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This project is not part of the GNU Project.

mbdump is a small utility to dump information in a multiboot or multiboot2 header in a nice human readable format. Multiboot and Multiboot 2 are (incompatible) standards that dictate the way a compliant bootloader (grub and grub2 being the most common examples) can start a compliant os.

Give the program an os image as an argument and it will print the information it finds. Note that kernel images are sometimes compressed; you have to decompress them to let this program read them. Also note that the Linux kernel is not Multiboot compliant.

This is the first Multiboot specification
and this is the second

Registration Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 04:39:45 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 4 - Beta


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Version 1.0 released
     posted by andreamonaco, Tue 09 Feb 2021 11:53:06 PM UTC - 0 replies

Many bugs fixed. Multiboot2 is also quite tested now. Download it at

Version 0.7 released
     posted by andreamonaco, Sat 06 Feb 2021 05:11:22 PM UTC - 0 replies

I fixed many bugs and made output nicer and more consistent. You can download it at

Version 0.6 released
     posted by andreamonaco, Fri 29 Jan 2021 10:53:25 PM UTC - 0 replies

This is the first release. Please use with caution, especially with multiboot2 headers.

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