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Welcome to AiR-BOOT

AiR-BOOT is a boot-manager that is small and yet contains a load of interesting features.
It was developed by Martin Kiewitz and the first versions appeared around 2002.

With the introduction of newer Windows versions (Vista/7), that use a separate boot-partition,
problems occured when using IBM Boot Manager, the default boot-manager supplied with eComStation.
Also the introduction of huge harddisks (>502GiB) caused incompatibility issues.

While the v1.06 version of AiR-BOOT could almost be used as a replacement for the aging IBM-BM,
a couple of things needed to be fixed.

This was done upon the v1.06 code-base resulting in v1.07.
With the release of eComStation v2.1, AiR-BOOT replaces IBM Boot Manager.

AiR-BOOT is in active development to enhance it's functionality and user experience.
It's goal is to have all operating-systems, great-and-small, peacefully live together on your disks.


The eComStation adapted versions can be downloaded here:
AiR-BOOT versions for eComStation

Please keep in mind that RC versions are not final releases so take the necessary precautions before using them.
(Like making a backup of your MBR)


AiR-BOOT is a Netlabs project. The project URL is AiR-BOOT

The maintainers monitor usual eComStation mailing lists and newsgroups.

You must be logged into TRAC to create tickets. Please login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at If you have troubles acquiring a Netlabs login id send an e-mail to

Netlabs Community Mailing List (community at


Air-boot is open source software under the GNU GPL V3+ license.


If you encounter problems while using AiR-BOOT, please submit a ticket at the link below.
(Be sure to state the version you are using)
For questions and / or suggestions you can e-mail to:

Original Author

Martin Kiewitz
The last version by the hand of Martin:
AiR-BOOT v1.06 (2009/06/08)