[syslinux] Boot Loader Specification

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Nov 13 14:45:17 PST 2014

On 11/11/2014 09:39 PM, Geert Stappers wrote:
> Hi all,
> It is http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/MatthewGarrett/BootLoaderSpec/
> that is calling for us, the Syslinux bootloader collection.
> from that web page:
>   Currently there's little cooperation between multiple distributions
>   in dual-boot (or triple, ... multi-boot) setups, and we'd like to
>   improve this situation by getting everybody to commit to a single
>   boot configuration format that is based on drop-in files, and thus
>   is robust, simple, works without rewriting configuration files and is
>   free of namespace clashes.
> It is the road map for Syslinux 7?

There really isn't a roadmap, but it shouldn't be too hard to support.

At the same time, I personally think this spec is seriously misguided.


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