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1MINDI                            CHANGES                           08/23/2004
4- support exec-shield
5- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
6  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
7- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
8  can be restarted reliably
9- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
10  when processing file '/etc/'
11- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
12  executed)
13- removed executable flag from:
14  - 'rootfs/etc/'
15  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
19- better support of SLES 8
23- better kernel-level logging
24- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
25- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
26  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
30- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
31- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
32- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
36- first 1.0x release
37- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
38- better support of SuSE 9.1
39- added mdadm to deplist.txt
40- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
41- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
42- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
43- removed uClibc
44- add memtest support
45- 2.6 kernel support
46- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
48- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
49- updated+rebuilt busybox
50- added star support
51- mount /sys at boot-time
52- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
53- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
54- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
55- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
56- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
59- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
60- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
61- disable multifunc cd thing
62- better Gentoo support (Bill)
63- better OnStream support
64- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
65- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
66- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
67- fixed boot screen typo
68- added support for 'auto' fs format
69- better devfs support for Mandrake users
70- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
71- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
75- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
77- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
78- re-mount root as rw just in case
79- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
80- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
81- added symlinks.tgz
82- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
86- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
87- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
88- re-enabled fsck*
89- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
90- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
91- better ISO support
92- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
93- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
94  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
95  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
96- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
97  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
98- removed afio dependency
99- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
100  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
101- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
102- cleared up the boot msg
103- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
104- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
105- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
106- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
107- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
111- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
112- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
113- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
114- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
115- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
116- cleaned up logs
117- iso mode now calls Interactive
118- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
119- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
120- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
121- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
122  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
123- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
124- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
125  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
129- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
130- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
131- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
132- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
133- better at finding isolinux.bin
134- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
135- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
136- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
137- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
138  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
139- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
140  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
141- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
142- fixed vi
143- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
144  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
145- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
146- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
151v0.90 (DEVEL)
152- new stable branch
153- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
154- fixed deplist.txt
159v0.72 (DEVEL)
160- misc code clean-ups
161- save boot device's boot sector
162- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
163- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
164- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
165- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
166- removed lilo from dependencies
167- more Gentoo-friendly
172v0.71 (DEVEL)
173- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
174  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
175  match (*grumble* Debian)
176- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
177- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
178- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
179- now accepts --findkernel
180- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
181- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
182- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
183- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
184- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
185- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
186- fixed minor bug in .spec file
187- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
188- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
189- fixed
190- cleaned up deplist.txt
191- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
192- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
193- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
194- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
195- fixed .spec bug
196- better feedback
197- added Markus's RAID patch
198- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
203v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
204- better logging by dependency-calculating code
205- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
206- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
207- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
208- added host* config files to deplist
209- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
210- added RPC support to uClibc
211- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
212- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
213  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
214- cleaned up deplist.txt
215- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
216- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
217- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
218- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
224- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
225- added x11-tools.tgz option
226- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
227- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
228- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
229- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
230- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
236- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
237- improved nfs config file creation
238- search more locations for isolinux.bin
239- added isonuke option
240- faster data disk creation
241- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
242- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
243- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
244- removed softlink to pico
245- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
246- added [ to ramdisk
247- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
248- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
249- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
250- added syslinux support
251- cleaned up message screens
257- improved logging
263- sped it up a bit
264- fixed ISO creation bug
270- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
271- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
272- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
273- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
279- added less.bin to deplist.txt
280- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
281- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
282- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
288- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
289- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
295- minor cosmetic improvements
296- improved homedir-locating code
297- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
303- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
304  Mindi to support larger kernels
305- cleaned up logging a lot
306- better detection of the kernel currently in use
307- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
308- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
314- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
315- abort if isolinux not found
316- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
317- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
323- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
324- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
325- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
331- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
337- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
338  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
339- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
340- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
346- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
347- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
348- removed mondo-manual.html
349- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
350- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
351- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
352- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
353- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
359- quash error if /opt not found
360- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
361  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
367- misc enhancements
368- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
369- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
370- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
371- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
372- added vi to busybox again
378- fixed errant tar warning
379- replaced libc5 with uClibc
380- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
381- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
382- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
383- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
389- more pointed error messages
390- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
391- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
392- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
393- cosmetic bugfixes
394- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
400- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
401- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
402- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
403- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
404- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
405- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
411- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
412- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
413- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
414- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
415- updated README
416- moved many global vars to start of script
417- better at finding US kbd maps
418- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
419  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
425- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
426  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
427- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
428- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
429- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
430  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
431- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
432- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
438- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
439- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
440- cosmetic fixes
441- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
442- added gawk and awk to deplist
443- lilo has been added to .spec file
444- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
445- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
451- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
452- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
453- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
454- updated embleer.C.bz2
455- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
456- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
457- improved SizeOfPartition() function
458- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
459- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
460- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
461  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
462- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
463- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
464- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
465- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
466- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
467- added .spec file to tarball
473- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
474- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
475  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
476- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
477- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
478- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
479- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
480  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
481- always make mindi.iso
487- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
488- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
489- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
490- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
491- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
492- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
493- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
494- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
495- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
496  incorporate its files in the data disks
497- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
498- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
499  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
500  mapping will be used
501- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
502- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
503  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
504- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
505- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
506  Mondo-friendly
507- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
508- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
509- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
510- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
511  whatever; just offer Expert
517    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
518    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
519    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
520        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
521    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
522    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
523    - streamlined deplist.txt
524    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
525    - fix some cosmetic bugs
531    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
532    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
533    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
534      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
535          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
541    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
545    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
546    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
547    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
548    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
549      hardware setup
550    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
554    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
555      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
556    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
557      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
558    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
559      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
560      runs mondo-restore if it exists
561    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
562    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
563    - cleaned up mindi's logging
567    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
568          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
569    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
570    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
571    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
572          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
573    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
574      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
575      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
576    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
577    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
581    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
582      from mountlist.txt
583    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
584      bug in some obscure Debian distros
585    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
586    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
587      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
588    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
589      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
590    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
594    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
595    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
596    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
597    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
598      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
599    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
600    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
601    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
605    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
606    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
607    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
608    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
609    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
610    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
611      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
612    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
613    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
614    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
615          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
616    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
617      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
618    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
619    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
620    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
621      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
622    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
623    - added lzop to deplist.txt
624    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
625    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
626    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
627    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
628      and RAID modules
629    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
630    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
631      (Jean-David Marrow)
632    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
633    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
637    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
638    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
639    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
640    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
641      the module anyway
645    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
646    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
647      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
648    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
649      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
650    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
651      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
652    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
653      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
654      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
655    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
656    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
657      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
658      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
659    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
660    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
661      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
662      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
663    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
664      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
665      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
666    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
667      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
668      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
669      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
670    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
674    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
675    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
676    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
677      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
678    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
679      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
680    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
681      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
682      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
683    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
684      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
685    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
686    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
687    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
688    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
689          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
690    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
691    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
692      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
693    - tested successfully with the following distros
694      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
695      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
696    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
697    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
698          to use the minix filesystem
699    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
700      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
701    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
702      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
703      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
704    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
705      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
706      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
707    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
708    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
709          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
710    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
711      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
712    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
713          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
714    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
715    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
716    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
717          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
718          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
719    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
720          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
721    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
722      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
723          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
724          at backup-time to the data disks
725        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
726    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
727    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
728          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
729          the ramdisk
730    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
731          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
732          is being used
736    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
737    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
738    - added umount to deplist again
739    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
740          drive and floppy disk drives)
741    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
742    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
743          deplist but also from busybox)
744    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
745        - experimental LVM support
746    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
747    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
748    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
749      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
750      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
751    - added date and sync to deplist again
752    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
753    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
754          spaces between cols
755      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
756    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
757          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
758          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
759    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
760    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
761          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
762    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
763          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
764    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
765    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
766        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
767    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
768          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
769    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
770          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
771    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
772    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
773          comments from /etc/termcap
777    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
778          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
779    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
780      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
781          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
782    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
783    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
784      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
785    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
786    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
787    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
788    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
789      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
790    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
791        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
792    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
793          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
794    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
795          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
796    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
797          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
801    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
802      softlinks are still there :-)
803    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
804      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
805    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
806    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
807    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
808    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
809    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
810          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
811          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
812    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
813          like it very much)
814    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
815    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
816    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
817    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
818      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
819          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
820    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
821          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
822    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
823    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
824        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
825          instead of just mondo-restore
826        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
827    - improved the post-run clean-up
828    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
829          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
830    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
831          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
832    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
833    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
834          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
835    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
836          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
837    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
838    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
839          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
840        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
841    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
844v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
845        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
846    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
847    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
848    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
849          /var/log/mindi.log
850    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
851          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
854v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
855        - changed the boot screen a little bit
856    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
857    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
858    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
859          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
860      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
861    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
862          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
863    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
864          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
865    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
866          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
867    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
868      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
869      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
870    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
873v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
874    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
875    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
876    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
877    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
878      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
879    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
880          CD-ROM (David Granz)
881    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
882    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
883    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
887    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
888    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
889    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
890    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
891    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
892      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
896    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
897      (Bill Davidsen)
898    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
899    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
903    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
904    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
905      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
906    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
907    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
908    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
909    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
910    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
911    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
912    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
913      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
914    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
915    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
916      by approx 20%
920    - software RAID is now supported
921    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
922    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
923    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
924    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
925      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
926    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
927    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
928      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
929      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
930    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
931      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
932    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
937        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
938    - slightly better and README
942        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
943    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
944    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
948    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
949      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
950        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
951    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
952    - added clear to deplist.txt
953    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
954      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
955          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
956    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
957    - boot-up msg is more informative
958    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
959    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
960      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
961    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
965        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
966          warns but does not abort
967    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
968          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
969    - should work with Red Hat's now
970        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
971          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
972    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
973      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
974    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
975    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
976    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
977          to fill each data disk to the brim
978    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
979      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
980    - tested w/ext3; works fine
981    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
982      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
983    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
984    - RPM and SRPM published
985    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
986    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
987          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
991    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
992    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
993    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
994      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
995    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
996        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
997        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
998    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
999    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1000    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1001      restored if they were spread across CD's
1005    - uses its own copy of lilo
1006        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1007        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1008    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1009        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1010    - added diff to deplist.txt
1011    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1012          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1013    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1014          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1015    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1016    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1017      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1018    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1019    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1020    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1021    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1022    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1023    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1027    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1028        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1029    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1030    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1031          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1032    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1033    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1034        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1035    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1036    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1037    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1038    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1039    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1040    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1044        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1045    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1046    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1047        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1048    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1049    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1050    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1051        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1052        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1056        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1057        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1058        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1059          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1060        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1061        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1062        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1063        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1064        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1065        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1066        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1067        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1068          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1069        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1070          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1074        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1075        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1076        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1077        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1078        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1079        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1080        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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