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The changes in this release are as follows:
This version adds chain-loading of "CD boot sectors" and PXE IBPs, and
continues the code cleanup and modularization.
SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating system which
operates off of MS-DOS floppies. It is intended to simplify first-time
installation of Linux, rescue disks, and other uses 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 ~ 8K DOS program or ~ 16K Linux program
to create it in the first place. It also includes PXELINUX, a program
to boot off a network server using a boot PROM compatible with the
Intel PXE (Pre-Execution Environment) specification, ISOLINUX, a
program to boot off ISO 9660 CD-ROMs in native mode, and MEMDISK, a
tool to boot legacy operating systems (e.g. DOS) using a Linux boot
loader regardless of medium.
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