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Plop Boot Manager 5.0.14

The Plop Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. The boot manager has a builtin ide cdrom and usb driver to access those hardware without the help/need of a bios. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start the boot manager from floppy, CD, network and there are many more ways to start the boot manager. You can install the boot manager on your harddisk. There is no extra partition required for the boot manager. Features


  • USB boot without BIOS support (UHCI, OHCI and EHCI)

  • CD/DVD boot without BIOS support (IDE)

  • PCMCIA CardBus support to enable boot from USB PC-Cards

  • Floppy boot

  • Different profiles for operating systems

  • Define up to 16 partitions

  • No extra partition for the boot manager

  • Hidden boot, maybe you have a rescue system installed and the user should not see that there is another system installed

  • Boot countdown

  • Hide partitions

  • Password protection for the computer and the boot manager setup

  • Backup of partition table data

  • Textmode user interface 80x50

  • Graphical user interface 640x480, 800x600, 1024x786, 1280x1024

  • MBR partition table edit

  • Start of the boot manager from harddisk, floppy, USB, CD, DVD

  • Starting from Windows boot menu

  • Starting from LILO, GRUB, Syslinux, Isolinux, Pxelinux (network)

  • It can be used as PCI option ROM in your BIOS

  • Access the whole USB hard disk (up to 2TB) even when the bios has a 128 GiB limit

  • You can run the boot manager over the network

  • Start the networkcard bootrom from the boot manager to boot from the network


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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

5.0.14 [08-20-13]

Plop Boot Manager 5.0.15-test updates PCMCIA plpbt.bin: Disabling of PCMCIA with plpcfgbt fixed Install program: Text updates
Install program: Boot Manager uninstall is now using the MBR of LILO. The previous uninstall MBR had problems if the boot sector of the boot partition is after 8GB InstallToMBR.bat: Text update Tue 11/Feb/2012 Plop Boot Manager 5.0.14 minor update The "z" hotkey to enable/disable the window zoom animation was not enabled. Now it works Tue 07/Feb/2012 Plop Boot Manager 5.0.14 released
  • Bugfix: Microsoft Virtual PC boot freeze fixed.
  • Bugfix: USB driver webcam freeze fixed.
  • Bugfix: Strange freeze on boot window opening fixed.
  • New parameter for plpbt.bin: showextended=yes displays extended partitions in the main menu. plpcfgbt updated.
  • New Tool: plpmkboot - make FAT12/16/32 file system bootable to native start plpbt.bin. Linux and Windows version.
  • Experimental version: USB driver support for 4K sectors on the usb drive
  • Documentation reorganized
  • I changed the licence back to free for commercial use.

Wed 07/Dec/2011 This evening, I took some time to figure out why my boot manager hangs on the Asus EeePC 1215T. There are 2 reasons:
  • I discovered, that the EHCI Host reset does not work when the "Boot Booster" (skipping bios device detection) is active. When the "Boot Boster" is not active, the the reset works. I don't know how to fix this. When you want to use the boot manager usb option, then the workaround is to disable the booster in the bios.
  • The Asus EeePC 1215T has a webcam and it has the same hang problem like many other laptops with an internal webcam. The good info is, I figured out and fixed the problem. When I release a new version, then webcams are no longer a problem.
  • Other versions : 5.0 5.0.13

    v5.0 [07-10-12]

    Plop Boot Manager 5.0.14 minor update The "z" hotkey to enable/disable the window zoom animation was not enabled. Now it works Tue 07/Feb/2012 Plop Boot Manager 5.0.14 released

    • Bugfix: Microsoft Virtual PC boot freeze fixed.
    • Bugfix: USB driver webcam freeze fixed.
    • Bugfix: Strange freeze on boot window opening fixed.
    • New parameter for plpbt.bin: showextended=yes displays extended partitions in the main menu. plpcfgbt updated.
    • New Tool: plpmkboot - make FAT12/16/32 file system bootable to native start plpbt.bin. Linux and Windows version.
    • Experimental version: USB driver support for 4K sectors on the usb drive
    • Documentation reorganized
    • I changed the licence back to free for commercial use.

    Wed 07/Dec/2011 This evening, I took some time to figure out why my boot manager hangs on the Asus EeePC 1215T. There are 2 reasons:
  • I discovered, that the EHCI Host reset does not work when the "Boot Booster" (skipping bios device detection) is active. When the "Boot Boster" is not active, the the reset works. I don't know how to fix this. When you want to use the boot manager usb option, then the workaround is to disable the booster in the bios.
  • The Asus EeePC 1215T has a webcam and it has the same hang problem like many other laptops with an internal webcam. The good info is, I figured out and fixed the problem. When I release a new version, then webcams are no longer a problem.
  • v5.0.13 [01-06-12]

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