multiboot - The Multiboot specification

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename multiboot_0.6.96+20101113-2_all.deb
Package name multiboot
Package version 0.6.96+20101113
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/doc
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 55.00 KB
Installed size 271.00 KB
This specification, created in 1995, describes a method of loading various
multiboot kernels using a single compliant boot loader (such as GNU GRUB)
on i386-based computers.
It is used by a variety of kernel images, such as the Hurd, Xen, or NetBSD
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).


Package Version Architecture Repository
multiboot_0.6.96+20101113-2_all.deb 0.6.96+20101113 all Ubuntu Universe
multiboot - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -


Name Value
grub-doc -
multiboot-doc -


Type URL
Binary Package multiboot_0.6.96+20101113-2_all.deb
Source Package multiboot

Install Howto

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




2018-05-05 - Colin Watson <>
multiboot (0.6.96+20101113-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change Maintainer to,
following Alioth lists migration.
* Switch to git; move VCS to
2013-09-25 - Colin Watson <>
multiboot (0.6.96+20101113-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Bazaar snapshot.
* Use dh-autoreconf.
* Convert from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Drop cdbs; convert to debhelper v9 and dh.  Make sure to disable
stack-protector and other hardening features which would otherwise be
enabled by default.
* Build-depend on gcc-multilib on amd64, so that -m32 works; although
building this package on amd64 is really only relevant for test rebuilds
(closes: #713606).
* Move /usr/share/doc/multiboot/examples/kernel.gz to
/usr/lib/multiboot/examples/kernel (now uncompressed), and leave a
symlink behind.  While the previous version was tolerable since this
file is included only as documentation, doing it this way causes less
surprise and requires one fewer Lintian override (closes: #554187).
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Remove obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed field.
* Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Add a Homepage field.
* Drop lenny compatibility in install-info dependencies again; lenny is no
longer supported, and the hack to support it here may cause upgrade
* Add Vcs-Bzr and Vcs-Browser fields.
* Policy version 3.9.4.
2010-01-15 - Robert Millan <>
multiboot (0.6.96+20100115-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Bazaar snapshot.
* Move to Bazaar branch instead of tar-in-tar + debian/patches.
2010-01-03 - Robert Millan <>
multiboot (0.6.96-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Allow installation on Lenny.
2010-09-21 - gregor herrmann <>
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).
2009-12-24 - Robert Millan <>
multiboot (0.6.96-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release.  (Closes: #562484)

See Also

Package Description
multicat_2.3-1_amd64.deb Set of tools for multicast and transport stream manipulation
multimail_0.49-2build3_amd64.deb Offline reader for Blue Wave, QWK, OMEN and SOUP
multimedia-ambisonics_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for working with ambisonics (3D surround sound)
multimedia-animation_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for creating animations
multimedia-audio-plugins_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Audio processing plugins, synths and virtual instruments
multimedia-audio-utilities_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb packages for manipulating & cataloging music and audio
multimedia-broadcasting_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for broadcasting media publicly or in the home
multimedia-csound_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for working with Csound
multimedia-devel_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Extra packages for developers and package compiling
multimedia-djing_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for Disk Jockeys
multimedia-drums_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for drums & beats
multimedia-firewire_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for your firewire audiocard / interface
multimedia-graphics_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for making and editing artwork
multimedia-guitar_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb Packages for playing with your (virtual) guitar gear
multimedia-jack_0.6ubuntu2_all.deb JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit) and ALSA related packages