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1# $Id: ChangeLog 261 2005-12-23 16:22:17Z bcornec $
51.06 (2005-12-23)
6- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
7- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
8- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order
9  (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
10- new version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
11- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
12- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
13- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
14  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
15- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
16  (Bruno Cornec)
17- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout
18  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
19- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
20- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed
21  (Bruno Cornec)
22- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
23  mandrake 10.2 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
24- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
25- VMPlayer support
26- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
27  (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
28- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe)
29  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
30- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
321.05 (2005-11-19)
33- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error
34  (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve
36  (Andree Leidenfrost)
37- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3
38  (Bruno Cornec)
39- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE
40  (Philippe De Muyter)
41- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices
42  (Philippe De Muyter)
45- support exec-shield
46- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels
47  with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
48- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and
49  can be restarted reliably
50- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call
51  when processing file '/etc/'
52- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not
53  executed)
54- removed executable flag from:
55  - 'rootfs/etc/'
56  - 'rootfs/root/.profile'
60- better support of SLES 8
64- better kernel-level logging
65- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
66- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding
67  and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
71- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
72- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
73- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
77- first 1.0x release
78- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
79- better support of SuSE 9.1
80- added mdadm to deplist.txt
81- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
82- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
83- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
84- removed uClibc
85- add memtest support
86- 2.6 kernel support
87- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
88- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
89- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
90- updated+rebuilt busybox
91- added star support
92- mount /sys at boot-time
93- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
94- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
95- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
96- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
97- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
100- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
101- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
102- disable multifunc cd thing
103- better Gentoo support (Bill)
104- better OnStream support
105- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
106- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
107- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
108- fixed boot screen typo
109- added support for 'auto' fs format
110- better devfs support for Mandrake users
111- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
112- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
116- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
118- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
119- re-mount root as rw just in case
120- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
121- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
122- added symlinks.tgz
123- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
127- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
128- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
129- re-enabled fsck*
130- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
131- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
132- better ISO support
133- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
134- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which
135  user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping
136  to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
137- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap'
138  as the mountpoint of the swap partition
139- removed afio dependency
140- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command
141  to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
142- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
143- cleared up the boot msg
144- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
145- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
146- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
147- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
148- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
152- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
153- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
154- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
155- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
156- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
157- cleaned up logs
158- iso mode now calls Interactive
159- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
160- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
161- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
162- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure
163  the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
164- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
165- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk
166  if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
170- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
171- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
172- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
173- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
174- better at finding isolinux.bin
175- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
176- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
177- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
178- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer
179  duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
180- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that
181  eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
182- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
183- fixed vi
184- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally
185  identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
186- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
187- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
192v0.90 (DEVEL)
193- new stable branch
194- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
195- fixed deplist.txt
200v0.72 (DEVEL)
201- misc code clean-ups
202- save boot device's boot sector
203- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
204- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
205- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
206- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
207- removed lilo from dependencies
208- more Gentoo-friendly
213v0.71 (DEVEL)
214- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in
215  your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest
216  match (*grumble* Debian)
217- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
218- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
219- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
220- now accepts --findkernel
221- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
222- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
223- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
224- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
225- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
226- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
227- fixed minor bug in .spec file
228- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
229- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
230- fixed
231- cleaned up deplist.txt
232- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
233- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
234- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
235- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
236- fixed .spec bug
237- better feedback
238- added Markus's RAID patch
239- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
244v0.70 (UNSTABLE)
245- better logging by dependency-calculating code
246- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
247- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
248- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
249- added host* config files to deplist
250- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
251- added RPC support to uClibc
252- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
253- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling
254  multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
255- cleaned up deplist.txt
256- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
257- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
258- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
259- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
265- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
266- added x11-tools.tgz option
267- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
268- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
269- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
270- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
271- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
277- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
278- improved nfs config file creation
279- search more locations for isolinux.bin
280- added isonuke option
281- faster data disk creation
282- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
283- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
284- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
285- removed softlink to pico
286- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
287- added [ to ramdisk
288- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
289- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
290- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
291- added syslinux support
292- cleaned up message screens
298- improved logging
304- sped it up a bit
305- fixed ISO creation bug
311- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
312- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
313- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
314- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
320- added less.bin to deplist.txt
321- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
322- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
323- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
329- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
330- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
336- minor cosmetic improvements
337- improved homedir-locating code
338- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
344- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow
345  Mindi to support larger kernels
346- cleaned up logging a lot
347- better detection of the kernel currently in use
348- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
349- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
355- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
356- abort if isolinux not found
357- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
358- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
364- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
365- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
366- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
372- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
378- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't
379  like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
380- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
381- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
387- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
388- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
389- removed mondo-manual.html
390- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
391- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
392- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
393- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
394- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
400- quash error if /opt not found
401- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for
402  handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
408- misc enhancements
409- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
410- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
411- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
412- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
413- added vi to busybox again
419- fixed errant tar warning
420- replaced libc5 with uClibc
421- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
422- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
423- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
424- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
430- more pointed error messages
431- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
432- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
433- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
434- cosmetic bugfixes
435- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
441- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
442- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
443- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
444- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
445- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
446- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
452- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
453- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
454- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
455- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
456- updated README
457- moved many global vars to start of script
458- better at finding US kbd maps
459- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for
460  Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
466- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making
467  it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
468- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
469- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
470- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now
471  when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
472- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
473- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
479- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
480- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
481- cosmetic fixes
482- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
483- added gawk and awk to deplist
484- lilo has been added to .spec file
485- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
486- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
492- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
493- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
494- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
495- updated embleer.C.bz2
496- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
497- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
498- improved SizeOfPartition() function
499- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
500- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
501- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which
502  installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
503- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
504- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
505- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
506- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
507- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
508- added .spec file to tarball
514- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
515- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o,
516  ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
517- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
518- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
519- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
520- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring
521  tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
522- always make mindi.iso
528- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
529- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
530- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
531- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
532- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
533- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
534- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
535- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
536- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and
537  incorporate its files in the data disks
538- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
539- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be
540  found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard
541  mapping will be used
542- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
543- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however,
544  optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
545- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
546- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more
547  Mondo-friendly
548- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
549- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
550- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
551- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/
552  whatever; just offer Expert
558    - removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
559    - replaced sh with busybox's ash
560    - upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
561        - include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
562    - creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
563    - reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
564    - streamlined deplist.txt
565    - give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
566    - fix some cosmetic bugs
572    - log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
573    - make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
574    - if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist
575      its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.
576          'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
582    - support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
586    - correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
587    - breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
588    - if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
589    - working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's
590      hardware setup
591    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
595    - when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*'
596      (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
597    - if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them
598      intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
599    - cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls
600      initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter
601      runs mondo-restore if it exists
602    - better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
603    - chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
604    - cleaned up mindi's logging
608    - better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to
609          /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
610    - somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
611    - added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
612    - if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot
613          loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
614    - if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after
615      extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user
616      who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
617    - added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
618    - aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
622    - added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded
623      from mountlist.txt
624    - added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a
625      bug in some obscure Debian distros
626    - added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
627    - if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let
628      Mondo do that: less irritating for user
629    - if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore
630      and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
631    - finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
635    - finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
636    - cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
637    - excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
638    - if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then
639      Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
640    - fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
641    - include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
642    - call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
646    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
647    - include /etc/fstab in logfile
648    - removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
649    - tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
650    - make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
651    - copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi
652      after making them, just in case the user wants them later
653    - added md5sum to deplist.txt
654    - added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
655    - in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and
656          /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
657    - call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after
658      calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
659    - call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
660    - added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
661    - Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi
662      ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
663    - added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
664    - added lzop to deplist.txt
665    - no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
666    - improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
667    - changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
668    - restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM
669      and RAID modules
670    - if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
671    - Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time
672      (Jean-David Marrow)
673    - Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
674    - tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
678    - at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
679    - restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
680    - re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
681    - analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted
682      the module anyway
686    - made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
687    - if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred
688      while I was trying to make an ISO image'
689    - when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is
690      indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
691    - make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are
692      backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
693    - fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules
694      properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the
695      very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
696    - added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
697    - added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch
698      (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that
699      pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
700    - added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
701    - failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules;
702      the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the
703      size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
704    - at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if
705      there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to
706      start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
707    - Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now;
708      if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi
709      finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules
710      and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
711    - removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
715    - make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
716    - added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
717    - changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25%
718      and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
719    - when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine
720      a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
721    - when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out
722      that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that
723      they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
724    - fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user
725      would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
726    - plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
727    - data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
728    - if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
729    - fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other
730          at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
731    - enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
732    - disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if
733      s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
734    - tested successfully with the following distros
735      - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel
736      - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
737    - better at guessing the size of swap partition
738    - drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants
739          to use the minix filesystem
740    - don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be
741      selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
742    - if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in
743      /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the
744      version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
745    - major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from
746      the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention
747      how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
748    - better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
749    - new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and
750          tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
751    - ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels
752      are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
753    - no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded
754          at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
755    - removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
756    - LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
757    - included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted
758          and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward-
759          compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
760    - when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first
761          if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
762    - no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable
763      floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image,
764          CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded
765          at backup-time to the data disks
766        - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
767    - uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
768    - if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to
769          /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on
770          the ramdisk
771    - floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied
772          to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel
773          is being used
777    - excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
778    - updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
779    - added umount to deplist again
780    - improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM
781          drive and floppy disk drives)
782    - don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
783    - restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from
784          deplist but also from busybox)
785    - fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
786        - experimental LVM support
787    - added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
788    - able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
789    - added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to
790      deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
791      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
792    - added date and sync to deplist again
793    - when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
794    - amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1
795          spaces between cols
796      checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
797    - incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and
798          smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies;
799          also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
800    - supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
801    - Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies
802          _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
803    - thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be
804          able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
805    - boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
806    - exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
807        - exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
808    - removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are
809          listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
810    - excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you
811          add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
812    - rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
813    - strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip
814          comments from /etc/termcap
818    - if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0,
819          then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
820    - if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only
821      copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that
822          will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
823    - if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
824    - turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure
825      out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
826    - changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
827    - Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
828    - gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
829    - working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible
830      with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
831    - dropped the '-c' option from LILO call
832        - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
833    - slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it
834          try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
835    - excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script
836          because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
837    - added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in
838          the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
842    - plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX
843      softlinks are still there :-)
844    - if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is
845      125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
846    - testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
847    - only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
848    - copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
849    - better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
850    - semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former
851          will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake;
852          also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
853    - removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't
854          like it very much)
855    - removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
856    - format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
857    - do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
858    - amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot
859      find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry
860          anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
861    - if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load
862          Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
863    - make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
864    - added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
865        - if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive
866          instead of just mondo-restore
867        - replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
868    - improved the post-run clean-up
869    - force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances
870          Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
871    - Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running
872          mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
873    - /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
874    - disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything
875          anyway & were probably confusing some users)
876    - removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes
877          care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
878    - included a copy of mondo-manual.html
879    - only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course);
880          otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
881        - use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
882    - moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
885v0.38                                                              08/18/2001
886        - clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
887    - updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
888    - when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
889    - changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to
890          /var/log/mindi.log
891    - user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi)
892          if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
895v0.37                                                              08/12/2001
896        - changed the boot screen a little bit
897    - changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
898    - if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
899    - that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails,
900          abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by
901      kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
902    - in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search
903          /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
904    - run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to
905          /tmp/mondo-restore.log
906    - default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the
907          disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
908    - if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the
909      script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the
910      number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
911    - working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
914v0.36                                                              08/03/2001
915    - testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
916    - explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
917    - warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
918    - optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user
919      specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
920    - changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount
921          CD-ROM (David Granz)
922    - create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
923    - specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
924    - removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
928    - if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
929    - use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
930    - tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
931    - mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
932    - doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode
933      fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
937    - includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
938      (Bill Davidsen)
939    - includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
940    - warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
944    - excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
945    - the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes
946      its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
947    - /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
948    - format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
949    - added vi, top to deplist.txt
950    - updated the rootfs.tgz's README
951    - mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
952    - tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
953    - changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the
954      device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
955    - Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
956    - sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks
957      by approx 20%
961    - software RAID is now supported
962    - added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
963    - add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
964    - added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
965    - modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of
966      RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
967    - moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
968    - install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points
969      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points
970      to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
971    - added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the
972      dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
973    - mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
978        - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
979    - slightly better and README
983        - added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
984    - can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
985    - should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
989    - stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning;
990      they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
991        - removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
992    - removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
993    - added clear to deplist.txt
994    - moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz"
995      tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the
996          data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
997    - if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
998    - boot-up msg is more informative
999    - fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
1000    - better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but
1001      if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
1002    - the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
1006        - if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi
1007          warns but does not abort
1008    - should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and
1009          NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
1010    - should work with Red Hat's now
1011        - misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts,
1012          to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
1013    - insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case
1014      the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
1015    - if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
1016    - put creation date on the boot-up screen
1017    - create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder
1018          to fill each data disk to the brim
1019    - changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to
1020      mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
1021    - tested w/ext3; works fine
1022    - install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks
1023      have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
1024    - ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
1025    - RPM and SRPM published
1026    - mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
1027    - when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches
1028          & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
1032    - has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
1033    - compatible (but not tested) with ext3
1034    - better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels
1035      of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
1036    - better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
1037        - includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
1038        - tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
1039    - compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
1040    - it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
1041    - fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being
1042      restored if they were spread across CD's
1046    - uses its own copy of lilo
1047        - removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
1048        - updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
1049    - improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
1050        - replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
1051    - added diff to deplist.txt
1052    - copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at
1053          run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
1054    - fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky);
1055          the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
1056    - say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
1057    - backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time;
1058      the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
1059    - reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
1060    - DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
1061    - includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
1062    - cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
1063    - pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
1064    - make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
1068    - can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
1069        - generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
1070    - copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
1071    - add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can
1072          format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
1073    - added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
1074    - incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
1075        - separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
1076    - fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
1077    - took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
1078    - rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
1079    - compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
1080    - don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
1081    - fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
1085        - don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
1086    - fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
1087    - can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
1088        - now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
1089    - creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
1090    - boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
1091    - creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
1092        - if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
1093        - includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
1097        - don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
1098        - dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
1099        - tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile
1100          kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
1101        - supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
1102        - deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
1103        - ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
1104        - uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
1105        - uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
1106        - copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
1107        - calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
1108        - use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use
1109          'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
1110        - in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of
1111          the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
1115        - df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
1116        - at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
1117        - deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
1118        - includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
1119        - if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
1120        - syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
1121        - 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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