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Copyright (c) 2000 by James Su (email@example.com), Lonius (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christopher Li (email@example.com)
Smart Boot Manager (SBM) is an OS independent and
full-featured boot manager with an easy-to-use
user interface. There are some
screen shots available.
The main goals of SBM are Absolutly OS independent, Flexable
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
SBM now supports booting from floppy, harddisk and CD-ROM. ZIP and LS-120 are
planned to be supported recently.
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 to me.
Latest stable version is Smart BootManager 3.6 release 4
Read news page for the newest
information of SBM.
Download Smart BootManager at
Read the documentation for
Only the key features are listed below. There are many other normal features
- Automatically Searching Drivers and Partitions
Smart BootManager can automatically search out all of the floppy, hard
and CD-ROM drivers as well as partitions.It can distinguish whether a
partition is bootable or non-bootable, and only adds bootable partitions
into the Boot Menu.
- Powerful Boot Schedule
You can assign a time schedule for each Boot Record (a partition or a driver).
Then Smart BootManager can boot them automatically in specified time range or
day. For example, you can let your computer automatically boot Windows 98
during the working time of a week, while boot Linux at midnight or weekend.
- Booting from CD-ROM
Smart BootManager supports booting from almost all kinds of IDE ATAPI
CD-ROM, including PCMCIA CD-ROMs. You can let BIOS boot from C: only and
assign a password for it, then you can boot from CD-ROM with
Smart BootManager easily, while other guy couldn't. If you have a Laptop
computer with a special PCMCIA CD-ROM which BIOS does not support booting
from, Smart BootManager can help you make it easy!
- Swaping driver ID
With this feature, Smart BootManager can boot most of the Operating Systems
from not only the first harddisk but also the others. If you have more than
one harddisk, this feature would be very useful for you.
- Auto Delay Boot
Smart BootManager can boot the default boot record automatically if non of
keys was pressed within a specfied delay time.
By Combining this feature with Boot Schedule feature, you can let
your computer boot different Operating Systems automatically
in according to the Schedule Table.
- Sending Keystrokes to Operating System
Smart BootManager can preload some keystrokes into the key buffer before
booting an Operating System to control its booting process. For example,
you can send Shift-F5 to Windows 98 to let it go into the real DOS mode.
- Easy Customized Theme file
The theme file includes all of the screen element, such as window colors,
messages, background, font etc. It does not contain any program code, so
you can change Smart BootManager's Looking and Feel without recompiling
it. Just choose your favorite theme and install it. Smart BootManager now
has six themes with different languages, including English, Chinese,
Czech, German, Hungarian and Russian. More themes with other languages will
be out soon. If there is no theme for your native language, you can do it
by yourself, read documentation for details.
- Powerful Password Protection
You can not only assign a password for each partition or driver, but also set
a password for administrator. There are three security level in SBM, which can
make your computer secure and robust.
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
Smart Boot Manager is a 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.
and all other fellows that help and support me to develop this program.