About Smart Boot Manager

Copyright (c) 2000 by James Su (suzhe@gnuchina.org), Lonius (november@video.mdc.tsinghua.edu.cn) and Christopher Li (chrisl@gnuchina.org)

What is it

Smart Boot Manager (SBM) is an OS independent and full-featured boot manager with an easy-to-use user interface. There are some screenshots available.

The main goals of SBM are to be absolutely OS independent, flexible and full-featured. It has all of the features needed to boot a variety of OSes from several kinds of media, while keeping its size no more than 30K bytes. In another words, SBM does NOT touch any of your partitions, it totally fits into the first track (the hidden track) of your hard disk!

SBM now supports booting from floppy, hard disk and CD-ROM. There are plans to support ZIP and LS-120 in the near future.

Smart BootManager is totally FREE! So feel free to help us! Or just tell us you are using SBM! You can post your ideas, suggestions and bug reports on our Mailing List, or just mail me.

The latest stable version is Smart BootManager 3.7 release 1

Read news page for the newest information about SBM.
Download Smart BootManager at the download area.
Read the documentation for more help.

Key Features

Only the key features are listed below. There are many others not listed.

Windows 9x will overwrite the MBR during the installation, so Smart BootManager will be trashed. But you can backup Smart BootManager to a floppy first (by using the online installation feature), and restore it after Windows 9x has been installed.

Smart Boot Manager is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.



Thanks to:

and all the other who helped and supported me in developing this program.