SYSLINUX boot loader v 1.03 released

SYSLINUX boot loader v 1.03 released

Post by H. Peter Anv » Wed, 08 Mar 1995 00:52:04

Version 1.03 of the SYSLINUX boot loader has been uploaded to  This version primarily corrects a bug which would
make it impossible to boot from a double-density floppy disk (as
opposed to a high-density one).

SYSLINUX is a boot loader with boots a Linux kernel from a DOS
formatted (FAT filesystem) floppy disk.  In conjunction with the
UMSDOS filesystem, it makes it possible to create a bootdisk/rootdisk
combo for installation without requiring RAWRITE at all.

LSM entry follows.

Title:          syslinux
Version:        1.03
Entered-date:   03/01/95  
Description:    SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating system
                which operates off MS-DOS floppies.  It is intended to
                simplify first-time installation of Linux.  SYSLINUX
                could in conjunction with the UMSDOS filesystem,
                completely eliminate the need for distribution of raw
                diskette images 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 10K DOS program
                to create in the first place (creation using "dd" on a UNIX
                box is also supported.)
Keywords:       syslinux msdos boot umsdos bootfloppy floppy install

Primary-site: /pub/Linux/system/Linux-boot
Copying-policy: GPL


PLEASE remember Keywords: and a short description of the software.


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