Boot Loader scarcity ?!?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by smallhagrid, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Member

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    Please pardon me for saying this - but I must confess that I find GRUB almost as tiresome as LILO used to be.
    BURG is a little better...but still, today's quest was to see what may be available for a different boot loader.

    Wow.

    Hardly anything exists, it seems

    There is one called Gujin that has some of the scariest and longest docs I've ever seen;
    Another option is to use the boot manager that comes with Haiku OS, and...and...and...

    That seems to be about it for direct replacements.

    Does anyone know of any that I have not found ??

    Thanks.
     
  2. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    Grub isn't so bad if you manage it with Grub Customizer. Without Grub Customizer, forgetaboutit! :D
     
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  3. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Member

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    Yes, that does make it a bit more palatable - but still:
    I would prefer just to fuggedaboudit !!

    PS:
    Antilope - your sig is wonderful !!
     
  4. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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  5. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Unfortunately, linux, even though open-source, has a limited array of software. In some cases, very limited. Boot loaders are one example. lm-sensors is another.
     
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  6. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    For what it's worth, I use rEFInd to multiboot my laptop: it allows me to bypass the dodgy Toshiba/Microsoft EFI shenanigans whilst still being able to use Secure Boot.
     
  7. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yay Antilope - your sig is wonderful !!:biggrin: really very beautiful
     
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  8. vyvojar

    vyvojar MDL Novice

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    Take a look at syslinux, one of the oldest out there. Has some unusual features (can run from NTFS, can unlock OPAL encrypted drivers), while being still simple and easy to configure.

    Despite the name, it can boot pretty much anything.
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    If you're dual booting with windows, just install the linux bootloader on it's boot partition, not the mbr.

    Then just use easybcd to linux to the linux bootloader.

    Simpler, safer and surviving to windows reinstalls
     
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  10. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Member

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  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Grub 1 ? :cool:(grub legacy)
     
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