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

by Kiran Kumar
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Super Boot Manager

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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Omal February 5, 2017 - 2:23 AM

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?

Kiran Kumar February 5, 2017 - 12:02 PM

The developer of the program has stopped maintaining it. Therefore it doesn’t support Ubuntu 16.04 and its derivatives. It still works on elementary OS because the OS is still based of Ubuntu Trusty. Linux Mint 18.1 has already been upgraded to xenial, so the utility won’t work on it. I tried to save the PPA sources manually into sources.list but the super-boot-manager doesn’t satisfy dependencies.

Don’t worry, you can still use other problem called Grub Customizer. This utility is free and works on Xenial. Here is the link:


Senhay January 22, 2020 - 3:43 AM

thanks man, about information.

joewinters October 16, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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

Titus January 30, 2021 - 5:22 PM

Any ideas how to completely uninstall super boot? I can’t make it work and it corrupts every terminal I open.


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