[syslinux] SYSLINUX 2.05 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jul 16 15:36:25 PDT 2003


I have released SYSLINUX 2.05.  It is almost identical to 2.05-pre4.

I'm about to leave for a trip, so if there are any issues please let me
know, but don't expect a response any time soon.


2.05 is mostly a bug fix/maintenance release.

Changes in 2.05:
        * PXELINUX: Add a default query based on the hardware address
          of the boot device.  This is in lower case hexadecimal form
          separated by dashes and including the hardware type, for
          example, the Ethernet (type 1) address 88:99:AA:BB:CC:DD
          would query the file pxelinux.cfg/01-88-99-aa-bb-cc-dd.
        * PXELINUX: Fix bug involving non-IP-based config file names.
        * SYSLINUX: New installer for WinNT-based systems, from Lars
        * MEMDISK: Fix handling of memory region overlap when
          decompressing.  Thanks to Mikhail Kupchik for identifying
          the problem.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        2.05
Entered-date:   2003-07-16
Description:    SYSLINUX is a collection of boot loaders for the Linux
                operating system which operates off MS-DOS floppies,
                network servers using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs.
                It is intended to simplify first-time installation of
                Linux, rescue disks, and other uses for boot floppies.
                A SYSLINUX floppy can be manipulated using standard
                MS-DOS (or any other OS that can access an MS-DOS
                filesystem) tools once it has been created; and
                requires only a very small DOS or Linux program to
                create in the first place.  It also includes MEMDISK,
                a tool to boot legacy operating systems from
                nontraditional media like PXE or CD-ROM.
Keywords:       syslinux pxelinux msdos boot loader floppy install
                network pxe iso9660 cdfs memdisk
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
                401132 syslinux-2.05.tar.gz
                494900 syslinux-2.05.zip
Alternate-site: ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/system/boot/loaders
Platforms:      DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and nasm 0.98.35 or
                later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL

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