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Grub2Win

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** New EFI Support - Grub2Win now supports both EFI and BIOS on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP **


Safely dual boot Windows and Linux.

Grub2Win boots native, open source GNU grub version 2.02 code. Everything is contained in one 12 MB directory on your Windows C: drive. On EFI systems a few small modules (less than one half MB total) will be installed to your EFI partition.

Using the simple Windows GUI and instructions you can install Grub2Win quickly and safely. Boot time messages and help can be displayed in your native language.

Select from a nearly unlimited number of OS choices. Samples for Android, Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, Mint, BSD and Windows are included.

Grub2Win has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and is used in 170 countries worldwide

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Features

  • EFI and BIOS boot support
  • Installs to Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • Requres just one directory on the Windows C: drive, about 12 MB disk space
  • Simple Windows GUI easily sets up Grub2Win in seconds
  • Preview and select boot themes and animations during the install
  • Grub boot messages and help can be displayed in 27 major languages worldwide
  • Works with all filesystems including Btrfs as well as Mac hfs and hfsplus
  • Can search for and boot a partition by it's label. Supports advanced scripting
  • Works with GPT disks - up to 128 primary partitions per disk drive
  • Supports extremely large (over 4 TB) disks and partitions
  • No registry changes
  • Safely multiboot Windows, Android, Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, Mint, Free BSD and more
  • Grub customization is done from Windows - Configuration in Linux is not required
  • Runs open source GNU Grub 2.02 code. Frequent releases and enhancements
  • No adware or spyware - No hassles... It just works

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User Reviews

  • dosse91
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It got the job done; however, it doesn't seem to support UEFI, and the UI looks absolutely horrible.

    Posted 06/14/2015
  • aarondavidson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great: 1. so much easier than fiddling around with boot.ini 2. something that modifies boot files is very likely to get flagged as a virus... 3. LOVE the retro design - would cost a fortune for UX designers to come up with something like this 4. Ease-of-use - what's complicated about this? easier to use than a lot of apps...

    Posted 11/26/2014
  • drummerdp
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is to address the false positive virus reports on Grub2Win. There is no virus. The source code is included in the download and can be examined and compiled with the freely available AutoIt compiler. I submitted a false positive report to Symantec, and they have fixed their Norton products so there is no longer a false positive. I don't know about the other virus scan vendors.

    Posted 11/24/2014
  • hwsn
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    While unzipping grub2win.zip I get a message from avira "TR/Graftor.142644.68" was found in grub2win.exe. Is that true? What to do? ?? hwsn EDIT: Just testing another download from www.com-magazin.de: the size of the zipped file is now only 4.347kB and it is clean!!!! ***** The first from sourcefourge.net was 4.652kB an hosted the trojan above!! Can we trust on clean files at sourceforge??????

    Posted 11/13/2014
  • georgesourcefor
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nov 26, 2014 turned off antivirus and extracted download, works fine. Still indicates a virus on scan, -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nov. 14, 2014 More Aha! The McAfee virus software says that grub2win.exe contains the Artemis!80363A7F0FC4 virus and throws the file away. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oct. 16 The file opens in 7zip but the file grub2win.exe cannot be extracted. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aha! When you try to download the file without logging in, you get something that is 4,762,282 bytes which does not open in 7Zip. When you log in and download, you get 4,762,894 bytes and it opens happily in 7Zip. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The 2014-09-28 binary is corrupt. It is supposed to be 4.8 MB but arrives as 4.5 MB and does not open in 7zip. I downloaded a previous version which works fine.

    Posted 10/07/2014
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

AutoIt

Registered

2012-08-06
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