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syslinux2ansi(1)

syslinux

Collection of boot loaders that boot from FAT, ext2/3/4 and btrfs filesystems, from CDs and via PXE

syslinux-utils

collection of bootloaders (utilities)

syslinux-perl

Syslinux tools written in perl

syslinux4

Collection of boot loaders that boot from FAT, ext2/3/4 and btrfs filesystems, from CDs and via PXE

syslinux6

Boot Loader for Linux

NAME

syslinux2ansi - converts a syslinux-format screen to pc-ansi

SYNOPSIS

syslinux2ansi < filename.input > filename.output

DESCRIPTION

Syslinux2ansi is a filter which converts a screen formatted for syslinux to one compatible with PC ANSI. It will only read from standard in, and has no command line options.

BUGS

Help and version command line options would be useful.
The ability to put input and output filenames on the command line might be good as well.

Bug reports

I would appreciate hearing of any problems you have with SYSLINUX. I would also like to hear from you if you have successfully used SYSLINUX, especially if you are using it for a distribution.
If you are reporting problems, please include all possible information about your system and your BIOS; the vast majority of all problems reported turn out to be BIOD or hardware bugs, and I need as much information as possible in order to diagnose the problems.
There is a mailing list for discussion among SYSLINUX users and for announcements of new and test versions. To join, send a message to with the line:
subscribe syslinux
in the body of the message. The submission address is .

AUTHOR

This manual page is a quick write-up for Debian done by Kevin Kreamer <>, by looking over the 1 screenful of Perl that is syslinux2ansi.
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