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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 their own ~100MB 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.


Last version by the hand of Martin Kiewitz:
Air-Boot 1.06 (2009/06/08)

Use right-click->download in your browser for the links below:

Version v1.07 as released with eComStation 2.1 in May 2011:
AiR-BOOT v1.07 final

Version v1.0.8 release candidates:
AiR-BOOT v1.0.8 RC3

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 open source software under the GNU GPL V2.1 license.

Original Author

  • Martin Kiewitz