[syslinux-announce] SYSLINUX 3.80 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon May 4 14:25:30 PDT 2009

3.80 is a bug fix and internal restructuring release.  In particular,
the entire shuffler subsystem has been rewritten largely from scratch,
as has the Multiboot module.

Changes in 3.80:
         * New shuffler mechanism and API.
         * Rewritten mboot.c32 module.
         * The syslinux_boot_linux() function has been simplified.
         * Don't hang trying to boot a "menu quit" label from the CLI.
         * Fix problem with boot-once "sticking" on some BIOSes.
         * isohybrid: fix problem with images over 2 GB in size.
         * APM poweroff module (poweroff.com) by Sebastian Herbszt.
         * ISOLINUX: fix the handling of large directories.  Bug found
           and fixed by Steffen Winterfeldt.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        3.80
Entered-date:   2009-05-04

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.

                 This version includes gPXE, to allow accessing network
                 files via other protocols than TFTP.

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
                 3784321 syslinux-3.80.tar.gz
                 4687128 syslinux-3.80.zip
Platforms:      DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and nasm 0.98.39 or
                 later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL

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