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g4u ("ghost for unix") is a boot-floppy/CD that
allows one to easily clone PC hard disks 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 hard disk to an 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 hard disk 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.

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2007-01-25 19:05

This release 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.
Tags: Minor feature enhancements

2006-05-31 06:43

The most important changes in this release lie in
an improved infrastructure that allow more
flexibility, removing the 2.88MB limit that g4u
previously had. Many new device drivers were
Tags: Minor feature enhancements

2006-04-07 10:09

The most imortant changes are not user-visible,
but are in the build process. As a result of this,
the 2.88MB size restriction is gone and now only
the machine's RAM is the limit, allowing a lot of
drivers to be added again.
Tags: Minor feature enhancements

2005-06-22 07:45

Serial drivers were added again for those people
that need serial console. Support for IT Express
and ATI IXP IDE and Promise SATA150 controllers
was added. Many bugfixes and enhancements were
taken from NetBSD-current, including EHCI-based
USB improvements. "dmesg" now hints at pressing
space/CR to scroll down.
Tags: Minor bugfixes

2004-12-08 04:39

There are now two versions, a CDROM version (which can
also be used on DVD), and a two-floppy version. This allows
all the drivers that had to be removed in the past to be
added back again: USB keyboards, SATA drives, hardware
RAID controllers, PCMCIA and Cardbus drivers, Wireless
LAN, Fiber Channel for your SAN, Token Ring, and others.
Anther important change is a new "copypart" program to
copy local partitions.
Tags: Major feature enhancements

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