[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
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
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.
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