar.gz You can browse the source code online through the ViewVC interface http://refit.svn.so

rEFIt alternatives

  • GRUB

  • 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.

    tags: boot boot-manager gnu system-boot system-booting
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Solaris OpenSolaris
  • EasyBCD

  • 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 into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader - on the fly, no expert knowledge needed!

    tags: bcd boot boot-manager boot-menu grub
    platform: Windows
  • PLoP Boot Manager

  • The PLoP Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start the boot manager from floppy, CD, network and there are many more ways to start the boot manager. You can install the boot manager on your harddisk. There is no extra partition required for the boot manager.

    tags: boot boot-manager dual-boot multible-os
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Grub Customizer

  • Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.

    tags: customization boot customize boot-manager mbr
    platform: Linux
  • rEFInd

  • 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 first starts up, as shown below. rEFInd is not a boot loader, which is a program that loads an OS kernel and hands off control to it.

    tags: boot-manager boot-menu efi
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Visual BCD Editor

  • 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.

    tags: bcd boot boot-from-usb-without-bios boot-manager operating-system
    platform: Windows
  • BootIt Bare Metal

  • BootIt Bare Metal is a boot manager and partition manager software utility. Whither you want to do non-destructive repartitioning or boot multiple operating systems, this is the product for you.

    tags: boot partitioning boot-manager partition-manager multiboot
    platform: Windows
  • GRUB for DOS

  • GRUB for DOS is an universal boot loader based on GNU GRUB. It can boot various OSes (some directly, some using their standard boot managers) on different media (HDD, CD/DVD, external USB devices, etc).

    tags: iso boot boot-manager dos boot-menu
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Chameleon Bootloader

  • Chameleon is a boot loader for Mac OS X.

    tags: boot-manager osx86
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Grub2Win

  • Safely dual boot Windows and Linux without touching the Windows MBR.

    tags: boot-manager boot-menu grub4dos
    platform: Windows Linux
  • OSL2000 Boot Manager

  • OSL2000 is an advanced multi boot manager. Using OSL2000 boot manager, you can directly install, boot and manage upto 100 independent OSs in your computer.

    tags: boot boot-manager commander magic multi
    platform: Windows
  • DualBootPRO

  • A boot editor for the Windows 7/Vista bootloader. Takes the pain out of BCDEDIT.

    tags: boot boot-manager bcdedit
    platform: Windows
  • BURG

  • 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. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.

    tags: Discontinued boot-manager booting
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Discontinued
  • VMLite VBoot

  • VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit. VBoot makes multiple boots extremly simple. You simply copy a single file to a physical computer, and it can boot to the OS contained inside that file. VBoot provides native XP VHD boot, Vista VHD boot, Windows 7 VHD boot, Linux VHD boot, 2003 server VHD boot and 2008 server VHD boot. ยป

    tags: virtual-machine boot-manager vhd vmware-tools os-replacement
    platform: Windows Linux
  • gummiboot

  • 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.

    tags: Discontinued boot-manager uefi
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD Discontinued