Syslinux 6.03 released

poma pomidorabelisima at
Tue Oct 7 17:32:05 UTC 2014

Changes in 6.03:
        * chain: Fix chainloading on 6.02 (Raphael S. Carvalho).
        * core: Do not leak the __lowmem and __bss16 macros to modules;
          hide them so modules will not use them.
        * load_linux: Do not use size heuristic for non-relocatable
          kernels, for zImage kernels and for non-Linux kernels.
        * PXELINUX: Fix the SENDCOOKIES feature for HTTP
          (Russel Santillanes).
        * gnu-efi: Add gnu-efi as a submodule.
        * ANSI: Support color tables with more than 256 entries
          (James Buren).
        * EFI: Fix displayed version; add DATE (Gene Cumm)
        * PXELINUX, EFI: Fix bad read of file size over TFTP on EFI64
          (Sylvain Gault).
        * Fix hand over to kernel:
          "Booting kernel failed: Invalid argument" error.
        * ISOLINUX: EDX, LBA values higher than 65535; work around for
          buggy BIOS, where the system would hang, would reboot, or
          would show a "Disk error 01, AX=42" message.
        * core/legacynet: Enable dot quad resolution (Gene Cumm).
        * diag/geodsp improvements (Gene Cumm).
        * DOS: Fix DOS-based installer.
        * Improve gcc 4.3.0 compatibility.
        * syslxint: fix compilation on non-x86 architectures.
        * localboot: Fix "localboot 0x80" and similar cases.
        * Add memset() calls prior to any intcall() and other mem fixes;
          specially relevant for older hardware and/or buggy BIOS.
        * poweroff.c32: Fixes (Gene Cumm).
        * HDT: Fix memory leak in CLI (Felipe Pena).
        * ACPI: Remove memset of buffer; it makes things clearer but
          also prevents some compilation warnings (Erwan Velu).
        * Add manpages for isohybrid, memdiskfind
          (Peter Jones, Gene Cumm).
        * ISOLINUX: Experimental Rock Ridge support (Thomas Schmitt).
        * comapi: Remove the comapi interfaces.
        * EFI: Fixes on PE files and OVMF compatibility
          (Sylvain Gault, Gene Cumm).
        * EFI: Updates and fixes for gnu-efi sub-module
          (Sylvain Gault, Gene Cumm).
        * BIOS: Fix low memory check.
        * Filesystem UUID to SYSAPPEND bit 0x40000 for FAT and ext2
          (Serj Kalichev).
        * Makefiles: Export the firmware type as a cpp variable.
          Additional improvements. Fix "make spotless".
        * core, BIOS: Move __syslinux_shuffler_size to assembly.
          Actually get the shuffler size sanely. Fix booting recent
          Syslinux versions on certain hardware and on certain
          virtualization software (e.g. QEMU 0.11.1, VirtualBox 4.1.x).
        * lua: Upgrade to v.5.2.3 (Ferenc W√°gner) and additional fixes.
        * chainload: Fixes to chain.c32 and pxechn.c32.
        * NTFS: Make byte_shift a constant.
        * NTFS: Correct parsing of file runs (Andy Alex).
        * core, BIOS: Correct detection of EDD (Andy Alex).
        * core: Avoid initializing the cache more than once
          (Raphael S. Carvalho).
        * NTFS: Handle fragmented $MFT file (Andy Alex).
        * BIOS: Use int 0x16, ah=0x02 to probe for shift flags. Attempt
          workaround for USB keyboards not responding at boot time.
        * kbd: Getting the keyboard shift state is now a firmware
        * kbd: Fix force-prompt features.
        * BTRFS: Fix booting on BTRFS.
        * cache, btrfs: Provide a general cached read routine.
        * NTFS: Correct file->offset usage in ntfs_readdir (Andy Alex).
        * New support for UFS/FFS (UFS1/2) (Raphael S. Carvalho).
        * adv: Remove double definition;
          it should fix uses of the ADV, including "--once".
        * memdump: Remove old obsolete COM16 binary.
        * isohybrid: Numerous fixes (Thomas Schmitt).
        * chain.c32: Add an adjustable "strict={0,1,2}" flag, improve
          error reporting (Michal Soltys.)
        * lpxelinux.0: Workaround for various buggy BIOSes (Gene
        * PXE: Fix a stack-smashing bug which broke a large number of

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