syslinux-legacy - Bootloader for Linux/i386 using MS-DOS floppies

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name syslinux-legacy
Package version 3.63+dfsg
Package release 2ubuntu9
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 101 B
Download size 44.63 KB
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SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux/i386 operating system which operates
off an MS-DOS/Windows FAT filesystem. It is intended to simplify first-time
installation of Linux, and for creation of rescue and other special-purpose
boot disks.
It can also be used as a PXE bootloader during network boots.
SYSLINUX is probably not suitable as a general purpose boot loader. However,
SYSLINUX has shown itself to be quite useful in a number of special-purpose


Package Version Architecture Repository
syslinux-legacy_3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu9_i386.deb 3.63+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Main
syslinux-legacy - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package syslinux-legacy_3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu9_amd64.deb
Source Package syslinux-legacy

Install Howto

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




2017-04-21 - Steve Langasek <>
syslinux-legacy (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu9) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default in static
2015-10-06 - Matthias Klose <>
syslinux-legacy (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu8) wily; urgency=medium
* Build com32 using -fgnu89-inline for GCC 5.
* Convert to dpkg 3.0 package format.
2015-03-06 - Matthias Klose <>
syslinux-legacy (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu6) vivid; urgency=medium
* Build using -fgnu89-inline for GCC 5.
2012-04-16 - Evan Dandrea <>
syslinux-legacy (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu5) precise; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* This package is just for usb-creator, so strip down to only what
usb-creator needs, i.e. syslinux and mbr.bin.  423KB vs. 48KB (on i386)
is a noticeable difference.
2012-03-16 - Evan Dandrea <>
syslinux-legacy (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu4) precise; urgency=low
[ Evan Dandrea ]
* Resurrect syslinux 3.63 as syslinux-legacy, so that we can write
10.04 and earlier Ubuntu images in later versions (LP: #645818).
[ Colin Watson ]
* 15-ubuntu_nasm_2.09.dpatch: Fix build with nasm >= 2.09.
2008-07-15 - Colin Watson <>
syslinux (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu3) intrepid; urgency=low
* Drop mtools back to Recommends now that recommended packages are
installed by default.
2008-06-19 - Colin Watson <>
syslinux (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low
* 13-ubuntu_com32_gfxboot.dpatch: Turn progress operations into no-ops
unless gfx_progress_init has been called. Fixes a crash when both com32
and gfxboot are used, since loading a com32 object calls load_high which
calls gfx_progress_update.
* 14-ubuntu_gfxboot_force_prompt.dpatch: Always prompt if a gfxboot menu
is set up.
2008-06-13 - Colin Watson <>
syslinux (2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
- debian/control:
+ Build package for lpia.
+ Don't build-depend on mingw32.
+ Depend on mtools.
- debian/docs:
+ Add README.gfxboot.
- debian/rules:
+ Make sure add_crc is executable.
+ Regenerate keyword hash.
- debian/patches/10-ubuntu_makefile.dpatch:
+ Don't build syslinux.exe.
- debian/patches/11-suse_gfxboot.dpatch
+ Add gfxboot, updated from openSUSE 3.63-13.
- debian/patches/12-ubuntu_localboot-gfxdone.dpatch:
+ Make sure screen is cleared when using gfxboot.
* Add descriptions for Ubuntu-specific patches.
2008-06-10 - Daniel Baumann <>
syslinux (2:3.63+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adding patch from Ryan Finnie <> to extend 64bit
autodetection to vesamenu.c32 (Closes: #485656).
* Removing watch file.
* Bumping policy.
2008-04-10 - Daniel Baumann <>
syslinux (2:3.63+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release:
- Fixes problem with extlinux, which refuses to boot if there are some
deleted files on the ext2 filesystem (see upstream changelog for more

See Also

Package Description
syslinux_6.03+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb collection of bootloaders (DOS FAT and NTFS bootloader)
sysstat_11.6.1-1_amd64.deb system performance tools for Linux
system-config-printer-common_1.5.11-1ubuntu2_all.deb backend and the translation files for system-config-printer
system-config-printer-udev_1.5.11-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb Utilities to detect and configure printers automatically
system-config-printer_1.5.11-1ubuntu2_all.deb graphical interface to configure the printing system
systemd-sysv_237-3ubuntu10_amd64.deb system and service manager - SysV links
systemd_237-3ubuntu10_amd64.deb system and service manager
sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-59.10ubuntu1_amd64.deb System-V-like utilities
t1utils_1.41-2_amd64.deb Collection of simple Type 1 font manipulation programs
tar-doc_1.29-1_all.deb documentation for the tar package
tar_1.29b-2_amd64.deb GNU version of the tar archiving utility
tasksel-data_3.34ubuntu11_all.deb official tasks used for installation of Debian systems
tasksel_3.34ubuntu11_all.deb tool for selecting tasks for installation on Debian systems
tcl8.6-dev_8.6.8+dfsg-3_amd64.deb Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8.6 - development files
tcl8.6-doc_8.6.8+dfsg-3_all.deb Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8.6 - manual pages