Category : Linux Files
Archive   : BOOTLIN4.ZIP
Filename : WHATSNEW

Output of file : WHATSNEW contained in archive : BOOTLIN4.ZIP
===== Changes from BootLin 1.3 to 1.4 =========================================
It's not really here now, because Linux doesn't like it yet, but
the main new functionality is that you will be able to boot Linux directly
from the DOS command line.

===== Changes from BootLin 1.2 to 1.3 =========================================
Added a check of the boot sector to be a REAL BIOS BOOT SECTOR. This
will avoid, I hope, to try to boot with everything, and more especially with
the system executable, like one of my friends did...

BootLinux now sets the memory to zero before loading the image. With
this linux hangs less often.

If the name given on the command line refers to no real file, then
you are prompted for a new file name, until the name is correct. This should
allow, for those using multiple kernels, the use of only one command line in
the config.sys to boot whatever version of linux they want.

Sorry, I could not avoid to be more than 1K this time !

===== Changes from BootLin 1.1 to 1.2 =========================================
I think I have now corrected the bug that hung some computers and
made everyone have garbage in place of the "Press to see SVGA modes".

If the ROOT device number is not defined, it allows you to choose
it within some devices.

It has a far more simple command line parsing routine. That allowed
to save about 33% of the size, which in turn allowed the new BootLinux to
be smaller than the old one. Drawback: no checking is done. Anyway,
it has the same syntax than the previous BootLinux.

I now give a MASM source !


  3 Responses to “Category : Linux Files
Archive   : BOOTLIN4.ZIP
Filename : WHATSNEW

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: