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Current Version: 2.8.4 Can be downloaded at: Software prerequisites: no library needed, all recent standard toolchain (gcc, ld...) supported on ia32 or amd64.

Description should read: Gujin is a PC boot loader that can analyze your partitions and filesystems on hard disks, USB disks and CD/DVDs. It finds the Linux kernel images available, as well as other bootable partitions (for *BSD, MS-DOS, Windows, etc.), files (*.kgz) and bootable disk images (*.iso, *.bin, *.img, *.bdi), and displays a graphical menu for selecting which system to boot. It boots the Linux kernel using the documented interface, like LILO and GRUB, so it doesn't need any other pre-installed bootloader. It can also directly load gzipped ELF32 or ELF64 files, with a simple interface to collect real-mode BIOS data, and can relocate those executable with the right link options. There is no need to execute anything after making a new kernel: just copy the kernel image file into the "/boot" directory, with a standard name. Gujin is written almost entirely in C with GCC, and it fully executes in real mode to be as compatible as possible.

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