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SubjectLOADLIN-1.6 released

I just uploaded the final release of LOADLIN-1.6 to sunsite and tsx-11.
The new features are needed for kernels >= 1.3.73 together with
big high loaded images (bzImage) and initial ramdisks (initrd).

If you have one of the 1.6-pre-releases, please upgrade.


Title: LOADLIN, loads Linux with command line from DOS
Version: 1.6
Entered-date: 01MAY96
Description: This is a boot loader for Linux that runs under MSDOS.
It can boot Linux from a DOS prompt or CONFIG.SYS, and fully
supports the command line feature of the Linux kernel.
This new version also supports bzImage+initrd, i.e it
can load directly 'high' and can load the ramdisk.
bzImage+initrd (since 1.3.73 in the official kernel)
was jointly developed by Werner Almesberger (LILO)
and Hans Lermen (LOADLIN).
Keywords: LOADLIN, BOOT, bzImage, initrd
Author: Hans Lermen <>
Maintained-by: Hans Lermen <>
Primary-site: /pub/Linux/system/Linux-boot
154k lodlin16.tgz
Alternate-site: /pub/linux/dos_utils
154k lodlin16.tar.gz
Original-site: /pub/linux/loadlin-1.6
154k lodlin16.tgz
Platform: Linux >= 1.3.73 for bzImage+initrd,
Linux >= 0.99.15f for zImage,
MSDOS, WINDOWS95's DOS (or compatible operating system)
Copying-policy: GPL

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