Super boot manager – Great tool to Manage Burg, Grub2 and Plymouth in Ubuntu

The SBM is a gui based on buc with the main aim to manage Grub2, Burg and Plymouth.  Using this tool you can install and configure Burg,  change burg theme using many beautiful themes from a  gallery and more.


Super Boot Manager features

  • SBM support many languages


  • Super Boot Manager insterface, you can choose now if you want to run Burg manage, Grub3 manager or Plymouth manager


  • For Burg Manager, you can choose to install and configure Burg, install new nice themes from the gallery using Theme Tab

Features of Burg manager :

-Installation and emulation of Burg

-Setting default O.S., timeout, resolution and much other paramethers

-Removing old kernel and related menuentry

-Installation themes for burg (total 27 themes)

-Removing Burg e restoring Grub

-Boot iso


Burg themes Gallery


  • Plymouth Manager :  Allow you to change your Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu, also  to upload your or create your own. I found this tool very handy since it allow you to change the look of Polymouth with a simple click.

Features of Polymouth manager:

-Enable/Disable Plymouth

-Installation themes for Plymouth (total 53 themes)

-Creation of customized themes

-Compatibility for proprietary driver


Create your own theme


  • Grub2 manager : Allow you to configure Grub2 from a GUI

Features of Grub2 manager :

-Installation and emulation of Grub

-Setting default O.S., timeout, resolution and much other paramethers

-Removing old kernel and related menuentry

-Setting Grub wallpaper and text colors

-Boot iso



Installation in Ubuntu and LinuxMint:

Open terminal and enter the following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager

– For other debian based distribution, download you need to install first Buc package then install the debian package. Download the packages from this Link.

  • T Money

    I get the error message "Unable to locate package super-boot-manager" any suggestions?

  • Zinovsky

    Please indicate which OS and which arch 32 or 64 bit. Thanks

  • DSP

    Most of the buttons are blank.
    This is on a Debian squeeze install.
    Also there isn’t a "add-apt-repository" command in Debian. I found a script online that got me by that problem when installing. Without it the package would fail during installation.

  • Ingalex

    What language have you selected?

  • T Money

    Sorry about the delay. I’m on UBUNTU 11.4 Natty. 32 Bit

  • T Money

    UBUNTU 11.4 Natty 32 Bit

  • DSP


  • Ingalex

    Try removing .sbm folder and restarting it:
    sudo rm -rf ~/.sbm

  • Ingalex

    Can you link me this script that you have found?

  • DSP

    I got it from this page.. [url=][/url]
    The ./sbm folder in my home directory was empty. I removed it anyways but it made no difference.

  • DSP

    enter your message here…[quote=Ingalex]Can you link me this script that you have found?[/quote]
    I did and I got a message that the post needed approval. I’ve been checking but it hasn’t appeared yet.

  • JPM

    Get "E: Unable to locate package super-boot-manager" – Running Ubuntu 10.04 on 64 bit architecture. What’s going on?

  • DSP

    I have updated this program a couple of times since my first post and the buttons are still blank.
    I did a complete removal and fresh install but the problem persists. Also, can you stop having a duplicate line added to the sources.list file every time this program is updated through Synaptic?

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... Louka

    Guys if you get error "Unable to locate super-boot-manager" just run once more "sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager" and it works ;).

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... donDe

    How can I remove all the other Ubuntu boot options (ie. recovery mode, mem test, previous linux ver) when installing burg?

    Running Ubuntu 11.04 32bit

    Thanx in advance.

    Greetings from Mexico

  • vir0e5

    sudo apt-get install buc

  • Ash

    i get the error message too "E: Unable to locate package super-boot-manager". but like Louka said just run "sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager" again, it works! Thanks guys.

  • rob

    I get the error message "Unable to locate package super-boot-manager" I have mint 11 64 bit

  • 703

    sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager

    copying and pasting the full sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager gave me the same error.

    or check your package manager as you have added it!!

  • Guest

    Nice!  thank you, one question… I can’t find any information. How can I remove the recovery Windows icon?  

  • Guest

    I had to install grub-customizer (separate ppa).  Google that, and you can easily remove any GRUB/BURG entries that you don’t want, or rename the ones you do.

  • ahmed

    Reading package lists… Done
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree      
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package super-boot-manager

  • Gerst

    Tried to run SBM normally, and nothing happened.  Tried it from terminal, and got this message” /usr/bin/buc: 12: /usr/bin/buc: /usr/buc//buc: Permission denied”  What does this mean?

  • Drmgiver

    Same here.  Don’t know what is going on.  Rootkit?  Don’t know.

  • Kasperelkjaer

     I also get ” /usr/bin/buc: 12: /usr/bin/buc: /usr/buc//buc: Permission denied”

    I tried changing owner of all the files and directories from root to my username, but same result…

    Why doesn’t it work?

  • Eno Crux

     Hey i ran into the same problem and struggled with it for about 5 hours, determination payed well, the gui build that it uses is “buc” make sure it’s running the appropriate buc for your processor

    problem for me came from running 32 bit “sudo apt-get install buc” is for 32 bit i found the 64 bit install at

    Hope that helps

  • Huertix

    The SBM installation is giving me the following error:
    – Unable to locate package super-boot-manager

    I’ve used the line command as follow:

    – sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager

    ..and it worked….


  • johnnylol

    can this be installed on a persitent usb or actually persistent sd card and used as an emergency boot repair

  • sean649

    same for me HELP PLEASE :S

  • anon

    need to install buc

  • Edson Carlos

    In debian no found. I need link download install in linux debian