loadlin - loader (running under DOS) for LINUX kernel images

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name loadlin
Package version 1.6f
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 105 B
Download size 51.18 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
LOADLIN-1.6 is highly adaptable to different DOS configurations, and now
has very few loading restrictions. It makes use of extended memory and
also can load big kernels (bzImages) and ramdisk images (initrd)
directly high.
LOADLIN also can load out of Virtual-86 mode (which is normal when
using EMS drivers) if a VCPI server is present.
The loadlin package also includes the freeramdisk program, which can
return memory to the system when a ramdisk is no longer needed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
loadlin_1.6f-3_i386.deb 1.6f i386 Debian Main
loadlin - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5


Type URL
Binary Package loadlin_1.6f-3_amd64.deb
Source Package loadlin

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install loadlin deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install loadlin




2013-06-30 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6f-3) unstable; urgency=low
* control: Build-depend on libc6-dev-i386 on amd64 only.
2013-06-23 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6f-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Set BYHAND back to no.
* debian/control: Build-depend on libc6-dev-i386 to get the 32bit version of
bits/predefs.h on amd64 (Closes: #713676)
2012-09-17 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6f-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Fixes booting the Wheezy kernels.
* debian/rules:
- Set BYHAND to yes, as we need a new loadlin.exe uploaded to mirrors to
be able to boot the Wheezy kernels.
* debian/patches/cppcheck: Drop, merged upstream.
2012-04-01 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6e-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Set BYHAND to no.
- Add proper build-arch target (Closes: #666299)
* doc/manual.txt: Fix typo (Closes: #613635)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no change needed)
* debian/control: Fix description.
* debian/patches/cppcheck: Add patch to address cppcheck warnings.
2010-08-25 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6e-1) unstable; urgency=low
New upstream release. Fixes VCPI support and loading >8MB kernel+initrd on
machines with 16MiB INT15 memory. (Closes: Bug#588530)
* debian/rules: Add refresh rule.
* debian/control: Add Vcs-Hg field.
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no change needed).
* debian/patches/99-yasm.patch: Update.
* debian/rules: Set BYHAND to yes to upload new loadlin binary into
2010-01-01 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6d.nobinary-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/source/format: Switch to 3.0 (quilt).
* debian/rules:
- Remove inclusion of /usr/share/quilt/quilt.make
* debian/control:
- Add Multi-Arch: foreign header.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no change needed).
- Remove quilt build-dependency.
2009-07-18 - Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
loadlin (1.6d.nobinary-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- debian/rules: No need to unpack srclinux and initrd by hand any more.
- debian/patches/10-setupfix.patch: Remove patch, merged upstream
- debian/patches/20-dynamic.patch: Remove patch, merged upstream
- debian/patches/30-yasm.patch: Rename to 99-yasm.patch, fix version number.
- debian/patch-srclinux: Remove patch, merged upstream.
- debian/control: Add Homepage field.
- debian/copyright: Add new maintainer homepage, address and copyright.
- debian/loadlin.docs: Follow readme.1st -> README.1ST rename.
- debian/loadlin.install: ramdisk is now built in place.
* debian/control:
- Change my email, remove DM-Upload-Allowed.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no change needed).
- Set debhelper dependency to >= 5.
- Add misc:Depends to loadlin's Depends.
* debian/rules: use ytasm instead of tasm (Closes: Bug#536872)
- debian/control: bump Build-Depend to >= 0.8.
- New variable BYHAND to control byhand upload.
2008-12-01 - Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
loadlin (1.6c.really1.6c.nobin-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Instead of the .zip file, install byhand the .exe and the manual to tools/.

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