[syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.53 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Nov 17 23:04:25 PST 2007

This is a bug fix release; identical to SYSLINUX 3.53-pre6.

Changes in 3.53:
         * Fix bugs related to the $PnP BIOS functionality on some
         * PXELINUX: Fix the "naked" version of :: (suppress prefix.)
         * elf.c32: better error messages.
         * Faster operation under Intel VT virtualization.
         * PXELINUX: Fix DHCP bootfile option.
         * mkdiskimage: Support more than 1024 cylinders.
         * (Hopefully) fix installer on non-x86 platforms.
         * Fix shuffle_and_boot_rm, used by linux.c32.
         * Fix shuffle_and_boot_pm on 386/486.
         * ISOLINUX (at least): fix bss memory overwrite hang.
         * MBR: Fix booting from logical partitions.
         * Code cleanups.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        3.53
Entered-date:   2007-11-17

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.

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
                 2037832 syslinux-3.53.tar.gz
                 2338144 syslinux-3.53.zip
Alternate-site: ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/system/boot/loaders
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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