Subject: g4u 1.10 released
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-news
Date: 06/03/2003 17:54:37
* g4u - Harddisk Image Cloning Version 1.10 released

g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based boot-floppy/CD 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/CD 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
processed as a image, any filesystem and operating system can be deployed
using g4u. Easy cloning of local disks is also supported.

Changes in 1.10: Bugfix release to make "GZIP=1 uploaddisk ..." work
properly and document how to use a different account than 'install'.
Document how to get the image size down by filling unused disk blocks with

Floppy image:
CD ISO image:

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>