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1MINDI                            CHANGES
31.06 (xxx)
4- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
5- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
6- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
7  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
8- new busybox version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
9- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
10- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
121.05 (2005-11-19)
13- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
14  (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
16  (Andree Leidenfrost)
17- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
18  (Bruno Cornec)
19- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
20  (Philippe De Muyter)
21- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
22  (Philippe De Muyter)
25- support exec-shield
26- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
27  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
28- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
29  can be restarted reliably
30- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
31  when processing file '/etc/'
32- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
33  executed)
34- removed executable flag from:
35  - 'rootfs/etc/'
36  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
40- better support of SLES 8
44- better kernel-level logging
45- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
46- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
47  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
51- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
52- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
53- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
57- first 1.0x release
58- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
59- better support of SuSE 9.1
60- added mdadm to deplist.txt
61- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
62- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
63- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
64- removed uClibc
65- add memtest support
66- 2.6 kernel support
67- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
68- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
69- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
70- updated+rebuilt busybox
71- added star support
72- mount /sys at boot-time
73- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
74- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
75- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
76- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
77- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
80- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
81- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
82- disable multifunc cd thing
83- better Gentoo support (Bill)
84- better OnStream support
85- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
86- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
87- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
88- fixed boot screen typo
89- added support for 'auto' fs format
90- better devfs support for Mandrake users
91- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
92- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
96- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
98- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
99- re-mount root as rw just in case
100- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
101- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
102- added symlinks.tgz
103- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
107- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
108- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
109- re-enabled fsck*
110- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
111- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
112- better ISO support
113- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
114- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
115  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
116  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
117- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
118  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
119- removed afio dependency
120- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
121  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
122- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
123- cleared up the boot msg
124- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
125- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
126- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
127- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
128- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
132- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
133- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
134- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
135- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
136- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
137- cleaned up logs
138- iso mode now calls Interactive
139- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
140- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
141- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
142- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
143  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
144- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
145- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
146  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
150- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
151- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
152- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
153- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
154- better at finding isolinux.bin
155- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
156- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
157- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
158- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
159  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
160- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
161  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
162- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
163- fixed vi
164- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
165  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
166- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
167- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
172v0.90 (DEVEL)
173- new stable branch
174- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
175- fixed deplist.txt
180v0.72 (DEVEL)
181- misc code clean-ups
182- save boot device's boot sector
183- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
184- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
185- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
186- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
187- removed lilo from dependencies
188- more Gentoo-friendly
193v0.71 (DEVEL)
194- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
195  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
196  match (*grumble* Debian)
197- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
198- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
199- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
200- now accepts --findkernel
201- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
202- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
203- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
204- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
205- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
206- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
207- fixed minor bug in .spec file
208- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
209- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
210- fixed
211- cleaned up deplist.txt
212- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
213- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
214- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
215- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
216- fixed .spec bug
217- better feedback
218- added Markus's RAID patch
219- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
224v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
225- better logging by dependency-calculating code
226- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
227- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
228- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
229- added host* config files to deplist
230- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
231- added RPC support to uClibc
232- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
233- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
234  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
235- cleaned up deplist.txt
236- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
237- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
238- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
239- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
245- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
246- added x11-tools.tgz option
247- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
248- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
249- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
250- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
251- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
257- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
258- improved nfs config file creation
259- search more locations for isolinux.bin
260- added isonuke option
261- faster data disk creation
262- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
263- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
264- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
265- removed softlink to pico
266- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
267- added [ to ramdisk
268- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
269- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
270- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
271- added syslinux support
272- cleaned up message screens
278- improved logging
284- sped it up a bit
285- fixed ISO creation bug
291- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
292- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
293- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
294- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
300- added less.bin to deplist.txt
301- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
302- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
303- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
309- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
310- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
316- minor cosmetic improvements
317- improved homedir-locating code
318- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
324- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
325  Mindi to support larger kernels
326- cleaned up logging a lot
327- better detection of the kernel currently in use
328- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
329- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
335- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
336- abort if isolinux not found
337- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
338- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
344- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
345- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
346- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
352- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
358- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
359  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
360- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
361- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
367- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
368- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
369- removed mondo-manual.html
370- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
371- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
372- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
373- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
374- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
380- quash error if /opt not found
381- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
382  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
388- misc enhancements
389- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
390- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
391- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
392- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
393- added vi to busybox again
399- fixed errant tar warning
400- replaced libc5 with uClibc
401- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
402- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
403- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
404- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
410- more pointed error messages
411- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
412- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
413- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
414- cosmetic bugfixes
415- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
421- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
422- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
423- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
424- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
425- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
426- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
432- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
433- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
434- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
435- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
436- updated README
437- moved many global vars to start of script
438- better at finding US kbd maps
439- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
440  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
446- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
447  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
448- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
449- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
450- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
451  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
452- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
453- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
459- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
460- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
461- cosmetic fixes
462- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
463- added gawk and awk to deplist
464- lilo has been added to .spec file
465- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
466- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
472- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
473- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
474- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
475- updated embleer.C.bz2
476- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
477- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
478- improved SizeOfPartition() function
479- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
480- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
481- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
482  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
483- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
484- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
485- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
486- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
487- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
488- added .spec file to tarball
494- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
495- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
496  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
497- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
498- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
499- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
500- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
501  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
502- always make mindi.iso
508- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
509- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
510- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
511- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
512- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
513- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
514- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
515- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
516- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
517  incorporate its files in the data disks
518- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
519- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
520  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
521  mapping will be used
522- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
523- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
524  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
525- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
526- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
527  Mondo-friendly
528- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
529- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
530- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
531- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
532  whatever; just offer Expert
538    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
539    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
540    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
541        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
542    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
543    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
544    - streamlined deplist.txt
545    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
546    - fix some cosmetic bugs
552    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
553    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
554    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
555      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
556          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
562    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
566    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
567    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
568    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
569    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
570      hardware setup
571    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
575    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
576      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
577    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
578      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
579    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
580      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
581      runs mondo-restore if it exists
582    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
583    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
584    - cleaned up mindi's logging
588    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
589          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
590    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
591    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
592    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
593          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
594    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
595      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
596      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
597    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
598    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
602    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
603      from mountlist.txt
604    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
605      bug in some obscure Debian distros
606    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
607    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
608      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
609    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
610      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
611    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
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
619      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
620    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
621    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
622    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
626    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
627    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
628    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
629    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
630    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
631    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
632      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
633    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
634    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
635    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
636          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
637    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
638      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
639    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
640    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
641    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
642      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
643    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
644    - added lzop to deplist.txt
645    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
646    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
647    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
648    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
649      and RAID modules
650    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
651    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
652      (Jean-David Marrow)
653    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
654    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
658    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
659    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
660    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
661    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
662      the module anyway
666    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
667    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
668      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
669    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
670      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
671    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
672      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
673    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
674      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
675      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
676    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
677    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
678      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
679      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
680    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
681    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
682      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
683      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
684    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
685      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
686      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
687    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
688      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
689      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
690      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
691    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
695    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
696    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
697    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
698      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
699    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
700      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
701    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
702      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
703      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
704    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
705      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
706    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
707    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
708    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
709    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
710          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
711    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
712    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
713      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
714    - tested successfully with the following distros
715      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
716      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
717    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
718    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
719          to use the minix filesystem
720    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
721      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
722    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
723      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
724      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
725    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
726      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
727      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
728    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
729    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
730          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
731    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
732      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
733    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
734          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
735    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
736    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
737    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
738          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
739          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
740    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
741          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
742    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
743      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
744          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
745          at backup-time to the data disks
746        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
747    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
748    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
749          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
750          the ramdisk
751    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
752          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
753          is being used
757    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
758    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
759    - added umount to deplist again
760    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
761          drive and floppy disk drives)
762    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
763    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
764          deplist but also from busybox)
765    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
766        - experimental LVM support
767    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
768    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
769    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
770      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
771      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
772    - added date and sync to deplist again
773    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
774    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
775          spaces between cols
776      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
777    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
778          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
779          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
780    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
781    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
782          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
783    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
784          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
785    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
786    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
787        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
788    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
789          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
790    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
791          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
792    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
793    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
794          comments from /etc/termcap
798    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
799          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
800    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
801      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
802          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
803    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
804    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
805      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
806    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
807    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
808    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
809    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
810      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
811    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
812        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
813    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
814          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
815    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
816          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
817    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
818          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
822    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
823      softlinks are still there :-)
824    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
825      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
826    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
827    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
828    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
829    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
830    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
831          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
832          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
833    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
834          like it very much)
835    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
836    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
837    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
838    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
839      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
840          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
841    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
842          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
843    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
844    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
845        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
846          instead of just mondo-restore
847        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
848    - improved the post-run clean-up
849    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
850          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
851    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
852          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
853    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
854    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
855          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
856    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
857          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
858    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
859    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
860          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
861        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
862    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
865v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
866        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
867    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
868    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
869    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
870          /var/log/mindi.log
871    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
872          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
875v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
876        - changed the boot screen a little bit
877    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
878    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
879    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
880          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
881      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
882    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
883          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
884    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
885          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
886    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
887          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
888    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
889      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
890      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
891    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
894v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
895    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
896    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
897    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
898    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
899      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
900    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
901          CD-ROM (David Granz)
902    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
903    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
904    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
908    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
909    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
910    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
911    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
912    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
913      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
917    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
918      (Bill Davidsen)
919    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
920    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
924    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
925    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
926      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
927    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
928    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
929    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
930    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
931    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
932    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
933    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
934      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
935    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
936    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
937      by approx 20%
941    - software RAID is now supported
942    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
943    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
944    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
945    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
946      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
947    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
948    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
949      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
950      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
951    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
952      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
953    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
958        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
959    - slightly better and README
963        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
964    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
965    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
969    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
970      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
971        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
972    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
973    - added clear to deplist.txt
974    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
975      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
976          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
977    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
978    - boot-up msg is more informative
979    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
980    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
981      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
982    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
986        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
987          warns but does not abort
988    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
989          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
990    - should work with Red Hat's now
991        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
992          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
993    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
994      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
995    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
996    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
997    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
998          to fill each data disk to the brim
999    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1000      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1001    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1002    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1003      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1004    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1005    - RPM and SRPM published
1006    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1007    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1008          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
1012    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1013    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1014    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1015      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1016    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1017        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1018        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1019    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1020    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1021    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1022      restored if they were spread across CD's
1026    - uses its own copy of lilo
1027        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1028        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1029    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1030        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1031    - added diff to deplist.txt
1032    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1033          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1034    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1035          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1036    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1037    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1038      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1039    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1040    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1041    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1042    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1043    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1044    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1048    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1049        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1050    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1051    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1052          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1053    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1054    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1055        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1056    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1057    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1058    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1059    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1060    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1061    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1065        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1066    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1067    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1068        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1069    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1070    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1071    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1072        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1073        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1077        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1078        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1079        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1080          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1081        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1082        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1083        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1084        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1085        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1086        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1087        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1088        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1089          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1090        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1091          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1095        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1096        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1097        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1098        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1099        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1100        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1101        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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