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[20131110] g4u 2.6beta1 released
I have release g4u version 2.6beta1. Important changes are an update to recent NetBSD codebase, and moving the ramdisk from a separate file back into the kernel. This allows easy netbooting - at least I hope so, feedback is welcome here.

I'd like to push out version 2.6 within the next few weeks. Please test and let me know if there are any showstoppers!

Full list of news in g4u 2.6beta1:

  • Make this build with NetBSD-current sources as of 2013-10-20
  • Move back from a ramdisk that's loaded from a separate file back to a ramdisk that's part of the kernel image. This allows easier netbooting for those people who want it - added back by popular demand :-)
  • Added more kernel buffer space, to hold all kernel messages for dmesg, even on machines with large ACPI tables (Hello VMware Fusion!)
  • New drivers:
    • LSILogic 9x9 and 53c1030 (Fusion-MPT) PCI SCSI
    • LSI Logic Fusion-MPT II PCI SCSI
    • Atheros AR9k (802.11a/g/n) PCI Wireless
    • Marvell PCI Libertas Wireless
    • Atheros AR9k (802.11a/g/n) PC-Card Wireless
    • Broadcom BCM43xx PC-Card Wireless
    • Atheros AR9002U USB Wireless
    • Ralink Technology RT2500USB 802.11a/b/g USB Wireless
    • Ralink Technology RT(2[78]|30)00 802.11a/b/g/n USB Wireless
    • Realtek RTL8187/RTL8187B 802.11b/g USB Wireless
    • Realtek RTL8188CU/RTL8192CU 802.11b/g/n USB Wireless
    • Intel Atom E6xx PCI-LPC
Download links:
  • The g4u 2.6beta1 ISO CD image (zipped/uncompressed)
  • The g4u 2.6beta1 source
  • The g4u 2.6beta1 floppy images (zipped/ uncompressed floppy one, floppy two and floppy three)
  • Some md5 checksums:
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1-1.fs) = 264d5b27f208f1053777774d0c2b87a7
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1-2.fs) = 533b37fbeeb2d537928de61b25eb2ade
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1-3.fs) = 5abe1327326fcdac18bf4d68566f3e9b
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1.iso) = 37596efb42c014eb049e0027db059bd9
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1.tgz) = acd5907a7fb2cc8fbd4645a1b9db5272
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1.fs.zip) = 9b8da62fac57dcd38a4e3376189a087d
    MD5 (g4u-2.6beta1.iso.zip) = 44cb8d01407b17f9d9839740b5a0d2d9
    


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