[syslinux-announce] SYSLINUX 3.20 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Aug 28 16:01:50 PDT 2006

Hi all,

I have officially released SYSLINUX 3.20:

Changes in 3.20:
          * EXTLINUX: New options --install (-i) and --update (-U), to
            make it clear if a boot loader should be installed or
            updated.  For now, defaults to --install for compatibility;
            a future version will require one of these options.
          * New library functions to load and place files in memory.
          * mboot.c32 bug fixes.
          * Remove 8 MB kernel size restriction.
          * Add "klibc" target for building unix/syslinux and
            extlinux/extlinux with klcc (klibc-1.4.27 or later.)
          * PXELINUX: Fail (and eventually reboot) if no configuration
            file was found.
          * COM32 module by Erwan Velu to make decisions based on DMI
          * Fix issue where going back and forth between menus a lot
            would cause a hang.
          * ISOLINUX: Fix bug which made "cd boot sectors" not work.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        3.20
Entered-date:   2006-08-26

Description:    SYSLINUX is a collection of boot loaders for the Linux
                  operating system which operates off Linux ext2/3
                  filesystems, MS-DOS FAT filesystems, network servers
                  using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs.  The FAT
                  filesystem version can be installed from DOS, NT, or

                  It includes a sophisticated API for add-on "COM32"
                  modules, including a significant subset of the
                  standard C library.

                  It also includes MEMDISK, a tool to boot legacy
                  operating systems from nontraditional media like PXE
                  or CD-ROM.

Keywords:       syslinux pxelinux isolinux extlinux msdos boot loader
                  floppy install network ext2 ext3 pxe iso9660 cdfs
                  memdisk com32
Author:         hpa at zytor.com (H. Peter Anvin)
Maintained-by:  hpa at zytor.com (H. Peter Anvin)
Primary-site:   ftp.kernel.org /pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux
                  1567699 syslinux-3.20.tar.gz
                  1778084 syslinux-3.20.zip
Alternate-site: ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/system/boot/loaders
Platforms:      DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and nasm 0.98.38 or
                  later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL

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