[syslinux-announce] Syslinux 3.86 released; Syslinux 4.00 now in beta test

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Apr 1 15:26:13 PDT 2010

Syslinux 3.86 is out; it is a bug fix release.

Syslinux 4.00, starting with Syslinux 4.00-pre38, is now officially in 
beta test.

Special thanks to Intel Corporation, my current employer, for their
support for my Syslinux work.

Changes in 3.86:
	* chain.c32: fix chainloading the MBR of a hard disk (broken
	  in 3.85).
	* mboot.c32: report the boot loader name in the information
	* com32: set argv[0] in a com32 module.
	* core: add a workaround for a bug in Xen HVM older than
	  version 3.3: disable halt on those platforms.
	* Fix problems where certain operations in com32 modules would
	  cause the core to believe the system was idle.
	* MEMDISK: fix MBR detection when used with a DOSEMU header or
	  an offset.
	* MEMDISK: generate the mBFT checksum correctly.

Title:		syslinux
Version:	3.86
Entered-date:	2010-04-01

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
		4579573 syslinux-3.86.tar.gz
		5572421 syslinux-3.86.zip
Platforms:	DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and NASM 2.03 or
		later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL, MIT

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