How can I install boot-manager to ubuntu 12.04? I have tried sudo apt-get install boot-manager but it does not work.

Why I want is because I will close some startup application in order to optimize system performance.


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Running these commands in a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) should do it for you:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bum

When trying to find a package like that, it helps to use the Synaptic Package Manager. When I searched 'boot-manager' in it, the 'bum' package came up.

  • Instead of Synaptic to find packages, you can also use apt-cache search boot-manager... no sudo required. And you can do apt-cache show bum to show details about the package. That is, if you're terminal addicted.
    – GabrielF
    Jan 17, 2014 at 3:19
sudo apt-get install bum 

try to use this command.

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