palo - Linux boot loader for HP PA-RISC

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name palo
Package version 1.97
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 135 B
Download size 52.43 KB
Official Mirror
PALO is the boot loader for HP PA-RISC machines. This package contains
both the actual boot loader called iplboot as well as a boot media
management tool after which bears the name PALO. While iplboot
can be used on PA-RISC machines only, the PALO media management tool
runs on any architecture and is used to create boot media for
HP PA-RISC machines.


Package Version Architecture Repository
palo_1.97_amd64.deb 1.97 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
palo - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11


Type URL
Binary Package palo_1.97_i386.deb
Source Package palo

Install Howto

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




2017-01-26 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.97) unstable; urgency=medium
* Enable support for cross-building of iplboot: (Closes: #851792)
[ Helge Deller ]
- Add gcc-hppa-linux-gnu and libc6-dev-hppa-cross to
Build-Depends on architectures other than hppa.
- Modify ipl/Makefile to support cross-compiling.
[ John Paul Adrian Glaubitz ]
- Build palo on amd64, i386, hppa and x32 only.
- Stop shipping pre-compiled iplboot in source tree.
- Move building of iplboot from dh_auto_clean to dh_auto_build.
2016-10-08 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.96) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make the build reproducible. (Closes: #778437)
* Unbreak loading Linux kernels bigger than 16 MB.
* Enable support for gcc-6.
2014-04-06 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.95) unstable; urgency=medium
* Re-add build dependency on lynx, generate README from
README.html again. Fixes FTBFS on hppa.
* Update pre-built iplboot bootloader code.
2014-04-05 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.94) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Helge Deller ]
* Fix build on non-Linux kernels.
* Provide possibility to configure used MAKE tool via environment
variable. Since palo requires GNU make, this gives an option to
set MAKE=gnumake on HP-UX.
* Disable getopt library on HP-UX.
* Do not hardcode gcc compiler in Makefile, e.g. on HP-UX
aCC can be used.
* Use printf("0x%08x") instead of printf("%p"), which is not
supported on HP-UX.
* Provide endianess byteswapping functions for HP-UX.
* Provide pre-built README file to avoid dependency on lynx.
[ John Paul Adrian Glaubitz ]
* Remove boiler plate comment and fix wording in debian/rules.
2014-03-18 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.93) unstable; urgency=medium
[Helge Deller]
* Reintroduce package to Debian. (Closes: #742068)
[John Paul Adrian Glaubitz]
* Clean up debian/changelog.
* Clean up debian/README.Debian.
* Add debian/README.source to explain the version
history of the PALO sources in Debian.
* Bump debhelper level to 9.
* Use dh to streamline debian/rules.
* Remove usr/bin and usr/sbin from debian/dirs, they are empty.
* Update debian/copyright to copyright format 1.0.
2013-10-09 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.92) unstable; urgency=low
* Increase possible command line length from 127 to 1024 bytes.
* Each kernel parameter can hold up to 200 chars (79 before).
* Various smaller bugfixes.
2013-07-06 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.91) unstable; urgency=low
* Add spec-file for RPM.
* Remove debug infos.
* Add overflow checks.
2013-07-02 - Helge Deller <>
palo (1.90) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Add support for gzip-compressed kernel images.
* Add boot menu option "x" to reset/reboot the machine.
* Lots of other small bug fixes.
2007-11-26 - Kyle McMartin <>
palo (1.16) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
[Matthew Wilcox]
* Increase allowed size from 20MB to 800MB when creating lifimage files
for booting over the network.
[ Kyle McMartin ]
* Fix FTBFS on ia64: Useful macros were undefined in userspace.
2007-09-11 - LaMont Jones <>
palo (1.15) unstable; urgency=low
[ Kyle McMartin ]
* Make the message when using the -U option on an unformatted
volume slightly more helpful.
[ Jeff Bailey ]
* Drop dependency on linux-kernel-headers, the new package
linux-libc-dev is an indirect dependency of build-essential.
* Depend on debhelper >= 5, set compat file to 5.
* Drop obsolete headers:
- asm/elf.h
- asm/posix_types.h
- asm/ptrace.h
- asm/types.h
- linux/elf.h
* ipl/ext2.c: No longer needs asm/byteorder.h, include linux/types.h
after sys/stat.h to avoid FTBFS.
* Makefile: Add note why iplboot isn't cleaned.

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