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Other Looking for custom bootloader/OS Selection...

Discussion in 'Software' started by g2tegsown, 26 Mar 2012.

  1. g2tegsown

    g2tegsown What's a Dremel?

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    Just wondering if anyone knows of a custom bootloader that would be capable of doing the following...

    Here's the setup I have a machine that has 3 hard drives, each hard drive has a different OS (Ubuntu, Windows and OSX 10.6). What I want to do is load a bootloader onto a flash drive and then have the machine boot to the flash drive. Then it would load a GRAPHICAL loader where I could select the "icon" based on the OS and it would boot to the correct hard drive.

    Does anything like this exist? I know GRUB can do something like this but it's not cool looking... And I want cool damn it lol

    Thanks for your time :)
     
  2. Comfyasabadger

    Comfyasabadger What's a Dremel?

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  3. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    I used to use the Chimera bootloader to select between OS X & Windows; it was actually part of the process of installing OS X on a PC.

    You mention that the machine has OS X.... Is this a real Mac or a "hackintoshed" PC? If it's a "hackintoshed" machine, have a look at the TonyMac blog - I think it's pretty much the "home" of this bootloader. If it's a real Mac, I'm not sure how you'd fare with Chimera...
     
  4. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    BURG. It can be a bit of a pain to install / get working correctly though. Its just a nice front end for grub2. If you spend the time to make sure grub2 is configured perfect first you will have a lot less problems. I would definitely advise making your linux disc primary and installing it there. Also installing through burg-manager rather than the base burg package makes things a lot easier.
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    +1 - plenty of cool-looking themes for BURG IIRC.
     

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