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It is used by a variety of kernel images, such as the Hurd, Xen, or NetBSD kernels.
An example implementation of a Multiboot kernel is provided.
For an example implementation of a Multiboot loader, check GRUB Legacy (grub-legacy package), or GRUB 2 (grub-pc package, and others).
multiboot (0.6.96-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix "FTBFS in squeeze: rm: cannot remove `debian/multiboot/usr/share/info/dir': No such file or directory": "rm -f" so that the file gets removed whether it's created or not (depends on having install-info installed or not); thanks to Justus Winter for his debugging help (closes: #595876). -- gregor herr more»
2009-12-24 Robert Millan <email@example.com> * configure.ac: Bump version to 0.6.96. * docs/multiboot.texi: Include `version.texi' instead of hardcoding version number. 2009-12-24 Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org> * docs/Makefile.am (EXTRA_DIST): Remove `menu.lst'. 2009-12-24 Robert Millan <email@example.com> * autogen.sh: Workaround Automake requirement for NEWS and READM more»
Bryan Ford and Erich Stefan Boleyn wrote the initial version of the Multiboot specification. The following authors assigned copyright on their work to the Free Software Foundation: In year 1999, Kunihiro Ishiguro provided the first version that would be imported into GNU GRUB. Yoshinori K. Okuji maintained it during the 1999-2006 period. In year 2000, Per Lundberg added graphics support.
Name: Multiboot Maintainer: GNU project Source: http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/ Files: * Copyright: more»