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Last change on this file since 1500 was 1500, checked in by Bruno Cornec, 13 years ago
  • ChangeLog? updated
  • Attempt to fix completely #159
  • Improve ESX+vmfs support - needs testing
  • Attempt to fix #136 (without floppy mondorestore may hang due to a mount command blocked)
  • man page fixed as mindi images are now under /var/cache/mindi
  • Support Web page now includes all the latest supported distributions
  • mondorestore supports now the -p option so man page fixed.
  • Fix my email address in mindi man page
  • Fix a typo on the support Web page
  • Improve isolinux.bin detection on x86_64 system by looking also in /usr/lib64
  • Stricter POSIX conformance for all shell scripts (== replaced by = in compare)

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1# $Id: ChangeLog 1500 2007-06-09 00:05:52Z bruno $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.2.4 (2007-06-09)
6- Improve VMWare ESX support (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a x86_64 bug (Bruno Cornec)
8- MINDI_TMP now used in analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
9- Fx bugs for optimised libs (Debian, Centos/RHEL5) (Brandon Poyner/Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
10- Remove a hack for x86_64 in spec file due to a RH bug (Bruno Cornec)
11- Remove all support for mindi.conf for 2.2.x branch (Bruno Cornec)
12- Gentoo support improvements (kernel, kbd, deps, ...) (Francesco Talamona/Bruno Cornec)
13- parted is required by mindi (Francesco Talamona/Bruno Cornec)
14- Add support for i2o (Fix #165) (Bruno Cornec)
15- Now supports USB keyboard/mouse at restore time better (Bruno Cornec)
16- Support for HP xw9300 NIC (forcedeth) added (Bruno Cornec)
17- Improved log at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
18- Add support for 3w-9xxx 3w_9xxx (Fix #163) (Bruno Cornec)
19- Fix a bug where mondorestore.log was truncated (Bruno Cornec)
20- Fix a Debian packaging bug for good (#142 and #126)
21- Removes some now unnecessary commands concerning /root/images/mindi. (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- Support of Debian optimised libraries in /lib/i686/cmov (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- lsmod usage replaced by /proc/modules and a MODULES variable (Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
24- Fix a fedora build bug for /etc/mindi (Bruno Cornec)
25
261.2.3 (2007-04-26)
27- FORCE_MODS variable to support additional modules at will (Bruno Cornec)
28- Better log file content in mondoarchive.log from the copy of the mindi log (Bruno Cornec)
29- Stricter POSIX compliance for mindi to allow usage with dash on Ubuntu (Fix for #154)
30
311.2.2 (2007-04-16)
32- Add support for new megaraid driver (HP NetServers with 2.6) (P.C.J.G.Brunier)
33- Add support for adpahci (Proliant DL 140 G3 - SATA) (Abhijit Das/Bruno Cornec)
34- Mindi log file is now added to mondoarchive log file to ease debug (Bruno Cornec)
35- Suppress losetup usage in start-nfs (unreliable and doesn't work with QEMU (Bruno Cornec)
36- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
37- Fix a bug on NFS in FC6 - fscache module needed (Bruno Cornec)
38- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RREL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
39- Fix a bug for FC6 where the boot disk size was again insufficient (Rene Ribaud/Bruno Cornec)
40- On CentOS 4.4 mdrun isn't available anymore so init should use mdadm instead (Momtchil Momtchev/Bruno Cornec)
41- Add the DENY_MODS variable in mindi allowing to describes modules that you don't want to include as part of the restore boot environment (HP Open Call OCMP e.g; needs it) (Bruno Cornec)
42- Add GetInitrdFilesystemToUse function to support initramfs type of initrd (SuSE 10.2/Debian 3.x/FC 6/...) (Andree Leidenfrost)
43- Fix a bug for ia64 in kernel reference in elilo.conf (Andree Leidenfrost)
44- Check that /boot/efi is mounted on ia64 (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- Protect some rm -rf to avoid raw removals (Bruno Cornec)
46- Better messages for analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
47- Add support for newer Qlogic drivers (qla2300 & 2400), mpt, dm and ohci (Josef Jetzinger/Bruno Cornec)
48- Fix a bug in mindi for the FAILSAFE support (Scott Cummings)
49- PATH fixed for init in restore (/usr/games added for petris) (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- Fiw a bug where restore failing because no archive files are found when -G is used (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- /media is now completely excluded as per StandardsCompliance (Bruno Cornec)
52
531.2.1 (2006-12-23)
54- mindi now supports a configuration file (Bruno Cornec)
55- Fix again support for LABEL on swap partitions (Bruno Cornec)
56- mindi now prints mindi-busybox version (Bruno Cornec)
57- mindi now supports gzip compression format (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
58- Inline code of some useless functions for readability (Bruno Cornec)
59- Add support for nvidia and ahci drivers (Bruno Cornec)
60- Remove wrong full path name for cut (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
61- UUID support (Bruno Cornec)
62- Cleaner messages generated on screen (with defaults) and in logs (Bruno Cornec)
63- First use of a configuration file with mindi to permit variable to be overwritten (Bruno Cornec)
64- All temporary files are now under MINDI_TMP, unique dir under /tmp by default and not removed when called by mondo (Bruno Cornec)
65- All generated files are now under CACHE_LOC, /var/cache/mindi by default (Bruno Cornec)
66- Fix bug #100 where the temporary dir could be removed and be /home (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
67- Should now work correctly under x86_64 distributions (Bruno Cornec)
68- Fix a blocking bug in mindi where a " was misplaced (Bruno Cornec)
69- New MindiExit function called everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
70- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
71- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
72- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
73- init now reports the mindi version when executed (Bruno Cornec)
74
751.2.0 (2006-10-04)
76- busybox is now a separate package and binaries are not provided anymore in mindi - Fix #37 (Bruno Cornec)
77- deplist.txt adapted to use more busybox modules (Bruno Cornec)
78- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
79- Fix for bug #71 mindi now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
80- ReadAllLink function added to mindi and 3 older functions suppressed + use of readlink where useful (Bruno Cornec)
81- Other fixes for labelled swap support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
82- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
83- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
84- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
85- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
86- Fix for bug #46 (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
87
881.0.9 (2006-08-05)
89- Fix for bug #22 RHEL4 + LVM + LABEL support (Bruno Cornec)
90- Fix for bug #8 keyboard support incorrect (Bruno Cornec)
91- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
92- new global variables + Bug fixes for LVM (Bruno Cornec)
93- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
94- Fix a bug for filesystems with LABEL in fstab not mounted (Bruno Cornec)
95- Qlogic 2300 and 2200 are now supported (Bruno Cornec)
96- Use busybox 1.1.3 for net part (Bruno Cornec)
97- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM' (Andree Leidenfrost)
98- Fix Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID Cards support bug #6455 (Bruno Cornec)
99- Fix a bug with redhat_label not initialized in the loop systematically
100(Anthony P. Machon/Bruno Cornec)
101- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
102- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
103- Fix a bug in analyze-my-lvm for RHEL3 where vgdisplay prints an additional
104field sometimes (#) (severine.lombardo_at_acoss.fr/Bruno Cornec)
105- Deal properly with LVM tool lvmiopversion and with lvmcreate_initrd and pvdata - fixes [[debianBTS(351687)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
106- Handle the format /dev/mapper/<VG>-<LV> for LVM devices - fix for [[debianBTS(362926)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
107
1081.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
109- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
110- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
111- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh (Bruno Cornec)
112- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
113
1141.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
115- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
116- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
117
1181.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
119- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
120- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
121- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
122- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
123- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
124- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
125- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
126- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
127- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
128- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
129- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
130
1311.0.7 (2006-03-10)
132- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
133- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
134- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
135- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
136- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
137- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
138- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
139- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
140- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
141- rpmlint cleanups
142- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also [[debianBTS(351446)]].)
143- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also [[debianBTS(348966)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
144- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
145- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
146with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
147- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
148- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
149- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
150- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
151- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
152- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
153
1541.06 (2005-12-23)
155- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
156- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
157- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
158- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
159- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
160- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
161- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
162- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
163- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
164- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
165- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
166- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
167- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
168- VMPlayer support
169- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
170- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
171- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
172
1731.05 (2005-11-19)
174- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
175- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
176- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
177- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
178- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
179
1801.04 (2005-05-03)
181- support exec-shield
182- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
183- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
184- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
185- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
186- removed executable flag from:
187- 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
188- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
189
1901.03 (2004-09-29)
191- better support of SLES 8
192
1931.02 (2004-07-21)
194- better kernel-level logging
195- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
196- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
197
1981.01 (2004-06-21)
199- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
200- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
201- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
202
2031.00 (2004-06-18)
204- first 1.0x release
205- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
206- better support of SuSE 9.1
207- added mdadm to deplist.txt
208- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
209- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
210- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
211- removed uClibc
212- add memtest support
213- 2.6 kernel support
214- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
215- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
216- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
217- updated+rebuilt busybox
218- added star support
219- mount /sys at boot-time
220- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
221- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
222- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
223- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
224- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
225
226v0.95 (2004-03-25)
227- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
228- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
229- disable multifunc cd thing
230- better Gentoo support (Bill)
231- better OnStream support
232- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
233- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
234- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
235- fixed boot screen typo
236- added support for 'auto' fs format
237- better devfs support for Mandrake users
238- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
239- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
240
241v0.94 (2003-09-24)
242- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
243- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
244- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
245- re-mount root as rw just in case
246- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
247- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
248- added symlinks.tgz
249- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
250
251v0.93 (2003-06-04)
252- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
253- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
254- re-enabled fsck*
255- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
256- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
257- better ISO support
258- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
259- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
260- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
261- removed afio dependency
262- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
263- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
264- cleared up the boot msg
265- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
266- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
267- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
268- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
269- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
270
271v0.92 (2003-05-04)
272- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
273- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
274- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
275- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
276- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
277- cleaned up logs
278- iso mode now calls Interactive
279- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
280- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
281- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
282- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
283- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
284- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
285
286v0.91 (2003-04-04)
287- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
288- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
289- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
290- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
291- better at finding isolinux.bin
292- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
293- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
294- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
295- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
296- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
297- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
298- fixed vi
299- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
300- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
301- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
302
303v0.90 (2002-12-08)
304- new stable branch
305- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
306- fixed deplist.txt
307
308v0.72 (2002-12-02)
309- misc code clean-ups
310- save boot device's boot sector
311- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
312- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
313- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
314- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
315- removed lilo from dependencies
316- more Gentoo-friendly
317
318v0.71 (2002-11-17)
319- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest match (*grumble* Debian)
320- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
321- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
322- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
323- now accepts --findkernel
324- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
325- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
326- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
327- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
328- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
329- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
330- fixed minor bug in .spec file
331- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
332- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
333- fixed install.sh
334- cleaned up deplist.txt
335- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
336- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
337- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
338- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
339- fixed .spec bug
340- better feedback
341- added Markus's RAID patch
342- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
343
344v0.70 (2002-09-08)
345- better logging by dependency-calculating code
346- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
347- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
348- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
349- added host* config files to deplist
350- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
351- added RPC support to uClibc
352- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
353- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
354- cleaned up deplist.txt
355- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
356- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
357- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
358- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
359
360v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
361- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
362- added x11-tools.tgz option
363- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
364- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
365- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
366- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
367- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
368
369v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
370- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
371- improved nfs config file creation
372- search more locations for isolinux.bin
373- added isonuke option
374- faster data disk creation
375- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
376- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
377- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
378- removed softlink to pico
379- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
380- added [ to ramdisk
381- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
382- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
383- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
384- added syslinux support
385- cleaned up message screens
386
387v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
388- improved logging
389
390v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
391- sped it up a bit
392- fixed ISO creation bug
393
394v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
395- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
396- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
397- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
398- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
399
400v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
401- added less.bin to deplist.txt
402- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
403- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
404- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
405
406v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
407- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
408- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
409
410v0.63 (2002-04-23)
411- minor cosmetic improvements
412- improved homedir-locating code
413- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
414
415v0.62 (2002-04-08)
416- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
417- cleaned up logging a lot
418- better detection of the kernel currently in use
419- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
420- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
421
422v0.60 (2002-03-31)
423- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
424- abort if isolinux not found
425- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
426- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
427
428v0.59 (2002-03-21)
429- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
430- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
431- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
432
433v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
434- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
435
436v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
437- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
438- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
439- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
440
441v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
442- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
443- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
444- removed mondo-manual.html
445- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
446- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
447- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
448- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
449- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
450
451v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
452- quash error if /opt not found
453- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
454
455v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
456- misc enhancements
457- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
458- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
459- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
460- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
461- added vi to busybox again
462
463v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
464- fixed errant tar warning
465- replaced libc5 with uClibc
466- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
467- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
468- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
469- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
470
471v0.58 (2002-02-10)
472- more pointed error messages
473- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
474- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
475- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
476- cosmetic bugfixes
477- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
478
479v0.57 (2002-02-05)
480- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
481- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
482- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
483- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
484- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
485- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
486
487v0.56 (2002-02-01)
488- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
489- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
490- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
491- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
492- updated README
493- moved many global vars to start of script
494- better at finding US kbd maps
495- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
496
497v0.55 (2002-01-28)
498- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
499- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
500- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
501- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
502- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
503- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
504
505v0.54 (2002-01-25)
506- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
507- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
508- cosmetic fixes
509- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
510- added gawk and awk to deplist
511- lilo has been added to .spec file
512- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
513- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
514
515v0.53 (2002-01-20)
516- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
517- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
518- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
519- updated embleer.C.bz2
520- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
521- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
522- improved SizeOfPartition() function
523- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
524- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
525- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
526- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
527- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
528- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
529- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
530- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
531- added .spec file to tarball
532
533v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
534- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
535- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
536- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
537- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
538- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
539- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
540- always make mindi.iso
541
542v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
543- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
544- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
545- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
546- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
547- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
548- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
549- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
550- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
551- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
552- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
553- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard mapping will be used
554- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
555- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
556- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
557- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
558- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
559- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
560- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
561- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
562
563v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
564- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
565- replaced sh with busybox's ash
566- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
567- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
568- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
569- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
570- streamlined deplist.txt
571- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
572- fix some cosmetic bugs
573
574v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
575- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
576- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
577- if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.  'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
578
579v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
580- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
581
582v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
583- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
584- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
585- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
586- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
587- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
588
589v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
590- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
591- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
592- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter runs mondo-restore if it exists
593- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
594- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
595- cleaned up mindi's logging
596
597v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
598- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
599- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
600- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
601- if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
602- if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
603- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
604- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
605
606v0.47 (2001-12-04)
607- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
608- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
609- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
610- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
611- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
612- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
613
614v0.46 (2001-11-29)
615- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
616- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
617- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
618- if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
619- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
620- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
621- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
622
623v0.45 (2001-11-15)
624- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
625- include /etc/fstab in logfile
626- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
627- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
628- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
629- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
630- added md5sum to deplist.txt
631- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
632- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
633- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
634- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
635- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
636- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
637- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
638- added lzop to deplist.txt
639- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
640- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
641- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
642- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
643- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
644- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
645- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
646- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
647
648v0.44 (2001-10-28)
649- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
650- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
651- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
652- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
653
654v0.43 (2001-10-21)
655- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
656- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
657- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
658- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
659- fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
660- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
661- added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
662- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
663- failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules; the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
664- at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
665- Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now; if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
666- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
667
668v0.42 (2001-10-10)
669- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
670- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
671- changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25% and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
672- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
673- when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
674- fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
675- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
676- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
677- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
678- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
679- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
680- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
681- tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
682- better at guessing the size of swap partition
683- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
684- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
685- if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
686- major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
687- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
688- new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
689- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
690- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
691- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
692- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
693- included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward- compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
694- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
695- no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image, CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded at backup-time to the data disks - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
696- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
697- if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on the ramdisk
698- floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel is being used
699
700v0.41 (2001-09-28)
701- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
702- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
703- added umount to deplist again
704- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
705- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
706- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
707- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
708- experimental LVM support
709- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
710- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
711- added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
712      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
713- added date and sync to deplist again
714- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
715- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
716- incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies; also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
717- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
718- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
719- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
720- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
721- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
722- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
723- removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
724- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
725- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
726- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
727
728v0.40 (2001-09-16)
729- if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0, then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
730- if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
731- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
732- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
733- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
734- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
735- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
736- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
737- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
738- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
739- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
740- added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
741
742v0.39 (2001-09-08)
743- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
744- if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is 125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
745- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
746- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
747- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
748- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
749- semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake; also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
750- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
751- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
752- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
753- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
754- amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
755- if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
756- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
757- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
758- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
759- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
760- improved the post-run clean-up
761- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
762- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
763- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
764- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
765- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
766- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
767- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
768- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
769- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
770
771v0.38 (2001-08-18)
772- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
773- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
774- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
775- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
776- user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi) if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
777
778v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
779- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
780- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
781- that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails, abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
782- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
783- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
784- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
785- if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
786- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
787
788v0.36 (2001-08-03)
789- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
790- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
791- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
792- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
793- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
794- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
795- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
796- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
797
798v0.35 (2001-07-31)
799- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
800- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
801- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
802- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
803- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
804
805v0.34 (2001-07-25)
806- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
807      (Bill Davidsen)
808- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
809- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
810
811v0.33 (2001-07-20)
812- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
813- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
814- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
815- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
816- added vi, top to deplist.txt
817- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
818- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
819- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
820- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
821- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
822- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
823
824v0.32 (2001-07-18)
825- software RAID is now supported
826- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
827- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
828- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
829- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
830- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
831- install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
832- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
833- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
834
835v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
836- slightly better install.sh and README
837
838v0.30 (2001-07-15)
839- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
840- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
841- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
842
843v0.29 (2001-07-14)
844- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
845- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
846- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
847- added clear to deplist.txt
848- moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz" tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
849- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
850- boot-up msg is more informative
851- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
852- better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
853- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
854
855v0.28 (2001-07-07)
856- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
857- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
858- should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
859- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
860- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
861- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
862- put creation date on the boot-up screen
863- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
864- changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
865- tested w/ext3; works fine
866- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
867- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
868- RPM and SRPM published
869- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
870- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
871
872v0.26 (2001-07-05)
873- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
874- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
875- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
876- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
877- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
878- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
879- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
880- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
881- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
882
883v0.25 (2001-07-04)
884- uses its own copy of lilo
885- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
886- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
887- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
888- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
889- added diff to deplist.txt
890- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
891- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
892- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
893- backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time; the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
894- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
895- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
896- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
897- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
898- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
899- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
900
901v0.24 (2001-07-03)
902- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
903- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
904- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
905- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
906- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
907- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
908- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
909- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
910- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
911- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
912- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
913- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
914- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
915
916v0.23 (2001-07-02)
917- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
918- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
919- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
920- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
921- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
922- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
923- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
924- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
925- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
926
927v0.22 (2001-07-01)
928- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
929- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
930- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
931- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
932- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
933- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
934- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
935- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
936- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
937- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
938- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
939- in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
940
941v0.21 (2001-06-30)
942- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
943- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
944- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
945- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
946- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
947- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
948- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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