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51.07 ()
6- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds
7  (Bruno Cornec)
8- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase,
9  start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS)
10  (Andree Leidenfrost)
11- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
13- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
14  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
15- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- Bug fix for chown in (JeffS)
17- CHANGES renamed also in now (Bruno Cornec)
191.06 (2005-12-23)
20- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
21- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
22- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
23  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
24- new version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
25- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
26- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
27- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
28  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
29- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
32  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
33- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
34- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
35  (Bruno Cornec)
36- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
37  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
38- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
39- VMPlayer support
40- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
41  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
42- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
43  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
44- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
461.05 (2005-11-19)
47- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
48  (Andree Leidenfrost)
49- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
50  (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
52  (Bruno Cornec)
53- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
54  (Philippe De Muyter)
55- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
56  (Philippe De Muyter)
59- support exec-shield
60- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
61  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
62- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
63  can be restarted reliably
64- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
65  when processing file '/etc/'
66- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
67  executed)
68- removed executable flag from:
69  - 'rootfs/etc/'
70  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
74- better support of SLES 8
78- better kernel-level logging
79- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
80- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
81  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
85- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
86- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
87- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
91- first 1.0x release
92- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
93- better support of SuSE 9.1
94- added mdadm to deplist.txt
95- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
96- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
97- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
98- removed uClibc
99- add memtest support
100- 2.6 kernel support
101- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
102- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
103- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
104- updated+rebuilt busybox
105- added star support
106- mount /sys at boot-time
107- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
108- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
109- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
110- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
111- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
114- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
115- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
116- disable multifunc cd thing
117- better Gentoo support (Bill)
118- better OnStream support
119- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
120- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
121- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
122- fixed boot screen typo
123- added support for 'auto' fs format
124- better devfs support for Mandrake users
125- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
126- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
130- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
132- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
133- re-mount root as rw just in case
134- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
135- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
136- added symlinks.tgz
137- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
141- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
142- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
143- re-enabled fsck*
144- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
145- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
146- better ISO support
147- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
148- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
149  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
150  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
151- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
152  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
153- removed afio dependency
154- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
155  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
156- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
157- cleared up the boot msg
158- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
159- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
160- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
161- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
162- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
166- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
167- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
168- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
169- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
170- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
171- cleaned up logs
172- iso mode now calls Interactive
173- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
174- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
175- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
176- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
177  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
178- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
179- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
180  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
184- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
185- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
186- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
187- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
188- better at finding isolinux.bin
189- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
190- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
191- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
192- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
193  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
194- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
195  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
196- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
197- fixed vi
198- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
199  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
200- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
201- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
206v0.90 (DEVEL)
207- new stable branch
208- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
209- fixed deplist.txt
214v0.72 (DEVEL)
215- misc code clean-ups
216- save boot device's boot sector
217- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
218- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
219- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
220- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
221- removed lilo from dependencies
222- more Gentoo-friendly
227v0.71 (DEVEL)
228- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
229  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
230  match (*grumble* Debian)
231- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
232- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
233- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
234- now accepts --findkernel
235- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
236- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
237- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
238- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
239- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
240- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
241- fixed minor bug in .spec file
242- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
243- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
244- fixed
245- cleaned up deplist.txt
246- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
247- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
248- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
249- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
250- fixed .spec bug
251- better feedback
252- added Markus's RAID patch
253- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
258v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
259- better logging by dependency-calculating code
260- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
261- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
262- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
263- added host* config files to deplist
264- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
265- added RPC support to uClibc
266- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
267- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
268  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
269- cleaned up deplist.txt
270- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
271- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
272- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
273- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
279- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
280- added x11-tools.tgz option
281- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
282- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
283- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
284- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
285- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
291- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
292- improved nfs config file creation
293- search more locations for isolinux.bin
294- added isonuke option
295- faster data disk creation
296- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
297- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
298- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
299- removed softlink to pico
300- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
301- added [ to ramdisk
302- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
303- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
304- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
305- added syslinux support
306- cleaned up message screens
312- improved logging
318- sped it up a bit
319- fixed ISO creation bug
325- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
326- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
327- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
328- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
334- added less.bin to deplist.txt
335- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
336- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
337- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
343- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
344- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
350- minor cosmetic improvements
351- improved homedir-locating code
352- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
358- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
359  Mindi to support larger kernels
360- cleaned up logging a lot
361- better detection of the kernel currently in use
362- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
363- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
369- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
370- abort if isolinux not found
371- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
372- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
378- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
379- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
380- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
386- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
392- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
393  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
394- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
395- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
401- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
402- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
403- removed mondo-manual.html
404- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
405- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
406- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
407- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
408- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
414- quash error if /opt not found
415- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
416  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
422- misc enhancements
423- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
424- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
425- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
426- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
427- added vi to busybox again
433- fixed errant tar warning
434- replaced libc5 with uClibc
435- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
436- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
437- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
438- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
444- more pointed error messages
445- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
446- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
447- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
448- cosmetic bugfixes
449- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
455- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
456- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
457- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
458- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
459- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
460- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
466- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
467- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
468- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
469- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
470- updated README
471- moved many global vars to start of script
472- better at finding US kbd maps
473- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
474  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
480- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
481  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
482- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
483- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
484- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
485  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
486- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
487- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
493- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
494- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
495- cosmetic fixes
496- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
497- added gawk and awk to deplist
498- lilo has been added to .spec file
499- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
500- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
506- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
507- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
508- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
509- updated embleer.C.bz2
510- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
511- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
512- improved SizeOfPartition() function
513- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
514- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
515- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
516  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
517- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
518- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
519- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
520- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
521- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
522- added .spec file to tarball
528- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
529- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
530  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
531- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
532- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
533- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
534- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
535  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
536- always make mindi.iso
542- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
543- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
544- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
545- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
546- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
547- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
548- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
549- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
550- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
551  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
554  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
555  mapping will be used
556- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
557- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
558  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
559- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
560- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
561  Mondo-friendly
562- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
563- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
564- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
565- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
566  whatever; just offer Expert
572    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
573    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
574    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
575        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
576    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
577    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
578    - streamlined deplist.txt
579    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
580    - fix some cosmetic bugs
586    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
587    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
588    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
589      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
590          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
596    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
600    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
601    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
602    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
603    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
604      hardware setup
605    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
609    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
610      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
611    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
612      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
613    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
614      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
615      runs mondo-restore if it exists
616    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
617    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
618    - cleaned up mindi's logging
622    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
623          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
624    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
625    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
626    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
627          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
628    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
629      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
630      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
631    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
632    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
636    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
637      from mountlist.txt
638    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
639      bug in some obscure Debian distros
640    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
641    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
642      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
643    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
644      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
645    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
649    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
650    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
651    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
652    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
653      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
654    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
655    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
656    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
660    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
661    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
662    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
663    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
664    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
665    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
666      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
667    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
668    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
669    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
670          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
671    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
672      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
673    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
674    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
675    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
676      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
677    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
678    - added lzop to deplist.txt
679    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
680    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
681    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
682    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
683      and RAID modules
684    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
685    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
686      (Jean-David Marrow)
687    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
688    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
692    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
693    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
694    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
695    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
696      the module anyway
700    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
701    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
702      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
703    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
704      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
705    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
706      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
707    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
708      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
709      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
710    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
711    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
712      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
713      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
714    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
715    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
716      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
717      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
718    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
719      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
720      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
721    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
722      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
723      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
724      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
725    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
729    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
730    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
731    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
732      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
733    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
734      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
735    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
736      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
737      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
738    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
739      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
740    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
741    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
742    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
743    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
744          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
745    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
746    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
747      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
748    - tested successfully with the following distros
749      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
750      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
751    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
752    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
753          to use the minix filesystem
754    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
755      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
756    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
757      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
758      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
759    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
760      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
761      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
762    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
763    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
764          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
765    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
766      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
767    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
768          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
769    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
770    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
771    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
772          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
773          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
774    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
775          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
776    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
777      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
778          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
779          at backup-time to the data disks
780        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
781    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
782    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
783          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
784          the ramdisk
785    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
786          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
787          is being used
791    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
792    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
793    - added umount to deplist again
794    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
795          drive and floppy disk drives)
796    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
797    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
798          deplist but also from busybox)
799    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
800        - experimental LVM support
801    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
802    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
803    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
804      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
805      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
806    - added date and sync to deplist again
807    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
808    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
809          spaces between cols
810      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
811    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
812          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
813          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
814    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
815    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
816          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
817    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
818          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
819    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
820    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
821        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
822    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
823          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
824    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
825          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
826    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
827    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
828          comments from /etc/termcap
832    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
833          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
834    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
835      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
836          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
837    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
838    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
839      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
840    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
841    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
842    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
843    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
844      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
845    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
846        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
847    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
848          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
849    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
850          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
851    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
852          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
856    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
857      softlinks are still there :-)
858    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
859      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
860    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
861    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
862    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
863    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
864    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
865          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
866          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
867    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
868          like it very much)
869    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
870    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
871    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
872    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
873      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
874          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
875    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
876          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
877    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
878    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
879        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
880          instead of just mondo-restore
881        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
882    - improved the post-run clean-up
883    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
884          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
885    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
886          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
887    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
888    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
889          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
890    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
891          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
892    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
893    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
894          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
895        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
896    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
899v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
900        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
901    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
902    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
903    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
904          /var/log/mindi.log
905    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
906          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
909v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
910        - changed the boot screen a little bit
911    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
912    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
913    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
914          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
915      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
916    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
917          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
918    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
919          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
920    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
921          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
922    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
923      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
924      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
925    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
928v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
929    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
930    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
931    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
932    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
933      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
934    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
935          CD-ROM (David Granz)
936    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
937    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
938    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
942    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
943    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
944    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
945    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
946    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
947      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
951    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
952      (Bill Davidsen)
953    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
954    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
958    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
959    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
960      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
961    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
962    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
963    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
964    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
965    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
966    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
967    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
968      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
969    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
970    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
971      by approx 20%
975    - software RAID is now supported
976    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
977    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
978    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
979    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
980      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
981    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
982    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
983      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
984      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
985    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
986      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
987    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
992        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
993    - slightly better and README
997        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
998    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
999    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
1003    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
1004      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
1005        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
1006    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
1007    - added clear to deplist.txt
1008    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
1009      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
1010          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
1011    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
1012    - boot-up msg is more informative
1013    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1014    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1015      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1016    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
1020        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1021          warns but does not abort
1022    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1023          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1024    - should work with Red Hat's now
1025        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1026          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1027    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1028      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1029    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1030    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1031    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1032          to fill each data disk to the brim
1033    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1034      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1035    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1036    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1037      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1038    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1039    - RPM and SRPM published
1040    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1041    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1042          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
1046    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1047    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1048    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1049      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1050    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1051        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1052        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1053    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1054    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1055    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1056      restored if they were spread across CD's
1060    - uses its own copy of lilo
1061        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1062        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1063    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1064        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1065    - added diff to deplist.txt
1066    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1067          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1068    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1069          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1070    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1071    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1072      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1073    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1074    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1075    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1076    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1077    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1078    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1082    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1083        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1084    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1085    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1086          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1087    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1088    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1089        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1090    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1091    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1092    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1093    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1094    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1095    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1099        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1100    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1101    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1102        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1103    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1104    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1105    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1106        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1107        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1111        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1112        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1113        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1114          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1115        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1116        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1117        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1118        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1119        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1120        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1121        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1122        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1123          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1124        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1125          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1129        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1130        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1131        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1132        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1133        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1134        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1135        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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