Ubuntu – Alternative to grub


On my nettop (nvidia ion) grub takes ~2 min to load (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/443113).
Can I use some alternative bootloader to work around this issue?
How to set it up?

Best Answer

  • Some alternatives to GRUB would be:

    1. BURG = Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB
    2. GAG = initials in spanish of Graphical Boot Manager
    3. LILO = LInux LOader
    4. Syslinux = lightweight bootloaders for MS-DOS FAT filesystems and Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 or btrfs filesystems (EXTLINUX)

    If you're having problems with GRUB, I would recommend staying away from grapical bootloaders like BURG and GAG but you can try them all to see which fits your needs.