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task #15952: Submission of Simple Bootloader

Submitted by:  Karsten Lehmann <kalehmann>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 09:19:08 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 29 Apr 2021 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  In Progress Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev>
Open/Closed:  Open Effort:  0.00

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Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:10:35 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Please identify licenses of your dependencies clearly, https://www.gnu.org/licenses/identify-licenses-clearly.html. Depending on the details you omitted, the licenses may or may not be compatible with our hosting requirements (and even with your package).

Then, all copyrightable files in your package should have valid copyright and license notices, including image files.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Mon 19 Apr 2021 09:19:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

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Registration Details

  • Name: Simple Bootloader
  • System Name:  sibolo
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


SiBoLo is a simple single staged bootloader for fat12 formatted floppys, which loads a single file from by its name.

The purpose of this code is to provide an easy an understandable tool to boot code from fat12 formatted drives.
All the code is written in the x86 assembly language using the Intel syntax.

Other Software Required:

This project runs without any dependencies.

The following tools are required for building:

GNU core utilities - GNU General Public License v3 - https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/
GNU Make - GNU General Public License v2 or later - https://www.gnu.org/software/make/
Netwide Assembler (NASM) - BSD-2 Clause - https://www.nasm.us/

The following tools are required for testing:

GDB - GNU General Public License v3 - https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/
QEMU - GNU General Public License - https://www.qemu.org/

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Karsten Lehmann <kalehmann>


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