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|Name=Gujin
 
|Name=Gujin
 
|Short description=Graphic bootloader, kernel loader, floppy simulator on HD, FD, and CDROM
 
|Short description=Graphic bootloader, kernel loader, floppy simulator on HD, FD, and CDROM
|Full description=Gujin boots a PC and analyzes its hardware configuration (BIOSs and IDE hard disk, CDROM, DVD, video card and other devices) and its partitions/filesystems (FAT12/16/32, E2/3FS, ISO9660). It then asks the user to select the way to continue booting (Linux kernel, BSD or Windows partitions, or chain boot a MBR of a simulated floppy) using a graphical menu with interaction provided by the mouse and/or the keyboard. It can be installed on a floppy, CDROM, in a Hard Disk partition or at the end of a Hard Disk, in an area protected by the IDE command SET HMA (reducing the visible size of the hard disk). Gujin can also start from DOS (boot.exe), and its menu system can be removed at compilation to produce a tiny executable (tiny.exe). It is written in C with GCC, and execute fully in real mode to be as compatible as possible (network redirectors, extended memory managers, USB stacks and BIOS power saving work as expected).
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|Full description=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.
 
|Homepage URL=http://gujin.org
 
|Homepage URL=http://gujin.org
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
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|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version download=http://sourceforge.net/projects/gujin/files/gujin/2.8.6/gujin-2.8.6.tar.gz/download
 
|Version download=http://sourceforge.net/projects/gujin/files/gujin/2.8.6/gujin-2.8.6.tar.gz/download
|Version comment=1.2 stable released on 2005-07-12
 
 
|Last review by=Etienne Lorrain
 
|Last review by=Etienne Lorrain
 
|Last review date=2005-10-06
 
|Last review date=2005-10-06
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|System-administration=configuration
 
|System-administration=configuration
 
|Use=system-administration
 
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|Prerequisite kind=Source requirement
 
|Prerequisite description=Binutils-2.16
 
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|Prerequisite kind=Source requirement
 
|Prerequisite description=GCC-3.4.4
 
 
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Revision as of 13:56, 2 November 2012

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Gujin

http://gujin.org
Graphic bootloader, kernel loader, floppy simulator on HD, FD, and CDROM

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.

Documentation

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Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

License

GPLv2

Verified by

Ted Teah

Verified on

5 October 2005




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Etienne Lorrain Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gujin-announce
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gujin-devel


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 March 2017.



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