petitboot - ncurses version of petitboot, a kexec based bootloader

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name petitboot
Package version
Package release g4dc604b-1ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 176 B
Download size 53.44 KB
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Petitboot is a platform independent bootloader based on the Linux kexec warm
reboot mechanism. Petitboot supports loading kernel and initrd image files
from any mountable Linux device, plus can load image files from the network
using TFTP, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, and SCP. Petitboot can boot any operating
system supported by kexec.


Package Version Architecture Repository
petitboot_13. amd64 Ubuntu Universe
petitboot - - -


Name Value
kexec-tools -
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6
libudev1 >= 183


Type URL
Binary Package petitboot_13.
Source Package petitboot

Install Howto

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




2016-06-24 - Logan Rosen <>
petitboot ( yakkety; urgency=medium
* Build with dh-autoreconf to fix FTBFS on ppc64el.
* debian/patches/fix-automake-warnings.patch: Grab patch from upstream Git
to fix warnings/errors during autoreconf.
2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
petitboot ( xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2013-05-29 - Geoff Levand <>
petitboot ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/compat: Update 8 -> 9.
* debian/control: Set debhelper (>= 9).
Update standards version to 3.9.4.
Update Homepage, Vcs-Git, Vcs-Browser.
Add back missing Build-Depends (Closes: #708691) "petitboot: depends on
kexec-tools which doesn't exist on all archs".
* debian/copyright: Update Source.
* debian/petitboot.install: Remove 99-petitboot.rules.
Add pb-console.
* petitboot: Update to latest release.
(Closes: #705492) "Uses deprecated RUN+="socket:".
2012-12-19 - Geoff Levand <>
petitboot ( unstable; urgency=low
* Update base to petitboot-
Fixes "bashism in /bin/sh script" (Closes: #690642)
2012-05-09 - Geoff Levand <>
petitboot ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Fix "uninstallable on mips*, sparc and s390x"
Add kexec-tool to Build-Depends (Closes: #669663)
2012-03-29 - Geoff Levand <>
petitboot ( unstable; urgency=low
* Update base to petitboot-
* debian/petitboot.postrm: Add additional conditions to case statement
(Closes: #665189)
* debian/control: Remove ssh-server from 'Suggests'
* debian/petitboot.postinst: New file, adds missing mkdir
2012-03-09 - Geoff Levand <>
petitboot ( unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: 659668)

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