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51.2.2 (2007-04-16)
6- Add support for new megaraid driver (HP NetServers with 2.6) (P.C.J.G.Brunier)
7- Add support for adpahci (Proliant DL 140 G3 - SATA) (Abhijit Das/Bruno Cornec)
8- Mindi log file is now added to mondoarchive log file to ease debug (Bruno Cornec)
9- Suppress losetup usage in start-nfs (unreliable and doesn't work with QEMU (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
11- Fix a bug on NFS in FC6 - fscache module needed (Bruno Cornec)
12- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RREL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
13- Fix a bug for FC6 where the boot disk size was again insufficient (Rene Ribaud/Bruno Cornec)
14- On CentOS 4.4 mdrun isn't available anymore so init should use mdadm instead (Momtchil Momtchev/Bruno Cornec)
15- Add support for raid456 driver (Mark Nienberg/Bruno Cornec)
16- Add the DENY_MODS variable in mindi allowing to describes modules that you don't want to include as part of the restore boot environment (HP Open Call OCMP e.g; needs it) (Bruno Cornec)
17- Add GetInitrdFilesystemToUse function to support initramfs type of initrd (SuSE 10.2/Debian 3.x/FC 6/...) (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- Fix a bug for ia64 in kernel reference in elilo.conf (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- Check that /boot/efi is mounted on ia64 (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- Protect some rm -rf to avoid raw removals (Bruno Cornec)
21- Better messages for analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
22- Add support for newer Qlogic drivers (qla2300 & 2400), mpt, dm and ohci (Josef Jetzinger/Bruno Cornec)
23- Fix a bug in mindi for the FAILSAFE support (Scott Cummings)
24- PATH fixed for init in restore (/usr/games added for petris) (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- Fiw a bug where restore failing because no archive files are found when -G is used (Andree Leidenfrost)
26- /media is now completely excluded as per StandardsCompliance (Bruno Cornec)
281.2.1 (2006-12-23)
29- mindi now supports a configuration file (Bruno Cornec)
30- Fix again support for LABEL on swap partitions (Bruno Cornec)
31- mindi now prints mindi-busybox version (Bruno Cornec)
32- mindi now supports gzip compression format (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
33- Inline code of some useless functions for readability (Bruno Cornec)
34- Add support for nvidia and ahci drivers (Bruno Cornec)
35- Remove wrong full path name for cut (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
36- UUID support (Bruno Cornec)
37- Cleaner messages generated on screen (with defaults) and in logs (Bruno Cornec)
38- First use of a configuration file with mindi to permit variable to be overwritten (Bruno Cornec)
39- All temporary files are now under MINDI_TMP, unique dir under /tmp by default and not removed when called by mondo (Bruno Cornec)
40- All generated files are now under CACHE_LOC, /var/cache/mindi by default (Bruno Cornec)
41- Fix bug #100 where the temporary dir could be removed and be /home (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
42- Should now work correctly under x86_64 distributions (Bruno Cornec)
43- Fix a blocking bug in mindi where a " was misplaced (Bruno Cornec)
44- New MindiExit function called everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
45- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
46- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
47- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
48- init now reports the mindi version when executed (Bruno Cornec)
501.2.0 (2006-10-04)
51- busybox is now a separate package and binaries are not provided anymore in mindi - Fix #37 (Bruno Cornec)
52- deplist.txt adapted to use more busybox modules (Bruno Cornec)
53- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
54- Fix for bug #71 mindi now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
55- ReadAllLink function added to mindi and 3 older functions suppressed + use of readlink where useful (Bruno Cornec)
56- Other fixes for labelled swap support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
57- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
58- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
59- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
60- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
61- Fix for bug #46 (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
631.0.9 (2006-08-05)
64- Fix for bug #22 RHEL4 + LVM + LABEL support (Bruno Cornec)
65- Fix for bug #8 keyboard support incorrect (Bruno Cornec)
66- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
67- new global variables + Bug fixes for LVM (Bruno Cornec)
68- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
69- Fix a bug for filesystems with LABEL in fstab not mounted (Bruno Cornec)
70- Qlogic 2300 and 2200 are now supported (Bruno Cornec)
71- Use busybox 1.1.3 for net part (Bruno Cornec)
72- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM' (Andree Leidenfrost)
73- Fix Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID Cards support bug #6455 (Bruno Cornec)
74- Fix a bug with redhat_label not initialized in the loop systematically
75(Anthony P. Machon/Bruno Cornec)
76- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
77- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
78- Fix a bug in analyze-my-lvm for RHEL3 where vgdisplay prints an additional
79field sometimes (#) ( Cornec)
80- Deal properly with LVM tool lvmiopversion and with lvmcreate_initrd and pvdata - fixes [[debianBTS(351687)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
81- Handle the format /dev/mapper/<VG>-<LV> for LVM devices - fix for [[debianBTS(362926)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
831.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
84- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
85- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
86- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in (Bruno Cornec)
87- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
891.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
90- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
91- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
931.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
94- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
95- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
96- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
97- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
98- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
99- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
100- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
101- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
102- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
103- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
104- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
1061.0.7 (2006-03-10)
107- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
108- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
109- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
110- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
111- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
112- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
113- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
114- Bug fix for chown in (JeffS)
115- CHANGES renamed also in now (Bruno Cornec)
116- rpmlint cleanups
117- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also [[debianBTS(351446)]].)
118- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also [[debianBTS(348966)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
119- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
120- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
121with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
122- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
123- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
124- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
125- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
126- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
127- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
1291.06 (2005-12-23)
130- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
131- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
132- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
133- new version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
134- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
135- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
136- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
137- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
138- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
139- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
140- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
141- 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)
142- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
143- VMPlayer support
144- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
145- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
146- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
1481.05 (2005-11-19)
149- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
150- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
151- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
152- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
153- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
1551.04 (2005-05-03)
156- support exec-shield
157- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
158- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
159- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/'
160- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
161- removed executable flag from:
162- 'rootfs/etc/'
163- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
1651.03 (2004-09-29)
166- better support of SLES 8
1681.02 (2004-07-21)
169- better kernel-level logging
170- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
171- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
1721.01 (2004-06-21)
173- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
174- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
175- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
1771.00 (2004-06-18)
178- first 1.0x release
179- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
180- better support of SuSE 9.1
181- added mdadm to deplist.txt
182- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
183- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
184- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
185- removed uClibc
186- add memtest support
187- 2.6 kernel support
188- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
189- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
190- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
191- updated+rebuilt busybox
192- added star support
193- mount /sys at boot-time
194- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
195- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
196- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
197- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
198- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
200v0.95 (2004-03-25)
201- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
202- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
203- disable multifunc cd thing
204- better Gentoo support (Bill)
205- better OnStream support
206- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
207- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
208- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
209- fixed boot screen typo
210- added support for 'auto' fs format
211- better devfs support for Mandrake users
212- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
213- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
215v0.94 (2003-09-24)
216- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
218- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
219- re-mount root as rw just in case
220- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
221- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
222- added symlinks.tgz
223- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
225v0.93 (2003-06-04)
226- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
227- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
228- re-enabled fsck*
229- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
230- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
231- better ISO support
232- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
233- 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'
234- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
235- removed afio dependency
236- 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
237- re-worked and tarball not to use tgz's
238- cleared up the boot msg
239- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
240- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
241- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
242- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
243- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
245v0.92 (2003-05-04)
246- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
247- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
248- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
249- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
250- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
251- cleaned up logs
252- iso mode now calls Interactive
253- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
254- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
255- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
256- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
257- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
258- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
260v0.91 (2003-04-04)
261- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
262- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
263- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
264- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
265- better at finding isolinux.bin
266- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
267- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
268- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
269- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
270- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
271- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
272- fixed vi
273- 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 :)
274- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
275- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
277v0.90 (2002-12-08)
278- new stable branch
279- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
280- fixed deplist.txt
282v0.72 (2002-12-02)
283- misc code clean-ups
284- save boot device's boot sector
285- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
286- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
287- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
288- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
289- removed lilo from dependencies
290- more Gentoo-friendly
292v0.71 (2002-11-17)
293- 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)
294- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
295- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
296- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
297- now accepts --findkernel
298- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
299- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
300- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
301- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
302- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
303- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
304- fixed minor bug in .spec file
305- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
306- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
307- fixed
308- cleaned up deplist.txt
309- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
310- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
311- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
312- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
313- fixed .spec bug
314- better feedback
315- added Markus's RAID patch
316- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
318v0.70 (2002-09-08)
319- better logging by dependency-calculating code
320- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
321- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
322- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
323- added host* config files to deplist
324- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
325- added RPC support to uClibc
326- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
327- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
328- cleaned up deplist.txt
329- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
330- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
331- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
332- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
334v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
335- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
336- added x11-tools.tgz option
337- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
338- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
339- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
340- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
341- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
343v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
344- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
345- improved nfs config file creation
346- search more locations for isolinux.bin
347- added isonuke option
348- faster data disk creation
349- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
350- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
351- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
352- removed softlink to pico
353- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
354- added [ to ramdisk
355- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
356- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
357- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
358- added syslinux support
359- cleaned up message screens
361v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
362- improved logging
364v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
365- sped it up a bit
366- fixed ISO creation bug
368v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
369- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
370- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
371- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
372- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
374v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
375- added less.bin to deplist.txt
376- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
377- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
378- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
380v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
381- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
382- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
384v0.63 (2002-04-23)
385- minor cosmetic improvements
386- improved homedir-locating code
387- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
389v0.62 (2002-04-08)
390- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
391- cleaned up logging a lot
392- better detection of the kernel currently in use
393- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
394- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
396v0.60 (2002-03-31)
397- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
398- abort if isolinux not found
399- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
400- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
402v0.59 (2002-03-21)
403- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
404- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
405- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
407v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
408- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
410v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
411- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
412- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
413- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
415v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
416- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
417- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
418- removed mondo-manual.html
419- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
420- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
421- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
422- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
423- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
425v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
426- quash error if /opt not found
427- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
429v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
430- misc enhancements
431- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
432- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
433- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
434- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
435- added vi to busybox again
437v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
438- fixed errant tar warning
439- replaced libc5 with uClibc
440- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
441- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
442- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
443- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
445v0.58 (2002-02-10)
446- more pointed error messages
447- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
448- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
449- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
450- cosmetic bugfixes
451- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
453v0.57 (2002-02-05)
454- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
455- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
456- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
457- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
458- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
459- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
461v0.56 (2002-02-01)
462- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
463- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
464- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
465- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
466- updated README
467- moved many global vars to start of script
468- better at finding US kbd maps
469- 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
471v0.55 (2002-01-28)
472- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
473- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
474- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
475- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
476- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
477- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
479v0.54 (2002-01-25)
480- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
481- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
482- cosmetic fixes
483- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
484- added gawk and awk to deplist
485- lilo has been added to .spec file
486- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
487- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
489v0.53 (2002-01-20)
490- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
491- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
492- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
493- updated embleer.C.bz2
494- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
495- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
496- improved SizeOfPartition() function
497- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
498- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
499- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
500- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
501- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
502- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
503- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
504- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
505- added .spec file to tarball
507v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
508- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
509- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
510- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
511- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
512- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
513- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
514- always make mindi.iso
516v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
517- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
518- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
519- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
520- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
521- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
522- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
523- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
524- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
525- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
526- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
527- 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
528- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
529- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
530- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
531- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
532- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
533- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
534- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
535- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
537v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
538- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
539- replaced sh with busybox's ash
540- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
541- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
542- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
543- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
544- streamlined deplist.txt
545- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
546- fix some cosmetic bugs
548v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
549- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
550- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
551- 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'
553v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
554- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
556v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
557- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
558- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
559- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
560- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
561- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
563v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
564- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
565- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
566- 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
567- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
568- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
569- cleaned up mindi's logging
571v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
572- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
573- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
574- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
575- 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
576- 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
577- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
578- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
580v0.47 (2001-12-04)
581- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
582- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
583- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
584- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
585- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
586- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
588v0.46 (2001-11-29)
589- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
590- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
591- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
592- 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
593- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
594- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
595- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
597v0.45 (2001-11-15)
598- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
599- include /etc/fstab in logfile
600- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
601- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
602- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
603- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
604- added md5sum to deplist.txt
605- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
606- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
607- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
608- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
609- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
610- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
611- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
612- added lzop to deplist.txt
613- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
614- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
615- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
616- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
617- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
618- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
619- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/; I've worked around it...
620- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
622v0.44 (2001-10-28)
623- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
624- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
625- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
626- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
628v0.43 (2001-10-21)
629- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
630- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
631- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
632- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
633- 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!)
634- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
635- 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
636- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
637- 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
638- 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
639- 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.
640- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
642v0.42 (2001-10-10)
643- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
644- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
645- 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)
646- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
647- 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
648- 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
649- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
650- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
651- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
652- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
653- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
654- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
655- 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
656- better at guessing the size of swap partition
657- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
658- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
659- 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
660- 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?)
661- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
662- 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
663- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
664- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
665- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
666- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
667- 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
668- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
669- 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
670- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
671- 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
672- 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
674v0.41 (2001-09-28)
675- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
676- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
677- added umount to deplist again
678- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
679- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
680- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
681- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
682- experimental LVM support
683- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
684- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
685- 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
686 have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
687- added date and sync to deplist again
688- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
689- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
690- 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
691- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
692- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
693- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
694- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
695- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
696- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
697- 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 :-)
698- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
699- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
700- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
702v0.40 (2001-09-16)
703- 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)
704- 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
705- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
706- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
707- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
708- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
709- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
710- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
711- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
712- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
713- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
714- 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
716v0.39 (2001-09-08)
717- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
718- 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
719- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
720- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
721- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
722- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
723- 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'.
724- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
725- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
726- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
727- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
728- 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)
729- 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
730- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
731- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
732- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
733- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
734- improved the post-run clean-up
735- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
736- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
737- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
738- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
739- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
740- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
741- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
742- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
743- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
745v0.38 (2001-08-18)
746- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
747- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
748- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
749- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
750- 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
752v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
753- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
754- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
755- 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)
756- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
757- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
758- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
759- 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
760- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
762v0.36 (2001-08-03)
763- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
764- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
765- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
766- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
767- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
768- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
769- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
770- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
772v0.35 (2001-07-31)
773- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
774- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
775- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
776- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
777- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
779v0.34 (2001-07-25)
780- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
781 (Bill Davidsen)
782- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
783- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
785v0.33 (2001-07-20)
786- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
787- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
788- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
789- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
790- added vi, top to deplist.txt
791- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
792- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
793- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
794- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
795- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
796- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
798v0.32 (2001-07-18)
799- software RAID is now supported
800- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
801- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
802- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
803- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
804- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
805- 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
806- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
807- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
809v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
810- slightly better and README
812v0.30 (2001-07-15)
813- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
814- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
815- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
817v0.29 (2001-07-14)
818- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
819- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
820- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
821- added clear to deplist.txt
822- 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
823- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
824- boot-up msg is more informative
825- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
826- 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)
827- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
829v0.28 (2001-07-07)
830- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
831- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
832- should work with Red Hat's now
833- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
834- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
835- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
836- put creation date on the boot-up screen
837- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
838- 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)
839- tested w/ext3; works fine
840- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
841- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
842- RPM and SRPM published
843- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
844- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
846v0.26 (2001-07-05)
847- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
848- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
849- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
850- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
851- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
852- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
853- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
854- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
855- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
857v0.25 (2001-07-04)
858- uses its own copy of lilo
859- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
860- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
861- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
862- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
863- added diff to deplist.txt
864- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
865- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
866- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
867- 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
868- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
869- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
870- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
871- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
872- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
873- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
875v0.24 (2001-07-03)
876- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
877- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
878- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
879- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
880- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
881- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
882- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
883- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
884- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
885- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
886- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
887- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
888- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
890v0.23 (2001-07-02)
891- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
892- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
893- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
894- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
895- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
896- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
897- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
898- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
899- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
901v0.22 (2001-07-01)
902- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
903- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
904- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
905- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
906- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
907- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
908- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
909- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
910- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
911- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
912- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
913- 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)
915v0.21 (2001-06-30)
916- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
917- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
918- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
919- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
920- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
921- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
922- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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