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
Smart BootManager is an os independent BootManager which has easy to use interface and many other features. The main goals of SBM are to be absolutely OS independent, flexible and full-featured. It has all of the features needed to boot a variety of OS.
GAG is a graphical boot manager, designed to be easy-to-use and intuitive, but without loosing advanced features, like passwords or swapping drives.
Run Linux on the Playstation 2
Kernelloader is a free bootloader for PS2 Linux and other Playstation 2 operating systems. Loading can be done by "Action Replay Media Player", by "memory card exploit", by "FMCB" or any other homebrew loading method. If you downloaded the latest Linux Live DVD, you need to run the online updater to be able to play Youtube videos.
A port of the Linux operating system kernel and assorted GNU userspace to the GameCube and Wii gaming consoles from Nintendo. Please, see http://www.gc-linux.org for additional information.
IMPORTANT NEWS: UPX has moved to GitHub https://upx.github.io ========================
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.
This software boots your PC and analyse your filesystems. It displays a graphical menu for you to select which system to boot. Intended to replace LILO and Loadlin, written in C with GCC, fully real mode.
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:
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)
Cobalt ROM source code - x86 BIOS replacement for Cobalt hardware
Powertweak-Linux is a port of the similarly named Microsoft Windows tool. It optimises your system to run at peek performance, by adjusting hardware settings, and config files. Work is underway in CVS to add features such as additional power management by
Extended Operating System Loader (XOSL) is a full-featured free boot manager with a real, easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface. XOSL-OW is an Open Watcom port of XOSL 1.1.5 (Dec 23, 2000) by Geurt Vos developed with Borland BC31.
Blob is a boot loader for SA11x0 (StrongARM) platforms. Blob is able to boot a Linux kernel stored in flash or RAM and provide that kernel with a ramdisk (again from flash or RAM).
XOSL2 is a free, full-featured boot manager with an easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface built off the original XOSL by Geurt Vos. XOSL2 will allow installation from CD, new hardware support and more. http://www.XOSL2.com
With this project I intend to write a really, really simple OS, just for fun and learning. I think I will never have a really usable version, as I said, that's no my objective.
Etherboot is Open Source code for creating boot ROMs for network booting x86, AMD64, Itanium, Hammer, Hyperstone and ARM (noMMU) platforms.
Clicker is a project for a Multitasking Open-source operating system written from scratch. based on a modular micro kernel. We want to explore new way of designing and using OSes :) [newz: PCI, NE2K and VBE]
Embedded PowerPC Bootloader Project, especially for Embedded PowerPC boards. The code for this project is frozen. Development continues with the "U-Boot" project (Universal Boot Loader, see http://sourceforge.net/projects/u-boot ).
Perix is a 16/32 protected mode kernel, bootable and capable of running without an operating system. It is written in Turbo Pascal 7.0 for DOS, Delphi 7.0, Pascal Pro, Virtual Pascal v2.1, TASM and JWASM. Turbo pascal version can be used as kernel on its own, or as a second stage loader to external programs. I would like to announce, that the first attempt to put the Delphi 64bit to work was successful. As soon as possible I will place at the disposal a very small 64bit kernel version.
ARMboot is an Open-Source firmware suite for ARM based platforms. ARMboot is heavily based on the sister-project PPCboot, which provides similar functionality on PowerPC based systems. ARMboot shall be a common, easy-to-use and easy-to-port boot platform
Ranish Boot and Partitioning Tools
Boot loader and FLASH burner for the Motorola 68360 processor (aka Power QUICC). Based on CoLILO linux loader for Motorola Coldfire processors, however this boot loader is OS independent. Supports systems with multiple FLASH devices, runs from RAM for f
This tool allows to boot linux-m68k from a floppy on a macintosh motorola 68K based. With it, you can create rescue disk, or remove the MacOS partition (needed by the legacy penguin booter) from your HD.
Nemesis is a tiny real time operating system kernel based on x86 PCs. Its main purpose is to serve as a simple but realistic example of an real time OS kernel running on real hardware..the purpose of this is that it can be embedded in small devices lik