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g4u 2.3 has been released

 * g4u 2.3 has been released

This release of the harddisk image cloning software g4u 2.3 includes updated drivers based on the latest development version of NetBSD, a complete overhaul of the build system to remove the 2.88MB size limit, and availability of contracts for technical support over the previous release.

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.

Some links for downloading:

    Compressed ->
    Uncompressed ->

  * Floppies:
    All of them ->
    First one ->
    Second one ->

  * Source:

Please remember to include g4u version, dmesg output and other relevant data when sending bug reports, see

More information is available on the g4u homepage, see and

 - Hubert

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