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1# $Id: ChangeLog 1308 2007-04-15 21:13:47Z bruno $
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3MINDI CHANGES
4
51.2.2 (2007-04-15)
6- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a bug on NFS in FC6 - fscache module needed (Bruno Cornec)
8- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RREL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
9- Fix a bug for FC6 where the boot disk size was again insufficient (Rene Ribaud/Bruno Cornec)
10- On CentOS 4.4 mdrun isn't available anymore so init should use mdadm instead (Momtchil Momtchev/Bruno Cornec)
11- Add support for raid456 driver (Mark Nienberg/Bruno Cornec)
12- 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)
13- Add GetInitrdFilesystemToUse function to support initramfs type of initrd (SuSE 10.2/Debian 3.x/FC 6/...) (Andree Leidenfrost)
14- Fix a bug for ia64 in kernel reference in elilo.conf (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- Check that /boot/efi is mounted on ia64 (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- Protect some rm -rf to avoid raw removals (Bruno Cornec)
17- Better messages for analyze-my-lvm (Bruno Cornec)
18- Add support for newer Qlogic drivers (qla2300 & 2400), mpt, dm and ohci (Josef Jetzinger/Bruno Cornec)
19- Fix a bug in mindi for the FAILSAFE support (Scott Cummings)
20- PATH fixed for init in restore (/usr/games added for petris) (Andree Leidenfrost)
21- Fiw a bug where restore failing because no archive files are found when -G is used (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- /media is now completely excluded as per StandardsCompliance (Bruno Cornec)
23
241.2.1 (2006-12-23)
25- mindi now supports a configuration file (Bruno Cornec)
26- Fix again support for LABEL on swap partitions (Bruno Cornec)
27- mindi now prints mindi-busybox version (Bruno Cornec)
28- mindi now supports gzip compression format (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
29- Inline code of some useless functions for readability (Bruno Cornec)
30- Add support for nvidia and ahci drivers (Bruno Cornec)
31- Remove wrong full path name for cut (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
32- UUID support (Bruno Cornec)
33- Cleaner messages generated on screen (with defaults) and in logs (Bruno Cornec)
34- First use of a configuration file with mindi to permit variable to be overwritten (Bruno Cornec)
35- All temporary files are now under MINDI_TMP, unique dir under /tmp by default and not removed when called by mondo (Bruno Cornec)
36- All generated files are now under CACHE_LOC, /var/cache/mindi by default (Bruno Cornec)
37- Fix bug #100 where the temporary dir could be removed and be /home (Matija Nalis/Bruno Cornec)
38- Should now work correctly under x86_64 distributions (Bruno Cornec)
39- Fix a blocking bug in mindi where a " was misplaced (Bruno Cornec)
40- New MindiExit function called everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
41- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
42- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
43- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
44- init now reports the mindi version when executed (Bruno Cornec)
45
461.2.0 (2006-10-04)
47- busybox is now a separate package and binaries are not provided anymore in mindi - Fix #37 (Bruno Cornec)
48- deplist.txt adapted to use more busybox modules (Bruno Cornec)
49- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
50- Fix for bug #71 mindi now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
51- ReadAllLink function added to mindi and 3 older functions suppressed + use of readlink where useful (Bruno Cornec)
52- Other fixes for labelled swap support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
53- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
54- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
55- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
56- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
57- Fix for bug #46 (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
58
591.0.9 (2006-08-05)
60- Fix for bug #22 RHEL4 + LVM + LABEL support (Bruno Cornec)
61- Fix for bug #8 keyboard support incorrect (Bruno Cornec)
62- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
63- new global variables + Bug fixes for LVM (Bruno Cornec)
64- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
65- Fix a bug for filesystems with LABEL in fstab not mounted (Bruno Cornec)
66- Qlogic 2300 and 2200 are now supported (Bruno Cornec)
67- Use busybox 1.1.3 for net part (Bruno Cornec)
68- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM' (Andree Leidenfrost)
69- Fix Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID Cards support bug #6455 (Bruno Cornec)
70- Fix a bug with redhat_label not initialized in the loop systematically
71(Anthony P. Machon/Bruno Cornec)
72- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
73- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
74- Fix a bug in analyze-my-lvm for RHEL3 where vgdisplay prints an additional
75field sometimes (#) (severine.lombardo_at_acoss.fr/Bruno Cornec)
76- Deal properly with LVM tool lvmiopversion and with lvmcreate_initrd and pvdata - fixes [[debianBTS(351687)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
77- Handle the format /dev/mapper/<VG>-<LV> for LVM devices - fix for [[debianBTS(362926)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
78
791.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
80- exec-shield removed for mindi (Bruno Cornec)
81- Fix a bug for ia64 build in mindi where locallib was undefined (Bruno Cornec)
82- Fix a bug for SuSE and Debian where $dfam was used in install.sh (Bruno Cornec)
83- Make the init script mdadm-aware (Andree Leidenfrost)
84
851.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
86- Fix bugs in the swap+LABEL code found on rhel4 (Peter Naber/Bruno Cornec)
87- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
88
891.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
90- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
91- Fix a bug when a disk less than 2.8 MB can be built, to include enough modules to support SCSI cds (Bruno Cornec)
92- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
93- Add support for LABEL on swap partitions (Michel Loiseleur + Julien Pinon)
94- Attempt to fix bug 6827 (addition of a script for busybox udhcpc to support pxe/dhcp restore) (Bruno Cornec)
95- support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
96- analyze-my-lvm is under $MINDI_LIB (Andree Leidenfrost)
97- Fix a bug introduced by trying to avoid an error message when modprobe.d doesn't exist (Johannes Franken)
98- Fix for Bug #6975 (/net is now excluded from kernel search location) (Bruno Cornec)
99- Allow 5670 MB fllopy disks for lilo as well (Bruno Cornec)
100- Add missing net modules (Klaus Ade Johnstad)
101
1021.0.7 (2006-03-10)
103- Fix issue for 2.6 kernels with VIA chipsets (Andree Leidenfrost)
104- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
105- init revamped (removed unnecessary second general module loading phase, start NFS appropriately depending on PXE or simple NFS) (Andree Leidenfrost)
106- Changed module 'nfsacl' to 'nfs_acl' (Andree Leidenfrost)
107- Mindi/DiskSize is gone (Bruno Cornec)
108- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
109- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
110- Bug fix for chown in install.sh (JeffS)
111- CHANGES renamed also in install.sh now (Bruno Cornec)
112- rpmlint cleanups
113- Get mindi to look for analyze-my-lvm in it's library directory MINDI_LIB (See also [[debianBTS(351446)]].)
114- mindi only deletes freshly created 1440kb images in case of error (See also [[debianBTS(348966)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
115- try standard grub-install in grub-MR restore script before trying anything fancy (Andree Leidenfrost)
116- busybox mount should be called with -o ro for PXE (Make RHEL 3 works in PXE
117with a 2.6 failsafe kernel now available) (Bruno Cornec)
118- Fix mindi for 2.6 Failsafe support (Bruno Cornec)
119- mindi now depends on grep >= 2.5 (for -m option) (Marco Puggelli/Bruno Cornec)
120- Fix a bug in LVM context for RHEL4 in GetValueFromField (Rémi Bondoin/Bruno Cornec)
121- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
122- mindi now supports x86_64 natively (Bruno Cornec)
123- stop creating further size of floppy disks if the smaller one succeeds (Bruno Cornec)
124
1251.06 (2005-12-23)
126- mindi manpage added (Andree Leidenfrost)
127- clean up remaining mount points, mindi.err at the end (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
128- fix bugs for SuSE distro around tar, tr and find arguments order (Wolfgang Rosenauer)
129- new busybox.net version used for better PXE support (Bruno Cornec)
130- USB keyboard support (Bruno Cornec)
131- -p should now work with ISO/PXE/NFS modes (Bruno Cornec)
132- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
133- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
134- install script rewritten and used for RPM build, with new layout (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
135- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
136- use MONDO_LIB exported by mondoarchive instead of MONDO_HOME guessed (Bruno Cornec)
137- 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)
138- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
139- VMPlayer support
140- Code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Wolfgang Rosenauer/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec
141- New switches for PXE mode (ping & ipconf, Cf README.pxe) (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
142- mindi-kernel added to SVN (Bruno Cornec)
143
1441.05 (2005-11-19)
145- Bug fix for ldd output incorrectly handled, leading to "grep not found" error (Andree Leidenfrost)
146- NFS now works in interactive mode, and nolock problems are solve (Andree Leidenfrost)
147- IA-64 support is now working for rhel 3 (Bruno Cornec)
148- add MINDI_CONF to the mindi LOGFILE (Philippe De Muyter)
149- Speed up fdisk'ing dev/ida raid devices (Philippe De Muyter)
150
1511.04 (2005-05-03)
152- support exec-shield
153- added 'ide-generic' module to IDE modules in mindi to ensure that kernels with fully modularised IDE sub-system boot
154- rewrote script 'wait-for-petris' to ensure that petris actually starts and can be restarted reliably
155- fixed syntax error in mindi where a wrong delimiter is used in and sed call when processing file '/etc/issue.net'
156- removed '#!/bin/bash' from file 'rootfs/etc/bashrc' (bashrc get sourced, not executed)
157- removed executable flag from:
158- 'rootfs/etc/ld.so.cache'
159- 'rootfs/root/.profile'
160
1611.03 (2004-09-29)
162- better support of SLES 8
163
1641.02 (2004-07-21)
165- better kernel-level logging
166- added ACL, xattr binaries to deplist.txt
167- fixed obscure bug which occasionally stopped mindi from correctly finding and documenting all LVM2 LVM-on-RAID volumes
1681.01 (2004-06-21)
169- added ide_tape and other modules to mindi's config detection
170- unmount errant ramdisk ($mtpt) if fail to create boot floppy
171- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
172
1731.00 (2004-06-18)
174- first 1.0x release
175- catch Ctrl-Alt-Del; trigger soft reset
176- better support of SuSE 9.1
177- added mdadm to deplist.txt
178- better detection of multiple Mindis (Martin Fürstenau)
179- don't complain if just a Mindi boot CD & not a platform for Mondo
180- updated busybox to 1.0.0pre10
181- removed uClibc
182- add memtest support
183- 2.6 kernel support
184- removed Embleer files (Andree Leidenfrost)
185- LVM v2 support for 2.6 (Takeru Komoriya)
186- added kernel-only floppy support, to accommodate really big kernels
187- updated+rebuilt busybox
188- added star support
189- mount /sys at boot-time
190- better 64-bit and 2.6 kernel support
191- better LVM, failsafe kernel support (Jim Richard)
192- use LILO, not raw kernel, on 1.4MB boot floppy
193- record names of unsaved modules for future reference
194- enlarged ramdisk by 8MB
195
196v0.95 (2004-03-25)
197- changed some '==' to '=' --- now more RH6-friendly
198- allow absolute pathnames again in deplist
199- disable multifunc cd thing
200- better Gentoo support (Bill)
201- better OnStream support
202- better Slackware support (Laurenz)
203- added partimagehack-static to deplist.txt
204- recompiled Busybox - 10k smaller, better stack-handling
205- fixed boot screen typo
206- added support for 'auto' fs format
207- better devfs support for Mandrake users
208- better Debian+LVM support (Ralph Grewe)
209- updated analyze-my-lvm to handle floating-point gigabyte -L values
210
211v0.94 (2003-09-24)
212- altered rootfs's /dev entry to stop cvs from becoming confused
213- tweaked MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
214- added multi-function CD support to mindi and sbin/post-init
215- re-mount root as rw just in case
216- ask user to remove last data (floppy) disk if nec. (Tom Mortell)
217- added support for 5th column in mountlist.txt for labels
218- added symlinks.tgz
219- suppress erroneous error messages re: failsafe kernel
220
221v0.93 (2003-06-04)
222- added cciss.o to SCSI_MODS
223- if format type is (e.g.) ext3,ext2 then use 1st entry
224- re-enabled fsck*
225- if cciss in use then enable it at boot-time
226- added /dev/ataraid/* to boot disk via ataraid.tgz (Luc S.)
227- better ISO support
228- tweaked mindi to use 10-15% fewer floppies
229- 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'
230- allow for Debian & other Stiefkinder that use 'none', not 'swap' as the mountpoint of the swap partition
231- removed afio dependency
232- 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
233- re-worked install.sh and tarball not to use tgz's
234- cleared up the boot msg
235- updated busybox to 0.60.5; updated uClibc to 0.9.19
236- add #!/bin/sh to start of insert-all-my-modules
237- fixed obscure bug in install-additional-tools
238- change grep -m1 to grep | head -n1, for Debian users
239- moved lib.tar.bz2 and vmlinuz to mindi-kernel tarball/rpm
240
241v0.92 (2003-05-04)
242- fixed LVM/RAID bugs (Brian Borgeson)
243- if bad lilo, give more verbose error before quitting
244- added mt and perl to deplist.txt
245- insmod ide-cd, cdrom, isofs, just in case
246- boot-time tmpfs ramdisk is now 40m (was 34m)
247- cleaned up logs
248- iso mode now calls Interactive
249- make SizeOfPartition() more Debian-friendly (Andree Leidenfrost)
250- clean up some calls to grep, esp. partition_mountpt=...
251- corrected some bashisms, to suit Debian ped- er, users
252- made first line refer to bash, not sh, to make sure the Debian people know Mindi requires bash, not hs
253- changed grep -v "#" and grep -vx "#.*" to grep -vx " *#.*"
254- disabled code which would make Mindi use sfdisk instead of fdisk if it looked as if Debian's fdisk would misbehave
255
256v0.91 (2003-04-04)
257- updated ResolveSoftlinks() to work better with b0rkn Gentoo devfs /dev
258- patched analyze-my-lvm (Benjamin Mampaey)
259- detect built-in boot.b files in lilo
260- return w/err, don't abort, if Matt Nelson's RH8 system is farked
261- better at finding isolinux.bin
262- better at analyzing dependencies when running on broken distributions
263- try harder to boot from CD, even if tape fails
264- added ADDITIONAL_BOOT_PARAMS to be sent to kernel
265- better resolution of relative softlinks, leading to fewer duplicates on data disks and therefore fewer data disks
266- detect Debian+devfs; use sfdisk instead of fdisk in that eventuality, to work around yet another of Debian's warts
267- removed /lib/libuuid.* from rootfs.tgz
268- fixed vi
269- 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 :)
270- removed / from list of dirs accessed when trying to resolve deplist entry
271- spinner bugfix; handle odd LABELs properly (Tom Mortell)
272
273v0.90 (2002-12-08)
274- new stable branch
275- EXTRA_SPACE=16384
276- fixed deplist.txt
277
278v0.72 (2002-12-02)
279- misc code clean-ups
280- save boot device's boot sector
281- detect and beware Compaq diagnostic partitions
282- better handling of devfs V non-devfs kernels and boot devs
283- trimmed to busybox 0.60.3 binary on boot disk
284- mindi now resides in /usr/local/bin
285- removed lilo from dependencies
286- more Gentoo-friendly
287
288v0.71 (2002-11-17)
289- 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)
290- scan tape & CD at start, to force inclusion of modules on boot device
291- double EXTRA_SPACE if >7 disks
292- slimmer, more lithesome logfile
293- now accepts --findkernel
294- line 1982 - dd count=24000 should be count=$ramdisksize (Andras Korn)
295- better handling of non-Linux partitions on DevFS-enabled kernels
296- fixed Debian/ramdisksize/bloat problem (Johannes Franken)
297- fixed 2.4.20/fdisk eccentricity (Alistair Stevens)
298- updated kernel to 2.4.18-mdk6
299- generate mountlist in dev-abetical order ;)
300- fixed minor bug in .spec file
301- better at finding /boot/boot.b if your distro breaks the de facto standard
302- fixed minor bug in MakeMountlist
303- fixed install.sh
304- cleaned up deplist.txt
305- added rudimentary -v / -version flag
306- line 1180 or so --- duplicate mindi.iso entires --- fixed
307- added /bin/[ - a softlink to /bin/sh
308- ListAllPartitions() - sanity fix (KP)
309- fixed .spec bug
310- better feedback
311- added Markus's RAID patch
312- ListAllPartitions() - include /mnt/win* (Hugo)
313
314v0.70 (2002-09-08)
315- better logging by dependency-calculating code
316- better handling of dependencies, specifically softlinks
317- if called by mondo then use mondo's temp dir as our temp dir too
318- changed gawk to $AWK in a few places, to allow for Debian
319- added host* config files to deplist
320- added tftp, ifconfig to busybox
321- added RPC support to uClibc
322- cleaned up creation of Mondo-Mindi configuration file
323- fixed bug in TryToFindKernelPath which stopped it from handling multiple, same-version kernels gracefully
324- cleaned up deplist.txt
325- receive 'DIFFERENTIAL' variable from Mondo
326- better Debian compatibility, esp. w/detection of ver# (Hector Alvarez)
327- better devfs support; call fgrep in places instead of grep (Andrew Korn)
328- fixed analyze-my-lvm (Ralph Gruwe)
329
330v0.65-1 (2002-07-14)
331- moved 50K of stuff from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
332- added x11-tools.tgz option
333- updated /dev/console and /dev/tty0 (Paul Stevens)
334- cleaned up /mnt/groovy-stuff V /tmp/tmpfs code
335- catch sigint, sighup, etc.
336- fixed LILO-related message.txt mistake
337- .spec file clean-up; automation; config file (Carl Wilhem Soderstrom)
338
339v0.64-1 (2002-07-13)
340- fixed RH7.3 readonly bug
341- improved nfs config file creation
342- search more locations for isolinux.bin
343- added isonuke option
344- faster data disk creation
345- better DevFS support (Hector Alvarez, DuckX)
346- nfs-related fix (Hans Lie)
347- abort if vfat filesystem present but mkfs.vfat missing
348- removed softlink to pico
349- allow Mondo to say no compression will be used
350- added [ to ramdisk
351- tar data disks with -b [block size] of 32k
352- don't autoboot to 'RESTORE' screen - it's scary!
353- let user choose lilo or syslinux as boot loader
354- added syslinux support
355- cleaned up message screens
356
357v0.63-7 (2002-06-04)
358- improved logging
359
360v0.63-6 (2002-06-02)
361- sped it up a bit
362- fixed ISO creation bug
363
364v0.63-5 (2002-05-22)
365- fixed RAID mountlist bug (Daniel Grandjean)
366- better at German kbd support (Klaus Guntermann)
367- no longer abort if MONDO_PATH cannot be discerned
368- updated .spec file (Jesse Keating)
369
370v0.63-4 (2002-05-06)
371- added less.bin to deplist.txt
372- copy mondo-restore.cfg configuration file to /var/cache/mondo-archive
373- increased EXTRA_SPACE to 16384
374- fixed bug in -H (RESTORE) function
375
376v0.63-2 (2002-04-25)
377- added mkdir -p to fix mountlist.txt-copying bug (Bruno Vidal)
378- made sure mindi.iso (for tape users) copies kernel to [cd dir]/vmlinuz
379
380v0.63 (2002-04-23)
381- minor cosmetic improvements
382- improved homedir-locating code
383- make sure the kernel is copied to [cd build dir]/vmlinuz
384
385v0.62 (2002-04-08)
386- keep certain /dev directories compressed until boot-time, to allow Mindi to support larger kernels
387- cleaned up logging a lot
388- better detection of the kernel currently in use
389- added /dev/nst* to ramdisk
390- amend isolinux.cfg to specify the correct ramdisk size
391
392v0.60 (2002-03-31)
393- bootable CD's now use ISOLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
394- abort if isolinux not found
395- abort if multiple copies of Mindi found lying around
396- include mountlist.txt in ramdisk
397
398v0.59 (2002-03-21)
399- change sbin/init's Die() function (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
400- improve friendliness of kernel-related warning msg (Andy Glass)
401- added s/w switch re: making floppies (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
402
403v0.58-r7 (2002-03-10)
404- excluded two unused vars (Carl Soderstrom)
405
406v0.58-r6 (2002-03-03)
407- reassemble large data/library files who have older 'mv' code which doesn't like to overwrite symlinks - affects older RH+Slack systems (Andrew Bulhak)
408- call /usr/bin/logger, not 'logger', in LogIt()
409- run chmod 755 `which start-nfs` before running start-nfs
410
411v0.58-r5 (2002-02-24)
412- pathname problem fixed (Fred Feirtag)
413- patch to Debianize mindi a bit (H�tor Garc� �varez)
414- removed mondo-manual.html
415- moved /dev/{cciss,ida,rd} from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
416- cleaned up the refs to analyze-my-lvm a bit (Hugo)
417- sped up disk-creation by 20-30%
418- make sure mondo-restore.cfg is on data disk as well as boot disk
419- added support for -C (cdstream) mode
420
421v0.58-r4 (2002-02-18)
422- quash error if /opt not found
423- use /tmp/groovy-stuff instead of /mnt/groovy-stuff for handling data disks and their contents, for tape users
424
425v0.58-r3 (2002-02-17)
426- misc enhancements
427- uses self-resizing ramdisk (tmpfs) for /tmp
428- allows Mondo to exclude certain devices from mountlist
429- incorporated .spec patch (Ian Kent)
430- replaced &> /dev/null with > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
431- added vi to busybox again
432
433v0.58-r2 (2002-02-11)
434- fixed errant tar warning
435- replaced libc5 with uClibc
436- compiled busybox and open against uClibc
437- moved minor scripts+tools from rootfs.tgz to aux-tools.tgz
438- Mindi can now accommodate a kernel of up to 1290KB in size
439- no longer insists on cdrecord being present
440
441v0.58 (2002-02-10)
442- more pointed error messages
443- fixed silly 'cp' error (Markus Marquardt)
444- use type C's embleer file for type B Windows partitions
445- increased EXTRA_SPACE from 4096 to 8192
446- cosmetic bugfixes
447- nfs users boot into nfs options by default
448
449v0.57 (2002-02-05)
450- abort if mounted partition is specified as an imagedev
451- understand 'FAILSAFE' as kernel alternative
452- added analyze-my-lvm to tools available thru PATH
453- better discovery of locale and keymap file (Claude Mah�
454- compatible with 1.2x and the new 1.38+ stuff
455- better 'bug-me' script (Troff)
456
457v0.56 (2002-02-01)
458- compatible with Mondo v1.5x devel branch
459- mindi's softlink now goes in /usr/sbin; was /usr/bin
460- include nfs.o, nfsd.o, lockd.o and sunrpc.o on data disks if available
461- patched .spec file to make it easier to change installdir (Ian Mortimer)
462- updated README
463- moved many global vars to start of script
464- better at finding US kbd maps
465- 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
466
467v0.55 (2002-01-28)
468- MINDI_HOME and MONDO_HOME defined at start of each source file, making it easier to relocate Mindi and Mondo if desired
469- tries to mount /dev/hd[a-h] at boot-time, looking for CD-ROM; was hd[a-d]
470- re-enabled the msg asking user to upgrade LILO if v21.6
471- Lin/Win users are much, _much_ less likely to run out of disk space now when restoring from backups (Carlos Molina)
472- patch from Andrej Borsenkow to help w/Mandrake 8.1
473- disabled ramdisk free space checker (some distros don't like it)
474
475v0.54 (2002-01-25)
476- don't abort if kernel is too big for 1.72MB floppy
477- better handling of eccentric distros and their keybd layouts
478- cosmetic fixes
479- sprinkled comments liberally inside deplist.txt
480- added gawk and awk to deplist
481- lilo has been added to .spec file
482- changed a couple of FatalError()'s to Die()'s
483- better TurboLinux 7 / LVM compatibility
484
485v0.53 (2002-01-20)
486- better support of non-Red Hat, non-Debian keyboard resource files
487- cleaned up /sbin/init's output
488- replaced libc5 mount with user's own 'mount'
489- updated embleer.C.bz2
490- missing /dev/hdb2 found & replaced (thanks, Troff)
491- populated /dev/rd and /dev/ida on ramdisk (Michael Eisenberg)
492- improved SizeOfPartition() function
493- improved TryToFindKernelPath() function
494- don't offer NFS users Nuke Mode
495- finds and uses lilo.real if user is using Debian, a distro which installs a shell script where the lilo executable should go
496- improved support for XFS users who opt to use failsafe kernel
497- uses user's lsmod, depmod, insmod, etc.
498- fixed freeze-up resulting from missing 'cat $mappath' command
499- mount tmpfs at /tmp/tmpfs for mondo-restore's benefit
500- try to create /dev/fd0u1722 if it is missing from /dev
501- added .spec file to tarball
502
503v0.52-2 (2002-01-10)
504- fixed a bug in the handling of non-English keyboard maps
505- force failsafe kernel to provide reiserfs.o, xfs.o, jfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o and loop.o at boot-time, just in case
506- added /dev/sr[0-3] devices
507- copy LAST_FILELIST_NUMBER to /tmp, for compatibility with Mondo v1.3x
508- incorporates NFS-related settings, if supplied by Mondo v1.3x
509- replace busybox's mount with standard libc5 mount ater restoring tools from floppies: NFS mounting requires full mount
510- always make mindi.iso
511
512v0.52-1 (2002-01-06)
513- ramdisk's size has been tweaked
514- if script 'bootstrap' is found at boot-time then execute it
515- use tty8 to show mondo's output log
516- use tty7 to offer a game of Petris (if it exists on disk)
517- be sure to use i386-only keymaps
518- if LILO's "/tmp/dev.0" error occurs then abort & tell user to reboot
519- /sbin and /usr/sbin added temporarily to PATH when Mindi runs
520- if Mondo asks then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
521- if Mondo's tmpdir has post-nuke.tgz in it then extract it and incorporate its files in the data disks
522- losetup /dev/loop0 -d before calling LILO (Norm Crowfoot)
523- if keyboard mapping dir (usu. /lib/kbd or /usr/lib/kbd) cannot be found then don't abort; simply tell the user the default keyboard mapping will be used
524- added /dev/hd[a,b,c,d][17-24] to the rootfs tarball
525- won't use LILO's optimizations when creating boot floppy; however, optimizations are used on CD unless --broken-bios in call to Mondo
526- won't write data disks to start of tape; lets Mondo do that
527- tweaked how Mindi moves all.tar.gz around, to make it more Mondo-friendly
528- tweaked Mindi's disk-splitter
529- user must unmount /dev/loop0 before calling Mindi: LILO insists...
530- added NFS-related entries to deplist.txt
531- if not called by Mondo then don't let user choose Interactive/Nuke/ whatever; just offer Expert
532
533v0.51-1 (2001-12-25)
534- removed libm.* from rootfs.tgz
535- replaced sh with busybox's ash
536- upgraded busybox to 0.60-2; pared it down, too
537- include tape-related modules on boot disk, if backing up to tape
538- creates a tape-friendly tarball containing tools+modules
539- reassembly of tools+libraries is more reliable now
540- streamlined deplist.txt
541- give user their localized keyboard layout at boot-time
542- fix some cosmetic bugs
543
544v0.50-4 (2001-12-19)
545- log Mindi's version# in the event of a fatal error
546- make Mindi's boot-time output more esthetically pleasing
547- 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'
548
549v0.50-2 (2001-12-15)
550- support for newer features in Mondo v1.3x
551
552v0.50-1 (2001-12-14)
553- correctly lists RAID constituent partitions in mountlist
554- breaks compatibility with Mondo v1.2x
555- if user's fstab has weird line(s) then ignore; don't abort
556- working on CDROM_MODS, trying to make it work on Stewart Charnell's hardware setup
557- cleaned up /sbin/init and /sbin/post-init a bit
558
559v0.48-2 (2001-12-09)
560- when insmod'g modules from ramdisk's root dir, use 'ls /*.o*' (was 'ls /*.*') to find them
561- if RAID controller(s) are detected then pause for 10s to let them intialize by themselves (some 3ware RAID controllers require this)
562- 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
563- better detection of and compatibility with SCSI CD-ROM drives
564- chopsize is now 64KB; was 128KB
565- cleaned up mindi's logging
566
567v0.48-1 (2001-12-08)
568- better logging of find-and-mount-cdrom's progress (to /tmp/mondo-restore.log)
569- somehow, lilo was re-enabled in deplist.txt; DISABLED (again *g*)
570- added 'linear' to the list of modules Mindi always backs up
571- 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
572- 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
573- added fix to make sure /root/images/mindi is created (Charlie Root)
574- aware of 'iso' boot mode, for future expansion
575
576v0.47 (2001-12-04)
577- added /dev/cdrom/cdrom[1-4] to the devices automatically excluded from mountlist.txt
578- added '-f-' to the end of most tar commands, to see if it fixes a bug in some obscure Debian distros
579- added network-related dependencies to deplist.txt
580- if called by Mondo then don't write floppy images to disks; let Mondo do that: less irritating for user
581- if called by Mondo then do some clever tricks to add mondo-restore and its dependencies (mondo-restore is now a dynamic executable)
582- finally gotten klogd to squelch echoing of kernel msgs to console
583
584v0.46 (2001-11-29)
585- finally fixed that 'lib/modules/2.4.12-xfs not found' bug! :-D
586- cosmetic changes and minor bugfixes
587- excluded lilo.conf and lilo from deplist.txt; use user's copy instead
588- 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
589- fixed a bug in bug-me (heh, how ironic)
590- include and run (sys)klogd to try to pipe kernel msgs to logfile
591- call hdparm to speed up access to CD-ROM drive
592
593v0.45 (2001-11-15)
594- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
595- include /etc/fstab in logfile
596- removed lzop.* from aux-tools; should come from user's distro anyway
597- tweaked data disk size and data disk formatting command
598- make ISO bootable image (as well as floppies) when backing up to tape
599- copy boot images (floppy + CD) from temp dir to /root/images/mindi after making them, just in case the user wants them later
600- added md5sum to deplist.txt
601- added pico->vi softlink to ramdisk
602- in the ramdisk's /etc/bashrc, added /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin to the PATH= command
603- call insert-all-modules as background task; pause 3 seconds after calling it, before proceeding <--- /sbin/init
604- call to devfs has been moved to before call to post-init
605- added 'md5sum -> busybox' softlink
606- Mindi now uses busybox's printf, md5sum, mount, umount, vi ...NB: I said, 'vi' :-) Now you have an editor again! :-)
607- added lilo.real to deplist.txt, to allow for Debian's evil new distro
608- added lzop to deplist.txt
609- no longer including lzop in Mindi's tarball / RPM
610- improved Mindi's error-reporting a little bit
611- changed deplist.txt's /etc/* to just *
612- restructured the calls in /sbin/post-init that reinitialize the LVM and RAID modules
613- if mkfs.ext2 is not in PATH then abort
614- Mindi uses a 'filename cache' to speed itself up at run-time (Jean-David Marrow)
615- Red Hat 7.2 uses a weird /etc/issue.net; I've worked around it...
616- tested with Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2
617
618v0.44 (2001-10-28)
619- at boot-time, activate LV's if they exist
620- restructured deplist.txt a bit (cosmetic change)
621- re-enabled fsck.* in deplist.txt
622- analyze-my-lvm fails gracefully if you're not using LVM but inserted the module anyway
623
624v0.43 (2001-10-21)
625- made Mindi work with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
626- if mkisofs is not found, say so; don't just say, 'an error occurred while I was trying to make an ISO image'
627- when formatting and writing floppies, if /dev/fd0's size is indeterminable then I'll use /dev/fd0H1440 instead
628- make sure xfs.o, jfs.o, reiserfs.o, ext2.o, ext3.o modules are backed up (if they exist) to boot disks
629- 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!)
630- added lzop (Marcus Oberhumer's file compressor) to aux-tools.tgz
631- 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
632- added Stephan Zegherd's "superformat" patch
633- 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
634- 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
635- 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.
636- removed gawk, printf from deplist.txt
637
638v0.42 (2001-10-10)
639- make sure lvm-mod, raid0, raid1 and raid5 modules are backed up
640- added 'you need a ramdisk' to FAQ
641- 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)
642- when searching for your current kernel version, do not examine a file if it does not exist (it sounds obvious, I know...)
643- 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
644- 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
645- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
646- data floppies are now 1.44MB each; boot floppy is still 1.72MB
647- if binutils or libbinutils is not installed, abort
648- fixed a bug which meant that some big files overwrote each other at backup-time and caused library-related problems are boot-time
649- enabled comments ('#') in deplist.txt
650- disabled fsck.* in deplist.txt; user may re-enable the line if s/he wants those tools available at boot-time
651- 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
652- better at guessing the size of swap partition
653- drop minix tools from deplist; user can restore them if s/he wants to use the minix filesystem
654- don't backup _all_ cdrom modules (if backing up 'cdrom.o'); be selective! ...minor bug in ListKerneModulePaths has been fixed
655- 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
656- 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?)
657- better handling of crazy libraries and softlinks thereto
658- 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
659- ignore kernels named vmlinux (note the 'X'); traditionally, kernels are named vmlinuz (note the 'Z') or something similar
660- no longer backup all modules to CD/tape; just backup the ones loaded at backup-time; this saves boot-time ramdisk space
661- removed all references to LOOPDEVICE
662- LVM is supported (experimental; watch this space...)
663- 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
664- when copying modules to boot or data disks, uncompress them first if they are gzipped (some distros come with compressed modules)
665- 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
666- uses busybox's sync again; let's see if that breaks anything...
667- 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
668- 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
669
670v0.41 (2001-09-28)
671- excluded *.old from the 'boot.b' list when searching for boot.b
672- updated Mindi's own failsafe kernel+modules to v2.4.10
673- added umount to deplist again
674- improved Mindi's support of modular kernels (esp. modular CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drives)
675- don't accuse Linux 2.4.10 users of having a 'buggy kernel'
676- restored the libc5 versions of sync and umount (dropped from deplist but also from busybox)
677- fixed a lot of silly bugs related to incorporating Busybox in Mindi
678- experimental LVM support
679- added 'analyze-my-lvm' script to the tarball; Mindi uses it now
680- able to recognize & record LVM mounts, adding them to the mountlist
681- 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
682      have them unless you're using LVM, so this is not 'bloat' IMO :)
683- added date and sync to deplist again
684- when working on LVM stuff, use 'echo y | pvcreate -ff' (was '..-f')
685- amended format-...-kludge to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between cols checked the fsck.reiserfs is in deplist.txt (yes it is)
686- 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
687- supports kernels that have MODULAR support for CD-ROM's or floppies
688- Mindi copies only the loaded modules to the data disks but it copies _all_ modules to the CD, just in case
689- thanks to busybox your floppy-based Mindi boot disk set should now be able to accommodate a kernel of up to 1MB in size
690- boot into Expert Mode unless boot disk was generated by Mondo
691- exclude all softlinks from list of 'eligible' kernels
692- exclude kernels with 'vmlinux' in their names
693- 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 :-)
694- excludes libX11, libXext, libXi, libgtk, libgdk ALWAYS, whether you add them to deplist.txt or not; [cancel this by editing line 485]
695- rewrote AddFileToDir() to make it more efficient (but slower...)
696- strip chaff from binaries; strip comments from bash scripts; strip comments from /etc/termcap
697
698v0.40 (2001-09-16)
699- 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)
700- 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
701- if your kernel does not support loopfs, Mindi will say so & abort
702- turned some warnings into fatal errors, to help the user to figure out exactly why Mindi won't work on their kernel
703- changed mke2fs -N24 to -N32, to see if it helps braindead distros
704- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
705- gone back to the old 'insert-my-modules' for now; it's more reliable
706- working on the 'insert-all-my-modules' script, to make it compatible with a wider range of insane distros and kernels
707- dropped the '-c' option from LILO call - removed cdrecord, mkisofs, vi, route and diff from deplist.txt
708- slowed down the 'split data between floppies' routine; made it try harder to squeeze more data onto each floppy
709- excluding nvidia modules from the "insert-all-my-modules" script because it sometimes causes freeze-ups
710- 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
711
712v0.39 (2001-09-08)
713- plays nicely with devfs, so long as your old /dev/hdX, /dev/sdX softlinks are still there :-)
714- 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
715- testing the failsafe kernel & associated scripts
716- only use lilo's "-c" option if NOT a 2.88MB floppy disk image
717- copes better with .o, .gz, etc. module suffixes
718- better 'loaded modules / not loaded modules' feedback at boot-time
719- 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'.
720- removed the '-c' switch from the call to LILO (some BIOSes don't like it very much)
721- removed chaff from ramdisk's /etc/login.defs, saving approx 7K
722- format the boot disks with -N 24 (was -N 64)
723- do not insist on CD #1 (at boot-time) if there is no 'CD #' marker
724- 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)
725- 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
726- make label-devices-as-necessary log its efforts
727- added e2label and tune2fs to deplist.txt
728- if you boot in Normal Mode, I'll call mondo-restore --interactive instead of just mondo-restore
729- replaced K7-compatible 2.4.7 kernel with a 586-comp'ble 2.4.9 kernel
730- improved the post-run clean-up
731- force the copying/loading of isofs.o and ide-cd.o, which enhances Mindi's support for kernels that have modular CD-ROM support
732- Interactive Mode offers to edit /tmp/mountlist.txt before running mondo-restore (good idea from F. Boon)
733- /dev/hd[e-h]* have been added to the ramdisk
734- disabled Cuckoo and Bootstrap Modes (they weren't doing anything anyway & were probably confusing some users)
735- removed 'edit mountlist?' question (because mondo-restore takes care of that now, via a user-friendly mountlist editor)
736- included a copy of mondo-manual.html
737- only kludge /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1 (if vfat, of course); otherwise, use regular mkfs.vfat
738- use mkfs.dos if mkfs.vfat does not exist
739- moved some scripts from rootfs.tgz to Mondo's restore-scripts.tgz
740
741v0.38 (2001-08-18)
742- clarified the 'more than one kernel found' comment
743- updated the README to emphasize that the scripts are deprecated
744- when displaying mountlist on screen, make it easier to read
745- changed most 'echo's to 'LogIt()'s; log most screen output to /var/log/mindi.log
746- 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
747
748v0.37 (2001-08-11) - changed the boot screen a little bit
749- changed the "cannot boot from CD-ROM" message (more informative now)
750- if an 'insmod'ed module cannot be found, warn but don't abort
751- 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)
752- in addition to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules, also search /root/oss/modules for kernel modules (Phillip Deackes)
753- run syslog and klogd at restore-time, to pipe sys & knl messages to /tmp/mondo-restore.log
754- default restore-time boot mode is now 'interactive' (unless the disk is a 1.72MB, in which case default mode is still 'expert')
755- 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
756- working on implementing Cuckoo Mode again
757
758v0.36 (2001-08-03)
759- testing it with LM8, RH71 and Slack8
760- explicitily exluding /mnt/floppy and /floppy from mountlist.txt
761- warn if afio not found (Mondo needs afio)
762- optional --custom <temp dir> <out dir> switch added, to let the user specify where the temp dirs and created images will be stored
763- changed /sbin/init to install modules _before_ trying to mount CD-ROM (David Granz)
764- create a gawk->awk shortcut at restore-time if necessary
765- specifically exclude /dev/fd0h1440 and /dev/fd0H1440 from mountlist
766- removed silly "was CD inserted?" message
767
768v0.35 (2001-07-31)
769- if LILO fails, it writes its errors to the screen
770- use user's boot.b and LILO instead of Mindi's
771- tarball/RPM no longer includes boot.b or lilo
772- mke2fs' output will be echoed to screen, if an error occurs
773- doubled the -N inode allocations and removed some of the -i inode fiddles, just in case they are making Red Hat 7.1 choke
774
775v0.34 (2001-07-25)
776- includes patch to rid Mindi of its dependence on /dev/loop devices
777      (Bill Davidsen)
778- includes patch from 0ystein Skalsem, to fix a disk-formatting problem
779- warns if kernel is 2.4.0-2.4.5; encourages user to upgrade
780
781v0.33 (2001-07-20)
782- excludes all devices containing ':/' (i.e. NFS mountlists)
783- the FORMAT/SYS replacement, "format-and-kludge-vfat" now writes its logfile to /tmp/format-and-kludge-vfat.log
784- /etc/fstab now mounts floppies for read/write access by default
785- format-and-kludge-vfat should only write to log once now
786- added vi, top to deplist.txt
787- updated the rootfs.tgz's README
788- mountlist is written to screen as well as mountlist.txt
789- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
790- changed 'mkfs' lines, to format the loop-mounted files instead of the device nodes which makes Mindi work better with kernels 2.4.6+
791- Mindi can now handle kernels of up to 930K in size
792- sped up the process of spreading data files across data disks by approx 20%
793
794v0.32 (2001-07-18)
795- software RAID is now supported
796- added the 'raidtools' binaries to deplist.txt
797- add /etc/fstab and /etc/raidtab to deplist.txt
798- added /dev/md* to the ramdisk's /dev directory
799- modified MakeMountlist() to calculate correctly the sizes of RAID partitions, if they are present in /etc/fstab
800- moved the 'LOOPDEVICE=...' code into the regular main() section
801- 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
802- added line to 'install-additional-tools' that will delete the dummy modprobe before installing data from datadisk(s)
803- mkdir -p $outdir at the beginning, just in case...
804
805v0.31 (2001-07-16) - included DoJ's patch to make Mindi play more nicely with devfs
806- slightly better install.sh and README
807
808v0.30 (2001-07-15)
809- added klogd and syslogd to deplist.txt
810- can now cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" entries in /etc/fstab
811- should ignore NFS-mounted partitions now
812
813v0.29 (2001-07-14)
814- stopped the 'modprobe' errors that used to occur at the beginning; they didn't mean anything but they did worry some novice users
815- removed losetup from rootfs.tgz (wasn't doing anything useful)
816- removed the 'txt-or-gui' stuff from Mindi (never used it anyway)
817- added clear to deplist.txt
818- 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
819- if user lacks fd0u1722 but has fd0h1722 then use the latter
820- boot-up msg is more informative
821- fixed obscure bug in find-and-mount-cdrom
822- 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)
823- the 'outstring sucks!' message is now more informative
824
825v0.28 (2001-07-07)
826- if AddFileToDir() is called with a file that does not exist, Mindi warns but does not abort
827- should work with gzipped modules (which end in '.o.gz') and NVidia modules (which don't end in anything)
828- should work with Red Hat's issue.net now
829- misc. cosmetic changes to Mondo boot-time and restore-phase scripts, to make the visual output cleaner & more legible
830- insist-on-cd retracts the CD tray after asking for next CD, in case the user did not close the drive before pressing <enter>
831- if unable to create 1.72MB boot disk then warn but do not abort
832- put creation date on the boot-up screen
833- create data disks with tarballs up to 1700KB in size; tries harder to fill each data disk to the brim
834- 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)
835- tested w/ext3; works fine
836- install-additional-tools doesn't call sync until after all softlinks have been finalized; that's to make sure we call the _right_ sync
837- ramdisk is now (size of all files in data disks PLUS 8192) KB
838- RPM and SRPM published
839- mount CDROM at start of untar-me, just in case it wasn't mounted
840- when restoring selectively, log the archives that have matches & the number of matches (inc. if zero)
841
842v0.26 (2001-07-05)
843- has been tested with XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2 and vfat
844- compatible (but not tested) with ext3
845- better at finding your kernel, even if you have several kernels of the same version (now checks the build date, too)
846- better file-spreading algorithm; a little faster; much more reliable
847- includes a copy of LILO, to make the boot disks properly
848- tells you how big the tarballs are, when it assembles them
849- compare-me uses 'insist-on-cd' instead of internal subroutine
850- it looks as if Mindi can actually cope with 920K kernels now :)
851- fixed some silly multi-CD bugs that would stop big files from being restored if they were spread across CD's
852
853v0.25 (2001-07-04)
854- uses its own copy of lilo
855- removed all "~" (backup copies) from rootfs.tgz
856- updated the rootfs's README - stablilo-me, not hack-me
857- improved the formatting of the lilo.conf as it is created
858- replace all libc5 tools with libc6 (user's) tools at restore-time
859- added diff to deplist.txt
860- copy io.sys and msdos.sys (if found) to data disk(s) at run-time; softlinks them to /*.sys at boot-time
861- fixed some vfat formatting-related issues w/Embleer (always tricky); the kludge's error-handling is better and its exit is more graceful
862- say 'type nuke to restore automatically' in msg if Mondo called me
863- 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
864- reduced the max data per disk from 1700 to 1680, to suit ext2's needs
865- DidMondoCallMe() replaces 'ps ax | grep | blah blah'
866- includes user's /etc/termcap and /usr/bin/pico on disk(s)
867- cosmetic changes to restore-time scripts (spaces, newlines, etc.)
868- pipe kernel's msgs to /var/log/messages
869- make sure /etc/lilo.conf is 600 (RW by root only)
870
871v0.24 (2001-07-03)
872- can accommodate a kernel >900KB in size
873- generates lilo.conf on-the-fly; no default/template file anymore
874- copies io.sys and msdos.sys to the CD (if you have them)
875- add the embleer tarballs to mindi-0.xx.tgz, so that users can format and make bootable msdos/Win9x partitions
876- added printf and hdparm to deplist.txt
877- incorporated Bruno Cornec's Mondo 0.991 scripts in Mindi
878- separated README into README, INSTALL and TODO
879- fixed silly {ramdisk}/sbin/InsistOnCD bug
880- took out mke2fs and libext from rootfs.tgz
881- rootfs.tgz's "/etc/bashrc" now includes /usr/share/mindi
882- compare-mode uses IDE optimization to speed things up
883- don't quibble over resizing partitions if <2MB difference
884- fixed silly InsistOnCD bug
885
886v0.23 (2001-07-02)
887- don't copy *.mdsg to boot floppy image
888- fixed erroneous 'cannot make ISO image' error message
889- can accommodate a kernel as large as 890K
890- now uses lilo, not syslinux (lilo works better w/2.88MB boot images)
891- creates & formats disk images on the fly (no more .img.gz templates)
892- boot disks are formatted ext2, like the data disks
893- creates 1.72MB and El Torito 2.88MB boot floppies/images
894- if called by Mondo, doesn't list images or offer to copy to FDD/CDRw
895- includes the distro's name and kernel version in LILO's message
896
897v0.22 (2001-07-01)
898- don't add a ramdisk; use rootfs & that's it
899- dependency-calculator runs approx. twice as fast as in v0.20
900- tested with Linux Mandrake 8.0; works well, if you recompile kernel to include floppy disk support (which LM8's kernel does not)
901- supports bigger kernels now, up to 900K in size
902- deplist.txt may now include directories, not just files
903- ignores kernel filenames that are hyperlinks
904- uses awk instead of gawk; drop the awk/gawk-finding thing
905- uses gzip, not bzip2; dropped bzip2, mv, ls to make rootfs smaller
906- copies user's /dev/fd0* devices to boot disk
907- calls Mindi's copy of syslinux, not user's copy
908- use modules' paths, e.g. instead of just 'insmod fubar', use 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.5-ac117/vfat/fubar.o'
909- 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)
910
911v0.21 (2001-06-30)
912- df, du, find, lsmod, rmmod have been removed from rootfs.tgz
913- at boot-time, inserts kernel modules w/user's original parameters
914- deletes the slices after recombining them & restoring the files
915- includes the MINDI_VER version number in boot.msg
916- if boot disk is too small, lists the files & which one is too big
917- syslinux now waits 10 seconds before booting floppy
918- 'insert-all-my-modules' is copied to rootfs, not to a data disk
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