[syslinux-announce] SYSLINUX 3.52 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Sep 25 17:26:18 PDT 2007

Hello everyone,

I have just released SYSLINUX 3.52, being functionally identical to

Special thanks to rPath, my employer, for letting me spend as much time
on this as I have.

Changes in 3.52:
        * Handle capitalized F-key commands in the menu system.
        * Fix padding error when loading multiple ramdisks.
        * Workaround for VMware crashing when trying to print a
          message during early kernel boot (does not seem to work,
          consider deleting.)
        * chain.c32: add the ability to search for a specific MBR
          signature at runtime.
        * Fall back to the server identity option if the siaddr field
          in the DHCP header isn't set.  This seems to match the
          behaviour of most PXE stacks.
        * mkdiskimage: give the generated disk image an MBR signature.
        * MEMDISK: Fix failures on some BIOSes.
        * Simple menu system: new "MENU HIDDEN" option to not display
          the menu unless the user presses a key.
        * Simple menu system: support MD5-encrypted passwords (modern
          Unix standard style, with "$1$" prefixes.)
        * pcitest.c32: now functions as a full "lspci".  Thanks to
          Erwan Velu for this work.
        * MEMDISK: Make EDD actually work.
        * ISOLINUX: Fix for certain broken CD-ROM BIOSes which
          randomly corrupted register FS.
        * Simple menu system: fix memory overwrite bug that caused
          some systems to lock up or behave weirdly.
        * Fix building on 64-bit systems without a 32-bit libc



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