StartUp-Manager 1.9.13

A tool for changing the settings in the boot loader and splash screen of various GNU/Linux OSes
StartUp-Manager is a tiny piece of software that provides users with a great system utility for configuring basic aspects of the widely used GRUB boot loader, as well as various standard aspects of the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution.

Features at a glance

With this tool, you will be able to change the GRUB timeout (in seconds), the default operating system that will be booted, the number of kernels in the boot loader menu, enable or disable the boot option for the Memtest86+ utility and the Rescue mode, if exists.

In addition, it is also possible to change the boot display resolution (the maximum size depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor), modify the color depth (8, 16 and 24 bits), change the bootloader menu resolution (same as above), and create a rescue floppy disk.
 
You can also enable or disable the default boot splash screen (if exists), as well as to display or hide text during the boot process, which might be useful if you want to view various error or warning messages for a specific device or service. To save the changes, simple close the program by clicking on the "Close" button!

Under the hood and availability

The program is written entirely in the Python programming language and uses the GTK+ GUI toolkit for the graphical user interface. it is available for download as a DEB file for various Ubuntu/Debian-based distributions, as well as a universal source archive that lets the user to configure, compile and install the application on any GNU/Linux operating system, as long as all requirements are met.

Bottom line

In conclusion, StartUp-Manager is a really great tool if you are looking for an easy-to-use and free solution for configuring various basic aspects of your Linux distro's GRUB boot loader with minimum effort.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on May 14th, 2014


last updated on:
June 17th, 2009, 10:30 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
SUM team
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
category:
ROOT \ System \ System Administration

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What's New in This Release:
  • Use a single .desktop file, call su wrapper from code instead
  • Apply preview patch by Jordan Callicoat
  • Some translations added. Thanks to the translators involved
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StartUp-Manager is an open source graphical project that allows users to change the settings in the splash screen and ...

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