[syslinux-announce] SYSLINUX 4.03 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Oct 23 10:17:14 PDT 2010

It was actually released yesterday, but due to some technical
difficulties I didn't get a chance to announce it properly:

Syslinux 4.03 is primarily a bug fix release.

Changes in 4.03:
        * Don't hang if no configuration file is found.
        * Better support for booting from MBRs which don't pass
          handover information.
        * EXTLINUX: Try to be smarter about finding the partition
        * chain.c32: support chainloading Dell Real Mode Kernel (Gene
        * chain.c32: fix booting in CHS mode.
        * rosh.c32 updated (Gene Cumm).
        * Fix the -s option to the syslinux/extlinux installer (Arwin
        * isohybrid: fix padding of large images (PJ Pandit).

Title:          syslinux
Version:        4.03
Entered-date:   2010-10-22

Description:    SYSLINUX is a collection of boot loaders for the Linux
                operating system which operates off Linux ext2/3/4 or
                btrfs 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 ext4 btrfs 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
                5348947 syslinux-4.03.tar.gz
                6517200 syslinux-4.03.zip
Platforms:      DOS, Win32 or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and NASM
2.03 or
                later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL, MIT

H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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