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13 Feb 2012 14:18 msetzerii

Have submitted G4L 0.40 release, so should be available shortly, or check out sourceforge page. http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l/

05 Feb 2012 06:31 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 34

Getting ready to release, but seeing kernel and now busybox update.


ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha34.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04
kernel 3.1.8 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x1.8)
default kernel 3.1.8
kernel 3.0.16 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x0.16)
removed kernel 3.0.9
kernel 3.0.17 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x0.17)
kernel 3.1.9 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x1.9)
kernel 3.2.1 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x2.1)
Fix for issue with run= option and grub2
On my lab that I had just upgraded to Fedora 16
found that previous option to automatically run
no longer worked. Thought it might be the latest
kernels, but using them from the g4l cd work fine,
so assumming it is somthing to do with the grub2.
This issue is that the cmdline option has this:
run="command or commands for the g4l to run"
but somehow it is getting changed to
"run=command or commands for the g4l to run"
The g4lmenu script would strip the run= from the
lines, but that is expecting the " to be after the =
Have added these lines to the g4lmenu to handle the
difference.
< grub2fix=`cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b1-3`
< if [ "$grub2fix" = "run" ] ; then
< cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b 5-256 > /tmp/runcmd2
< mv /tmp/runcmd2 /tmp/runcmd
< fi
Will need to do more research to see if this is best fix.
kernel 3.1.10 released 2012/01/18 (bz3x1.10)
default kernel 3.1.10
kernel 3.3-rc1 released 2012/01/19 (bz3x3.rc1)
default kernel 3.2.1
g4l30o12 (added udpoption code for udp-receiver)
kernel 3.0.18 released 2012/01/26 (bz3x0.18)
kernel 3.2.2 released 2012/01/26 (bz3x2.2)
copied g4l30o12 to g4l30o11 script
default kernel 3.2.2
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/28
kernel 3.3-rc2 released 2012/01/31 (bz3x3.rc2)
kernel 3.0.19 released 2012/02/03 (bz3x0.19)
kernel 3.2.3 released 2012/02/03 (bz3x2.3)
default kernel 3.2.3
busybox 1.19.3 updated with patches upto 2012/01/30
kernel 3.2.4 released 2012/02/03 (bz3x2.4)
default kernel 3.2.4
busybox 1.19.4 new 2012/02/04

29 Jan 2012 09:43 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 30

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha30.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04
kernel 3.1.8 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x1.8)
default kernel 3.1.8
kernel 3.0.16 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x0.16)
removed kernel 3.0.9
kernel 3.0.17 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x0.17)
kernel 3.1.9 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x1.9)
kernel 3.2.1 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x2.1)
Fix for issue with run= option and grub2
On my lab that I had just upgraded to Fedora 16
found that previous option to automatically run
no longer worked. Thought it might be the latest
kernels, but using them from the g4l cd work fine,
so assumming it is somthing to do with the grub2.
This issue is that the cmdline option has this:
run="command or commands for the g4l to run"
but somehow it is getting changed to
"run=command or commands for the g4l to run"
The g4lmenu script would strip the run= from the
lines, but that is expecting the " to be after the =
Have added these lines to the g4lmenu to handle the
difference.
< grub2fix=`cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b1-3`
< if [ "$grub2fix" = "run" ] ; then
< cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b 5-256 > /tmp/runcmd2
< mv /tmp/runcmd2 /tmp/runcmd
< fi
Will need to do more research to see if this is best fix.
kernel 3.1.10 released 2012/01/18 (bz3x1.10)
default kernel 3.1.10
kernel 3.3-rc1 released 2012/01/19 (bz3x3.rc1)
default kernel 3.2.1
g4l30o12 (added udpoption code for udp-receiver)
kernel 3.0.18 released 2012/01/26 (bz3x0.18)
kernel 3.2.2 released 2012/01/26 (bz3x2.2)
copied g4l30o12 to g4l30o11 script
default kernel 3.2.2
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/28

21 Jan 2012 12:04 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 27

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha27.iso

kernel 3.3-rc1 released 2012/01/19 (bz3x3.rc1)
default kernel 3.2.1

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04
kernel 3.1.8 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x1.8)
default kernel 3.1.8
kernel 3.0.16 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x0.16)
removed kernel 3.0.9
kernel 3.0.17 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x0.17)
kernel 3.1.9 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x1.9)
kernel 3.2.1 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x2.1)
Fix for issue with run= option and grub2
On my lab that I had just upgraded to Fedora 16
found that previous option to automatically run
no longer worked. Thought it might be the latest
kernels, but using them from the g4l cd work fine,
so assumming it is somthing to do with the grub2.
This issue is that the cmdline option has this:
run="command or commands for the g4l to run"
but somehow it is getting changed to
"run=command or commands for the g4l to run"
The g4lmenu script would strip the run= from the
lines, but that is expecting the " to be after the =
Have added these lines to the g4lmenu to handle the
difference.
< grub2fix=`cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b1-3`
< if [ "$grub2fix" = "run" ] ; then
< cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b 5-256 > /tmp/runcmd2
< mv /tmp/runcmd2 /tmp/runcmd
< fi
Will need to do more research to see if this is best fix.
kernel 3.1.10 released 2012/01/18 (bz3x1.10)
default kernel 3.1.10
kernel 3.3-rc1 released 2012/01/19 (bz3x3.rc1)
default kernel 3.2.1

14 Jan 2012 12:30 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 25

Issue with run= option and grub2

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha25.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04
kernel 3.1.8 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x1.8)
default kernel 3.1.8
kernel 3.0.16 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x0.16)
removed kernel 3.0.9
kernel 3.0.17 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x0.17)
kernel 3.1.9 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x1.9)
kernel 3.2.1 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x2.1)
Fix for issue with run= option and grub2
On my lab that I had just upgraded to Fedora 16
found that previous option to automatically run
no longer worked. Thought it might be the latest
kernels, but using them from the g4l cd work fine,
so assumming it is somthing to do with the grub2.
This issue is that the cmdline option has this:
run="command or commands for the g4l to run"
but somehow it is getting changed to
"run=command or commands for the g4l to run"
The g4lmenu script would strip the run= from the
lines, but that is expecting the " to be after the =
Have added these lines to the g4lmenu to handle the
difference.
< grub2fix=`cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b1-3`
< if [ "$grub2fix" = "run" ] ; then
< cat /tmp/runcmd | cut -b 5-256 > /tmp/runcmd2
< mv /tmp/runcmd2 /tmp/runcmd
< fi
Will need to do more research to see if this is best fix.

13 Jan 2012 08:43 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 24

3 new kernels.

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha24.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04
kernel 3.1.8 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x1.8)
default kernel 3.1.8
kernel 3.0.16 released 2012/01/06 (bz3x0.16)
removed kernel 3.0.9
kernel 3.0.17 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x0.17)
kernel 3.1.9 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x1.9)
kernel 3.2.1 released 2012/01/12 (bz3x2.1)

05 Jan 2012 22:53 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 21

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha21.iso

Probable will shortly release 0.40 before upgrading systems to Fedora 16 soon.

Changes.

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2.0.4
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2012/01/01
kernel 3.1.7 released 2012/01/03 (bz3x1.7)
default kernel 3.1.7
kernel 3.2 Added 2012/01/04

25 Dec 2011 00:16 msetzerii

Making an USB setup of G4L

Having been looking at making a way of creating an USB version of G4L.

Option 1: Creating a full version of what is on the CD to Flash
Just copy CD files to a flash with a format supported syslinux, and use the now
included syslinux, syslinux.com or syslinux.exe to make the flash bootable. These are the
same versions as that used by the CD.

Option 2: Making a scaled down setup of G4L that boots using grub4dos. It can be loaded on
an ntfspartition as well.
Files that contain the latest kernel only and memtest.

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-lite.zip
or
ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-lite.7z
or
ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-win.exe

The g4l-win is a self-extracting 7z file, and and be extracted to an
ntfs partition, and then modify the boot.ini for XP to have it as a boot
option. With Vista, 7, or 2008 it requires some more work of renaming
bootmgr and making the grub4dos the default boot loader.

With a flash, you extract the files to the flash, and the use the grub4dos installer
programs to make it bootable.

bootlace.com works with both DOS and Linux
grubinst works with DOS
grubinst_gui works with Windows.

Note: this works with Fat, NTFS, EXT2 and EXT3 partitions that I know of.

25 Dec 2011 00:04 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 17

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha17.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2011/12/14
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression
add syslinux, syslinux.com, and syslinux.exe
Can now copy files from directory to USB and use these
programs to make it bootable. Linux, DOS, WIN32
Updated f3write and f3read to version 2
Change g4l to link to newer g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.1.6 released 2011/12/21 (bz3x1.6)
default kernel 3.1.6
kernel 3.2-rc7 Added 2011/12/24

19 Dec 2011 00:44 msetzerii

G4L 0.40 Alpha 13

Bug fix in script that caused local backup with split on and lzop compression to fail due to an h- instead of - in a line.

ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l0.40alpha/g4l-v0.40alpha13.iso

Latest changes with 0.40
kernel 3.2-rc4 2011/12/01
updated parted
Modified f3read and f3write to show processing details.
Syslinux 4.05
kernel 3.1.5 released 2011/12/09 (bz3x1.5)
default kernel 3.1.5
kernel 3.2-rc5 Added 2011/12/09
updated testdisk-6.14-WIP as of 2011/12/14
Added cleandrive8.dialog code into g4l30o11 script
kernel 3.2-rc6 Added 2011/12/17
vlan support in 3.1.5 and 3.2-rc6 added
vconfig added
modified version of f3read and f3write
Bug fix - line 1625 of g4l script had h- instead of -
caused error in local backup with split on lzop compression

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