Subject: g4u 1.7 released
To: None <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/2001 16:56:33
About g4u: g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based bootfloppy that allows
one to easily clone PC harddisks by using FTP. This is often done to
deploy a common setup on a number of PCs. The floppy offers two functions:
it uploads the compressed image of a local harddisk to a FTP server, and
then it can retrieve that image via FTP, uncompress it, and write it back
to disk. Network configuration is fetched via DHCP. As the harddisk is
processes as a image, any filesystem and operating system can be deployed
using g4u.

Changes in 1.7: Update to accomodate latest drivers and kernel features
from NetBSD 1.5.2. Fixed download of the .fs files from the web server.
Added documentation about disk sizes. Also from the 1.6 release (that was
never announced here): Maintenance release to use latest drivers from
NetBSD 1.5.1. Due to increased size, the Token Ring driver was removed,
sorry. Greeting message of g4u with instructions was improved a bit. Web
site now has a copy of the kernel config, for documentation of supported
device drivers.

For more information see the g4u homepage:

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>