[syslinux-announce] SYSLINUX 3.35 released
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Jan 28 18:56:24 PST 2007
SYSLINUX 3.35 is out, come and get it :) The main new things are
subdirectory support in SYSLINUX (FAT) and EDD support in MEMDISK.
Special thanks to Tomas M. of slax.org for sponsoring the subdirectory
support in SYSLINUX.
I have also pushed out 3.40-pre4, which is simply the 3.35 changes
merged into the 3.40 branch.
Changes in 3.35:
* MEMDISK: New "safeint" mode.
* MEMDISK: Be more compliant with the PnP BIOS spec.
* MEMDISK: Turn on EDD support by default.
* MEMDISK: Try to work on some machines on which it would not
work when there was no floppy drive in the system.
* Simple menu system: fix serial console support (broken in
* SYSLINUX: Support subdirectories. Like ISOLINUX, the
"current directory" is the directory in which syslinux.cfg
is found; this is searched for in the sequence
/boot/syslinux, /syslinux, /. As a side benefit, label names
like "linux-2.6.18" and "linux-2.6.19" are now supported.
To install ldlinux.sys in a subdirectory, pass the -d
directory option to the SYSLINUX installer.
This work was sponsored by slax.org (thanks, Tomas!)
* New API call: read disk.
* Invoke ONERROR on initrd load failure.
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
Keywords: syslinux pxelinux isolinux extlinux msdos boot loader
floppy install network ext2 ext3 pxe iso9660 cdfs
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
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.
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