I'm glad to announce a big update...
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* 2.01.16 2008-09-07
- Linux kernel upgraded from 2.6.26 to 220.127.116.11.
Kernel's .config is back to what it was in PING 2.01.12
(as some Intel controllers did not work any more, preventing
SATA drives from being recognized -- cause is still unknown).
- Added 'NFS_Preferred' to the standard isolinux.cfg's kernel
parameters. The settings we usually use to map a Microsoft
share (SMBFS or CIFS) will work same if NFS_Preferred is set
to 1, except that we'll use the NFS protocol.
- Added curl and curlftpfs to the OS image.
As a result, FTP has been added to the list of supported
protocols. Curlftpfs will be used to actually mount a FTP
site, making FTP transferts go smoothly. So far, restorations
have been tested succesfully, but image creation won't work.
The 'FTP_Preferred' parameter has been added to the kernel
parameters. Parameters 'Server', 'User', 'Passwd' and
'Directory' can be used too.
- PING can now store an image onto a local, dirty, NTFS partition.
- Added the Force_Dirty_NTFS_Mount parameter.
If set to Y, we'll mount R/W NTFS filesystems even if they
have the dirty flag set. It's not recommended, of course,
but it might help sometimes.
- Don't map /mnt/smbfs if the directory is not empty. So users can
mount it the way they like, for example with a addon-xxx.tar.gz
file and commands to be called before PING shows menus (Cmd_1).
Use this feature if you wish to implement sshfs.
- Samba upgraded from 3.0.30 to 3.2.3. As a result, mount.cifs
should now support DFS.
- Upgraded syslinux from 3.54 to 3.71.
- When creating an image, PING will now add to the image directory
a file called HDD_Look.txt. Its purpose is to describe the disk
drive(s) from which the image has been made. It's absolutely
useless right now, but this might change some day.
- When trying to restore an image made on a PATA drive (called for
example by linux hda) to a SATA drive (called sda), previous
versions of PING would complain and leave. Now, if the expected
target device cannot be found, PING will propose to choose among
detected HDDs. If there's only one possible choice and you don't
want any possible interaction to be given to the user, there's
also a new parameter you can pass to the kernel APPEND line or
to the /etc/ping.conf file: set parameter Its_HDA_Stupid to Y.
- If in an image directory already containing for ex. sda1.000,
you add an archive called sda1.zip, then PING will first restore
the partimaged file sda1.000, then afterwards, unzip the archive
to the root of the restored filesystem. This should make it
faster to slightly update already written images.
You can also add several archives; call them sda1.000.zip,
sda1.001.zip, and so on.
- Upgraded intel e1000 drivers from 8.0.1 to 18.104.22.168.
- Added these parameters to the default proposed APPEND line:
nomce pci=nommconf pci=nomsi irqpoll
As always, it can be downloaded here.
Thanks to all those who have taken some time to give first shots a try!