by H. Peter Anvin

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{ What is the SYSLINUX Project? }
The SYSLINUX Project covers lightweight bootloaders for floppy media (SYSLINUX), network booting (PXELINUX), and bootable "El Torito" CD-ROMs (ISOLINUX). The project also includes MEMDISK, a tool to boot legacy operating systems (such as DOS) from nontraditional media; it is usually used in conjunction with PXELINUX and ISOLINUX.

More info about SYSLINUX, PXELINUX, and ISOLINUX can be found on their respective pages; however, since the three have a lot in common, the common documentation is on the SYSLINUX page for now.

Peter wrote the source code and the documentation. David Weekly helped to assemble these webpages and translate Peter's documentation to formatted HTML.

NEWS! SYSLINUX is now maintained in a public git repository. See the development page for details.

SYSLINUX 3.62 was released on March 1, 2008. This release adds submenu support for the simple menu system, and removes a lot of hardcoded limits, as well as a number of fixes. See the change log for details.

There is now a SYSLINUX Wiki. That wiki is intended to eventually replace this website.

There is a general mailing list that carries SYSLINUX announcements as well as discussion. If you have a problem it is a very good idea to browse the archives for information. Please go to:
to subscribe to the mailing list, or to
to browse the mailing list archives.

There is also a low-volume mailing list that carries announcements only, go to
to subscribe to the announcement mailing list.

Finally, there is an IRC channel, #syslinux on the OFTC network,

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