Subject: [announce] Gujin GPL bootloader version 2.8.5
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2012 22:11:22 UTC (over 4 years ago)
There is a new version v2.8.5 of the GPL Gujin boot/linux loader at http://gujin.org (i.e. sourceforge) with bug fixes and improvements, and Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora packages in 32 and 64 bits for easy installation on i386/amd64 PC. This version contains quite a lot of bug fixes, changelog is: - Fix (error loading file 0x3401) loading kernel on highly fragmented ext2 partitions - Fix a bug when /boot/gujin.ebios created not contiguous (hdparm --fibmap /boot/gujin.ebios), and enable uninstalling those not contigous files (happens on highly fragmented 1024 bytes/block ext2 partitions) - Fix a problem when MBR has 0x29 signature but invalid bytes/sectors - Fix a bug where /boot directories were not probed on FAT (directory entries contains null size on FAT) - Behaves better when partitions do not have a label, use PBR label or Gujin "part n" - no more compile with "-funsigned-char", fix bugs about mixed sector sizes in iso images (loading kernel on 512 bytes/sector FAT filesystem written on a CDROM/DVDRAM) - add "relro" linker flags for the installer - Re-enable PCI I/O space of PCI IDEs if disabled by BIOS (when BIOS finds no disk) - fix possible problem with BIOS disk nb_heads=256 - add docs for changing Linux parameter by Shift-Fn or Shift-mouse, and Control-Break behaviour - add probing for /sys/block/sr[0-9] for "gujin --report-signature" - update to support PCI BIOS v3.0+ which is not fully backward compatible, and use VirtualBox bug. - Fix to handle older HP BIOS bugs - update GPG signature, add new encryption/signature subkeys Downloads at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gujin/files/ Have fun, Etienne.