The Syslinux Project

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Latest News

  • 2010-07-21 : Syslinux 4.02 released. This was primarily a bug fix release.
  • 2010-07-02 : Syslinux 4.01 released. This was primarily a bug fix release.
  • 2010-06-28 : Syslinux 4.00 released. This was a full rewrite of all filesystem code to C, and adds support for the ext4 and btrfs filesystems.
  • 2010-04-01 : Syslinux 3.86 released. This was a bug fix release.
  • 2010-02-20 : Syslinux 3.85 released. This was a minor feature and bug fix release, with the biggest new item that gPXELINUX should now be full-featured.

See the change log for older release information.

The Project

The Syslinux Project covers lightweight bootloaders for MS-DOS FAT filesystems (SYSLINUX), network booting (PXELINUX), bootable "El Torito" CD-ROMs (ISOLINUX), and Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 or btrfs filesystems (EXTLINUX). 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, ISOLINUX, and EXTLINUX 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.

The Syslinux Project is now maintained in a public git repository. See Development for details.

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.

If you're interested in helping out with the SYSLINUX Project, please see the help wanted page, or just help out with the Wiki!

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