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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)
11- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
12  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
13- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
14  (Bruno Cornec)
161.05 (2005-11-19)
17- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
18  (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
20  (Andree Leidenfrost)
21- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
22  (Bruno Cornec)
23- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
24  (Philippe De Muyter)
25- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
26  (Philippe De Muyter)
29- support exec-shield
30- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
31  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
32- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
33  can be restarted reliably
34- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
35  when processing file '/etc/'
36- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
37  executed)
38- removed executable flag from:
39  - 'rootfs/etc/'
40  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
44- better support of SLES 8
48- better kernel-level logging
49- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
50- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
51  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
55- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
56- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
57- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
61- first 1.0x release
62- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
63- better support of SuSE 9.1
64- added mdadm to deplist.txt
65- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
66- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
67- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
68- removed uClibc
69- add memtest support
70- 2.6 kernel support
71- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
72- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
73- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
74- updated+rebuilt busybox
75- added star support
76- mount /sys at boot-time
77- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
78- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
79- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
80- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
81- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
84- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
85- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
86- disable multifunc cd thing
87- better Gentoo support (Bill)
88- better OnStream support
89- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
90- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
91- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
92- fixed boot screen typo
93- added support for 'auto' fs format
94- better devfs support for Mandrake users
95- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
96- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
100- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
102- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
103- re-mount root as rw just in case
104- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
105- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
106- added symlinks.tgz
107- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
111- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
112- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
113- re-enabled fsck*
114- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
115- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
116- better ISO support
117- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
118- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
119  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
120  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
121- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
122  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
123- removed afio dependency
124- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
125  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
126- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
127- cleared up the boot msg
128- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
129- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
130- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
131- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
132- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
136- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
137- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
138- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
139- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
140- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
141- cleaned up logs
142- iso mode now calls Interactive
143- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
144- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
145- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
146- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
147  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
148- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
149- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
150  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
154- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
155- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
156- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
157- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
158- better at finding isolinux.bin
159- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
160- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
161- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
162- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
163  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
164- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
165  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
166- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
167- fixed vi
168- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
169  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
170- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
171- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
176v0.90 (DEVEL)
177- new stable branch
178- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
179- fixed deplist.txt
184v0.72 (DEVEL)
185- misc code clean-ups
186- save boot device's boot sector
187- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
188- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
189- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
190- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
191- removed lilo from dependencies
192- more Gentoo-friendly
197v0.71 (DEVEL)
198- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
199  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
200  match (*grumble* Debian)
201- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
202- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
203- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
204- now accepts --findkernel
205- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
206- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
207- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
208- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
209- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
210- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
211- fixed minor bug in .spec file
212- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
213- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
214- fixed
215- cleaned up deplist.txt
216- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
217- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
218- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
219- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
220- fixed .spec bug
221- better feedback
222- added Markus's RAID patch
223- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
228v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
229- better logging by dependency-calculating code
230- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
231- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
232- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
233- added host* config files to deplist
234- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
235- added RPC support to uClibc
236- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
237- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
238  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
239- cleaned up deplist.txt
240- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
241- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
242- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
243- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
249- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
250- added x11-tools.tgz option
251- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
252- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
253- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
254- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
255- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
261- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
262- improved nfs config file creation
263- search more locations for isolinux.bin
264- added isonuke option
265- faster data disk creation
266- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
267- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
268- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
269- removed softlink to pico
270- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
271- added [ to ramdisk
272- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
273- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
274- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
275- added syslinux support
276- cleaned up message screens
282- improved logging
288- sped it up a bit
289- fixed ISO creation bug
295- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
296- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
297- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
298- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
304- added less.bin to deplist.txt
305- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
306- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
307- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
313- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
314- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
320- minor cosmetic improvements
321- improved homedir-locating code
322- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
328- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
329  Mindi to support larger kernels
330- cleaned up logging a lot
331- better detection of the kernel currently in use
332- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
333- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
339- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
340- abort if isolinux not found
341- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
342- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
348- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
349- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
350- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
356- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
362- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
363  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
364- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
365- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
371- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
372- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
373- removed mondo-manual.html
374- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
375- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
376- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
377- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
378- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
384- quash error if /opt not found
385- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
386  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
392- misc enhancements
393- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
394- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
395- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
396- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
397- added vi to busybox again
403- fixed errant tar warning
404- replaced libc5 with uClibc
405- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
406- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
407- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
408- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
414- more pointed error messages
415- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
416- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
417- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
418- cosmetic bugfixes
419- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
425- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
426- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
427- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
428- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
429- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
430- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
436- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
437- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
438- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
439- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
440- updated README
441- moved many global vars to start of script
442- better at finding US kbd maps
443- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
444  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
450- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
451  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
452- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
453- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
454- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
455  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
456- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
457- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
463- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
464- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
465- cosmetic fixes
466- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
467- added gawk and awk to deplist
468- lilo has been added to .spec file
469- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
470- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
476- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
477- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
478- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
479- updated embleer.C.bz2
480- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
481- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
482- improved SizeOfPartition() function
483- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
484- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
485- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
486  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
487- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
488- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
489- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
490- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
491- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
492- added .spec file to tarball
498- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
499- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
500  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
501- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
502- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
503- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
504- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
505  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
506- always make mindi.iso
512- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
513- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
514- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
515- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
516- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
517- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
518- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
519- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
520- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
521  incorporate its files in the data disks
522- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
523- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
524  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
525  mapping will be used
526- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
527- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
528  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
529- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
530- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
531  Mondo-friendly
532- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
533- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
534- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
535- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
536  whatever; just offer Expert
542    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
543    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
544    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
545        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
546    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
547    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
548    - streamlined deplist.txt
549    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
550    - fix some cosmetic bugs
556    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
557    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
558    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
559      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
560          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
566    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
570    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
571    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
572    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
573    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
574      hardware setup
575    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
579    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
580      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
581    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
582      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
583    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
584      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
585      runs mondo-restore if it exists
586    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
587    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
588    - cleaned up mindi's logging
592    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
593          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
594    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
595    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
596    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
597          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
598    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
599      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
600      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
601    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
602    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
606    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
607      from mountlist.txt
608    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
609      bug in some obscure Debian distros
610    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
611    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
612      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
613    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
614      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
615    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
619    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
620    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
621    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
622    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
623      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
624    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
625    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
626    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
630    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
631    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
632    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
633    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
634    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
635    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
636      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
637    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
638    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
639    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
640          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
641    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
642      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
643    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
644    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
645    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
646      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
647    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
648    - added lzop to deplist.txt
649    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
650    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
651    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
652    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
653      and RAID modules
654    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
655    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
656      (Jean-David Marrow)
657    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
658    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
662    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
663    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
664    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
665    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
666      the module anyway
670    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
671    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
672      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
673    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
674      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
675    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
676      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
677    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
678      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
679      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
680    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
681    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
682      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
683      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
684    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
685    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
686      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
687      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
688    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
689      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
690      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
691    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
692      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
693      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
694      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
695    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
699    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
700    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
701    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
702      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
703    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
704      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
705    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
706      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
707      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
708    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
709      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
710    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
711    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
712    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
713    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
714          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
715    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
716    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
717      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
718    - tested successfully with the following distros
719      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
720      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
721    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
722    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
723          to use the minix filesystem
724    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
725      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
726    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
727      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
728      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
729    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
730      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
731      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
732    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
733    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
734          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
735    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
736      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
737    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
738          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
739    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
740    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
741    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
742          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
743          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
744    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
745          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
746    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
747      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
748          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
749          at backup-time to the data disks
750        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
751    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
752    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
753          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
754          the ramdisk
755    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
756          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
757          is being used
761    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
762    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
763    - added umount to deplist again
764    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
765          drive and floppy disk drives)
766    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
767    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
768          deplist but also from busybox)
769    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
770        - experimental LVM support
771    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
772    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
773    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
774      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
775      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
776    - added date and sync to deplist again
777    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
778    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
779          spaces between cols
780      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
781    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
782          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
783          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
784    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
785    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
786          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
787    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
788          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
789    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
790    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
791        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
792    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
793          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
794    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
795          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
796    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
797    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
798          comments from /etc/termcap
802    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
803          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
804    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
805      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
806          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
807    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
808    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
809      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
810    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
811    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
812    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
813    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
814      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
815    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
816        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
817    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
818          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
819    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
820          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
821    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
822          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
826    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
827      softlinks are still there :-)
828    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
829      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
830    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
831    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
832    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
833    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
834    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
835          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
836          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
837    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
838          like it very much)
839    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
840    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
841    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
842    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
843      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
844          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
845    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
846          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
847    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
848    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
849        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
850          instead of just mondo-restore
851        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
852    - improved the post-run clean-up
853    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
854          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
855    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
856          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
857    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
858    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
859          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
860    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
861          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
862    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
863    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
864          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
865        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
866    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
869v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
870        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
871    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
872    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
873    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
874          /var/log/mindi.log
875    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
876          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
879v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
880        - changed the boot screen a little bit
881    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
882    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
883    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
884          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
885      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
886    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
887          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
888    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
889          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
890    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
891          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
892    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
893      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
894      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
895    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
898v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
899    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
900    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
901    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
902    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
903      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
904    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
905          CD-ROM (David Granz)
906    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
907    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
908    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
912    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
913    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
914    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
915    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
916    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
917      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
921    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
922      (Bill Davidsen)
923    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
924    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
928    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
929    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
930      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
931    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
932    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
933    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
934    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
935    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
936    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
937    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
938      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
939    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
940    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
941      by approx 20%
945    - software RAID is now supported
946    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
947    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
948    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
949    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
950      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
951    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
952    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
953      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
954      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
955    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
956      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
957    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
962        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
963    - slightly better and README
967        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
968    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
969    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
973    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
974      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
975        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
976    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
977    - added clear to deplist.txt
978    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
979      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
980          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
981    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
982    - boot-up msg is more informative
983    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
984    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
985      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
986    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
990        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
991          warns but does not abort
992    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
993          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
994    - should work with Red Hat's now
995        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
996          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
997    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
998      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
999    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1000    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1001    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1002          to fill each data disk to the brim
1003    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1004      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1005    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1006    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1007      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1008    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1009    - RPM and SRPM published
1010    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1011    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1012          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
1016    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1017    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1018    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1019      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1020    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1021        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1022        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1023    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1024    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1025    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1026      restored if they were spread across CD's
1030    - uses its own copy of lilo
1031        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1032        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1033    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1034        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1035    - added diff to deplist.txt
1036    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1037          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1038    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1039          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1040    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1041    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1042      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1043    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1044    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1045    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1046    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1047    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1048    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1052    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1053        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1054    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1055    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1056          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1057    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1058    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1059        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1060    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1061    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1062    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1063    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1064    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1065    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1069        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1070    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1071    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1072        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1073    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1074    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1075    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1076        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1077        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1081        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1082        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1083        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1084          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1085        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1086        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1087        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1088        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1089        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1090        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1091        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1092        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1093          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1094        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1095          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1099        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1100        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1101        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1102        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1103        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1104        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1105        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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