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1MINDI                            CHANGES                           08/23/2004
4- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" errors
5- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solved
6- IA-64 support is now working for rhel
10- support exec-shield
11- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
12  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
13- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
14  can be restarted reliably
15- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
16  when processing file '/etc/'
17- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
18  executed)
19- removed executable flag from:
20  - 'rootfs/etc/'
21  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
25- better support of SLES 8
29- better kernel-level logging
30- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
31- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
32  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
36- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
37- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
38- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
42- first 1.0x release
43- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
44- better support of SuSE 9.1
45- added mdadm to deplist.txt
46- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
47- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
48- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
49- removed uClibc
50- add memtest support
51- 2.6 kernel support
52- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
54- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
55- updated+rebuilt busybox
56- added star support
57- mount /sys at boot-time
58- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
59- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
60- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
61- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
62- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
65- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
66- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
67- disable multifunc cd thing
68- better Gentoo support (Bill)
69- better OnStream support
70- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
71- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
72- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
73- fixed boot screen typo
74- added support for 'auto' fs format
75- better devfs support for Mandrake users
76- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
77- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
81- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
83- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
84- re-mount root as rw just in case
85- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
86- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
87- added symlinks.tgz
88- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
92- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
93- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
94- re-enabled fsck*
95- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
96- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
97- better ISO support
98- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
99- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
100  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
101  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
102- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
103  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
104- removed afio dependency
105- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
106  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
107- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
108- cleared up the boot msg
109- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
110- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
111- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
112- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
113- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
117- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
118- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
119- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
120- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
121- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
122- cleaned up logs
123- iso mode now calls Interactive
124- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
125- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
126- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
127- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
128  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
129- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
130- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
131  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
135- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
136- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
137- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
138- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
139- better at finding isolinux.bin
140- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
141- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
142- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
143- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
144  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
145- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
146  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
147- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
148- fixed vi
149- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
150  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
151- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
152- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
157v0.90 (DEVEL)
158- new stable branch
159- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
160- fixed deplist.txt
165v0.72 (DEVEL)
166- misc code clean-ups
167- save boot device's boot sector
168- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
169- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
170- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
171- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
172- removed lilo from dependencies
173- more Gentoo-friendly
178v0.71 (DEVEL)
179- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
180  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
181  match (*grumble* Debian)
182- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
183- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
184- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
185- now accepts --findkernel
186- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
187- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
188- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
189- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
190- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
191- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
192- fixed minor bug in .spec file
193- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
194- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
195- fixed
196- cleaned up deplist.txt
197- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
198- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
199- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
200- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
201- fixed .spec bug
202- better feedback
203- added Markus's RAID patch
204- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
209v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
210- better logging by dependency-calculating code
211- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
212- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
213- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
214- added host* config files to deplist
215- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
216- added RPC support to uClibc
217- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
218- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
219  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
220- cleaned up deplist.txt
221- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
222- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
223- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
224- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
230- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
231- added x11-tools.tgz option
232- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
233- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
234- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
235- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
236- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
242- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
243- improved nfs config file creation
244- search more locations for isolinux.bin
245- added isonuke option
246- faster data disk creation
247- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
248- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
249- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
250- removed softlink to pico
251- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
252- added [ to ramdisk
253- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
254- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
255- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
256- added syslinux support
257- cleaned up message screens
263- improved logging
269- sped it up a bit
270- fixed ISO creation bug
276- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
277- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
278- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
279- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
285- added less.bin to deplist.txt
286- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
287- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
288- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
294- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
295- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
301- minor cosmetic improvements
302- improved homedir-locating code
303- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
309- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
310  Mindi to support larger kernels
311- cleaned up logging a lot
312- better detection of the kernel currently in use
313- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
314- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
320- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
321- abort if isolinux not found
322- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
323- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
329- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
330- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
331- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
337- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
343- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
344  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
345- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
346- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
352- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
353- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
354- removed mondo-manual.html
355- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
356- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
357- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
358- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
359- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
365- quash error if /opt not found
366- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
367  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
373- misc enhancements
374- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
375- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
376- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
377- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
378- added vi to busybox again
384- fixed errant tar warning
385- replaced libc5 with uClibc
386- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
387- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
388- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
389- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
395- more pointed error messages
396- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
397- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
398- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
399- cosmetic bugfixes
400- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
406- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
407- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
408- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
409- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
410- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
411- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
417- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
418- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
419- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
420- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
421- updated README
422- moved many global vars to start of script
423- better at finding US kbd maps
424- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
425  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
431- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
432  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
433- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
434- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
435- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
436  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
437- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
438- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
444- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
445- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
446- cosmetic fixes
447- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
448- added gawk and awk to deplist
449- lilo has been added to .spec file
450- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
451- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
457- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
458- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
459- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
460- updated embleer.C.bz2
461- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
462- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
463- improved SizeOfPartition() function
464- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
465- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
466- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
467  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
468- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
469- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
470- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
471- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
472- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
473- added .spec file to tarball
479- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
480- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
481  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
482- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
483- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
484- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
485- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
486  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
487- always make mindi.iso
493- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
494- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
495- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
496- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
497- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
498- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
499- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
500- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
501- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
502  incorporate its files in the data disks
503- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
504- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
505  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
506  mapping will be used
507- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
508- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
509  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
510- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
511- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
512  Mondo-friendly
513- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
514- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
515- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
516- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
517  whatever; just offer Expert
523    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
524    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
525    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
526        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
527    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
528    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
529    - streamlined deplist.txt
530    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
531    - fix some cosmetic bugs
537    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
538    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
539    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
540      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
541          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
547    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
551    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
552    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
553    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
554    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
555      hardware setup
556    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
560    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
561      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
562    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
563      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
564    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
565      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
566      runs mondo-restore if it exists
567    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
568    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
569    - cleaned up mindi's logging
573    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
574          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
575    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
576    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
577    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
578          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
579    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
580      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
581      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
582    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
583    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
587    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
588      from mountlist.txt
589    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
590      bug in some obscure Debian distros
591    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
592    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
593      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
594    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
595      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
596    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
600    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
601    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
602    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
603    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
604      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
605    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
606    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
607    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
611    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
612    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
613    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
614    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
615    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
616    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
617      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
618    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
619    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
620    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
621          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
622    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
623      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
624    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
625    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
626    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
627      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
628    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
629    - added lzop to deplist.txt
630    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
631    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
632    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
633    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
634      and RAID modules
635    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
636    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
637      (Jean-David Marrow)
638    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
639    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
643    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
644    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
645    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
646    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
647      the module anyway
651    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
652    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
653      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
654    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
655      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
656    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
657      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
658    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
659      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
660      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
661    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
662    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
663      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
664      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
665    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
666    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
667      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
668      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
669    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
670      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
671      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
672    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
673      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
674      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
675      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
676    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
680    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
681    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
682    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
683      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
684    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
685      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
686    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
687      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
688      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
689    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
690      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
691    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
692    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
693    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
694    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
695          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
696    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
697    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
698      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
699    - tested successfully with the following distros
700      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
701      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
702    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
703    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
704          to use the minix filesystem
705    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
706      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
707    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
708      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
709      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
710    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
711      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
712      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
713    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
714    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
715          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
716    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
717      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
718    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
719          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
720    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
721    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
722    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
723          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
724          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
725    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
726          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
727    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
728      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
729          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
730          at backup-time to the data disks
731        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
732    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
733    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
734          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
735          the ramdisk
736    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
737          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
738          is being used
742    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
743    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
744    - added umount to deplist again
745    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
746          drive and floppy disk drives)
747    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
748    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
749          deplist but also from busybox)
750    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
751        - experimental LVM support
752    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
753    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
754    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
755      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
756      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
757    - added date and sync to deplist again
758    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
759    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
760          spaces between cols
761      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
762    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
763          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
764          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
765    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
766    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
767          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
768    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
769          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
770    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
771    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
772        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
773    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
774          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
775    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
776          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
777    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
778    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
779          comments from /etc/termcap
783    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
784          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
785    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
786      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
787          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
788    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
789    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
790      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
791    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
792    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
793    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
794    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
795      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
796    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
797        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
798    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
799          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
800    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
801          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
802    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
803          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
807    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
808      softlinks are still there :-)
809    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
810      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
811    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
812    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
813    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
814    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
815    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
816          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
817          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
818    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
819          like it very much)
820    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
821    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
822    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
823    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
824      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
825          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
826    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
827          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
828    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
829    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
830        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
831          instead of just mondo-restore
832        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
833    - improved the post-run clean-up
834    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
835          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
836    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
837          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
838    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
839    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
840          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
841    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
842          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
843    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
844    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
845          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
846        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
847    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
850v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
851        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
852    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
853    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
854    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
855          /var/log/mindi.log
856    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
857          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
860v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
861        - changed the boot screen a little bit
862    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
863    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
864    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
865          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
866      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
867    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
868          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
869    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
870          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
871    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
872          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
873    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
874      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
875      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
876    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
879v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
880    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
881    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
882    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
883    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
884      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
885    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
886          CD-ROM (David Granz)
887    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
888    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
889    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
893    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
894    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
895    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
896    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
897    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
898      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
902    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
903      (Bill Davidsen)
904    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
905    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
909    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
910    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
911      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
912    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
913    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
914    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
915    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
916    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
917    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
918    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
919      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
920    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
921    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
922      by approx 20%
926    - software RAID is now supported
927    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
928    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
929    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
930    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
931      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
932    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
933    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
934      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
935      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
936    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
937      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
938    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
943        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
944    - slightly better and README
948        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
949    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
950    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
954    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
955      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
956        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
957    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
958    - added clear to deplist.txt
959    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
960      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
961          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
962    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
963    - boot-up msg is more informative
964    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
965    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
966      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
967    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
971        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
972          warns but does not abort
973    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
974          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
975    - should work with Red Hat's now
976        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
977          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
978    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
979      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
980    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
981    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
982    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
983          to fill each data disk to the brim
984    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
985      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
986    - tested w/ext3; works fine
987    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
988      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
989    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
990    - RPM and SRPM published
991    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
992    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
993          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
997    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
998    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
999    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1000      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1001    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1002        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1003        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1004    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1005    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1006    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1007      restored if they were spread across CD's
1011    - uses its own copy of lilo
1012        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1013        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1014    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1015        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1016    - added diff to deplist.txt
1017    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1018          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1019    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1020          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1021    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1022    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1023      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1024    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1025    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1026    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1027    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1028    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1029    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1033    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1034        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1035    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1036    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1037          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1038    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1039    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1040        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1041    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1042    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1043    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1044    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1045    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1046    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1050        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1051    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1052    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1053        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1054    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1055    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1056    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1057        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1058        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1062        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1063        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1064        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1065          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1066        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1067        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1068        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1069        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1070        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1071        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1072        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1073        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1074          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1075        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1076          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1080        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1081        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1082        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1083        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1084        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1085        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1086        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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