Subject: g4u 2.1 released
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-news
Date: 06/22/2005 01:42:46
  * g4u 2.1 has been released!

g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based bootfloppy/CD-ROM that allows easy 
cloning of PC harddisks to deploy a common setup on a number of PCs using FTP. 
The floppy/CD offers two functions. The first is to upload the compressed image 
of a local harddisk to a FTP server, the other is to restore that image via 
FTP, uncompress it and write it back to disk. Network configuration is fetched 
via DHCP. As the harddisk is processed as an image, any filesystem and 
operating system can be deployed using g4u. Easy cloning of local disks as well 
as partitions is also supported.

I'm pushing out g4u 2.1 now to have some time for other things later this 
summer/year, so here it is! G4u 2.1 is mostly a minor update with bugfixes and 
updated drivers over the previous release. Changes in g4u 2.1 are: Added serial 
drivers (com on isapnp and isa) back for those people that need serial console 
(a few asked...), added support for IT Express and ATI IXP IDE and Promise 
SATA150 controllers, many bugfixes and enhancements from NetBSD-current, 
including EHCI-based USB improvements, and "dmesg" now hints at pressing 
space/CR to scroll down.

Floppy images:
CD ISO image:

  - Hubert Feyrer