Lastest version of G4u? Is it possible?

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Lastest version of G4u? Is it possible?

#1 Post by branzmff » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:18 pm

Is there any chance of getting the lastest version of g4u into UBCD 5?
I wanted to boot G4u (alpha version) from PXE server installed on windows XP, but I can't do that with the new version. I can't use memdisk to emulate the floppy version since they're splitted into 3 .fs images.
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#2 Post by Icecube » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:33 pm

Yes, it is possible to make one image of it.
Victor has got a script (for linux) which makes it possible to make 1 floppy image of the 2/3 floppy images.

@ Victor: Can you post the script below?

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#3 Post by Icecube » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:14 am

@ Victor: The section in the isolinux config file for g4u is:

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KERNEL memdisk
APPEND initrd=/ubcd/images/g4u.igz ro raw
Without the ro and raw options it just runs fine (in a virtual machine).

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KERNEL memdisk
APPEND initrd=/ubcd/images/g4u.igz

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#4 Post by Victor Chew » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:32 pm

Just uploaded the script here.
Without the ro and raw options it just runs fine (in a virtual machine).
Heh, legacy stuff. I will correct that in the next beta release.

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#5 Post by branzmff » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:44 am

thank you victor for your script.
I finally got g4u to work. I'm now able to boot g4u 2.4alpha via PXE without any problem.

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LABEL -
MENU LABEL G^4U 2.4 Alpha
Kernel kernels/memdisk floppy c=3 s=32 h=64
Append initrd=images/g4u2.img ro raw
"ro raw" parameters are needed, otherwise it will crash.

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#6 Post by Icecube » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:57 pm

I have tested g4u V2.3 and g4u V2.4 alpha 2 in qemu, they both work with the following:
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MENU LABEL g4u V2.3
TEXT HELP
NetBSD-based distro that allows you to clone a hard disk by uploading a
compressed image to a FTP server, and to restore from that image via FTP.
Network configuration is performed via DHCP. Both cloning of harddisks as
well as partitions are supported.
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KERNEL memdisk
APPEND initrd=/ubcd/images/g4u.igz
@branzmff: do you have updated memdisk to the last version?

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