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Poll: Which boot loader do you prefer? (214 member(s) have cast votes)

Which boot loader do you prefer?

  1. Chameleon (47 votes [21.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.96%

  2. The unspeakable Tonymac boot loader (3 votes [1.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.40%

  3. Clover EFI (147 votes [68.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.69%

  4. Other Chameleon based (2 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  5. I could go both ways (9 votes [4.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.21%

  6. Ozmosis (6 votes [2.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.80%

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Old users have a bootloader that works from that time.

Novices uses bootloader that provided by xxxbeast, iatkos etc.

And only expert users with new hackintoshes may choose a bootloader.



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I have an old hackintosh and started off with chameleon but chose to move to Clover for its superior featureset and native EFI environment.  An important consideration for many users is dual booting with an existing install of Windows.

 

For older BIOS based machines that have legacy Windows installed on MBR drives, its often easier to use Chameleon (and depending on the machine, sometimes Clover will have difficulty booting legacy Windows).  On my laptop, I reinstalled Windows in UEFI mode so that I could use Clover :).

 

For newer machines with UEFI firmware and UEFI Windows on GPT formatted drives, its a no brainer decision to use Clover.



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Even I have a UEFI mobo I use Chameleon...............



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It used to be Chameleon for me,then I switched to Clover once I found out how it's much more versatile.



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Clover lifetime.



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Clover rules and it's the fastest of it's kind  :thumbsup_anim:



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Cloover for intel cpu, chameleon for amd cpu, simple :) .



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Cloover for intel cpu, chameleon for amd cpu, simple :) .

There are success reports with Clover on AMD CPU.



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Cloover for intel cpu, chameleon for amd cpu, simple :) .

In my case it is not true, a old dell xps to run 10.10 have to run on chameleon. But before I was able to put 10.9 is clover ok, same setup now 10.9 clover is not run anymore.
Hack on AMD cpu is not a big flavored reason reliable those and w/o rigth kernel, update will break the system.
For me now, a hack I would try to put clover on it first, if not run than second option is chameleon.

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There are success reports with Clover on AMD CPU.

Could you help me get clover running then because clover rules! :yes: :)



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Chameleon. All of my attempts to boot with clover on AMD have failed miserably...



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Yeah Clover+AMD=Frustration :P , But Clover+Intel=Best hackintosh boot loader ever! :yes: :D :) .



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Could you help me get clover running then because clover rules! :yes: :)

I just asked what shall I do with Clover

     Clover and AMD CPU    

For those who reported the Clover works.



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Always like Chameleon.

Never make me frustrate  :wub: .



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Yeah chameleon is tried-and-true :yes: .



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Hackintosh since 2009. I started with Cham, tried AsereBLN, and moved to Clover maybe 1,5 year ago.



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I have Ozmosis 1479. This is the best solution for me!!!!!



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Chameleon for old machines and clover for new machines

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I am using Clover for all old machines in my signature.



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Clover for UEFI and  Chameleon for Legacy (old system only) :D







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