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1# $Id: ChangeLog 438 2006-03-10 23:16:14Z bcornec $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.0.7 (2006-03-10)
6- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
7- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
8  (Bruno Cornec)
9- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
10  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
11  (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
13- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
14- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
15  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
16- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
17- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
18- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
19- rpmlint cleanups
20- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also Debian bug #351446.)
21- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also Debian Bug #348966.)
22  (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy
24  (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
26with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available)
27  (Bruno Cornec)
28- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support
29  (Bruno Cornec)
30- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option)
31  (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
32- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField
33  (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
34- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
35- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
36- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
37  (Bruno Cornec)
38
391.06 (2005-12-23)
40- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
41- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
42- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
43  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
44- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
45- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
46- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
47- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
48  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
49- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
50  (Bruno Cornec)
51- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
52  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
53- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
54- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
55  (Bruno Cornec)
56- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
57  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
58- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
59- VMPlayer support
60- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
61  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
62- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
63  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
64- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
65
661.05 (2005-11-19)
67- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
68  (Andree Leidenfrost)
69- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
70  (Andree Leidenfrost)
71- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
72  (Bruno Cornec)
73- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
74  (Philippe De Muyter)
75- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
76  (Philippe De Muyter)
77
781.04
79- support exec-shield
80- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
81  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
82- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
83  can be restarted reliably
84- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
85  when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
86- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
87  executed)
88- removed executable flag from:
89  - 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
90  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
91
92
931.03
94- better support of SLES 8
95
96
971.02
98- better kernel-level logging
99- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
100- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
101  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
102
103 
1041.01
105- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
106- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
107- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
108
109
1101.00
111- first 1.0x release
112- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
113- better support of SuSE 9.1
114- added mdadm to deplist.txt
115- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
116- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
117- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
118- removed uClibc
119- add memtest support
120- 2.6 kernel support
121- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
122- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
123- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
124- updated+rebuilt busybox
125- added star support
126- mount /sys at boot-time
127- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
128- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
129- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
130- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
131- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
132
133v0.95
134- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
135- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
136- disable multifunc cd thing
137- better Gentoo support (Bill)
138- better OnStream support
139- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
140- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
141- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
142- fixed boot screen typo
143- added support for 'auto' fs format
144- better devfs support for Mandrake users
145- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
146- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
147
148
149v0.94
150- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
151- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
152- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
153- re-mount root as rw just in case
154- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
155- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
156- added symlinks.tgz
157- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
158
159
160v0.93
161- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
162- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
163- re-enabled fsck*
164- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
165- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
166- better ISO support
167- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
168- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
169  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
170  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
171- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
172  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
173- removed afio dependency
174- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
175  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
176- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
177- cleared up the boot msg
178- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
179- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
180- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
181- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
182- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
183
184
185v0.92
186- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
187- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
188- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
189- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
190- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
191- cleaned up logs
192- iso mode now calls Interactive
193- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
194- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
195- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
196- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
197  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
198- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
199- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
200  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
201
202
203v0.90
204- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
205- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
206- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
207- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
208- better at finding isolinux.bin
209- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
210- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
211- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
212- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
213  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
214- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
215  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
216- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
217- fixed vi
218- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
219  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
220- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
221- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
222
223
22412-08-2002
225""""""""""
226v0.90 (DEVEL)
227- new stable branch
228- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
229- fixed deplist.txt
230
231
23212-02-2002
233""""""""""
234v0.72 (DEVEL)
235- misc code clean-ups
236- save boot device's boot sector
237- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
238- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
239- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
240- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
241- removed lilo from dependencies
242- more Gentoo-friendly
243
244
24511-17-2002
246""""""""""
247v0.71 (DEVEL)
248- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
249  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
250  match (*grumble* Debian)
251- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
252- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
253- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
254- now accepts --findkernel
255- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
256- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
257- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
258- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
259- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
260- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
261- fixed minor bug in .spec file
262- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
263- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
264- fixed install.sh
265- cleaned up deplist.txt
266- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
267- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
268- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
269- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
270- fixed .spec bug
271- better feedback
272- added Markus's RAID patch
273- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
274
275
27609-08-2002
277""""""""""
278v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
279- better logging by dependency-calculating code
280- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
281- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
282- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
283- added host* config files to deplist
284- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
285- added RPC support to uClibc
286- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
287- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
288  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
289- cleaned up deplist.txt
290- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
291- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
292- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
293- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
294
295
29607-14-2002
297""""""""""
298v0.65-1
299- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
300- added x11-tools.tgz option
301- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
302- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
303- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
304- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
305- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
306
307
30807-14-2002
309""""""""""
310v0.64-1
311- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
312- improved nfs config file creation
313- search more locations for isolinux.bin
314- added isonuke option
315- faster data disk creation
316- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
317- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
318- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
319- removed softlink to pico
320- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
321- added [ to ramdisk
322- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
323- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
324- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
325- added syslinux support
326- cleaned up message screens
327
328
32906-04-2002
330""""""""""
331v0.63-7
332- improved logging
333
334
33506-02-2002
336""""""""""
337v0.63-6
338- sped it up a bit
339- fixed ISO creation bug
340
341
34205-22-2002
343""""""""""
344v0.63-5
345- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
346- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
347- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
348- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
349
350
35105-06-2002
352""""""""""
353v0.63-4
354- added less.bin to deplist.txt
355- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
356- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
357- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
358
359
36004-25-2002
361""""""""""
362v0.63-2
363- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
364- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
365
366
36704-23-2002
368""""""""""
369v0.63
370- minor cosmetic improvements
371- improved homedir-locating code
372- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
373
374
37504-08-2002
376""""""""""
377v0.62
378- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
379  Mindi to support larger kernels
380- cleaned up logging a lot
381- better detection of the kernel currently in use
382- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
383- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
384
385
38603-31-2002
387""""""""""
388v0.60
389- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
390- abort if isolinux not found
391- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
392- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
393
394
39503-21-2002
396""""""""""
397v0.59
398- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
399- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
400- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
401
402
40303-10-2002
404""""""""""
405v0.58-r7
406- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
407
408
40903-03-2002
410""""""""""
411v0.58-r6
412- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
413  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
414- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
415- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
416
417
41802-24-2002
419""""""""""
420v0.58-r5
421- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
422- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
423- removed mondo-manual.html
424- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
425- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
426- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
427- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
428- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
429
430
43102-18-2002
432""""""""""
433v0.58-r4
434- quash error if /opt not found
435- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
436  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
437
438
43902-17-2002
440""""""""""
441v0.58-r3
442- misc enhancements
443- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
444- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
445- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
446- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
447- added vi to busybox again
448
449
45002-11-2002
451""""""""""
452v0.58-r2
453- fixed errant tar warning
454- replaced libc5 with uClibc
455- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
456- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
457- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
458- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
459
460
46102-10-2002
462""""""""""
463v0.58
464- more pointed error messages
465- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
466- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
467- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
468- cosmetic bugfixes
469- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
470
471
47202-05-2002
473""""""""""
474v0.57
475- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
476- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
477- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
478- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
479- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
480- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
481
482
48302-01-2002
484""""""""""
485v0.56
486- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
487- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
488- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
489- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
490- updated README
491- moved many global vars to start of script
492- better at finding US kbd maps
493- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
494  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
495
496
49701-28-2002
498""""""""""
499v0.55
500- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
501  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
502- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
503- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
504- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
505  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
506- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
507- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
508
509
51001-25-2002
511""""""""""
512v0.54
513- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
514- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
515- cosmetic fixes
516- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
517- added gawk and awk to deplist
518- lilo has been added to .spec file
519- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
520- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
521
522
52301-20-2002
524""""""""""
525v0.53
526- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
527- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
528- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
529- updated embleer.C.bz2
530- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
531- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
532- improved SizeOfPartition() function
533- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
534- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
535- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
536  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
537- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
538- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
539- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
540- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
541- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
542- added .spec file to tarball
543
544
54501-10-2002
546""""""""""
547v0.52-2
548- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
549- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
550  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
551- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
552- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
553- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
554- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
555  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
556- always make mindi.iso
557
558
55901-06-2002
560""""""""""
561v0.52-1
562- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
563- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
564- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
565- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
566- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
567- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
568- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
569- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
570- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
571  incorporate its files in the data disks
572- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
573- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
574  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
575  mapping will be used
576- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
577- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
578  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
579- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
580- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
581  Mondo-friendly
582- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
583- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
584- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
585- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
586  whatever; just offer Expert
587
588
58912-25-2001
590""""""""""
591v0.51-1
592    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
593    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
594    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
595        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
596    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
597    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
598    - streamlined deplist.txt
599    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
600    - fix some cosmetic bugs
601
602
60312-19-2001
604""""""""""
605v0.50-4
606    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
607    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
608    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
609      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
610          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
611
612
61312-15-2001
614""""""""""
615v0.50-2
616    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
617
618
619v0.50-1
620    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
621    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
622    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
623    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
624      hardware setup
625    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
626
627
628v0.48-2
629    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
630      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
631    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
632      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
633    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
634      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
635      runs mondo-restore if it exists
636    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
637    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
638    - cleaned up mindi's logging
639
640
641v0.48-1
642    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
643          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
644    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
645    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
646    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
647          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
648    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
649      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
650      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
651    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
652    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
653
654
655v0.47
656    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
657      from mountlist.txt
658    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
659      bug in some obscure Debian distros
660    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
661    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
662      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
663    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
664      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
665    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
666
667
668v0.46
669    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
670    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
671    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
672    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
673      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
674    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
675    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
676    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
677
678
679v0.45
680    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
681    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
682    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
683    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
684    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
685    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
686      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
687    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
688    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
689    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
690          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
691    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
692      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
693    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
694    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
695    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
696      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
697    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
698    - added lzop to deplist.txt
699    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
700    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
701    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
702    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
703      and RAID modules
704    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
705    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
706      (Jean-David Marrow)
707    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
708    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
709
710
711v0.44
712    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
713    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
714    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
715    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
716      the module anyway
717
718
719v0.43
720    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
721    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
722      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
723    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
724      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
725    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
726      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
727    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
728      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
729      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
730    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
731    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
732      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
733      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
734    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
735    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
736      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
737      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
738    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
739      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
740      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
741    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
742      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
743      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
744      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
745    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
746
747
748v0.42
749    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
750    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
751    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
752      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
753    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
754      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
755    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
756      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
757      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
758    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
759      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
760    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
761    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
762    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
763    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
764          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
765    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
766    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
767      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
768    - tested successfully with the following distros
769      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
770      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
771    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
772    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
773          to use the minix filesystem
774    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
775      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
776    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
777      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
778      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
779    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
780      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
781      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
782    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
783    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
784          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
785    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
786      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
787    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
788          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
789    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
790    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
791    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
792          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
793          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
794    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
795          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
796    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
797      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
798          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
799          at backup-time to the data disks
800        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
801    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
802    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
803          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
804          the ramdisk
805    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
806          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
807          is being used
808
809
810v0.41
811    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
812    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
813    - added umount to deplist again
814    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
815          drive and floppy disk drives)
816    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
817    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
818          deplist but also from busybox)
819    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
820        - experimental LVM support
821    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
822    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
823    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
824      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
825      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
826    - added date and sync to deplist again
827    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
828    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
829          spaces between cols
830      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
831    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
832          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
833          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
834    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
835    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
836          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
837    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
838          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
839    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
840    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
841        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
842    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
843          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
844    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
845          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
846    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
847    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
848          comments from /etc/termcap
849
850
851v0.40
852    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
853          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
854    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
855      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
856          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
857    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
858    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
859      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
860    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
861    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
862    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
863    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
864      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
865    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
866        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
867    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
868          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
869    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
870          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
871    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
872          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
873
874
875v0.39
876    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
877      softlinks are still there :-)
878    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
879      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
880    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
881    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
882    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
883    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
884    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
885          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
886          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
887    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
888          like it very much)
889    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
890    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
891    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
892    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
893      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
894          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
895    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
896          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
897    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
898    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
899        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
900          instead of just mondo-restore
901        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
902    - improved the post-run clean-up
903    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
904          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
905    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
906          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
907    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
908    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
909          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
910    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
911          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
912    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
913    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
914          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
915        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
916    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
917
918
919v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
920        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
921    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
922    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
923    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
924          /var/log/mindi.log
925    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
926          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
927
928
929v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
930        - changed the boot screen a little bit
931    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
932    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
933    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
934          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
935      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
936    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
937          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
938    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
939          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
940    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
941          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
942    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
943      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
944      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
945    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
946
947
948v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
949    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
950    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
951    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
952    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
953      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
954    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
955          CD-ROM (David Granz)
956    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
957    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
958    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
959
960
961v0.35
962    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
963    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
964    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
965    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
966    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
967      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
968
969
970v0.34
971    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
972      (Bill Davidsen)
973    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
974    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
975
976
977v0.33
978    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
979    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
980      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
981    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
982    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
983    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
984    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
985    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
986    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
987    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
988      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
989    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
990    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
991      by approx 20%
992
993
994v0.32
995    - software RAID is now supported
996    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
997    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
998    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
999    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
1000      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
1001    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
1002    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
1003      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
1004      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
1005    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
1006      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
1007    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
1008
1009
1010
1011v0.31
1012        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
1013    - slightly better install.sh and README
1014
1015
1016v0.30
1017        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
1018    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
1019    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1020
1021
1022v0.29
1023    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1024      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1025        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1026    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1027    - added clear to deplist.txt
1028    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1029      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1030          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1031    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1032    - boot-up msg is more informative
1033    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1034    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1035      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1036    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
1037
1038
1039v0.28
1040        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1041          warns but does not abort
1042    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1043          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1044    - should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
1045        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1046          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1047    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1048      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1049    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1050    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1051    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1052          to fill each data disk to the brim
1053    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1054      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1055    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1056    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1057      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1058    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1059    - RPM and SRPM published
1060    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1061    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1062          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
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1064
1065v0.26
1066    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1067    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1068    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1069      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1070    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1071        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1072        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1073    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1074    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1075    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1076      restored if they were spread across CD's
1077
1078
1079v0.25
1080    - uses its own copy of lilo
1081        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1082        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1083    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1084        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1085    - added diff to deplist.txt
1086    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1087          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1088    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1089          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1090    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1091    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1092      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1093    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1094    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1095    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1096    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1097    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1098    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
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1100
1101v0.24
1102    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1103        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1104    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1105    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1106          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1107    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1108    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1109        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1110    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1111    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1112    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1113    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1114    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1115    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1116
1117
1118v0.23
1119        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1120    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1121    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1122        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1123    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1124    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1125    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1126        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1127        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
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1129
1130v0.22
1131        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1132        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1133        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1134          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1135        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1136        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1137        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1138        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1139        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1140        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1141        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1142        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1143          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1144        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1145          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1146
1147
1148v0.21
1149        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1150        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1151        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1152        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1153        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1154        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1155        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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