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

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.




    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


    • /sbin/freeramdisk
    • /usr/lib/loadlin/loadlin.exe.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/README.1ST
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/announce.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/initrd.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/lodlin16.lsm
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/manual.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/params.doc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/quicksta.rt
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/examples/initrd.tgz
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/examples/linux.bat
    • /usr/share/doc/loadlin/examples/test.par
    • /usr/share/man/man8/freeramdisk.8.gz


    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 ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/tools/

    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/.