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Grub2Win

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** New - Language support for Portuguese (Brazilian), Lithuanian, Norwegian and Turkish **

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

Grub2Win installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP or Vista. It boots native, open source GNU grub version 2.02 code. Everything is contained in one 8 MB directory on your Windows C: drive.

The simple Windows GUI and instructions will help you get Grub booting quickly and safely. Messages and help can be displayed in your native language.

You can select from a nearly unlimited number of OS choices at boot time. Samples for Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, Mint, Free BSD and Windows are included.

Grub2Win comes with several graphic themes that include boot time animation and scroll bar OS selection.

Over 75,000 people worldwide have downloaded Grub2Win since it was first released in December 2010.

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Features

  • Installs to Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista
  • Requres just one directory on the Windows C: drive, about 8 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 and no changes to the Windows MBR
  • Safely multiboot Windows, 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
  • Includes Grub Invaders
  • No adware or spyware - No hassles... It just works

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  • 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
  • jesseflb
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    no basic usage instruction

    Posted 07/10/2014
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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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