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Syslinux is a collection of boot loaders for Linux and other operating systems which operates on Linux ext2/ext3 filesystems, MS-DOS FAT filesystems, network servers using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs. Syslinux has an advanced extension API and contains two optional menu systems. It also includes MEMDISK, a tool for booting legacy operating systems from non-traditional media like PXE or CD-ROM.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Jul 2010 04:09

    Release Notes: This is a bug fix release, but it also includes a new, experimental, Win64 installer binary.

    •  02 Jul 2010 18:53

      Release Notes: This is primarily a bugfix release over 4.00. However, it does include an experimental Lua scripting module and a few other enhancements.

      •  29 Jun 2010 00:49

        Release Notes: This is a major code restructuring and features release. The biggest changes are support for the ext4 and btrfs filesystems, GPT partition tables, disks larger than 2 TiB, and the ability to list disk contents from the command line.

        •  18 Dec 2009 23:54

          Release Notes: This release adds support for emulating CD-ROM images from .ISO files using MEMDISK, support for arbitrary screen resolutions in the VESA menu, video mode setting for Multiboot, and future support for PM operating system drivers in MEMDISK. It also adds a number of bugfixes, including fixing the DOS installer for MS-DOS 7.x/8.x and fixing PC-DOS images in MEMDISK.

          •  05 Oct 2009 22:26

            Release Notes: This release adds some minor new features, including the ability to add overrides to DHCP options in the pxelinux binary, a new version of the Hardware Detection Tool, and some fixes to the Gfxboot module. It also includes some additional workarounds for broken BIOSes.

            Recent comments

            30 Sep 2008 01:09 highlandsun

            Yay for isolinux hybrid mode!
            Last month as I was running isotostick to copy an Ubuntu 8.04 image to my USB stick, I was thinking to myself "why do we have to mount the ISO image and do file-based copies? Why can't the hard drive bootsector read a CDROM image directly?" And lo and behold, now it can. Thanks for that!

            02 Nov 2005 06:30 bit128_linux

            Feature request, if possible
            I've managed to get isolinux/memdisk working. I made up my own boot cd with different images.. My question is: can you make memdisk boot ISO images? I know this sounds kind of rendunant, but I need to boot linux, msdos(ancient :), but still needed) & maybe geexbox(, which is provided as ISO image, and I wouldn't want to break it down... Can you help me?

            19 May 2005 18:51 contusion

            A very good program for multi booting
            A very good program for multi booting. I use it boot linux, windows. I also made cdrom with multiple boot images. It works just fine.


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