Linux Software Map: comboot

  • Version: 1.2
  • Entered-date: 1998-07-22
  • Description: A boot sector for booting DOS-style .COM files. Used primarily for making freely redistributable network boot floppies under Linux (i.e., ones that do not require a copy of DOS on the floppy).
  • Keywords: floppy diskette boot sector
  • Author: (Adam J. Richter) Comboot is almost entirely derived from code written by Linus Torvalds (, Drew Eckhardt ( and Doug Evans.
  • Maintained-by: (Ken Yap)
  • Platforms: x86 and floppy disk. Build requires ld86 and as86 programs.
  • Copying-policy: GPL
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