How to install Super Boot Manager in Ubuntu / elementary OS / Linux Mint

Super Boot Manager is nice little program free for Linux which helps you to manage the Boot loader. Its graphical user interface is simple to understand and configure the booting options like default OS to boot, time of wait, etc. Though it is a simple to use program, you should know what you are doing, else it is very easy to run into problems, especially when dealing with Grub Bootloader. This guide works on elementary OS, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Debian based Linux distributions.

Super Boot Manager
Super Boot Manager

Installing Super Boot Manager Steps

Launch Applications > Terminal and copy paste the following commands one at a time.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager
sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/trusty/raring/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ingalex-super-boot-manager-trusty.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager
sudo apt-get install -f

You will have to enter root password, press Y, press enter as needed during the installation process as indicated on-screen. After the installation is complete, it should be listed in the Applications or you can use super-boot-manager command from terminal to launch it.

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  1. I tried the above steps to install Super Boot Manager in Linux Mint 18.1

    But for the first step, I get ‘This PPA does not support xenial’ error

    What should I do?

  2. joewinters@K55A:~$ sudo sh -c “sed -i ‘s/trusty/raring/g’ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ingalex-super-boot-manager-trusty.list”
    sed: can’t read /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ingalex-super-boot-manager-trusty.list: No such file or directory


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