x86-bootloader VS optromloader

Compare x86-bootloader vs optromloader and see what are their differences.


A BIOS bootloader for bare-metal x86 programs, written in 8086 assembly (by Joshua-Riek)


IBM PC/Clone 8086+ floppy-loading of option roms. (by rvalles)
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x86-bootloader optromloader
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0.0 0.0
11 months ago about 2 years ago
Assembly Assembly
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of optromloader. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing x86-bootloader and optromloader you can also consider the following projects:

FutureDOS - A futuristic DOS

sjasmplus - Command-line cross-compiler of assembly language for Z80 CPU.

Cyjon - A simple, clean code, multi-tasking kernel written in pure Assembly language for 64-bit processors from the AMD64 family.

Invaders - Invaders game in 512 bytes (boot sector)

Zero - 64 bit bootloader for Cyjon operating system.

x86-bootloader - 💻 A very simple x86 bootloader

BTAG - The Better Than Awful GRUB bootloader

crypticos - Obscure 256 Byte OS

floppybird - Floppy Bird (OS)

IBM-PC-BIOS - This is a reconstruction of the original 1981-82 IBM PC BIOS source code using scanning and transcription of the BIOS listings found in the IBM Technical Reference manuals.

x86-kernel - A hobby kernel developed from scratch using i8086 assembly