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List of changes for Version 0.7.3 Edit

(see also file NEWS in source)

Bugfixes:

  • Check ELF header before accessing kernel vmlinux (fix exception).
  • Fix problems with memory hole from shared video cards and the error message "PFN to high".
  • Bugfix host freeze after "Using IPI Shortcut mode" and other randomly crashes at mounting the root file system with types ext2 or ext3.

Daemon:

  • Add build date to exe file properties.
  • View build timestamp of ntkernel driver with --status-driver.
  • Bug #1861876: Random created MAC stored in Registry to have same on every start. [HKCU\Software\coLinux]
  • Bugfix: Image files >=4GB fails with size error on parameter "-v 3".
  • Workarround for unresponsive key inputs on Vista flooded nt-console. Linux driver will sleep now, if message queues have to many entries and user task is busy. Network daemons drivers changed also into this mode.
  • Incrase NT console screen to most as can without scrollbars at startup.

Kernel:

  • Kernel has been updated to 2.6.22.18
  • Fix for splice local root exploit is included, details on http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.18
  • Feature Requests #1421120: Fixup "vim fsync" error on cofs.
  • Bugfix get_size for double opened block devices.
  • Fix BSOD on "stty rows N" where n>25. Disable resize. (Paolo Minazzi)
  • Bugfix: CR3 wrong converted for register dumps inside page fault handler.

Installer:

  • Update image ArchLinux-2007.08-2
  • Text '* Notes' sometimes was only shown as '*', adjust field sizes
  • Feature Requests #1898468: expose install folder as variable %COLINUX%

Buildsystem:

  • New option --errfile use different file for stdout and stderr.

Upgrading from 0.6.x to 0.7.x Edit

  • XML config files have been removed. Use the command-line syntax in a name=value per line plain text file instead (see colinux-daemon.txt):
    kernel=vlinux
    mem=32
    cobd0=fs\root_fs
    cobd1=fs\swap_fs
    eth0=slirp
    root=/dev/cobd0
    ro
  • Replace the '-c name' with '@name' as parameter for colinux-daemon.
  • Locate for tool "colinux-xml2cfg", a XML to CFG converter for coLinux on SF or here
  • The file initrd contains no modules. Modules are only in the file vmlinux-modules.tar.gz. The initrd extracts modules over device cofs31 automaticly, if you configure it as "initrd=initrd.gz" in config file. After modules are installed, you can remove the initrd from config.
  • If upgrading from 0.6.1, see README.txt for 0.6.2 or Wiki for information about other issues when upgrading.

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