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

Super Boot Manager is an excellent little program, which helps you to manage the Bootloader of your Linux PC. Its graphical user interface is the bare minimum and straight-forward. Using this tool, you can configure the booting options including which OS to boot as default (in-case of multiple OS installations on the same PC), time of wait, etc.

Though it is simple to use the program, the commands executed can get you into trouble if you don’t know what you are doing, especially when dealing with Grub Bootloader, regardless of which tool you are using.

This tool is no longer in development. Please skip this section and use Grub Customizer which does the same thing for you.

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 the 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 the super-boot-manager command from the terminal to launch it.

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