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1# $Id: ChangeLog 1013 2006-12-23 08:23:24Z bruno $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.2.1 (2006-12-23)
6- mindi now supports a configuration file (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix again support for LABEL on swap partitions (Bruno Cornec)
8- mindi now prints mindi-busybox version (Bruno Cornec)
9- mindi now supports gzip compression format (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
10- Inline code of some useless functions for readability (Bruno Cornec)
11- Add support for nvidia and ahci drivers (Bruno Cornec)
12- Remove wrong full path name for cut (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
13- UUID support (Bruno Cornec)
14- Cleaner messages generated on screen (with defaults) and in logs (Bruno Cornec)
15- First use of a configuration file with mindi to permit variable to be overwritten (Bruno Cornec)
16- All temporary files are now under MINDI_TMP, unique dir under /tmp by default and not removed when called by mondo (Bruno Cornec)
17- All generated files are now under CACHE_LOC, /var/cache/mindi by default (Bruno Cornec)
18- Fix bug #100 where the temporary dir could be removed and be /home (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
19- Should now work correctly under x86_64 distributions (Bruno Cornec)
20- Fix a blocking bug in mindi where a " was misplaced (Bruno Cornec)
21- New MindiExit function called everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
22- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
23- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
24- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
25- init now reports the mindi version when executed (Bruno Cornec)
26
271.2.0 (2006-10-04)
28- busybox is now a separate package and binaries are not provided anymore in mindi - Fix #37 (Bruno Cornec)
29- deplist.txt adapted to use more busybox modules (Bruno Cornec)
30- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
31- Fix for bug #71 mindi now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
32- ReadAllLink function added to mindi and 3 older functions suppressed + use of readlink where useful (Bruno Cornec)
33- Other fixes for labelled swap support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
34- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
35- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
36- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
37- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
38- Fix for bug #46 (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
39
401.0.9 (2006-08-05)
41- Fix for bug #22 RHEL4 + LVM + LABEL support (Bruno Cornec)
42- Fix for bug #8 keyboard support incorrect (Bruno Cornec)
43- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
44- new global variables + Bug fixes for LVM (Bruno Cornec)
45- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
46- Fix a bug for filesystems with LABEL in fstab not mounted (Bruno Cornec)
47- Qlogic 2300 and 2200 are now supported (Bruno Cornec)
48- Use busybox 1.1.3 for net part (Bruno Cornec)
49- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM' (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- Fix Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID Cards support bug #6455 (Bruno Cornec)
51- Fix a bug with redhat_label not initialized in the loop systematically
52(Anthony P. Machon/Bruno Cornec)
53- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
54- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- Fix a bug in analyze-my-lvm for RHEL3 where vgdisplay prints an additional
56field sometimes (#) (severine.lombardo_at_acoss.fr/Bruno Cornec)
57- Deal properly with LVM tool lvmiopversion and with lvmcreate_initrd and pvdata - fixes [[debianBTS(351687)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
58- Handle the format /dev/mapper/<VG>-<LV> for LVM devices - fix for [[debianBTS(362926)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
59
601.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
61- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
62- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
63- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh (Bruno Cornec)
64- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
65
661.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
67- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
68- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
69
701.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
71- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
72- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
73- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
74- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
75- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
76- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
77- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
78- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
79- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
80- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
81- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
82
831.0.7 (2006-03-10)
84- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
85- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
86- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
87- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
88- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
89- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
90- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
91- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
92- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
93- rpmlint cleanups
94- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also [[debianBTS(351446)]].)
95- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also [[debianBTS(348966)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
96- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
97- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
98with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
99- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
100- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
101- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
102- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
103- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
104- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
105
1061.06 (2005-12-23)
107- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
108- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
109- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
110- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
111- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
112- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
113- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
114- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
115- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
116- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
117- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
118- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
119- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
120- VMPlayer support
121- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
122- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
123- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
124
1251.05 (2005-11-19)
126- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
127- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
128- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
129- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
130- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
131
1321.04 (2005-05-03)
133- support exec-shield
134- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
135- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
136- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
137- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
138- removed executable flag from:
139- 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
140- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
141
1421.03 (2004-09-29)
143- better support of SLES 8
144
1451.02 (2004-07-21)
146- better kernel-level logging
147- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
148- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
1491.01 (2004-06-21)
150- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
151- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
152- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
153
1541.00 (2004-06-18)
155- first 1.0x release
156- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
157- better support of SuSE 9.1
158- added mdadm to deplist.txt
159- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
160- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
161- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
162- removed uClibc
163- add memtest support
164- 2.6 kernel support
165- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
166- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
167- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
168- updated+rebuilt busybox
169- added star support
170- mount /sys at boot-time
171- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
172- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
173- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
174- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
175- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
176
177v0.95 (2004-03-25)
178- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
179- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
180- disable multifunc cd thing
181- better Gentoo support (Bill)
182- better OnStream support
183- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
184- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
185- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
186- fixed boot screen typo
187- added support for 'auto' fs format
188- better devfs support for Mandrake users
189- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
190- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
191
192v0.94 (2003-09-24)
193- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
194- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
195- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
196- re-mount root as rw just in case
197- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
198- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
199- added symlinks.tgz
200- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
201
202v0.93 (2003-06-04)
203- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
204- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
205- re-enabled fsck*
206- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
207- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
208- better ISO support
209- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
210- added RUN_AFTER_INITIAL_BOOT_PHASE var at start of Mindi, which user may use to force Mindi to run command before bootstrapping to aux data disks or CD - e.g. 'echo engage > /proc/scsi/something'
211- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
212- removed afio dependency
213- added RUN_AFTER_BOOT_PHASE_COMPLETE to let user specify a command to be run by Mindi after it boots but before it runs mondorestore
214- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
215- cleared up the boot msg
216- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
217- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
218- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
219- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
220- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
221
222v0.92 (2003-05-04)
223- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
224- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
225- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
226- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
227- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
228- cleaned up logs
229- iso mode now calls Interactive
230- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
231- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
232- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
233- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
234- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
235- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
236
237v0.91 (2003-04-04)
238- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
239- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
240- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
241- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
242- better at finding isolinux.bin
243- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
244- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
245- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
246- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
247- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
248- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
249- fixed vi
250- mindi now uses gawk --traditional (making gawk behave in a functionally identical way to awk) - PASS; great, so now Debian needs to fix its awk :)
251- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
252- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
253
254v0.90 (2002-12-08)
255- new stable branch
256- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
257- fixed deplist.txt
258
259v0.72 (2002-12-02)
260- misc code clean-ups
261- save boot device's boot sector
262- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
263- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
264- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
265- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
266- removed lilo from dependencies
267- more Gentoo-friendly
268
269v0.71 (2002-11-17)
270- if your kernel's builddate doesn't match any of the kernels in your /boot directory then fudge the issue & find the closest match (*grumble* Debian)
271- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
272- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
273- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
274- now accepts --findkernel
275- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
276- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
277- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
278- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
279- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
280- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
281- fixed minor bug in .spec file
282- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
283- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
284- fixed install.sh
285- cleaned up deplist.txt
286- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
287- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
288- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
289- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
290- fixed .spec bug
291- better feedback
292- added Markus's RAID patch
293- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
294
295v0.70 (2002-09-08)
296- better logging by dependency-calculating code
297- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
298- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
299- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
300- added host* config files to deplist
301- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
302- added RPC support to uClibc
303- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
304- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
305- cleaned up deplist.txt
306- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
307- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
308- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
309- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
310
311v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
312- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
313- added x11-tools.tgz option
314- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
315- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
316- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
317- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
318- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
319
320v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
321- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
322- improved nfs config file creation
323- search more locations for isolinux.bin
324- added isonuke option
325- faster data disk creation
326- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
327- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
328- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
329- removed softlink to pico
330- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
331- added [ to ramdisk
332- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
333- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
334- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
335- added syslinux support
336- cleaned up message screens
337
338v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
339- improved logging
340
341v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
342- sped it up a bit
343- fixed ISO creation bug
344
345v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
346- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
347- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
348- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
349- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
350
351v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
352- added less.bin to deplist.txt
353- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
354- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
355- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
356
357v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
358- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
359- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
360
361v0.63 (2002-04-23)
362- minor cosmetic improvements
363- improved homedir-locating code
364- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
365
366v0.62 (2002-04-08)
367- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
368- cleaned up logging a lot
369- better detection of the kernel currently in use
370- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
371- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
372
373v0.60 (2002-03-31)
374- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
375- abort if isolinux not found
376- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
377- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
378
379v0.59 (2002-03-21)
380- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
381- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
382- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
383
384v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
385- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
386
387v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
388- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
389- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
390- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
391
392v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
393- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
394- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
395- removed mondo-manual.html
396- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
397- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
398- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
399- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
400- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
401
402v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
403- quash error if /opt not found
404- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
405
406v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
407- misc enhancements
408- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
409- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
410- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
411- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
412- added vi to busybox again
413
414v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
415- fixed errant tar warning
416- replaced libc5 with uClibc
417- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
418- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
419- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
420- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
421
422v0.58 (2002-02-10)
423- more pointed error messages
424- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
425- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
426- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
427- cosmetic bugfixes
428- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
429
430v0.57 (2002-02-05)
431- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
432- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
433- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
434- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
435- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
436- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
437
438v0.56 (2002-02-01)
439- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
440- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
441- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
442- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
443- updated README
444- moved many global vars to start of script
445- better at finding US kbd maps
446- migrating to a single configuration file, /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg, for Mondo users; file is not in use yet but is there for future expansion
447
448v0.55 (2002-01-28)
449- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
450- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
451- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
452- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
453- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
454- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
455
456v0.54 (2002-01-25)
457- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
458- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
459- cosmetic fixes
460- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
461- added gawk and awk to deplist
462- lilo has been added to .spec file
463- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
464- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
465
466v0.53 (2002-01-20)
467- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
468- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
469- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
470- updated embleer.C.bz2
471- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
472- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
473- improved SizeOfPartition() function
474- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
475- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
476- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
477- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
478- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
479- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
480- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
481- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
482- added .spec file to tarball
483
484v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
485- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
486- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
487- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
488- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
489- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
490- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
491- always make mindi.iso
492
493v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
494- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
495- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
496- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
497- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
498- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
499- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
500- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
501- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
502- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
503- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
504- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard mapping will be used
505- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
506- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
507- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
508- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
509- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
510- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
511- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
512- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
513
514v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
515- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
516- replaced sh with busybox's ash
517- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
518- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
519- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
520- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
521- streamlined deplist.txt
522- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
523- fix some cosmetic bugs
524
525v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
526- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
527- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
528- if filesystem is type 'image', according to Mondo, then in filelist its partition type will be listed as the hexadecimal string (e.g.  'b', '83', etc.) and the partition mountpoint will be 'image'
529
530v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
531- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
532
533v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
534- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
535- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
536- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
537- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
538- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
539
540v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
541- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
542- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
543- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-ini; the former now controls initialization of hardware, drivers, tools, etc. and the latter runs mondo-restore if it exists
544- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
545- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
546- cleaned up mindi's logging
547
548v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
549- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
550- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
551- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
552- if called by Mondo then pass the name & device of the user's boot loader to the restore phase, by copying BOOTLOADER.* to the ramdisk
553- if loading from floppies then try to mount CD-ROM a 2nd time after extracting files from data floppies, just in case user is a CD user who couldn't get their CD-ROM drive to work initially
554- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
555- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
556
557v0.47 (2001-12-04)
558- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
559- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
560- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
561- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
562- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
563- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
564
565v0.46 (2001-11-29)
566- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
567- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
568- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
569- if your fstab mentions a RAID partition but your raidtab doesn't then Mindi will terminate in a sane manner with a sane error message
570- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
571- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
572- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
573
574v0.45 (2001-11-15)
575- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
576- include /etc/fstab in logfile
577- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
578- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
579- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
580- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
581- added md5sum to deplist.txt
582- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
583- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
584- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
585- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
586- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
587- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
588- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
589- added lzop to deplist.txt
590- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
591- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
592- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
593- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
594- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
595- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
596- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
597- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
598
599v0.44 (2001-10-28)
600- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
601- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
602- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
603- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
604
605v0.43 (2001-10-21)
606- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
607- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
608- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
609- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
610- fixed a silly bug that stopped Mindi from handling its own modules properly; only affects newbie users with broken kernels (i.e. the very people that Mindi's failsafe kernel was meant to help!)
611- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
612- added Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch; if user uses the switch (i.e. '--cd-recovery yes') then the CD will boot to a screen that pauses until the user types RESTORE; then, it will enter Nuke Mode
613- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
614- failsafe kernel is now 2.4.12 with XFS, JFS and lots of SCSI modules; the addition of XFS and extensive SCSI support will increase the size of Mindi's RPM / tarball significantly but I think it's worth it
615- at boot-time, find out whether there are any RAID partitions; and if there are, whether they are 'started' yet; if not, run raidstart to start them at boot-time, before user can try to mount anything
616- Mindi's failsafe kernel & modules are handled more elegantly now; if you have raid1.o, scsi.o, etc. loaded at backup-time then Mindi finds its corresponding modules in its tarball of failsafe modules and stores them so that at boot-time you can do SCSI, RAID, etc.
617- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
618
619v0.42 (2001-10-10)
620- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
621- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
622- changed the slice size from 20KB to 64KB; speeds up Mindi by 25% and doesn't have any negative side-effects (...that I can see)
623- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
624- when asking user to send me a copy of their log file, point out that it may contain info which they do not want me to see but that they are SOL unless I can actually see their log file
625- fixed a silly bug that would crop up when a Linux-Mandrake 8.1 user would use a devfs-enabled kernel and RAID partitions at the same time
626- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
627- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
628- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
629- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
630- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
631- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
632- tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel
633- better at guessing the size of swap partition
634- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
635- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
636- if the user has two glibc libraries - one in /lib and one in /lib/i686 - then Mindi will re-jig the softlinks so that only the version in /lib is backed up, to save space on the data disks
637- major rewrite of the code that copies the tools and libraries from the data disks; prettier, faster and more stable (and did I mention how kind it is to your hard-working hands?)
638- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
639- new boot-time script, 'bug-me', copies user's logs to a floppy and tells him/her to e-mail them to me if mondo-restore aborts
640- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
641- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
642- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
643- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
644- included a tarball of 'sane' /dev/loop* nodes which will be extracted and added to the boot disk; this helps maintain Mindi's backward- compatibility with non-devfs kernels and distros
645- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
646- no longer copies all loaded modules to the 2.88 MB El Torito bootable floppy image; instead, it copies FLOPPY_MODS to the 1.72 MB image, CDROM_MODS to the 2.88 MB image, and _all_ modules that were loaded at backup-time to the data disks - supports tape streamers, in conjunction with Mondo
647- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
648- if Mondo is backing up to tape streamer then write the tape's size to /tmp/TAPESIZE and the drive's device to /tmp/TAPEDEV-LIVES-HERE on the ramdisk
649- floppy disk modules (ide-floppy.o and floppy.o) now are copied to the ramdisk, whether the user's kernel or the failsafe kernel is being used
650
651v0.41 (2001-09-28)
652- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
653- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
654- added umount to deplist again
655- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
656- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
657- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
658- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
659- experimental LVM support
660- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
661- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
662- added the LVM executables (listed in the lvm-0.xx-i386.rpm) to deplist.txt; they won't be added unless you have them and you won't
663      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
664- added date and sync to deplist again
665- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
666- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
667- incorporated busybox 0.60-1; now, Mindi is faster at run-time and smaller at boot-time; you can fit a typical system onto 3 floppies; also, a kernel up to 1MB in size (approx.) can now be accommodated
668- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
669- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
670- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
671- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
672- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
673- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
674- removed A LOT of files from deplist.txt's dependency list; they are listed in deplist.removed, in case you want to put them back :-)
675- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
676- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
677- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
678
679v0.40 (2001-09-16)
680- if you use a softlink to your CD dev, e.g. /dev/cdrecorder->scd0, then Mindi should handle it properly now (i.e. not bomb out)
681- if you have a large kernel & lots of modules loaded, Mindi will only copy as many modules to the ramdisk as will _fit_ on a ramdisk that will have to go alongside your kernel on a 2.88MB floppy disk
682- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
683- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
684- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
685- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
686- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
687- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
688- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
689- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
690- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
691- added code to copy your fstab, lilo.conf, etc. to a tarball which, in the event of an error, Mindi will ask the user to e-mail me
692
693v0.39 (2001-09-08)
694- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
695- if your swap partition isn't mounted, Mindi will decide that it is 125MB; it used to abort but now it just warns & makes a good guess
696- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
697- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
698- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
699- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
700- semi-forces isofs and ide-cd (not isofs.o and ide-cd.o); the former will be more compatible with stock kernels - e.g. Red Hat, Mandrake; also added vfat, fat & a few other modules to the list of 'foced'.
701- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
702- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
703- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
704- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
705- amend format-and-kludge-vfat; now, it will not abort if it cannot find its entry in mountlist; it doesn't need to find the entry anyway, except to check that the kludge works (which it does)
706- if user chooses to use Mindi's failsafe 2.4.9 kernel, Mindi will load Mindi's versions of user's modules at boot-time
707- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
708- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
709- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
710- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
711- improved the post-run clean-up
712- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
713- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
714- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
715- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
716- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
717- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
718- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
719- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
720- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
721
722v0.38 (2001-08-18)
723- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
724- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
725- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
726- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
727- user can now use a stock 2.4.7 kernel (which comes with Mindi) if the user's distro's kernel isn't right for a boot disk
728
729v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
730- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
731- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
732- that whole loop-mount/extract tgz to ramdisk thing --- if it fails, abort, don't try to continue; also, ask if loopfs is supported by kernel (if not, that might explain the error)
733- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
734- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
735- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
736- if CDROM can't find itself (long story, re: El Torito) then the script will say, "Your kernel is b0rken." This will reduce the number of erroneous error reports that I receive from users
737- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
738
739v0.36 (2001-08-03)
740- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
741- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
742- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
743- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
744- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
745- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
746- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
747- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
748
749v0.35 (2001-07-31)
750- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
751- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
752- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
753- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
754- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
755
756v0.34 (2001-07-25)
757- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
758      (Bill Davidsen)
759- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
760- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
761
762v0.33 (2001-07-20)
763- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
764- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
765- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
766- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
767- added vi, top to deplist.txt
768- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
769- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
770- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
771- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
772- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
773- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
774
775v0.32 (2001-07-18)
776- software RAID is now supported
777- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
778- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
779- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
780- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
781- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
782- install-additional-tools makes a softlink '/etc/raidtab' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/raidtab; also, '/etc/fstab.orig' that points to /mnt/groovy-stuff/etc/fstab
783- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
784- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
785
786v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
787- slightly better install.sh and README
788
789v0.30 (2001-07-15)
790- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
791- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
792- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
793
794v0.29 (2001-07-14)
795- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
796- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
797- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
798- added clear to deplist.txt
799- moved rootfs.tgz's "mondo/" scripts to Mondo's "restore-scripts.tgz" tarball; tarball will be untarred and contents added to the data disks at run-time, if Mindi finds the tarball
800- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
801- boot-up msg is more informative
802- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
803- better at coping with hda1/2/3/4 (normal people use hda1/5/6/7 but if you really want to exhaust your primaries, well hey, your life)
804- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
805
806v0.28 (2001-07-07)
807- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
808- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
809- should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
810- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
811- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
812- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
813- put creation date on the boot-up screen
814- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
815- changed the call to make ext3 partitions; now, it uses a call to mkfs -t ext3 -j -Jsize=10 -q <device> (as requested by ext3 manual)
816- tested w/ext3; works fine
817- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
818- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
819- RPM and SRPM published
820- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
821- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
822
823v0.26 (2001-07-05)
824- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
825- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
826- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
827- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
828- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
829- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
830- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
831- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
832- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
833
834v0.25 (2001-07-04)
835- uses its own copy of lilo
836- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
837- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
838- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
839- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
840- added diff to deplist.txt
841- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
842- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
843- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
844- backup all modules, not just the ones present/loaded at run-time; the loaded modules go on boot disk but ALL go on data disk
845- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
846- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
847- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
848- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
849- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
850- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
851
852v0.24 (2001-07-03)
853- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
854- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
855- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
856- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
857- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
858- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
859- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
860- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
861- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
862- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
863- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
864- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
865- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
866
867v0.23 (2001-07-02)
868- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
869- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
870- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
871- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
872- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
873- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
874- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
875- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
876- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
877
878v0.22 (2001-07-01)
879- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
880- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
881- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
882- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
883- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
884- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
885- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
886- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
887- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
888- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
889- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
890- in boot.msg, XXXXX is part 1 of the 2nd line, YYYYY is part 2 of the 2nd line, and ZZZZZ is Mindi's version# (in the 1st line)
891
892v0.21 (2001-06-30)
893- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
894- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
895- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
896- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
897- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
898- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
899- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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