[syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.84 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Dec 18 15:57:40 PST 2009

Syslinux 3.84 has been released.  This is a mixed minor new
features/minor bug fixes release.

Changes in 3.84:
        * SYSLINUX: make the DOS installer work for MS-DOS 7.x/8.x
          (Win9x/ME) again.
        * HDT: updated to version 0.3.6 (numerous changes.)
        * mboot.c32: now supports video mode setting if requested by
          the image.
        * MEMDISK: Fix floppy images of PC-DOS.
        * MEMDISK: Add support for emulation of CD-ROM images; patch
          by Shao Miller.
        * MEMDISK: Comply with the Win9x "safe hook" standard,
          allowing a protected-mode driver.
        * MEMDISK: New "mBFT" ACPI table, by analogy with the iSCSI
          iBFT table.  This allows detection from a protected-mode
          operating system without EDD support.
        * 32-bit version of the gfxboot loader (gfxboot.c32), so far
          experimental.  This will replace gfxboot.com in the future.
        * vesamenu.c32: new MENU RESOLUTION directive to set a screen
          resolution other than 640x480.
        * chain.c32: add support for loading isolinux.bin.
        * chain.c32: make sure to always return to text mode.
        * eltorito.sys: DOS driver for generic CD-ROMs; by Gary Tong
          and Bart Lagerweij.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        3.84
Entered-date:   2009-12-18

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.
                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
                4151840 syslinux-3.84.tar.gz
                5071189 syslinux-3.84.zip
Platforms:      DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and NASM 2.03 or
                later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL, MIT

                This version includes gPXE, to allow accessing network
                files via other protocols than TFTP.

Keywords:       syslinux pxelinux isolinux extlinux msdos boot loader

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