HDT 0.3.3

The new version of HDT is available.

It adds a new “memory” module to make information more readily available on the memory.

In this new mode, we find the stone work on memory mappings. There are the following commands:

memory> show E820
Displays information E820

memory> show E801
Displays information E801

memory> show E88
Displays information E88

This release also fixes several bugs on the cli

  • the behavior of the backspace key,
  • the cursor disappearance
  • aid that overflows from the screen display

Also note that in this version, the display cursor is now flashing to facilitate its location. Warning, this is not working under QEMU.

Enjoy! PS: thank you Dag Wieers for its many returns and stone for his work on memory mapping.

HDT 0.3.2

The version 0.3.2 of HDT is out!

It mainly contains a large stone work on the detection of disks and partitions.

At the CLI, new orders thus appear:

hdt> disk show

To view a synt├ęthique view available disks

hdt> disk

To switch to the “disk”

disk> show disks

To list the available disks

disk> disk show 0x80

To display the disk configuration 0x80 and its partitions.

Some ameillorations display modes VPD / PCI / Memory are also included.

For commenataire / bug / ideas report please join the mailing list

About HDT Dag Wieers (well known for its deposits RPMs) speaks in this Article

Saturday, April 25, 2009

HDT 0.3.1

The 0.3.x branch is inaugurated with version 0.3.1. On the menu :

  • Much work refactoring the CLI that allows us to have the completion and historitque.
  • Cleaning the display functions for consistency
  • a self-correction of the file name (modules.pcimap) when used with isolinux
  • cleaning of multiple spaces carried by some tools
  • support for type information VPD (Virtual Product Data).

I want to thank especially Pierre-Alexandre Meyer for his work that allowed the release of this version.

First Official Release HDT

After no less than 21 pre-releases, the Post has just fallen on the mailing list of Syslinux the Syslinux 3.74 version.

This version therefore incorporates the 0.2.7 version of HDT (Hardware Detection Tool), the tool I mentioned in a previous ticket.

This first official release of HDT is provided as standard in the archive Syslinux. You can find the “hdt.c32” file in the “com32 / hdt”.

I want to thank particularly

  • testers development versions which helped stabilized the code of this version
  • Gonzalo Sebastian (Oznog) for his proofreading comments and patches
  • Pierre-Alexandre Meyer (WFP) for its active involvement in the project, he was responsible among other recasting the CLI to be effective in the next version of HDT. This new architecture of the CLI will be scalable and will include completion commands via the <TAB>