Boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines
rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs.
GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment
Awdbedit is a BIOS editor for Award BIOSes. It supports unpacking, replacing, and repacking of components within a BIOS image, and allows settings to be changed and tweaks to be applied to the actual BIOS itself.
The Xbox Linux Project aims to privide a version of GNU/Linux for the Xbox, so that it can be used as an ordinary computer. Linux should make use of all Xbox hardware and allow to install and run software from standard i386 Linux distributions.
Committed to the development of fundamental ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) components for Linux. This includes a generic ACPI table parser, AML interpreter, bus and device drivers, policy, user interface, and support tools.
XOSL is a graphical boot manager that supports multi-booting of various operating systems. Development is currently done under the XOSL2 title. Historical version download below:
Bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. Resource utilization data and process information are collected during the boot process and can later be displayed in a PNG, SVG or EPS chart.
Set geometry and location parameters in NTFS filesystem, so it can boot.
The netboot project allows booting a diskless PC over a TCP/IP based network using standard protocols like BOOTP, DHCP and TFTP. It is able to boot Linux, FreeBSD, multiple DOS variants (including MS-DOS, PC-DOS, PTS-DOS, OpenDOS, NovellDOS, FreeDOS)
TrustedGRUB extends the GRUB bootloader with TCG support. This makes it possible to provide a secure bootstrap architecture. The whole boot process is measured and - by support of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) - the system integrity is verifyable.
Tool for creating live usb-drives and downloading distros
Tool for creating live usb-drives and downloading distros. This is an upgraded version of Unetbootin focusing on Bittix linux 9 and above and Linux Mint and Linux Mint debian. Has Distrowatch.com link etc.
qingy is a replacement of getty. Written in C, it uses DirectFB to provide a fast, nice GUI without the overhead of the X Window System. It allows the user to log in and start the session of his choice (text console, gnome, kde, wmaker, ...).
A minimal linux rescue distribution with the goals of being small, compatible and very usable. Features as a cozy shell and a multitude of partition rescue/editing tools all based on up-to-date releases like 2.4.x kernel with USB support etc.
Etherboot is Open Source code for creating boot ROMs for network booting x86, AMD64, Itanium, Hammer, Hyperstone and ARM (noMMU) platforms.
Linux Mobile System is a full Linux system within a USB Flash Memory Drive. This system will be able to boot from any i386 based PC, so we can to run a lot of utilities: network diagnostic, disk diagnostic, administration terminal, etcetera.
Virtual Linux 1.1 (Tiger Edition) is basically the Mandrake Linux operating system, modified to run directly from your cd rom drive. With Virtual-Linux 1.1 you get about 1.6 gigabytes of software, all compressed onto one cd rom, using cloop compression.
SPBLinux: modular mini distribution running completely in RAM, can be booted from USB, based on Busybox and Midnight Commander, optional with DirectFB and (since version 2.1) Mozilla; it is possible to create/modify own modules inside SPBLinux.
DruidBSD is a FreeBSD micro-distribution that supports CD/DVD, USB, and HD booting into a Live BSD Distribution.
vold is a Volume Daemon for Linux that can automatically mount CD-Roms, Harddrives, USB Flash Sticks, iPods etc. It is also possible to identify Partitions by UUID or volumename and mount them in a pre-defined Folder. Aims to replace mounting by hand!
LVM - HPUX version tools for linux. New! Get freevxfs driver for mounting HP-UX VxFS filesystem on Linux! Had been tested on Physical/VMware RHEL 4 or 5 servers. Please send feedbacks and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grub Conf is a Gnome2 based GRUB configuration editor. It provides an easy to use interface allowing effortless modification of OS's and the flexibility to configure the most obscure options. Designed to require minimal user interaction.
A light-weighted, simplyfied and user-friendly Shutdown-Manager
This Shutdown-Manager is a good one. He is smart, user-friendly and easy to use. Also, many people can use this Manager, because it´s supports many languages like english and german. Many other languages are waiting to get in my program. Like French, Italy, Spain and lots more. This description you will find at my miscellaneous tab at files in german and other languages. You will also find a changelog and a features list there. Also in multi-language. I hope you can understand my english because i am from Germany. So.. that was all about me and my programm, when you find bugs or translating mistakes or when you have ideas what i could add please contact me at email@example.com. IMPORTANT: I do not assume responsibility for damage to your computer before, during or after you have used my program. WICHTIG: Ich übernehme keine Haftung für Schäden bevor, während oder nachdem ihr mein Programm benutzt habt.
Getwifi allows Linux users to join wireless networks easily by joining available networks in an order specified by the user. Getwifi is configured using a single file which specifies networks, optional WEP keys, and the order in which to join networks.
The Affordable BIOS Restoration Tool provides VHDL and C code to recover from failed BIOS upgrades using affordable CPLD's. EEPROM's and Flash chips can be restored with this flash programmer. Interfaces for DIP and tsop packages are being developed.
Disaster Recovery boot environment for Linux, WinXXX, BSD, Solaris http://www.dctools.org